Announcing nightly builds

I’ve come to realize that my personal life, school and work doesn’t really allow me to keep up with what I’ve promised for Mizuu releases. For that I am truly sorry. I’m trying to make everything work, but the development is taking more time than I initially thought and I just recently got a lot more work to do. Like everyone else I need to pay my bills, so I really can’t say no to work.

Having said that, I still intend on doing the best I can and therefore I’d like to announce the upcoming launch of nightly builds. The first build will be posted in a few days and I’m counting on publishing updated builds several times a week.

Nightly builds are early and unfinished versions of Mizuu for those who want to help with the development. Nightly builds will never be feature-complete and will have bugs and missing features. Also, they won’t work on all devices. I cannot stress this enough. The purpose of nightly builds is to ease the development and get early user feedback from anyone who’s interested in helping. It’s not supposed to be anything other than that, so please keep that in mind.

There’ll be a contact form on the upcoming site for everyone to report feedback, bugs and issues.

The upcoming version of Mizuu is a complete re-write in many ways and therefore there’s a lot more to test. Mizuu has been out for about a year now and I’m very well aware that it’s been three months since the last update. There’s a good reason for this as well. I’m basically trying to achieve more than what has taken nine months to begin with, and I’d like to do it as quickly as possible. Obviously it takes time to do something like this, especially because I’m making everything better and I’m including more features.

Also, I encourage any Jelly Bean users to contact me if you want to use Mizuu on your tablet or phone, as it’s currently not available on Google Play (and I won’t be able to publish updates for it due to the incomplete state of the current development version). So, please contact me and I’ll hook you up. This is also posted in the description on Google Play.

11 Comments

  1. Hi,
    I’ve mentioned this before, really enjoy this app, its one of the best buys I’ve made for my tab.
    I completely understands the demands of work so no worries.

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    • Thanks, that’s much appreciated! I would hate to release something that’s sub-par or worse than earlier versions, and this version in particular is a lot more demanding than anything else I’ve ever done. I hope you’ll take part of the nightlies, despite them not being perfect or fully featured.

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  2. Again thanks a lot for your great app.
    Timbermel fan since the beg

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  3. I think this is a great idea. If anything with all your extra work it will make development a bit easier because you will have multiple testers and bugs could be found quicker. I’d love to be a part of it!

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    • Any info on what devices will be supported?

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      • Cheers. The Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7 and Transformer Prime are my primary development devices, so these formats will be first.

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        • Formats? What, like resolution?

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          • No, formats. All the mentioned devices have almost identical screen resolutions, but the actual size of the pixels vary. That’s what I mean with formats. A large screen will not have the same density as a small screen with the same resolution.

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        • Ok, so ppi. Since my og transformer is the same as the prime in that regard, I’m fine.

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          • Heh, still not quite the same, but close. Two devices can have the same PPI, but different screen size.

            And yes, your Transformer will be supported.

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