Monday, October 4, 2010

Update to 1.5

New in this version:
  • Fixed an issue where FileCat would crash when the device was connected to a computer
  • Made the thumbnail code generally more robust, less resource intensive, and (hopefully) less likely to run into the kind of problem described in the last post.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Another update

This time it's FileCat 1.4, and there are just two changes:
  • Fixed an issue where FileCat could crash when recreating the main activity if certain actions had not been performed by the user.
  • Added Thumbnails for image and video files*
*Note:  The thumbnails are at this point somewhat experimental.  I've noticed some odd behaviour with files sometimes being allocated the wrong thumbnail.  When this starts happening, I've found that the issue can be resolved by removing the existing thumbnail data, and restarting FileCat - correct thumbnails will then be generated.  I'm still investigating if this hard-to-reproduce effect is due to the way FileCat loads thumbnails, or due to the thumbnail generating methods in the android platform itself.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

FileCat 1.3 Released!

FileCat 1.3 has been uploaded to the Android Market.

Changes in this version:
  • The device's Media Store is updated when files are copied, moved, renamed, and deleted.
  • A bug preventing files that contained certain characters from opening has been fixed.
  • An indeterminate progress dialog is now shown while File copy, move, rename operations are performed.
  • Improved the way file names are generated when copying a file into its own directory.  the new method preserves the file extension.
  • When renaming a file or folder, the object's original name is provided in the text box by default.
This is probably the biggest update to FileCat so far.  Thanks to the people who reported the bugs that have been fixed in this version.

Monday, September 6, 2010

FileCat 1.2 released!

Version 1.2 of FileCat has just been released.

New in this version:
  • Improved Error detection when creating or renaming files and folders
  • Added a properties display, accessable by performing a long press on a file or folder
  • Fixed a bug where the back button would not work correctly after opening/viewing a file.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

FileCat Released!

The FileCat application has been released, and is now available on the market!

FileCat Soon to be Released!

I'll soon be releasing FileCat, a small, basic file browser for the Android platform.

With FileCat, you can:
  • Browse the file structure
  • Create, rename and delete files and folders
  • Cut, copy and paste files and folders
  • Open files with an external application (Image files will be opened for viewing, audio files will be opened in the music player, application files will be installed etc...)
FileCat is intended as a simple, light-weight file browser, focusing more on getting the simple tasks done, rather than on lots of features.