Oh, another one: the self-contained wiki underlying the manual was developped first for the iPhone. That stuff is still in there, so you may even use the same mechanism on both iOS and Android for authoring, but with different chrome/framing depending on platform.
You could even use the same manual content
Thanks - we'll investigate this. I'm not sure if we'll want to keep the content the same since the designs will differ significantly in some places (no menu/back buttons on iOS), though I suppose with some clever CSS we could get them to share the same files...
Hell, I want to go and get me a Samsung Galaxy S II right now Originally, I promised myself to resist and wait until Samsung releases 2.3.4 which should iron out some bugs reported by early adopters. Now I am finding that promise quite difficult to keep
Well if you wait a few months the prices will probably drop this fall; things usually get cheaper once the early adopters stop buying them.
Last night I successfully installed the free version of Pleco on my Nook as well. I'll probably put the Basic Bundle on it for now, but this is pretty exciting. The document reader feature is tremendously useful for me. For now I can get by with the clipboard implementation, but I'll be looking forward to the full implementation.
I've been using your products since Oxford™ Concise English & Chinese Dictionary 2.0 for Palm OS - every version along the way on Palm, then iPod. For my particular use, everything else falls far short. With HWR and "mini-reader" you're close enough that I may decide to retire my iPod - gotta work with it a bit more and be sure I'm not shooting myself in the foot by moving prematurely.
Thanks! Glad to hear it's working well on the Nook, that's not one we tested on (though I suppose we probably should).
The document reader in the current version honestly doesn't add that much over the clipboard reader - you're not really much better off than copying-and-pasting the entire text of the file from somewhere else. The finished version should include a proper text file reading engine that'll load faster / scroll more smoothly / etc (along with supporting bookmarks and other nice things), but for now I'd only buy it as part of a bundle or if you're very certain you'll want the finished version.
I've tried Pleco on various Android systems: an HTC phone and a few tablets. Nice. OK, still buggy in places but that's to be expected for a beta release.
One minor gripe: an option to switch to "macro" camera focus would be nice for OCR. (FOCUS_MODE_MACRO).
Added in b2 - let me know if it works well. (seems to be OK on our test Galaxy I anyway)
Also, being able to dock the definition window at the bottom of the screen like in the iOS version would be good too.
I think the code is already in there for that, actually, we just have to add the appropriate setting...
When I do HWR on my Nexus S, there is only room for about four guessed characters at the bottom of the screen. These characters seem to me to be much bigger than necessary - I would personally love for them to be smaller so that I could see >4 at a time. The "<--" and "Done" buttons could be much smaller too (both vertically and horizontally).
Makes sense - this is actually a very tricky thing to deal with because as far as the OS is concerned the Nexus S and the Nexus One have the same size screen (same resolution + density) but the S' is actually a good bit bigger; making those buttons big enough to make them comfortable on the One makes them too big on the S. Though we might be able to make them a bit smaller, particularly since the S' screen size is getting a lot more popular, or perhaps extend them to two rows (plenty of room...)
Also in Beta 2, the search button on my phone doesn't seem to work reliably. For example if I'm viewing a definition (or doing anything else for that matter), I would expect pressing the search button to bring me back to the search page but it doesn't.
Quite right, we need to do a better job on consistent button behavior.
I find the use of the 'back' (hardware) key somewhat strange.
Always makes Pleco close and returns to the homescreen.
Thought that is what 'home' is for.
Should it not bring me back to the previous screen within Pleco?
Even from within the definition? It's supposed to do that in the main screen but not anywhere else.