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It’s Friday The 13th! FavSites 1.2 is up!

I know its strange for me to be releasing something on Friday the 13th but I just couldn’t help myself. Anyway, I know that I’ve promised zoom features and stuff but I’ve been hard at work on other stuff that I just had to release this new version up because I think this release is pretty solid on its own without those features too. Here’s are the list of new goodies:

    New Features

  • Keep Screen ON option. Don’t you hate it when your phone screen times out when you’re reading an interesting article or some really awesome comic? Well don’t get upset anymore! With the keep screen ON option, as long as FavSites is in view, your phone’s screen will never time out.
  • Display orientation – You can toggle between automatic sensor orientation, set it to fixed portrait OR landscape orientation all the time.
  • Volume Scrolling – I like this one the most. You can use your volume rocker buttons to scroll UP and DOWN one page at a time for easy browsing/reading pleasure. Don’t like that? Perhaps you prefer to scroll to the topmost or the bottom of the page instead? No problem, you can set it to that instead if you prefer. Awesome right?
  • Google Web Toolkit mobile page rending – If you’re like me, you’ll probably be browsing some sites that are not optimized for mobile which requires a lot of horizontal scrolling and such. Well don’t worry anymore, you can set for each tab to render them in GWT (Google Web Toolkit) mobilizer form and on top of that, you can set whether you want to display images or not JUST for GWT sites to boot. Now, how cool is that?
  • Manual tab loading – Now this one came from a suggestion by a user in legendroid.com, setting this option on any tab allows you to manually load the tab by touching on the link in the tab. Having this option turned on would load up your tabs a bit faster (instead of loading up all 5 sites up at one go for instance) and also possibly gives you more freedom instead of loading all the tabs.
  • Now this one isn’t a feature, but just a minor cleanup on the tab options page, since its so crowded there, I’ve decided to put each tab options in a separate section. Looks cleaner that way.
    Bug fixes

  • In previous versions of FavSites, when you rotate your phone, the sites would be forced to reload due to the orientation change. I have fixed this issue in this version of FavSites.

As before, here are some screenshots of this release:
FavSites 1.2 Screenshot 1 of 4  FavSites 1.2 Screenshot 2 of 4

FavSites 1.2 Screenshot 3 of 4  FavSites 1.2 Screenshot 4 of 4

And now for the main course:

Download FavSites 1.21 (Fixed scrolling bug)
Mirror Site For FavSites 1.21 (Fixed scrolling bug)

As usual – if you have any comments/suggestions/bug fixes, please kindly use the comment feature here or if you prefer to email me, go ahead and drop me a mail at malcolm.lim [AT] gmail.com. Oh and if you like, you could tweet this with the new tweet option in WordPress! Have fun 🙂

Categories: Android Apps, Favsites
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  1. August 13, 2010 at 10:30 pm

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