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Fun with VectorDrawable’s (or: how to make them work everywhere)

We recently started trying to use VectorDrawable’s – this is as part of an effort to reduce and minimise app size. VectorDrawable’s are a vector image format, based on SVG. Reliably using them across multiple Android versions, and a diverse

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LibreOffice on Android #3 – Calc Documents

After a somewhat painful debugging experience*, it’s now possible to view Calc documents on Android too. This combines the Calc Tiled Rendering work (thanks to the Google Summer of Code) with the LibreOffice Android Viewer developed by Collabora (thanks to

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Impress Remote first icon

More good news: the Libreoffice Design Team has come up with a first prototype icon for the remote (I hear they are working on further versions) — here’s a screenshot in context: Most of the development recently has been on

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Bluetooth in Impress Remote

The Impress Remote Control now supports bluetooth, albeit currently only on Linux machines. I’m going to be adding windows support as soon as the bluetooth dongle for my windows desktop arrives. In the meantime I’ve been working on a bit

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The latest “about” Impress Remote

I’ve doing a fair bit of background work on the Impress Remote, involving a tedious couple of days getting pairing functioning correctly and reliably, and refactoring various services. For example, now you can control which remotes can control your presentation

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Impress Remote — Counting and Timing

Today I made the clock/stopwatch/countdown timer work:

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Impress Smartphone Remote — Flowing through the slideshow

Today saw work begin on the main screen of the presentations. In the morning it still looked like this: By the evening it was looking somewhat better: The “notes” are just temporary and will at some point be functional, and

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Impress Smartphone Remote — A bit of style

Today I added some styling to the thumbnail view, and made it work, meaning it can now be used to control slideshows: Coming up next is making the main slideshow control view with 3d switching, which is likely to take

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Impress Smartphone Remote Control — A first preview

As part of the Google Summer of Code I’m currently working on adding smartphone remote control to Impress. It’s still very much a work in progress, however much of the basic groundwork has already been done. At the moment it

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