The .apk file for the android app?

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  1. Jan 6, 2012 #1 of 66
    tomhorsley

    tomhorsley Well-Known Member

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    The new android app is free, so how about a link to the .apk file somewhere so we can run it on the android emulator on our desktop systems?
     
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    crxssi

    crxssi Veteran TiVo User

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    Thanks so much! That worked perfectly. Android market can be so infuriating. They don't "allow" the Xoom to even SEE the application. I installed your apk on the Xoom and it works, except the remote control isn't drawn correctly (which I don't care about, anyway).

    I don't know why they can't just issue a WARNING that the app doesn't work perfectly under X, Y, or Z, but let you load it anyway.
     
  4. Jan 7, 2012 #4 of 66
    Worf

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    Because users downrate apps that don't work well. Users also don't read warnings (think Dancing Pigs, and it applies to not just security issues, but everything).

    And Amazon did have a problem with compatibility - led to no end of problems with people rating apps with 0 stars and endless comments of "doesn't work", "crashes", etc.
     
  5. Jan 7, 2012 #5 of 66
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    To fix the remote not rendering properly switch from "stretch to fill screen" to "zoom to fill screen".
     
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    tomhorsley

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    crxssi

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    Interesting observation. Of course if you do that, it reverts to showing a correct, but scrolling, half-sized remote. And all the other screens change to being low-res too. For example, the Guide on Zoom shows only 7 programs. On Stretch, it shows an impressive 15. I suppose one can jump back and forth (eeew).

    I am pretty sure the reason TiVo blocked tablets on the Market was because they are going to design a different interface layout for tablets (seems pretty obvious). Not sure why they would consider 7" to be a phone-size, though. They only have two choices- design the application with both interfaces and let the user decide which to use. Or have the application hard-coded to switch from one layout to the other based on some arbitrary metric like screen size or resolution.

    As usual, my recommendation would be "default to something sane, but allow the user to choose".
     
  8. Jan 7, 2012 #8 of 66
    tomhorsley

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    It does indeed seem to run on the emulator just fine, though I get lots of spinning circles as it is trying to populate guide data, etc.

    Should be really handy though since I use my TV both as my computer display and my TV and now I can fiddle the TiVo without having to switch the display over to the TiVo (not to mention I can use a real keyboard with the emulator so I don't have to try to aim fat fingers at tiny onscreen keys).

    Now all I have to do is see if I can figure out how to build a shortcut that will bring up the emulator already running the TiVo app...
     
  9. Jan 7, 2012 #9 of 66
    tomhorsley

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    I have now installed the .apk file on my phone as well, and other than getting a message warning me it wasn't designed for phones with my screen resolution, it seems to work fine. I can't imagine I would have noticed a problem if they hadn't gone out of their way to pop up the warning:).
     
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    Thanks for the .apk! It works great on my Nook Color w/ CM7.
     
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    It works great sideloaded onto my Motorola Xoom. Thanks!
     
  14. LoneWolf15

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    Awesome! THANK YOU.

    This let me sideload the app onto my (considered incompatible) Droid Bionic. I'm willing to accept any glitches, but I really want to test the app and so far, it seems to be running okay, though it's a little slow.
     
  15. whompus60

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    Yeah.. Works pretty well on my bionic also. Is a bit sluggish in some areas but is useable. I suspect it will get better with time.
     
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    You are Welcome everyone... I will try to keep this post updated with newer versions when updates show up.
     
  17. crxssi

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    You are Da Bomb :)
     
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    tks mucho! installed on fire and will test when back home again.

    /guy
     
  19. windracer

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    Sweet ... got it working on my Toshiba Thrive, thanks! No landscape mode, but since it's not meant for tablets I can live with that for now. :cool:
     
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