Monday, December 16, 2013

New and revamped UI in PicsPro for Picasa 4.x

As some of my users have repeatedly mentioned, the UI design of PicsPro looked quite dated - that is, until now.
Starting December 16, a fully revamped version of PicsPro has been published on Google Play.

Here's what's new in PicsPro for Picasa 4.x:

  • Sliding drawer menu
  • Interactions comply now with Google's Android guidelines (the old version of the app had HTC-style thumbnail selection - the ones where you had to select the feature first, then select the thumbnails)
  • Better caching
  • "Select all" in every thumbnail view
  • Compatibility with high-resolution phones (1920x1024), like Nexus 5
Here are some screenshots:

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Swipe to show main menu in Flickr Mobile 1.0.6

Starting with Flickr Mobile 1.0.6, you can also reveal the main menu using a swiping move to the right (anywhere in the "content" area of the screen).

Other notable enhancements in this release:

  • The physical Menu button can toggle the menu (useful only if your device does have a physical Menu button)
  • You can now set a "start-up" section for the app (experimental)
Both options can be configured from the app's settings, as shown below.

In case you run into any problems by selecting a default section that "misbehaves" (unlikely, but just in case), you can always force all settings to their default value by going to the phone's Settings -> Apps -> Flickr Mobile and tap on "Clear data". 
Warning: only use this as a last resort, since you'll have to login again afterwards.