Move the thumbnails to the app default system cache
I had a low-storage-left problem on my phone lately, and I was looking for datas to delete...
I found the Thumbnail folder of my app, and it was quite big (300Mo), with a lot of old and useless covers in it...
I'm just subscribed to 15 or 16 RSS'.
How about store the thumbnails into the default application cache, provided by the system ?
I'm not talking about the data folders, which assure the integrity of the datas, but the cache folder, which is volatile :
This folder is really useful : the users could delete easily some datas manually, and the Android system could automatically remove old and unused datas too, if the device is low on storage.
Since last version you can go into Settings/Backup&Restore/Thumbnails cleanup to delete unused thumbnails and free some space
The app automatically removes thumbnails of episodes marked as read.
You can also go into Settings/Automatic cleanup and on press the 'Delete thumbnail' entry so the app can remove unused thumbnails
This is a problem for me also, but the option to delete thumbnails is not present [v3.5.6] as advised
By default everything is stored within the internal memory. I just let the user change default storage location to whatever he wants. I don't see what the issue is.
Nothing has been changed in the bitmap retrieval process. Please opens. A ticket using this website Contact support button and paste the feed URL so I can check what the issue is.
Nooooo, why ??
The Android system provides such a service natively, and you choose to make it your way instead.
I remember reading an article on an Android dev, can't remember where exactly, that advise Android devs to use Android tools.
Your app should be a brick added to the main system, and the transition between Android and your app should be invisible.
Not using Android utils makes your app a hardly separated component, and it's a step to the wrong direction (like a splashscreen).
Now you have two buttons, one in the Android utils, that doesn't do what people expect, and one in your app parameters, that does what the other should...
Too many buttons, half of them irrelevent. Reinventing the wheel is never a good move.
Your app, your choice. But I'm kinda sad about your decline.
Since I talked about thumbnail, I noticed a weird bug :
Both TVNR (Radio01.net) and AnyGivenFilm rss feeds have their main thumbnail broken on Nexus 4 - 4.4.
The bug is not reproduisible on an Acer mdpi 4.1.2 tablet.
From both RSS feed declarations, they have actually a valid URL, linked to a correct picture
The only common point is they have all-uppercase-names (one is a big jpg, the other one is a little png...).
Clearing cache and/or reinstalling the app doesn't help.
TVNR podcast thumbnail was displayed correctly a few weeks ago, maybe you changed something in your image library ? Turning to Picasso, or something else ?
I finally fixed them by changing the broken picture file in the thumbnail folder to the manually downloaded one, but this might be a reveal to a more common bug.