Digital Hive 1.5.0

I put this update up to help Galaxy Nexus users with the stuttering issue. See the previous post for an explanation of the issue with the phone.

The new smooth scrolling setting helps to reduce the appearance of stuttering by both limiting the camera movement speed and controlling the scroll velocity directly instead of letting the launcher handle it. I recommend that Galaxy Nexus users set the Max scroll speed to Low and set the “Restrict camera rotation” setting to 60%.  This should be a good starting place to keep the camera from moving so quickly that the low frame rate is very noticeable.

Upon request, I also added a new color option for swapping between two colors depending on whether it’s plugged in. (Good idea, Peer-Eric!) I think it looks pretty cool when you set Second Color Source to “blend from left” and then use the new “Plugged/unplugged color” for either main or second color source.

Gift Shopper Pro updated

Gift Shopper Pro version 4.0 is out, and as of yesterday, it’s now available on the Amazon App Store as well!

The most noticeable change is that it visually fits the aesthetic of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). But under the surface, there have been many updates to the behavior of the on-screen keyboard, so you can jump from field to field or add gifts and people quicker by pressing the Enter key.

Other improvements:

  • Tablet-optimized layouts
  • Use of the Honeycomb/Ice Cream Sandwich “action bar” for menu.
  • Added a price field for adding gifts on a Person’s page.
  • Moved person details to a side screen that you can swipe over. This reduces screen clutter and makes room for…
  • Two new fields for People details, Likes and Dislikes.
  • Occasion lists are all sorted by date now.
  • You can now set the default starting tab.
  • You can now copy gifts. Either long press the gift in the list and choose the copy option, or when on the gift’s page, press menu to find the copy option.

Available on the Android Market and on the Amazon App Store.