Friday, November 7, 2014

Local notes sync - an alternative to cloud based solutions

Journal Notes Multimedia was recently enhanced with the option to synchronize the notes to a Windows computer via a local WiFi connection. Together with the existing USB cable sync option, this makes it a lot easier to have your notes handy when needed.

There is always a trade-off between privacy and convenience. Journal Notes is closing the gap by offering a way to store and move the notes in your own controlled environment,

This solution can also be easily extended by adding strong encryption in the mix. The latest Android and Windows operating systems have the option to encrypt the entire device at hardware level. This combination, together with a consistent backup schedule should ensure a pretty good level of security for your notes.

Monday, April 21, 2014

TV display advertising - billboards on the cheap

So we have all these beautiful (and huge) new TV sets and monitors. They are all smart and equipped with all kinds of inputs. Why not use them to display billboard-style ads? Or living room posters for the next party?

With this idea in mind, we created a set of apps that merry the easy text and photo editing capabilities of Android devices to the ubiquitous flat screens. Quickly jot down some text, take a picture and you can load the new slide on the screen. Make more of these slides and you can put together a slideshow.

So far, we support most of the TV set and monitor interface flavors:  Smart TV, Chromecast and the Android set-top boxes like Sony and Assus. Download links on the right.

TV Billboard Cast app for Chromecast now available on Google Play

Use your Android device to create and upload billboards for display on your TV with Google Chromecast. Design impressive slides with text and photos in a few easy steps. Use them to display messages, presentations or commercial billboards (... or impress your guests with a welcome message in the living room). Design and broadcast rich slideshows from your phone or tablet to your TV set or HDMI capable monitor.

The app features integrated photo editing and drawing tools like Aviary and Samsung S Pen. The billboard text has adjustable size, color and background.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Smart TV Billboard Apps released on Samsung TV Smart Hub App Store and Google Play for TV

Use your Android device to create and upload billboards for display on your TV with Google TV or Samsung Smart TV. Design impressive slides with text and images in a few easy steps. Use them to display messages, presentation screens or commercial billboards (... or impress your guests with a welcome message in the living room).

A simple 5 digit code will connect your Android device to your Smart TV device if they are on the same wireless connection. Search for "stvbwsi" to find the apps on Google Play for TV's and on Samsung SmartHub TV Apps.

Supported media streaming devices for TV: Assus Cube with Google TV, Eagle Android TV Box, Hisense Pulse Google TV, LG Google TV, Logitech Revue, Netgear NeoTV Prime, Samsung SmartTV SmartHub, Sony Bravia Smart Stick, Sony Internet TV, Sony Google TV Internet Player, Vizio VAP430.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

PDF export and sharing

The Show And Tell, Journal Notes Multimedia and Diary Notes Android apps are now capable of export/save in PDF format. The PDF files make it easy to present or save notes and stories in a new way that is easy to read, share or even print. The files can be emailed or opened with any application that is capable of reading the PDF standard.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Apps with integrated Aviary photo-editor

Journal Notes Multimedia, Diary Notes and the Show And Tell apps have now an integrated Aviary photo editor. The photo editing suite is available by long-pressing the pictures in edit mode. Beautiful effects, frames, stickers and precision color adjustment can be easily added to any image. New tools can be downloaded and installed in the apps directly from Aviary.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Journal Notes Apps - usage tips part 2

The Double Tap - similar to the double click on the mouse, the double tap comes in handy to quickly open a note from the split screen view to the full screen read view. Tap twice anywhere in the Split Screen and the currently displayed note will open in a new Read Screen.

The Swipe - used to navigate to the next or to the previous note. A short horizontal swiping gesture in the Read Screen will display the adjacent note. A swipe to the left will display the next note and a swipe to the right will display the previous note. An "End" message will appear after the first or the last notes in the list.