Mizuu wiki is now live

I’ve added a wiki to the Mizuu GitHub page and I’ve started adding various entries for guides and documentation. I’ll add more in the coming days and weeks, and it’ll hopefully make it easier for other people to join in and share their knowledge of the application. Like I said, I’ve already added a bit of content, mostly from the old FAQ pages. The information has been updated, as the old stuff was heavily outdated, and I’ll naturally update the contents of the remaining FAQ pages when adding it to the wiki. I’m particularly happy about the updated documentation regarding naming conventions for movies and TV shows, as well as the documentation on custom movie data. Anyway, this was just a brief update on documentation, supportability and hopefully on making it easier to use the application and understand how it works. Let me know what you think and feel free to help out!...

Another update on Mizuu on “Android L” and next major release

Hi guys! Another day, another set of Google I/O presentations. Lots of awesome stuff was presented today (from a developer’s perspective) and I’m super excited to get started with getting Mizuu ready for Android L. There are a lot of changes in the new release and lots of current stuff is being deprecated – in other words, Google now discourages the use of a lot of current stuff. I’ve already told you that I want to make sure that Mizuu is ready for the changes when the new platform is released in the fall. What I haven’t told you is that I’ll do my best to make the user experience the same on older versions of Android. Google have announced that they’ll provide developers with tools to use the new stuff while still supporting older versions of Android. As I’m sure you can imagine, the changes are not something that you can do in a day, week or even a month. It is something that takes a lot of time and effort. That’s why I’ve decided that I’ll ditch the upcoming version 2.9 and jump straight to version 3.0 with a release date near the final release of Android L. Like I said, Android L will be released in the fall, so it’ll roughly be 3 or 4 months from now. That’ll give me enough time to not only add all kinds of new features and do a proper re-write of certain parts of the app, but also apply the new style and thoroughly test everything. At the moment it is not possible to develop using the new Android L API’s while...

Mizuu on “Android L” and Android TV

Hi guys! As I’m sure many of you already know, Google previewed their next version of Android today. It’s called “Android L” for now and it introduces some radical design changes. Google also announced Android TV, which looks very exciting. This is a use case that’s very relevant to Mizuu, so I’m obviously intrigued to get a closer look at this. I’ve been looking to ditch support for the aging Android 3.2 – which is mainly used on Google TV at the moment – at a later point in time and Android TV is definitely helping me make that decision easier. I just wanted to let everyone know that I’m super excited about the changes and that I’ll be sure to have Mizuu updated in time for the official release. There’s a ton of new changes and exciting stuff to do, so I might not have everything ready at launch, but just know that I’m aware of all the changes and super excited about it. I’ll be happy to hear your thoughts on which new features of Android L you’d like to see integrated or used in Mizuu, so please let me know in the comments!...

New beta version is out

Hi guys! I usually don’t write blog posts about new beta versions, but tonight I’m making an exception. The latest beta version – called v2.9-beta1 – brings a ton of changes and improvements. Now, this is very much work-in-progress, and some functionality is missing, so please don’t install the beta version if you absolutely need all the current functionality. TV show changes Version 2.9 will bring major changes to the TV show area of the application, i.e. the interface, functionality, identification and much more. The beta version includes changes to the interface and some functionality. You will now be presented with a grid overview of TV show seasons when viewing the “Seasons” page of a TV show. You’ll now be able to long-press seasons to mark them as watched / unwatched, and the final release will add the ability to remove entire seasons at a time as well. The filtering option doesn’t currently work. Selecting a season will show you an overview of the episodes of that season. And of course – if you’re on a tablet in landscape mode, you’ll get an overview of the episodes for the selected season. If a season contains episodes you haven’t yet watched, it’ll show you a counter in the subtitle of each season. Likewise, you’ll get a hint in the episodes overview if you haven’t watched them. The episode details view has been revamped as well. It is now in style with the rest of the application and it looks a lot better. You’ll be able to see how it looks in portrait mode in one of the images above, and you’ll be able...

An update on the upcoming TV show revamp

Hi guys! I’ve mentioned an upcoming TV show revamp quite a few times now, and I’ve been working a fair bit on it recently. I thought I’d show you a few screenshots of what it looks like at the moment. The first screenshot is on a tablet in landscape mode. It’ll show a grid of seasons on the left and a grid (or list) of episodes on the right. You’ll also be able to long-press seasons to mark all as watched or unwatched – or even remove them. It naturally allows for multiple selections as well. Also, it naturally works with the dark theme as well. There’s been a few other changes, as you’ll see soon, but one of the areas that really needed some help was the landscape layout on phones. It sucked quite a bit. Here’s a comparison of the old layout and the new one. Note that the action bar didn’t quite look like that in the old version. It’s different due to some changes I made in the new design. So… What do you think? Much needed changes, if you ask...