Friday, July 31, 2015

In the next Skinpack update....some more suprises...

Here is  a list of the new feauters and most important changes there will be in the upcoming new skinpack:

1. New protection system with a "one skinpack per model" check.
2. A "unified" skinpack for all the firmware versions
3. Firmware switch function
4. Completely rewritten Skinmanager
5. New Nitrogen "Carplay-spotify" skin
6. Possibility to buy a mini skinpack with a single Skin (3,4 or 6) for 10 euros and other formulas

...and here some explanations:

1. There will be a new anticopy protection system that will let install the skins only on the specific model of the buyer.
The buyer perhaps will have to provide me his model number Cxxx and I'll send him an unlocking file with a special code. Without this code it will be not possible to install any skin.
In the same time I'll stop using dropbox to share my files and the next skinpack will be released only on my Google Drive folders and the access will be granted only to the buyer email.

2. There will not be anymore different versions of skinpacks  for each firmware, the skinpack now is just one and you'll be prompted to select the firmware version between the availables 1.7.9, 1.10.9 and 1.1.10. according to your choice the skins, patches etc.. will be adapted automatically to the choosen firmware.

3. In skintool there is the new nice feature for the firmware switch. Yeah you read it right! It's possible to switch between firmware versions directly from skinmanager and everything will be automatically adapted to the choosen firmware.

4. My good friend EAC has rewritten almost completely the Skinmanager scripts, taking it to an unprecedent level, more interactive, verbose, comfortable and smart.
Here is a video demostration of Skinmnager updating from an old version, you'll love it :

5. I ported my Carplay/Spotify skin to Nitrogen player:

6. With the newcoming MyDean/Skin6 I decided to start selling an even cheaper Skinpack for the price of 10 euros. This "mini" pack will include all the skinpack features but only one skin, selectable between Skin3, Skin4 and Skin6.
The old "Full" skinpack will remain a "5 Skins Package" for 30 euros
There will be a new 6 skins "Full Skinpack" for 40 euros
Carplay skinpack will remain as it is. 20 euros
In this way i'm covering all ranges of prices.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

What's going on now??

Two months without writing here... You may think I'm lazy but I'm not!  (Well maybe not at all)
Anyway all you people are may asking why I'm so late posting news and updates and what is going on to my skins and skinpacks.

Me and my good friend EAC have worked all the time on the Skins, Skinmanager and the tools included in it.
Skinmanager has been almost totally reworked to give you a more comfortable and better looking interface, in a certain way customizable and for sure more understandable and reliable.
Except for the first time that you start Skinmanager from the gps path,  it will always run from the internal flash disk so that you can have the skinpack copied on GPS or DVD SDCARD slot or even USB.
I will explain SM other features when the update will be ready.

What about the skins?

I fixed the radio Next\Prev buttons in all skins so that holding them they "search" for next frequency.

A new Skin6 is ready!  It's a porting of the MyDean firmware to the standard S100 platform.
So it has the look of the mydean skin but the functionality of the standard firmware including the radio buttons patches etc..
( this is a new skin so it will not be free, it's not to be considered a free update)

I worked  bit on Skin3 improving the home screens, audio player, BT etc...

Skin5 have  new DSP, Calculator, Calendar, GPS monitor screens

Skin5 also support Arabic languages on those firmware that support it.


For last but not less important, some of you have probably noticed that my dropbox account sometimes don't work or  it has been suspended because of high bandwith usage, I please you to be patience some more until I setup a new sharing method using my GoogleDrive account.

The next update will be release only on Google drive and the access will be granted only to the emails used to buy the skinpacks. There will be also some more protection added to my software, this is just a starting point..

I'll keep you more updated soon.