Font Changer 1.7.1.2 Update and Lite Vesion Release

16/12/2010

Long story short, I have released a free version with some features removed due to the changes in the Market (15 minutes is just too short!) and also to allow everyone to get the application. Still, the paid version is there to support development and special thanks to all those who went for that one.

The long story.

1.7.1.2 changes are minor and major. Most of the changes won’t be visible as they were just code optimisations and amendments to some of the texts and instructions. I also found a bug regarding settings, so most sincere apologies if people might get strange behaviour after an upgrade. I suggest un-installing (as you normally would, not from the app) and installing again.

Makes you feel kinda dumb when you make a silly mistake, huh…


Font Changer 1.7 Update

06/12/2010

I intended to keep 1.7 for different purposes, however this isn’t a bad reason for it either…

MIUI compatibility has arrived!

After a million boot loops, I finally figured out why MIUI was being so picky and got it to work. Large fonts (I tried only 5MB) may cause boot loops, however I got smaller fonts (such as Comic Sans MS, Comfortaa, and Nokia Sans) to work just fine. Please note that the screen density cannot be changed at the moment as I haven’t figured out yet how MIUI deals with it.

Enjoy!

P.S. If I’m not mistaken, this update makes Font Changer the only font changing tool that works with MIUI. And special thanks to the people who pointed this out to me, since I’m not a MIUI user.


Font Changer Development

16/11/2010

Here are the few more things that I will be working on in the near future:

  • Finishing off the experimental preview
  • More user customisation for the main list
  • Making restore more robust
  • Possible layout changes to density changer
  • Adding fonts from inside the application (ie zip files downloaded from websites)

But here is a question for people out there. What kinds of additions would you like to see in the future?


Font Changer 1.6.5 Update

29/10/2010

This one introduces quite a few layout and user interface (UI) tweaks. It should be more informative as to what the application is doing, rather than hanging on a button press or a black screen. Also fixes a few bugs.

This is is the first of two or three bigger changes. The next will hopefully follow fairly soon (depending on when I’ll have time)…


Font Changer 1.6 Update

20/10/2010

I have added a new ability to preview some text in the font, either just before it is applied or by long-pressing on a font to pop-up the option. It just loads three paragraphs of lorem ipsum in a webpage for now, but later on I will expand it to give users more freedom as to what exactly they would like to preview.

It should give a better idea of what a font looks like, as I often found myself setting a font which looks great in menus and other places where there isn’t too much text, but then when I went to read my emails I didn’t find it such a pleasant experience.

I hope people will like it. Pictures follow below.

P.S. I also added a “Supported Devices” page to the website, but I’m still collecting information on this…


Font Changer 1.5.3 Update

19/10/2010

This version adds  support for 1.6 devices and newer, so more people should be able to use Font Changer if they wish to. It also has some code changes to counter force closes for people with (hopefully) rooted devices. I couldn’t reproduce any of the problems in the reports, so I’m just trying to fix things half-blind. Apologies to the people that have been getting these problems.

Also, please don’t down-vote. If you have something major against the application, please give back constructive criticism so I can improve it. If you are down-voting just because you don’t have root, that’s not my fault, otherwise please provide constructive reports (device model, Android version, ROM version, etc) so I can have more luck with fixing errors…


Font Changer 1.5.2 Update

08/10/2010

No visible changes have been added, apart from the fact that Font Changer has now been compiled against the 2.1 SDK so people with Adroind 2.1 devices should be able to run it without any problems :)


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