What’s happening with the phone version?

If you’re familiar with the phone version of Mizuu, you’ll know that it kind of sucks right now and that it is not really comparable to the tablet version. It’s OK, you can say it.

I really want to make something great for phones and I’d love for the experience to be almost the same as on tablets. In preparation for Ice Cream Sandwich, which is the next major release of Android, Google have been asking developers to ensure that their applications run effortlessly on both phones and tablets.

This made me think how incredibly cool it would be to support both phones and tablets with just a single application package. It will require a bit of work, but once it’s done, it’ll be significantly more easy to maintain the project for both phones and tablets, which means that new features will be available for both types of devices at the exact same time.

It also means that you will be able to use the application on both your Android phone and tablet while only paying for the application once (unlike the current set up, where you have to get the phone and tablet versions separately).

But what about those who have already paid for the phone version? they’ll get a refund along with a message telling them about the new and improved versions and all the benefits of using that.

Like I said, this is something that will likely take some time, and at the moment it’s still only an idea. I have yet to check if it’s actually possible to offer (almost) all the same features across these devices.

What do you think about the idea? Feel free to post a comment with your thoughts and feelings. Have a great weekend!

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  1. Great idea, so i will wait for the version who works with phones and tablets!
    Is there any chance to get the tablet database to the phone ?

    I don’t want to import all movies again on the phone and add some manually because the file name is wrong.

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    • Hey Chris! Well, in theory, it should be possible. However, the file names will likely be wrong, due to differences between the devices, meaning that you can’t play them.

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