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From Jörg Sawatzki <joerg.sawat...@web.de>
Subject Re: Improving the new download function
Date Wed, 18 Jan 2012 15:02:32 GMT
Hi,

even though I unfortunately didn't receive any feedback at all, I'd like
to keep you updated about my advanced download plugin.
I hired a freelancer who developed an iOS version as well.

Here is both, the Android and the iOS version:

https://github.com/joerg86/phoneload

Jörg

Am Montag, den 02.01.2012, 13:21 +0100 schrieb Jörg Sawatzki:
> Hi once again,
> 
> first of all, a Happy New Year to everybody on the list! :o)
> 
> As I haven't received any feedback in the last two weeks concerning my
> proposal, I decided to make things easier for you and created a plugin
> approach as well. It allows you to easily try out the extended download
> feature without having to touch the core (even though I think this
> feature belongs into the core in the long run).
> 
> Here's the repository:
> https://github.com/joerg86/phoneload
> 
> Just follow the steps in Android/README.md and try it out. It should
> work perfectly with the new PhoneGap 1.3.0!
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Jörg
> 
> Am Mittwoch, den 28.12.2011, 15:02 +0100 schrieb Jörg Sawatzki:
> > Hey list,
> > 
> > I hope you all had a nice christmas and didn't spend too much time
> > digging through some code these days. :o)
> > 
> > Here's the latest update concerning the improved download function in
> > callback-android: The cancel() function!
> > 
> > var ft = FileTransfer();
> > ft.download("http://foo.bar/download.zip", progessCB, errorCB);
> > 
> > Now the download starts and calls progressCB with a FileDownloadResult
> > (see my last message) periodically. You can now do:
> > 
> > ft.cancel()
> > 
> > And the download thread is stopped! This calls errorCB once.
> > 
> > I am looking forward to your feedback and it would be awesome if we
> > could get this feature into core, as I am quite sure that almost every
> > user who uses the download function would like to monitor and control
> > the transfer.
> > 
> > All the best for the new year!
> > 
> > Jörg
> > 
> > PS: I have some resources available to help with coding. We just need to
> > agree how it should be done. I cannot make a decision, but I can make
> > the code after the community / project managers have made the decision.
> > 
> > PPS: Even though I am not an experienced Objective-C developer I'd
> > volunteer for the job of implementing these additional functions on
> > iPhone as well, if there's nobody else who can do it better and
> > faster. :)
> > 
> > Am Sonntag, den 18.12.2011, 16:29 +0100 schrieb Jörg Sawatzki:
> > > Hi list,
> > > 
> > > first of all I'd like to thank everybody involved in the project for the
> > > excellent work you have done! I am using phonegap/callback for an app
> > > that gives teachers and students access to educational resources like
> > > video clips, documents, charts and interactive materials which are
> > > distributed online by the state of Lower Saxony (Germany).
> > > The app not only allows to bookmark items and manage items in folders,
> > > but should provide a way to download the files to the mobile device and
> > > use them offline.
> > > 
> > > This is where the new FileTransfer.download() function comes in - it
> > > basically works, but has two main issues:
> > > 
> > > 1. You never know when a download is finished. You can just display a
> > > "please be patient" message - if they download a 50 megs video clip they
> > > might get confused if they aren't informed about the progress.
> > > 
> > > 2. There's no way to cancel a download. If somebody accidently clicked
> > > the download button, he has to wait until it is finished or kill the
> > > app/shutdown the device.
> > > 
> > > I have tried to address issue 1 for the android platform:
> > > 
> > > How it works:
> > > Use FileTransfer.download(source, target, success, error) as usual.
> > > 
> > > Whenever the download changes it progress, the succes callback is called
> > > with a FileDownloadResult (inspired by FileUploadResult) as parameter,
> > > which looks like this:
> > > 
> > > {
> > >     completed: false,
> > >     bytesReceived: 1000,
> > >     bytesTotal: 2000,
> > >     percentCompleted: 50.0,
> > >     responseCode: 200,
> > > }
> > > 
> > > When the download has finished, the "completed" property is set to true
> > > and the "fileEntry" property is set and contains the FileEntry object
> > > pointing to the downloaded file.
> > > 
> > > Have a look at the commit to see how this works:
> > > https://github.com/joerg86/callback-android/commit/f7d94812cdbf4fc8c1e7d343065502a07b85836e
> > > 
> > > Keep in mind that this is just a quick prototype that I would like to
> > > share and discuss with you. I'd highly appreciate if you check it out
> > > and tell me your ideas and thoughts. 
> > > 
> > > I hope this is a good starting point and we can find a good way to get
> > > something like this going in the callback core as soon as possible.
> > > Users will expect this functionality if they download more than a few
> > > hundred kilobytes.
> > > 
> > > Thanks in advance for your feeback and have a nice day. :o)
> > > 
> > > Jörg
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> 
> 



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