CoverFlow

CoverFlow


This Android program is a coverflow explorer. It allows you to browse your pictures/videos/files as a 3D gallery ipod style, generates thumbnails for pictures, movies and has specific icons for music and pdf documents.

The supported formats are for pictures : gif, bmp, jpg, tif, png; for movies : avi, wmf, mp4, mkv, wmv, m4v, mpg, flc; for music : mp3, wav & for documents : pdf (need third party program like Thinkfree) with thumbnail generator.

Please note : the thumbnails for pictures are generated from cache, the cache is build from your very first browsing in the folder. You may encounter some slowness during the first generation of cache, but then, the flow is smooth.

As parameters, you can set the folder you want start browsing (work like shortcut), resize the thumbnails, modify the effects (reflection, gap, rotation angle).

A Picasa tool is included to download your pictures and movies on your SD card to watch them even offline. This feature need your Google credential reading.
You can now also bowse your Picasa album online in a coverflow mode when clicking on the album cover image.

Please make CONSTRUCTIVE comment to improve the product.

About the permission requested by the application:

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE : to save video/picture/caches on the INTERNET and ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE : for Picasa API and Samba browsing.
GET_ACCOUNTS and USE_CREDENTIALS : used to allow you access your Picasa albums.
WAKE_LOCK : force the smartphone to not enter the screen saver mode during playing a video

Previous release Logs :
V1.4.1 :
-Fix crash on zoom for jpeg pictures.
V1.4 :
-Add PDF thumbnails (still beta : some PDF cannot be completely generated)
-When click on a picture, add horizontal scroll to switch prev/next picture.
-When click on the H scroll gallery, allow to drag and zoom by pinch.
- Fix crash when access to Picasa in landscape mode.
- Let you to choose the application for audio and video.

V 1.3 :
- Add Picasa online browsing,
- Release token after connection fails when log in on Picasa ("Forbidden 403 error")
- Cosmetic improvements
V 1.2 : Picasa import included, initial setup of thumbnails bigger.
V 1.1 : fix initial cache to 5 pictures
V 1.0 : initial version.

Recent changes:
V1.7.1

- Fix main folder pictures for specific tabs (like Galaxy 2)

V1.7

- Fix rotation for android version> 4.0
- Fix crash with small memory availability
- Stream video and music via Samba with your favorite 3rd party player (build-in player removed)
- Thumbnail generation for PDF removed as crashing on some devices, standard chosen instead

Nota : change thumbnail size according to your device for a better view.
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3.5
User ratings
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Installs
10,000+
Concerns
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File size
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About CoverFlow
This Android program is a coverflow explorer. It allows you to browse your pictures/videos/files as a 3D gallery ipod style, generates thumbnails for pictures, movies and has specific icons for music and pdf documents.

The supported formats are for pictures : gif, bmp, jpg, tif, png; for movies : avi, wmf, mp4, mkv, wmv, m4v, mpg, flc; for music : mp3, wav & for documents : pdf (need third party program like Thinkfree) with thumbnail generator.

Please note : the thumbnails for pictures are generated from cache, the cache is build from your very first browsing in the folder. You may encounter some slowness during the first generation of cache, but then, the flow is smooth.

As parameters, you can set the folder you want start browsing (work like shortcut), resize the thumbnails, modify the effects (reflection, gap, rotation angle).

A Picasa tool is included to download your pictures and movies on your SD card to watch them even offline. This feature need your Google credential reading.
You can now also bowse your Picasa album online in a coverflow mode when clicking on the album cover image.

Please make CONSTRUCTIVE comment to improve the product.

About the permission requested by the application:

WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE : to save video/picture/caches on the INTERNET and ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE : for Picasa API and Samba browsing.
GET_ACCOUNTS and USE_CREDENTIALS : used to allow you access your Picasa albums.
WAKE_LOCK : force the smartphone to not enter the screen saver mode during playing a video

Previous release Logs :
V1.4.1 :
-Fix crash on zoom for jpeg pictures.
V1.4 :
-Add PDF thumbnails (still beta : some PDF cannot be completely generated)
-When click on a picture, add horizontal scroll to switch prev/next picture.
-When click on the H scroll gallery, allow to drag and zoom by pinch.
- Fix crash when access to Picasa in landscape mode.
- Let you to choose the application for audio and video.

V 1.3 :
- Add Picasa online browsing,
- Release token after connection fails when log in on Picasa ("Forbidden 403 error")
- Cosmetic improvements
V 1.2 : Picasa import included, initial setup of thumbnails bigger.
V 1.1 : fix initial cache to 5 pictures
V 1.0 : initial version.

Recent changes:
V1.7.1

- Fix main folder pictures for specific tabs (like Galaxy 2)

V1.7

- Fix rotation for android version> 4.0
- Fix crash with small memory availability
- Stream video and music via Samba with your favorite 3rd party player (build-in player removed)
- Thumbnail generation for PDF removed as crashing on some devices, standard chosen instead

Nota : change thumbnail size according to your device for a better view.

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Dec 26, 2013
Good start needs more work For example folder name font is too small to see on my tablet and app could be faster/ smoother...sorting doesnt work on nas folder. Will buy paid version if it keeps improving.
A Google User
Dec 16, 2013
Galaxy y Nice app !!
A Google User
Aug 14, 2013
Not good enough
A Google User
May 2, 2013
not satisfying it's not really like what it should be like
A Google User
Jan 3, 2013
Continually crashes on image view Works ok until I try to view images. Very often it will crash to home screen. Using Asus TF700T.