Friday, 13 October 2017

Photoxor C1 Toolkit: A new way to share with your friends!

Do you like the Photoxor photography toolkit, calculations, ephemeris, tracking, place lists, lightsensor? Would you like to help spreading the word, or better the App with your fellow photographers and friends?
The new 'Share App' feature makes it much easier now! It can be quickly called from the navigation bar, right underneath Home:


Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Beta Releases: Photoxor C1 Toolkit 1.7.7

We just released Photoxor C1 Toolkit version 1.7.7 into Beta Testing. This version brings quite a number of fixes and internal updates.

Interested to explore them now? We continue our public Beta program for this release.

Please feel free to join in. Whilst our internal tests were very promising, there is always a chance that the Beta version might have some flaws. If you find a problem, please let us know to improve the release version of Photoxor Toolkit.

Participate and enable your Beta testing here:https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.photoxor.fotoapp

Important for this release:

We updated a number of internal libraries to support the new Android 8.0 Oreo, and also a new integration for in-app billing:

  • On Oreo there is still a chance that the App might crash in some circumstances. Please let us know if you experience any problems.
  • We tested the new billing integration quite extensively, and it proved stable. Still, there are so many different Android devices and configurations. In case you notice any issues with your in-app purchases, please let us know as well.


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

New Beta Releases: Photoxor C1 Toolkit 1.7.5 and Photoxor Timelapse 1.0.2

Photoxor C1 Toolkit version 1.7.5

We just released Photoxor C1 Toolkit version 1.7.5 into Beta Testing. This version brings some smaller fixes and internal updates.

Interested to explore them now? We continue our public Beta program for this release.

Please feel free to join in. Whilst our internal tests were very promising, there is always a chance that the Beta version might have some flaws. If you find a problem, please let us know to improve the release version of Photoxor Toolkit.

Enable your Beta testing here: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.photoxor.fotoapp

Photoxor Timelapse version 1.0.2


Photoxor Timelapse is also available for beta testing now. Please feel free to join.
Enable your Beta testing here: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.photoxor.timelapse

For our Photoxor C1 Toolkit users: All Timelapse features are available in Toolkit as well!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Photoxor C1 Toolkit Version 1.7.3 in Beta - Improvements to Tracking and Map

We just released Photoxor C1 Toolkit version 1.7.3 into Beta Testing. This version brings you exciting new features, design improvements and a few fixes.

Interested to explore them now? We continue our public Beta program for this release.

Please feel free to join in. Whilst our internal tests were very promising, there is always a chance that the Beta version might have some flaws. If you find a problem, please let us know to improve the release version of Photoxor Toolkit.

Enable your Beta testing here: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.photoxor.fotoapp

The new main features of version 1.7.3 beta are:

  • Map screen: In Cluster mode overlapping markers fan out for easy selection
  • Tracking screens: Design improvements.
  • Widgets fixed!
  • A number of smaller fixes.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Photoxor C1 Toolkit Version 1.7.0 Released - New Tools and Remote Lightsensors

Photoxor C1 Toolkit version 1.7.0 is available now; upgrade or download for free.
Get it on Google Play


This version brings you exciting new features and a few important fixes.

Interested to explore them now? We continue our public Beta program for this release.

The new main features of version 1.7.0 are:

  • A new Tools slider bringing together Torch, Lightsensor, Timelapse, Compass.
  • Enhanced lightsensor tool, allowing to share readings with nearby devices.
  • Compass tool added.
  • KML / KMZ places import improved.
  • Fixes and some smaller improvements.

Photoxor Timelapse 1.0.1 Released

We just released a new version of Photoxor Timelapse.
Version 1.0.1 is available now; download for free.
Get it on Google Play

If you already use Photoxor C1 Toolkit, then the latest version 1.7.0 also contains the time-lapse calculation features.

This release fixes a number of bugs.

Remote Lightsensor Feature Explained

With Photoxor C1 Toolkit 1.7.0 the Lightsensor functionality allows to communicate with nearby devices to exchange illuminance readings.
Up to now, Photoxor supported to measure locally and plot the graph.

In a studio environment you might want to vary your lighting setup and see how illumination changes. With our new feature you are now able to measure illuminance at various locations, and how it is affected by the setup.


How to do it?

Firstly you need multiple Android devices with a builtin lightsensor of reasonably good accuracy, and preferably Bluetooth to communicate.

The communication range is limited (therefore 'nearby'), but should be sufficient within a building for example. You might want to perform your own tests.

Install Photoxor C1 Toolkit on each device.

Use one device to present the collected readings (Discover), and the other ones to perform measurements (Publish).
Note: A device can do both at the same time if you need to!

Setup:

Go to 'Settings':

First check 'Communication ...'.

Make sure that on all devices communication is enabled:

Check that a meaningful nickname is defined for your device:

In case you have purchased the Lightsensor Pro (or Power Pack) extension switch on background publishing to ensure continuous sending of readings. You need to purchases only once, and then install Photoxor multiple times under the same user account (Google Play).


Publish devices (sending):

In our setup we use one or more devices to perform measurements and send them to the receiving Discover device.
Bring up the Lightsensor screen.
Click PUBLISH. This starts the process to publish lightsensor readings. Please note that the free version is limited to 15 minutes of continuous publishing, but you are able to manually restart. With Lightsensor Pro there are no time-limits.
Whenever a discovering device requests a connection to read data, a connection request notification is presented. Here you are able to accept or deny the connection. In case you trust your environment you might want to consider automatic acceptance of connections.
If you press the publish button while publishing is active, a screen is brought up to present the currently connected devices we send data to. Connections can be terminated by pressing the red handset button, and that device will no longer receive lightsensor readings.