Zong! is coming to Android

There are two exciting news about Zong!:

  • The Zong! Viewer is currently being ported to the Android platform. All the MusicXML loading, layouting and rendering is done on the device, no internet connection is needed. Expect a first public alpha version in April.
  • We are also working on the Zong! Web Viewer which allows to embed scores on web pages, without requiring any plugins like Java, Flash, Silverlight, ActiveX or something else. It uses pure HTML and JavaScript. The rendering is done by our server, which can be accessed for free. We are also experimenting to integrate audio playback πŸ™‚ There will also be a public alpha version in April.

Here is a first screenshot of the Android viewer, just a proof of concept:

9 thoughts on “Zong! is coming to Android

  1. Mahanaim

    I just want to know wether you ve finished or not. Then yes where can I get the app?
    Then no, sorry but i wish you all the best. It ‘s really a very great Idea. I would like to get involve but i m null in development. πŸ˜‰
    Greetings

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  2. Andi

    Currently I’m too busy with university stuff. I’m doing my final project, which started earlier than originally planned. But I’m finished mid of October and can continue with Zong! then.
    You can get an early version in mid of November I guess, but it depends what features and what quality you expect. Please send me a mail to andi at xenoage com if you want to help testing the app (no development knowledge needed :)).

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      1. Andi

        Yes it is, but currently the project is paused because of workload… We will continue in summer, and Zong! will be completely open-sourced, including the Android module πŸ™‚

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  3. Andi

    In summer 2013 we plan to release the next step – completely open source (including the Android Viewer) – stay tuned. But it’s still in an experimental stage.

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      1. Andi

        Not yet. Currently I am refactoring the core classes for much better performance and memory usage. This is important especially for the Android viewer. But I still want to release a new beta version at the end of summer or in autumn. And the source code will be fully released, too. More information on the new website that will be published in a few weeks.

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