Jan 27, 2010

Meridian Pro Auto-buying is now online

In past two days I studied about Python and Google App Engine, and now the auto-buying site is working. Wow, what an era.
From now you just need to tap the Upgrade button in MENU, check out with PayPal on your phone, then you'll get an e-mail with authorization information.
If you meet any problem with auto buying please let me know.

Jan 26, 2010

About Meridian's Pro version

Meridian has a beta-version Pro version now - you can buy it here.
There's some unavoidable reasons for this bad type selling:
  • I'm a Taiwanese, and Google Market does not offer selling paid apps in Taiwan yet. I'll complain Google is soooooo slow on this, but the only thing I can do is to wait.
  • I'm now generating keys manually, and since I can not use full time on Meridian, massive orders will knock me out.
  • The "Upgrade" button in Meridian is planned to be enabled if one of above two problem is solved. I'm asking about someone to make a PayPal-paying webpage that can automatically generate keys, but no response yet.
  • Pro version by now does not have many features. At least I want to implement PlayQ picking and another music playing view.
  • By the way, I plan to sell Pro version with $2.99.
I'm sorry for the inconvinience and know it's a hard competition on Android's local file multimedia player. I beg you for the patience, please wait with us.

Thank you!

All about Meridian's data collection

Since version 0.7.1 of Meridian Noble, free version of Meridian starts to collect anonymous user data for developing.
The mechanism  is using Flurry and Google Analytics, which will collect data for:
  • Meridian Errors. This is most important, as with this we can get information for debugging without requesting users to install Log Collections or so on.
  • The actions of Meridian, like one video play, browsing using which tab, headset button pressed, etc. This is used for counting what mechanism is more used, so we'll do more effort on those features.
  • Your device model, carrier, and firmware version. This is used for device-dependant features priority, for example, if there's still a lot of people using Android 1.5 devices, Meridian will keep supporting 1.5, instead of going to a minimum 1.6 release.
And Meridian will NOT collect the informations like:
  • Meridian does NOT collect what's in your phone or SD card. We will be reported you played a music or video, from artist or album, but we don't know what it actually is.
  • Meridian does NOT collect anything related to your Google account, like your account name, mail, calendar, everything.
  • Meridian does NOT collect your location information, other than which country you live (using IP information). At the very first 0.7.0 it did, but now removed.
  • Meridian does NOT collect your call information. It only knows the phone is hooked or not.
  • Meridian does NOT collect your phone number, messages, or contacts.
This data collection can be disabled in Pro version. For Pro version info please check here.

Jan 12, 2010

Auto Starting Bug

This is a confirmed major bug, but I still can't find the reason.
I have gotten several different reports of auto starting (Disconnecting headset, disconnecting bluetooth, end of a call, etc.), but all of them do not appear when I do it in my office :(
In fact myself sometimes meet the auto-start, but I have totally no idea since I'm not taking log yet. Hope the logged version now will produce more hint.
...First of all, I can only wait it occurs. Grrr.