MAV Development Update

So visiting my sister in Maryland, decided to work on My Anime Viewer, I have tried a combination of different libraries to use for video players, initially was trying to use MinTube as a basis for the video player as it used an interesting system overlay concept which allows the video to play even after leaving the app, but the code posted on Github was somewhat incomplete because the manifest is missing, and it’s a bit messy to read through. So I decided to drop it in favor of using ExoPlayer wrapped in a library ExoMedia for easier usage, the library developer also provides a playlist manager would help down the line. Built a couple of test releases but trying to finish up some simple features before the weekend is over.

Working on My Manga Reader and other projects

There’s ups and downs while developing MMR, it’s been close to 4 years since I started the project, there’s been times when motivation decreased especially when the app was removed from the play store and my hard work of building an active userbase decreased from over 50000 to now roughly 100 users. There’s always a monetary aspect to consider especially now when my family is growing and I’m expecting a new baby girl by the end of the year.

Trying to branch out, I’ve started work on My Anime Viewer again, shooting for a release this weekend, but it’s right now in a tough position since currently there is only 1 source that it uses which is Anime-Joy and a couple of the other sources I’ve looked have cloudflare’s ddos protection which requires a browser that supports javascript while I primarily use jsoup to scrape html. But I’m still hopeful that people will enjoy the app and I’d be encouraged to continue developing other apps.