JPEGs Versus PNGs as Whitepoint Images

Based on testing of PNG images used in authoring whitepoint images, we can recommend that you instead use JPEGs.

Here’s why: Because there are different opacities and transparencies at work in the display of whitepoints, there is no guarantee that PNGs will display as desired. We’ve seen  transparencies display as black, and greys do really weird things. Add to the equation rendering of the images across different mobile devices, and you’re better off going with JPEGs.

The same goes with GIFs – watch those transparencies. If you’re authoring and seeing strange behavior in the whitepoint image displays, try GIFs or PNGs without transparency if it is a logo or the image has a limited range of color. For more detailed photos – such as landscapes – use JPEG.

Nothing against PNGs. They’re great – just not always the best for whitepoint images.

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Whitepoint for iOS Now Available!

9/25/14 Update: Since this post announcing the iOS app availability, our iOS app has been updated repeatedly to include substantial layout and performance improvements. Discover the latest version today in the App Store.

Whitepoint 1.0 for iOS is now available in the App Store. View scapes on iPhones, iPads, and Touch with this free app download.

Just as we’ve done with the Android app, you’ll see that certain main screen options are greyed out. Don’t worry, it’s not you. We’re providing a preview of the kinds of functionality you’ll be seeing in the near future.

Personalized user accounts and authoring will be made available publicly very soon.

Have comments? Concerns? Questions about the app? Comment here or email us at support -at- whitepoint -dot- mobi.

Now go . . . wait for it . . . and Whitepoint Your World! 

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Whitepoint 1.3 (Rush) Now Available in Play

9/25/14 Update: Since this post, our Android app has been updated repeatedly, including substantive performance improvements. Please search and download the latest version today in the Google Play Store.

We made several recent updates to address issues and make improvements here and there. While this isn’t a major release, be sure to update the app for your Android device.
There are specific improvements in the areas of back button capability as well as orientation. Some upcoming features are still “previewed” – look for improvements in a major release soon!

We’re still limiting compatibility to certain flavors of Android as we continue to ensure that we’re providing the best experience we can. If you have any thoughts on the release, please share them. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Linking to Vimeo Posts as Widgets from Whitepoints

If you’ve tried to link to a Vimeo video as a widget, you may find that you receive an error message upon reviewing that link.

Vimeo posts will not play for mobile devices unless mobile versions of the posts have been created. Find out more from Vimeo on that topic in their FAQ.

Once you have mobile versions created, you can link to them as widgets.

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Hey Why Are Options on the Main Screen Greyed Out?

9/25/14 Update: As of 2013, the below issue is no longer a concern. As mentioned in other posts, our Android app has been updated repeatedly, including substantial layout and performance improvements. You can download it today in the Google Play Store.

Don’t worry, it’s not you  . . . Those options are greyed out in the first release of Whitepoint (Rush Edition) to provide a preview of future functionality available in Whitepoint. Those features among others will be available soon!

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Whitepoint 1.0 is Available on Play!

9/25/14 Update: Since this post, our Android app has been updated repeatedly, including substantial layout and performance improvements. Download it today in the Google Play Store.

Whitepoint is now available for Android.

This first release of the Whitepoint app provides a very basic foundation for the functionality. You’ll see the start of a few first scapes in this release by clicking on the “View” option from the main screen.

And, you’ll see just a hint of the functionality that is on the way in this unique new tool. There are three options on the main screen currently greyed out that will be unlocked soon. Also, the whitepoint displays still look a little sparse. Rest assured, more is on the way.

We’re excited about where this app is going – if you have trouble in this first version or spot what you think is a bug, just let us know by emailing support {at} whitepoint.mobi.
Soon, we’ll release authoring to the public so you can begin building scapes of your own. Look for announcements soon. Then, you’ll be able to . . . wait for it . . . Whitepoint Your World. ™ !

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