App for android tablets

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App for android tablets

Postby Fabio » May 5th, 2011, 4:02 pm

I wonder if and when it will be developed
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 5th, 2011, 4:03 pm

I have no idea. I was told that there would be one forthcoming in May, but so far not.
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Fabio » May 5th, 2011, 5:06 pm

Who's the responsible of the process?
Is that something "out of your control"?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » May 5th, 2011, 5:08 pm

Yes, it's out of my control.
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Fabio » May 30th, 2011, 2:10 am

Please forgive me if this is a silly question: last week I bought an iMac
I wonder if the app can be used also on this pc or it is ONLY for ipad/iphone

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Postby Joe Pecore » May 30th, 2011, 7:31 am

I don't own either at the moment, but looking around the internet it appears they are two different Operating Systems.

iPad = iOS and iMac =OS X.

Not really sure how a touch screen interface would run on an iMac anyway.

It does look like Apple is in the process of trying to figure out a way to bring the app store to the Mac though.
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Postby Richard Kaufman » May 30th, 2011, 10:43 am

The iPad app only works on an iPad.

Use Safari on your iMac to login.
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Gordon Meyer » June 2nd, 2011, 5:09 pm

(just to correct Joe's research, the Mac App Store has been around for months. It's right there under the Apple menu in Mac OS X.)

Safari on your iMac will work great, Fabio, and you already have it installed.

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Postby Rick Ruhl » July 25th, 2011, 8:52 am

Any update on this Richard, or do I need to write one! LOL

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Postby Richard Kaufman » July 25th, 2011, 11:09 am

I haven't had many requests: three to be exact. Considering what it will cost us, it isn't cost effective yet.
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Rick Ruhl » July 25th, 2011, 12:43 pm

what format is IGenii in, epub?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » July 25th, 2011, 12:49 pm

It's a proprietary format. If you're using an android tablet, you can view it through your browser by logging in normally.
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Rick Ruhl » July 25th, 2011, 12:53 pm

that works.. if they have an SDK, I might be able to help out here

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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 25th, 2011, 12:55 pm

I have no idea what you're talking about, so please contact me privately.
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Van McGee » February 13th, 2012, 3:14 pm

Consider this a 4th request. I would really like to be able to read Genii on my Nook.

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Re: App for android tablets

Postby mrgoat » February 13th, 2012, 3:16 pm

4 whole people? I bet RK gets right on it!

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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Ian Kendall » February 13th, 2012, 3:21 pm

Back off, fanboi. The Androids are massing.

Or, to put it another way, we're huddled in a corner, grumbling.

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Postby mrgoat » February 13th, 2012, 3:23 pm

Ian Kendall wrote:Back off, fanboi. The Androids are massing.

Or, to put it another way, we're huddled in a corner, grumbling.


Grumbling about how you wish you had an iPad?

:)

Seriously though, as soon as a company starts offering publishers the same split to make an app for free for them I am sure RK will hop on it.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » February 13th, 2012, 3:25 pm

You can read the digital issues on the Nook color--I checked. You need to login through the browser. I'm sorry that audio and video don't work, but you can read the electronic version of the magazine.

Ditto for any Android tablet: login through the browser.

I should add that adding an Android app will do nothing for either Kindle or Nook users.
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Robert Meisch » January 10th, 2013, 4:47 pm

Richard,

I can't put my finger on the post but I thought I read somewhere else in the forum that an iGenii Android app was on the way.

Is this still true and is there an ETA?

I know I can login using the browser it would just be less cumbersome.

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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Richard Kaufman » January 10th, 2013, 4:52 pm

I just had to fill out the whole form again. Don't ask why. Hopefully it will be in a few weeks.
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Tom Gilbert » February 16th, 2013, 11:05 am

Has the Android app been released yet? In the March Genii it says it's available.

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Postby Joe Pecore » February 16th, 2013, 11:15 am

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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Tom Gilbert » February 16th, 2013, 11:28 am

Thanks Joe.

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Postby Joe Pecore » February 16th, 2013, 12:10 pm

It's still buggy and crashes often, so be patient with it!
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Postby Joe Pecore » February 16th, 2013, 8:16 pm

Anyone get videos with the March issue for Android?
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Tom Gilbert » February 16th, 2013, 9:04 pm

No, couldn't get them to play.

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Postby Richard Kaufman » February 16th, 2013, 11:12 pm

The app is buggy and will be fixed shortly.
There is a workaround to get the videos to play.
Open the issue.
Touch the bottom of the page and a menu bar appears.
Touch "Menu" and a new menu will open.
Touch "Video" and a new menu will open. Unfortunately the videos aren't labelled (though they are when I submit them), but if you tap the film frame icon on the far right of each one, it will play full screen.
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Postby Joe Pecore » February 16th, 2013, 11:30 pm

Not seeing the video option this month.
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 18th, 2013, 10:04 am

Investigating that.
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Joe Pecore » February 18th, 2013, 10:09 am

Finally uninstalled and installed the app.

Can see the videos now!

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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Robert Meisch » February 18th, 2013, 10:51 am

Hey Richard,

Just a heads up: The videos had titles when I read the March issue this weekend on my Nexus 7. I didn't think to retest the buttons on the pages but will try them again later. The titles helped alot.

Anyways,I thought you might wnat to know.
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby DrDanny » February 20th, 2013, 10:18 am

which login/pswd is it asking for? as if I could remember it anyway.....

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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Chris Aguilar » February 20th, 2013, 10:39 am

DrDanny wrote:which login/pswd is it asking for? as if I could remember it anyway.....

Same as for "Ask Alexander" to get into the Genii archives.

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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 20th, 2013, 10:43 am

Okay: for Android users who want to watch the videos in thr March issue, tap "Menu" and a menu will open at the bottom. Tap "More" and another menu will open. Tap "Video" and the videos will come up. They now have the labels I put on them, but these labels were not designed for you, so I will put more specific labels on them starting with the April issue.
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Ian Kendall » February 20th, 2013, 3:06 pm

That worked for me anyway; same hack as last month :)

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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Jeff Haas » March 19th, 2013, 2:36 am

Is there an update to the Android app coming soon?

I just tried it for the first time with the new issue, and it is almost impossible to read an entire article - it crashed part way through Silly Billy's rant about mentalism, and that was after restarting.

And it got into a recursive loop after watching one video; I had to shut the tablet down because there was no other way to get out of the error messages popping up over and over as the app restarted and crashed.

I've sent a few of the error messages off to the app publisher, via Google Play, but it looks like Genii Corporation is listed as the publisher, so they should be forwarded to the actual software developer.

Richard, do you have any info on an update?

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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 19th, 2013, 10:29 am

Jeff, I have not had any of those problems, but I do not doubt that you have. The company that my printer uses for electronic editions, BlueToad, puts out a buggy product before it's ready and lets the customers find all the bugs. Not a good way to do business and I apologize for that.

I know that they are working on an update for the app that addresses all the known issues, but I cannot get a release date out of them. It's possible that there was a hiccup when you downloaded the issue. I would delete it and download it again.
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Joe Pecore » March 19th, 2013, 12:28 pm

I've also been having bad luck with each issue on my Samsung Android Tablet. Crashes all the time when trying to download and when playing videos (after finally able to get it). I too have been hitting the "report" button.
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Re: App for android tablets

Postby Jeff Haas » March 19th, 2013, 12:59 pm

Richard, thanks for the honest reply. I've been in software for years and I understand the position you're in. Here's hoping that BlueToad gets it together and puts out an update soon.


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