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Jon
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Post Feature Request...
on: February 27, 2012, 00:03
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Great looking live wallpaper, but as with the Windows Vista 'Bubbles' screensaver, the bubbles just look too fake.

I understand processing power needs to be limited or else the app will suck juice from the battery real fast, but some simple customisable options like being able to slightly randomise the sizes of the bubbles, say, +/- 20% from a users chosen size, (small/medium/large etc.), and being able to have the bubbles overlap more instead of bouncing into each other, for example, splitting the total amount of bubbles into 2 or 3 overlapping layers so there is a mix of bumping and overlapping would add some distance from Vista's 'fake' bubbles.

Great work. Jon.

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dio
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on: February 27, 2012, 11:40
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Thanks for a great feature request! Right now I've got a feature in the works that will allow different sized bubbles based off of the current size you have chosen, i.e a factor up/down from the bubble size chosen which will be out soon.

For the rest, you are correct about the limited processing power of the phones. Many devices still dont have hardware floating point support, so even with a highly optimized physics simulation for the collision ( in constrast to the brute force pairing methods of collision detection ) there is a cap on the number of bubbles you can simulate. Even fewer devices support NEON fully which again limits any non-intrinsic based path.

Adding in more bubble layers is a trivial code change, but I'm still working on a way to make it behave nicely for the 900+ or so android devices :).

Jon
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on: March 5, 2012, 13:07
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Multi sized bubbles are looking great!

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dio
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Post Re: Feature Request...
on: March 5, 2012, 19:28
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Thanks again for the great feature request! Please don't hesitate to post up again for more requests for either Bubbles or Flurry.

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