LWC 2.6 - List of Features and Fixes

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  1. Vas Origin

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    ..::List of Features and Fixes::..

    Features:
    1. Support for Windows 8 (including tablets).
    2. Redesigned User Interface with bigger buttons and new tabs:
      • News - stay up to date with the latest LWC developments without leaving the program.
      • Monetise - choose and sign up for various suitable advertising companies to plug into your live wallpapers.
      • Project - design your projects using all the new features that this tab offers.
    3. All items now support GIF, JPG, JPEG, BPM and PNG formats.
    4. Item spawning can now be controlled. The following modes are supported:
      • Border - items spawn at the border of the screen
      • Random - items spawn randomly
      • Centre - items spawn in the centre of the screen
      • Touch - items spawn on touch
    5. Action items and text can now be associated with items.
    6. All items now have more properties and most of them can use multiple values and ranges (via List Notation):
      • Speed - define 3 presets that the end-user will be able to pick from in the app settings.
      • Direction (360 degrees) - define 3 presets that the end-user will be able to pick from in the app settings.
      • Scale
      • Angle
      • Opacity
      • Rotation
      • GIF looping (only for action items)
    7. Control interaction via 2 states:
      • Interaction State - change the properties of items using this state.
      • Action State - set the properties of action items using this state.
    8. New Promotion tab lets you include some promotional features with your live wallpaper:
      • Include a description that will appear under your app in the end-user's live wallpaper picker (if descriptions are supported by the users live wallpaper picker).
      • Include up to 3 links to your websites of choice.
      • Include a personal graphic that will appear when your live wallpaper is launched by the end-user.
      • Include a custom application icon for your live wallpaper.
    9. Allow to re-centre the wallpaper from live wallpaper settings for users whose launchers do not permit scrolling.
    10. Build and Install live wallpapers in 1 click.
    11. Improved interface to allow for usage of backgrounds for multiple projects.
    12. Improved error-handling and logging.
    13. Improved company management.
    14. Improved installation process (simpler).
    15. Support for all versions of Java 1.6.
    Bug Fixes:
    1. Fixed issue that resulted in not signing/zipaligning live wallpapers due to incorrect password/alias combinations.
    2. Re-centring of the wallpaper is now available to the end-user via wallpaper settings. This fixes an issue that caused the wallpapers to look off-centre on non-scrollable launchers.
    3. Fixed an issue that caused building errors with Android SDK Tools revisions 17/22.
    4. Publisher tab removed.
    5. Fixed an issue that allowed illegal package names to be used.
    6. Various other behind-the-scenes bug fixes and optimizations.
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  2. NewKid Seasoned Vet

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    WOW, reading that list really made me excited.
    The new user interface is really beautiful, it's a very good change, now it have a more modern look.
    I'm so excited to try out all these new features, thank you guys, keep up the good work with LWC ;)
    And congratulations are in order too, it must be hard doing a software like this, Congratulations!
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  3. stollo770 LWC Major

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    OMFG YES!
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  4. Maximus Seasoned Vet

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    Absolutely gorgeous!
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  6. Friendlyspeaking Active Member

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    Congratulations everyone and thanks to the developers for releasing this wonderful product. I just downloaded it and was giving it a try but facing a problem while building lwp, it is keep on showing the error that you have not entered the password and alias correctly. I re-created company, password keys and alias again and again but failed to build. Please check the image and let me know what can be the problem. Thanks
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  7. Friendlyspeaking Active Member

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    Ok I made it work, I had entered amazon link to one of the title field when I removed the title it started building lwp, but then I found a new issue when I tested it on mobile it just run for 1 sec. then screen goes blank :(
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    If you are having issues, please post them in the support forum.
  10. Steel Ape Studios In the know

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    @Fando @Vas - Great job guys! I just finished building my first LWP with this new version just to test out the different abilities and I must say, I'm very impressed. From a design standpoint, this gives many more options while simultaneously lightening the load on the developer. I was just able to take one of my wallpapers and remove almost 20 images and replace them all with simple properties. Keep it up guys!
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  11. Fando Administrator

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    Thank you! How are you finding the lack of documentation? Have you gotten to experiment with all of the properties yet?
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    It's been easy for me, I've builded and rebuild again and again to test out the new features. I like the new directions and to be able to control the behavior of the items.
    There's still something I haven't been able to do yet, is it possible to prevent items from touching each other in the Live Wallpaper?
  13. Steel Ape Studios In the know

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    I think the tool tips you guys added do a pretty good job of explaining what does what, and what you need to do to change the behavior. I'm going to go back to playing around with it after work, but so far really happy. :)
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    cool stuff :D
    i still can't imagine though without sample LWPs, anyone want to share their LWP video for inspiration? :)
  15. Fando Administrator

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    Hey,

    Have you been able to resolve the black screen issue? If not, can you give more details please.
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    What are you talking about? You want videos and sample wallpaper for inspiration? They are coming this week and next ;)
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    First of all thanks for great version update.
  18. Fando Administrator

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    @Jovan

    Hey, you're welcome. You cannot install it to your AVD because the AVD is targeted for API level 7 (I'm assuming). You need to create an AVD with the target set to API level 10 or above. Launch you new avd then install no problem ;)

    EDIT: @Jovan I recommend you target the latest api level - 17. There are some issues with the way gif files are handled in previous api versions. To target api level 17, you will need to install the api 17 platform and tools using the SDK Manager.
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    The black screen and frozen issue occurs only when I use animated gif which is very light optimized in Photoshop otherwise it works well. I am using Galaxy S2 with Jelly Bean 4.1.2.
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    it's possible to make animated gif file as background ?? or it will works only with action items?
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