new Android type app just released

julmer's picture

Hello:

I've developed an app called Typism for type enthusiasts, on the Android platform. Typism could be of use to artists, designers, or anyone who loves type.

Here's the Android Market URL, where you can download it and look at screenshots: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.augmentedmind.fontwhat...

I'd be grateful for suggestions about what might be needed or just be cool to have, and feedback about what I have so far implemented.

As of now, the user can:
▪ display samples of all font files on the device ending in .ttf or .otf, with the exception of fonts located inside other application bundles. This does include the system fonts.
▪ display the contents of the font file's "name" table (see http://www.microsoft.com/typography/otspec/name.htm or https://developer.apple.com/fonts/TTRefMan/RM06/Chap6name.html). This contains copyright, licensing, designer, manufacturer, and other information.
▪ grow or shrink the sample text and apply bold, italic and underline styles to it.
▪ font display is multi-touch aware; i.e., you can pinch-zoom to change font size
▪ choose text and background colors including alpha, either with sliders (seekbars) or through direct entry of hex color values
▪ download font files of interest into a local collection. A custom, integrated browser eliminates the need to use a file manager. Zip archives are handled transparently and effortlessly. A bookmark list is implemented and pre-loaded with a few font sites I know of.

abattis's picture

Have you considered the Google Web Fonts developer API? https://developers.google.com/webfonts/docs/developer_api

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