There’s a new update available for the beta version of Mizuu, and I highly recommend you give it a go.
It should be faster than previous versions, add proper support for all kinds of filenames with special characters and there’s new functionality, too. I’ve made it possible to filter your movie library by watched and unwatched movies from the drop-down menu in the menu bar, and you can now also use filter by genres.
I’ve also enabled the Watchlist section of the application. It currently supports movies, and I will add support for TV shows at a later point in time.
When is Mizuu going out of beta?
I’m happy to say that we’re getting close to the release of a final version.
I’ve soon implemented all the stuff I wanted (and more) for the next major release of Mizuu, and I can’t wait for it to be completed!
You might have noticed that I’ve been putting more time into development lately. I’ve decided to focus more on Mizuu and cut down on my courses at university, so I have fewer courses and more spare time on my hands. Sadly, I’ve just lost my part time job today because the company went bankrupt, but the good news is obviously that it means I’ll have even more time for developing. At least until I get a new job.
I think it’s quite important that I don’t release Mizuu until it’s more or less stable. The latest beta version seems to be remarkably stable – there’s currently just one unresolved crash report in the developer console at Google Play, and I sadly can’t reproduce it myself.
When I do release the final version, I might still keep the beta versions around on Google Play or perhaps as an opt-in on this site. It’d be great to get the early feedback and reports on any potential bugs. Let me know what you think.
The release version will continue to be available as a a paid application and a free version with subtle ads in the slide-in menu. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone do this kind of advertising in their mobile apps before, but I think it works very well and it’s quite unobtrusive.
Anyway – a bit of a rant, but I just wanted to keep you guys updated on what’s happening. Thanks a lot for believing in the project!