[jitsi-dev] Couldn't resist to test Android


#1

Hi,

today I did my first Android Test: Samsung Galaxy III, Linux Mint 14. Latest Android and Desktop versions of Jitsi.

OK, I know that the Android version is highly experimental, but my test might be of some value for the devs. At least: I managed to call both ways. Even encryption works like a charm. While I was able to send a video from the desktop to the phone - it fails the other way around. Both ways I’ve got one way audio: when I call from the phone - then I can send audio to the desktop but not the other way around. On the other way - calling the phone results in one way audio this way. That might be a codec issue - but as I cannot change any settings in Android - it’s hard to find out.

An user interface on Android barely exists. My question: is it not implemented yet or does it have hickups with my phone (screen resolution …)? What can one expect with the current version?

When I open Jitsi-Android, I can login, either as Jabber or SIP. The contact becomes online on the other side but I do not have a roster nor a chat window on Android. Incoming chat messages cause a characteristic signal but no visible message. Opening the session dialog fails.

Conrad


#2

Hey Conrad,

Hi,

today I did my first Android Test: Samsung Galaxy III, Linux Mint 14.
Latest Android and Desktop versions of Jitsi.

OK, I know that the Android version is highly experimental, but my test
might be of some value for the devs. At least: I managed to call both
ways. Even encryption works like a charm. While I was able to send a
video from the desktop to the phone - it fails the other way around.
Both ways I've got one way audio: when I call from the phone - then I
can send audio to the desktop but not the other way around. On the other
way - calling the phone results in one way audio this way. That might be
a codec issue - but as I cannot change any settings in Android - it's
hard to find out.

An user interface on Android barely exists. My question: is it not
implemented yet or does it have hickups with my phone (screen resolution
...)? What can one expect with the current version?

When I open Jitsi-Android, I can login, either as Jabber or SIP. The
contact becomes online on the other side but I do not have a roster nor
a chat window on Android. Incoming chat messages cause a characteristic
signal but no visible message. Opening the session dialog fails.

Yes, that's exactly what you would expect currently. It might feel like
an interface "barely exists" but that's because you might be tempted to
think of this in terms of the time they spend on different parts of the
user interface: when using Jitsi, users spend 95% of their time watching
the chat window and the contact list, so if they are missing in the
android version you would be tempted to say that 95% of the user
interface is missing.

Yet, all the other things that you do during the remaining 5% are just
as much of an interface as the list itself. Creating accounts,
configuring accounts, the call dialog, the code that glues the call
dialog to the protocol. This is just as much interface as the rest of it.

In terms of user interface lines of code I'd say we are at about 50% or
60% of a first version. In terms of total lines of code in the project,
we are probably at about 90%.

So, things will be unfolding rapidly during the following months.

Cheers,
Emil

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On 26.03.13, 20:55, Conrad Beckert wrote:

Conrad

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https://jitsi.org


#3

Hey Conrad,

Hi,

today I did my first Android Test: Samsung Galaxy III, Linux Mint 14. Latest Android and Desktop versions of Jitsi.

OK, I know that the Android version is highly experimental, but my test might be of some value for the devs. At least: I managed to call both ways. Even encryption works like a charm. While I was able to send a video from the desktop to the phone - it fails the other way around. Both ways I've got one way audio: when I call from the phone - then I can send audio to the desktop but not the other way around. On the other way - calling the phone results in one way audio this way. That might be a codec issue - but as I cannot change any settings in Android - it's hard to find out.

Thanks for testing! We're currently working on audio codec selection on android and related issues and the problem you experienced will be very soon fixed. We'll let you know, so that you can give it a second try.

Cheers,
Yana

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On Mar 26, 2013, at 8:55 PM, "Conrad Beckert" <conrad_videokonferenz@gmx.de> wrote:

An user interface on Android barely exists. My question: is it not implemented yet or does it have hickups with my phone (screen resolution ...)? What can one expect with the current version?

When I open Jitsi-Android, I can login, either as Jabber or SIP. The contact becomes online on the other side but I do not have a roster nor a chat window on Android. Incoming chat messages cause a characteristic signal but no visible message. Opening the session dialog fails.

Conrad


#4

of course I can … just hit answer. :slight_smile:

Conrad

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Gesendet: Dienstag, 26. März 2013 um 21:45 Uhr

Von: “Emil Ivov” emcho@jitsi.org

An: “Conrad Beckert” conrad_videokonferenz@gmx.de

Betreff: Re: Aw: Re: [jitsi-dev] Couldn’t resist to test Android

Hey Conrad,

Could you please resend this to the dev list so that the others could

follow?

Thanks, and as usual, thanks for the good words :slight_smile:

Emil

On 26.03.13, 21:41, Conrad Beckert wrote:

Hallo Emil,

thanks for the swift reply. So then everything is alright - I’m looking

forward to have Jitsi on Android. Thanks for your great work.

So I might come back later. What I suspected: Android has a lot of

different form factors and user interfaces. So the rest of the GUI might

have been be far to the East or South of the visible screen. Tell me

if/when I can support you with testing. I would probably not get into

Android programming - but Jitsi is great and it’d be cool to have it on

the road…

Greetings

Conrad

Gesendet: Dienstag, 26. März 2013 um 21:17 Uhr

Von: “Emil Ivov” emcho@jitsi.org

An: dev@jitsi.java.net

Cc: “Conrad Beckert” conrad_videokonferenz@gmx.de

Betreff: Re: [jitsi-dev] Couldn’t resist to test Android

Hey Conrad,

On 26.03.13, 20:55, Conrad Beckert wrote:

Hi,

today I did my first Android Test: Samsung Galaxy III, Linux Mint 14.

Latest Android and Desktop versions of Jitsi.

OK, I know that the Android version is highly experimental, but my test

might be of some value for the devs. At least: I managed to call both

ways. Even encryption works like a charm. While I was able to send a

video from the desktop to the phone - it fails the other way around.

Both ways I’ve got one way audio: when I call from the phone - then I

can send audio to the desktop but not the other way around. On the other

way - calling the phone results in one way audio this way. That might be

a codec issue - but as I cannot change any settings in Android - it’s

hard to find out.

An user interface on Android barely exists. My question: is it not

implemented yet or does it have hickups with my phone (screen resolution

…)? What can one expect with the current version?

When I open Jitsi-Android, I can login, either as Jabber or SIP. The

contact becomes online on the other side but I do not have a roster nor

a chat window on Android. Incoming chat messages cause a characteristic

signal but no visible message. Opening the session dialog fails.

Yes, that’s exactly what you would expect currently. It might feel like

an interface “barely exists” but that’s because you might be tempted to

think of this in terms of the time they spend on different parts of the

user interface: when using Jitsi, users spend 95% of their time watching

the chat window and the contact list, so if they are missing in the

android version you would be tempted to say that 95% of the user

interface is missing.

Yet, all the other things that you do during the remaining 5% are just

as much of an interface as the list itself. Creating accounts,

configuring accounts, the call dialog, the code that glues the call

dialog to the protocol. This is just as much interface as the rest of it.

In terms of user interface lines of code I’d say we are at about 50% or

60% of a first version. In terms of total lines of code in the project,

we are probably at about 90%.

So, things will be unfolding rapidly during the following months.

Cheers,

Emil

Conrad

https://jitsi.org

https://jitsi.org