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AETHYX MEDIAE & Android stuff

Good day!

It’s summer plus it’s 2017, so it’s about time to update our Android apps the following weeks.

We would like to begin with an already uploaded update of our inhouse web browser YAABy.

YAABy icon

The newest version here is able to display favicons and is now also usable on all the coming Chromebooks. You’ll find all of the information regarding this release on the official website: yaaby.eu. Just click on the banners from Google Play Store & Amazon there to arrive directly at the product detail page. We hope you enjoy this newest version as much as we do!

Right now we’re programming the updates for JPCARS.de, gizmeo.eu, zockerseele.com. These will be available the next two weeks or so. In sum it’s an update for Android 7.x.x (Nougat) and some code cleaning. These will be the last updates also before the official release of Android O by Google. We hope you like what you’ll see and as always…

…if you want to support our work, please flattr us or donate some Bitcoin! The appropriate buttons are shown on every single page here on aethyx.eu. Every donation will be fully spent inhouse to keep this project running and save us nerves and financial drama in the near and far future. It’ll also secure our unique idea of an indie web publishing house which we think will become more and more important regarding current political and media situations worldwide.

That’s it from AETHYX MEDIAE for now,

only the bestest to all of you,

the aethyx staff

Approximately one and a half year ago one of our authors hacked together an Android app for FEMEN. The nature of this movement involves bare human breasts which is the main reason we weren’t able so far to distribute it via offical app stores like Google Play.

FEMEN Android app icon

But fear not, the author released the app already into the wild and it’s actually available via GitHub, see here:

https://github.com/aethyx/femen.

Licensed under the GPLV2 which means the digital world is invited to add code as well as features at any time to develop this project further.

Most of the time so far the releases here are maintenance releases: updating the app to run under the most current Android OS version as well as updating the resources used here. Social networks take down FEMEN pages quite often for no reason. To find and implement new content as soon as possible is one of the main tasks for new versions so far.

Please share and include the app into the open repositories where possible!

Also, don’t hesitate to join the project if you’re a coder or have new ideas for this app!

There should be more movements like FEMEN out there. The world would be a much better and more intelligent place for all of us. Rock on, girls!

Cheers,
the aethyx staff

Dear readers,

firstly, a Happy New Year! Make your wishes come true!

Secondly, all of our Android apps except YAABy were updated shortly:

Get our Android apps via Google Play Store.

What we completely dismissed is Facebook. We deleted all of our Facebook sites associated with our projects (for obvious reasons meanwhile). What you still can do is like the articles inside our apps and on our web pages, of course. But Facebook is there just another social site of many. That’s the way it should be, we thought.

Thirdly, we made them Marshmellow-compatible, which means Android 6.x.x support. According to our experiences from our inhouse testers the Chromium engine running our apps is much more stable and faster then in previous app versions. Try it, feel it! It’s always best to upgrade Android apps to the newest versions anyway.

If you want to do us a favour (upgrading apps is a time intensive and nerve eating process), use Flattr as well as Bitcoin underneath this post! We. Need. More. Alcohol!

See you around!
the aethyx staff

Good day!

In celebrating our fresh new look we are going to give you 10% discount on all of our products!

Our offer will be available until November 15th.

Additionally we are currently looking for free lance open-source Android developers who would like to share their expertise on new projects we have in mind. Come on board and we’ll see what happens!

Finally the hottest summer in Europe is over, have a nice autumn 2015!

Regards,
the aethyx staff

Hey folks,

we hope you had a very fine spring and let’s hope for a hot summer all over Europe!

Right now we are a bit in a transition process.

Firstly we need more authors for our expert blogs. Of course it’s heavy to communicate with interested writers without offering them money or other compensations. But due to lack of time for our families as well as friends it’s difficult to keep those mediaes running. To be honest, we are not sure how long this search for authors will last. And we know that we begged for more authors for years now. So, we need help here. Fast.

Secondly, all of our Android apps were already updated in 2015. Grab them here if you didn’t know of them already: Our apps on Google Play Store. These apps are also available via Amazon as well as Opera.

Thirdly, our indie web browser YAABy will be updated soon! We keep having difficulties integrating favicon support. This is no problem, we’ll deliver in the future. We fixed two little bugs and extended an available feature to the max. You’ll love it!

Fourthly, Facebook is all messed up. We will NOT be able to deliver content to this social network in the near future. We are not sure if ANY developer is fixing those issues with their new API. This affects ALL of our magazines. Sorry. We’ll keep you updated.

So long for the moment,
sincerely
the aethyx staff

Nihao!

Currently we are working heavily in the background on several Lollipop translations to get those Indie ROM trains running.

Furthermore, the year just started and our friends and families are still our top priority.

In the meantime: We recommend closing your Twitter and Facebook accounts. Some independent sources say hackers are on their way (Lizard squad and history in the making, you know).

Anyway. Keep your heads up as well as your eyes and ears open.

The bestest,
the aethyx-staff

We did as we promised.

After Zockerseele, which is all about video games, as well as Gizmeo, which is all about gadgets, we ported JPCARS.de, which is all about Japanese cars (obviously), to Android:

JPCARS.de is now on Android
(Click to show app in Google Play Store)

You need at least Frozen Yogurt to run it. This way we guarantee that our app runs on as much Android devices as possible. Also, up to Android 4.1.2 it’s possible to shovel the app to your SD card. It’s very small, maybe you never need this feature: only 400KB (without cached files).

Well, show your support! We hope you like it, it’s completely free as always!

Our ambitions won’t stop here, of course. We released 4 brand new Android apps to the world in only two years. If we keep up this pace we will have a very neat repository of Android apps in the future. Something to aim for!

Show ♥ for the Droids,
bestest,
aethyx staff

Our fast, secure, small and neat touch screen Android web browser is blogging:

http://yaaby.eu.

We didn’t do anything. He just started this project on his own.

Well, Android is a strange little cradle for artificial intelligence, don’t you think?

But who’s complaining. We are happy he’s showing his independence to the world. Keep on, lil buddy!

See you around,
bestest,
the aethyx-staff

Instead of using brand new technology just for us, Gizmeo.com & Zockerseele.com in this case, we created something new for everyone to use: YAABy. Which stands for: YetAnotherAndroidBrowser. With a little y at the end, to stand out from the pack.

the yaaby icon

Get it here:

http://yaaby.eu.

Basically it uses the same technology as our other Android-Apps: Webkit does the rendering and other browser-stuff.

We enhanced the experience in two critical ways:

a) an address bar for your URLs
b) a secure SSL-connection to the one and only EU-certified search engine Startpage as main feature

This app is still in Beta, but there should be no big problems already. This is really a work in progress, don’t expect too much. Updates will be delivered from time to time, new features will only be implemented if it makes sense to me or if the users really need it. Feedback welcome.

One of the main problems with a lot of web browsers on Android is they are simply too huge and not running on low powered devices. With YAABy you only need FroYo and you’re good to go.

Welcome to our family, YAABy!

Regards,
the aethyx-staff

This is a completely new field for us, but we are happy to be there: Right now it is also possible to enjoy our projects on Android devices!

play store logo

We made an app for Gizmeo.com (our gadget webzine) and Zockerseele.com (our video game webzine) respectively. These are available here:

Our first two official Android apps on Google Play.

Due to the fact these zines are those with the most visitors this step is quite logical of course.

What we can say for now is that these apps won’t be our last. Android is a completely new way to experience consumer electronics. It is very likely that we will write more apps. And of course these will also be stand alone applications which might not be directly associated with our new media ambitions. There is so much more you can code. If you find the time…

But remember: This is just a starting point. We begin to understand what Android does and so are these first two apps. Don’t expect too much of them, we are not backed by a mega corporation (which has its advantages, btw), so we are not able to pay for hundreds of programmers and stuff. This needs time. And these apps are just several weeks “old”.

In the meantime we hope to enrich your lifes even more. This a whole leap forward. We hope to keep up the pace. See it as a free & open surplus of what we do.

Read you soon,
all the best,
the aethyx-staff

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