Project halted

I've halted work on Rawdroid.  (I am continuing development albeit at a slower rate)

As of Android 4.4.2 Google disabled sdcard support for third party apps.  This decision broke thousands of apps, Rawdroid included.  They did so without any warning to the developer community, not that it would have mattered, there simply is no workaround.  This is their new draconian policy and they don't seem to care that the community is up at arms.  

External card readers continue to work, but for how long...I don't know.  At this point I don't trust Google at all to maintain the Android project any longer.  Their interests are clearly not in line with the community and any further effort could be a waste of my time when they further cripple my app at a whim.  Their leading developers have left recently, and now I think we see why.  There's a reason I chose not to code for Apple and now Google is following in their footsteps.  I will keep an eye on the situation and will resume development if they correct this policy.

Voice your concern here:

Fix Kit Kat!

Auto-orientation, err...complete rewrite

Auto-orientation turned into a beast.  I had to really overhaul the gesture system to handle it and once I decided to make major changes to the infrastructue I decided to bring in a few upgrades I branched but never got fully functional.  By the end the whole thing snowballed into a practically brand new image model.  I think the overall system is much more responsive and much faster on top of it.  But I'm reluctant to release such a drastic change that is very vulnerable to device specs which I can never fully test for.  Instead I'm going to create a temporary "RawDroid Beta" app.  You'll be free to check out the new system and give me tons of feedback.

Beta released! Go here for details:

RawDroid Beta Testers Community

RawDroid Pro

I've released RawDroid Pro on the market:

RawDroid Pro

This is simply a license that will unlock features in the future.  Currently I haven't locked anything, so there's no need for the pro license.  But if you want to show support now and at a discounted price, please head over there to lock in that price.

I'll be on vacation in Japan for the next week, when I return I plan to implement histograms and auto-orientation by the end of the month.

Upcoming Features

This is current list of new features in the order I currently plan to implement them along with estimates:

Feature Estimate/Completion
1 Camera Tether 6 APR 2013
2 Auto-Orientation 30 May 2013
3 Histogram 27 APR 2013
4 Low Hanging Fruit 02 May 2013
5 Full decode October 2013
6 Basic Editing November 2013
7 Network December 2013
8 Slide Show January 2014
9 Advance Editing February 2014

Feel free to post feature requests on the forum.


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Latest Version

Version 2.5.9

Fixed: Reduce memory footprint on delete.
Fixed: Crash after orientation change while paused.
Fixed: Disallow blank recycling bin size.

Version 2.5.8

Added: Focal Length in meta settings.
Fixed: Crash when setting blank watermark.
Fixed: Tutorial crash with hardware menu button.


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