App Suggestions

A slideshow app for Google Photos and your Camera Roll
pixietrouble
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App Suggestions

Postby pixietrouble » Thu May 09, 2019 8:09 pm

Hello all. I think it is worthwhile creating a thread where we can suggest features we would like to see added to the app. This way the developers have a pool of ideas to draw from when they have resources to improve the app.

A couple I can think of to get started:

Display the date the photo was taken over the image
Provide options for transitions between photos

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Re: App Suggestions

Postby pixietrouble » Thu May 09, 2019 9:27 pm

I don’t know how possible this one is, but perhaps negotiate write access to Google Photos, so as to be able to delete photos directly from the Soloslides app. I know I have many, many sub-par photos in my collection and it would be great to be able to remove them without having to search through GP to find them.

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Re: App Suggestions

Postby tim » Thu May 09, 2019 11:05 pm

Thanks for the feedback!
Although it wouldn't be possible to delete photos, one thing that was suggested was to simply have Soloslides "mark" the identifier of the image, and never show it again. So not a delete button, but a "never show me this photo again" button. I think I might build that.

Regarding the transitions between photos what are transitions you would like to see? If you have an example app or a video that shows what you're thinking of, that would help
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Re: App Suggestions

Postby EJC » Tue May 21, 2019 9:24 am

Hi Tim,

Is there a write up on soloslides somewhere? Is it possible for the pictures taken by the camera to show on the TV automatically? Is the TV and Camera or Ipad connected via Wifi?

Just trying to wrap my mind around this intriguing feature.

Thank you!

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Re: App Suggestions

Postby tim » Tue May 21, 2019 10:02 am

Writeup in the context of wifibooth is here: https://wifibooth.com/help/articles/globalsettings/

Yes, photos taken by the camera can be shown on the TV automatically. Check that link above to see the options.
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Re: App Suggestions

Postby jimsco » Fri May 24, 2019 7:40 am

If you are already have access to Google Photo albums, why to limit to a single selection???
Can you provide a multiple selection? This will allow users to filter the whole catalog to a subset (i.e. favorites, per year, per location, etc) with a more flexible slideshow source

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Re: App Suggestions

Postby jimsco » Fri May 24, 2019 7:47 am

In regards the transition, I would suggest you to check how LiveFrame uses Fade and Pan&Zoom

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Re: App Suggestions

Postby tim » Fri May 24, 2019 11:32 am

Hi Jimsco,

The Google Photos API does not allow requests for multiple albums, or even an album in conjunction with a filter (ie. album + date range).
As soon as Google improves their API to allow this, we'll look into it!
Thanks for the thoughts on the transitions.
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Re: App Suggestions

Postby abcde » Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:02 am

Can you add 1 and 2 seconds options in shuffle mode because the minimum option is 3 seconds and when shuffle it show for 3 seconds and then take about 2-3 seconds to load the next image, so total time an image showed is 6 seconds per image which is a bit too long for me. Thank you and nice app btw.

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Re: App Suggestions

Postby darkop » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:36 pm

Can you add a view of all photos so guest can quickly select the one they want and share as an option? Rather then changing photos ever couple seconds

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Re: App Suggestions

Postby tim » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:51 am

Hi Darkop,
What's the difference between what you suggested and the existing Google Photos app?
I cannot create anything that looks or behaves like the Google Photos app (forbidden by their terms)
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Re: App Suggestions

Postby Romain9000 » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:46 am

Hi all,


Thanks for the work on the app. I missed a random option for so long on my google albums.

A few things missing though:

- option to choose multiple albums
- option to display videos, photos, or both
- a 1 second option on the timer or even better a caching option to forget about loading. I wouldn’t mind waiting a minute before the slideshow begins to have a more accurate timer and seamless slideshow

Also : the support link in the app doesn’t work

Thanks again!

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Re: App Suggestions

Postby tim » Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:53 am

Thanks for the feedback.
Which support link do you mean exactly? (there are multiple)

Re multiple albums: Google does not make this possible, I have filed a feature request (ages ago) for them to build this, don't hold your breath
Re displaying videos: it's on my mind yup
Re loading: it's an issue with how much load the app causes on google's servers, am being cautious... if you want to flip thru photos in realtime at full-speed wouldn't you just use the Google Photos app for that? (Genuine question... is it the random you're missing from their app?)
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Re: App Suggestions

Postby Romain9000 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:54 pm

Hi Tim,


Thanks for your reply

Glad to hear that videos support are coming. This is the major issue for me.

Yeah when I said I miss « random option », I meant I miss an option to see slideshows of my photos and videos in a random order. Sometimes chronological is fine but sometimes it’s just boring. I can’t believe they didn’t add this option for so long (everyone is asking for it)

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Re: App Suggestions

Postby Romain9000 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:57 pm

Hi there,

Any news on the video implementation ?

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Re: App Suggestions

Postby pnatel » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:34 pm

Hi Team
I appreciate your application, and its features.
I also have a few suggestions to improve its usability from the "Photo Frame" point of view.
  • Save last settings is a must
  • Video (muted/or not)
  • Choose more than one album would be nice
  • different transition effects
  • show Weather
  • More details about the photo
  • For the decorations, can they move around to avoid screen burnout
  • For the night mode can we get a bit more granularity? (weekdays/weekends)
  • Can it start from sleep on scheduled time?
  • a filter of the pictures by orientation (when in portrait show only portrait pics)
  • Have more sources like DLNA or a folder in the MAC, or an NAS and other cloud storage (Drive/OneDrive/...)
I hope it helps to improve the tool for the future.
Regards


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