Hey Android Users,
I wanted to let everyone know that i have updated the android player app so it can be seen on newer devices. This goes for all the android OS types and devices (Android TV, Fire TV, and any other Android device). Some things have changed as well. On regular android players we will no longer support 4.4.2 and below. Only 5.0 and above. Also we had to move away from our webview library as it has been depreciated by Intel and it doesn't work in the newer updates in android studio. We now just use the webview thats on the device. 4.4.2 and below users will no longer be updated so your devices will not get this update. Other than that we just updated the app for those still using it.
Lastly after this next year, I will no longer support android anymore. I will probably support what i have on the android side till Jan 1, 2020. This project was something i did four years ago when i had time. Now that my life is more busy (work and family), its beginning to be extremely hard to support it. When i started this project there were hardly any cheap devices. The cheapest at the time was $399 and that was a barebones nuc. Android device were between $50 to $100 at that time. Today you can get them even cheaper. Thats why we did the android app. Today, you can get windows mini pcs for under $150, its better to buy them than it is android. Also, I think its time, Rise should be in full control of the player side of things. No more third party players. They have made a ton of changes in the last four years that for them to have supported me this long goes along way in why i brought a ton of people to the platform. For that I Thank You. On that note i will still be around. I still have paid widgets that i will still support and my app till I no longer can support it. I'm not completely gone but i need to start making time for my family and to me thats the most important.
Thanks to Everyone who support me on the Android App. Lastly, Thanks Rise for allowing me to do it and the help i got when i wrote the app. Its been fun.
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