A brief important note on the next update

I’m making some fairly fundamental changes to where Mizuu’s data files are being stored in the next update. Because I don’t want anyone to lose all their downloaded cover art, backdrop images and such, Mizuu will be moving all your current data files to the new location on your device at the very first launch. This can’t be cancelled and will run in the background.

You’ll be alerted of the move process by a status bar notification, and the process itself can take up to several minutes depending on the read/write speed of your device as well as the number of movies and TV shows you’ve got in your library.

You won’t be able to use Mizuu while the process is running, but the application will automatically start once it’s completed.

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So, why did I make this change? Well, when I started working on Mizuu almost two years ago, I wasn’t really that knowledgeable on Android and its API’s. I decided to use a non-standard location for storing all application data, because I thought it’d be impossible for users to see the stored content if I went with a system standard location for storing the data.

As it turns out – I was wrong. So, with this update I’m making up for that and Mizuu will now store data in the standard location. On my devices that location is sdcard/Android/com.miz.mizuu/.

The biggest advantage of doing this is that Mizuu’s data will be removed if the application gets uninstalled, thus leaving no trails behind, and you should now also be able to use third party backup applications to make backups of the content in Mizuu.

TL;DR: The next update will move some data files at the first launch. This may take several minutes, and Mizuu will start automatically once completed.

15 Comments

  1. Hi Michell
    I cant buy the app
    and i have note 2
    thanks

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    • That’s strange. There aren’t any restrictions. Where are you from (and possibly what country is your credit card registered in)?

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    • I see that you’ve tried quite a few times. Each attempt was cancelled by Google for the following reason: “The authorization of the customer’s credit card failed.”

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      • sorry it just need more money 🙂
        its done now thanks a lot

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          • welcome 🙂

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  2. A concern… On Google TV, I’m pretty sure the new location you have specified will still map to the main (and very limited in the Logitech Revue) memory. This will mean that the memory will likely still be consumed by Mizzu’s storage of art, data, etc. as it is in the current version. On the Revue, and probably on some other Google TV devices, it would be very nice to be able to specify a location for the files on an attached USB memory stick.

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    • Yes, that’s still correct. I did, however, make some changes that’ll enable me to implement what you’re asking for as well. Won’t be in the upcoming version, but the underlying architecture of the app will support it with minor changes now.

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      • I agree with Bob’s request above, but sounds like you got it covered 😉

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        • Yep, it will be improved at some point.

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  3. Does this mean your merging the data folder into the Android folder with the rest of the user’s apps?

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    • Yep, that’s exactly what it means.

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  4. ‘Bout time……. 🙂

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  5. Nice change for me! Thanks and congratulations for the app! Great work!

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