AndRomeo is OpenSource, you may feel free and participate. If you want to add language support, neater artwork, or missing functions, you're welcome to review the sourcecode, add your changes and upload your own clone.
Your changes can make it to the next release!


AndRomeo Group - Discuss - Give Feedback - Make Suggestions

To give you more space, to discuss functions, give feedback on the app, request features [...], than this blog can offer - we opened up the AndRomeo Google group.

You can visit the group by a click on this link:

On the navigation bar to you right, there is a group label as well.

We would love, to answer to your suggestions and issue reports right in the Android Market, but there is no way to contact you. :-(

So to make a start, we copypasted some entries to the group, to answer them!


AndRomeo & AndRomeo OSP finden Beachtung auf!

Da dieser Eintrag nichts mit der App als solches zu tun hat, ist er ausnahmsweise auf Deutsch gehalten.
Im genannten Artikel geht es natürlich weder um Andromeo von gimli, noch um AndRomeo OSP.
Der Artikel beschreibt, wie Apple die iPhone App MobileRomeo aus dem eigenen App-Store gebannt hat.

Wir wünschen uns, dass die App schnell wieder in den App-Store aufgenommen werden kann.

Neben der traurigen Tatsache, dass Apple eine gute App aus dem Store geschmissen hat, finden die beiden Android Apps zumindest am Rande noch Platz.

Ich finde, am Rande erwähnt, ist besser als gar nicht. :-)

P.S.: Am Spaßfaktor wird noch gearbeitet ;-)


AndRomeo OSP 0.1.5 released!

AndRomeo OSP 0.1.5 released
At first we would like to thank all of you, for downloading our app and for your great feedback!
It's true, that coding is more fun when you know, that someone has use for it. :-)
We hope, that you enjoy the new features in AndRomeo OSP 0.1.5!

AndRomeo OSP 0.1.5 detects your systems language and automaticaly adapts it. At the moment the following languages are supported:
German, English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian and Swedish.
Please keep in mind, that some translations might be a bit off.
Feel free to correct any misstake in our web-supported translations. ;-)
If your language is not natively supported by AndRomeo OSP, it automaticaly starts up in english.

Image Zoom
Now you can zoom in / out pictures, that are attached to a message.Profile view now allows to scroll and zoom images.
A paperclip shows, if a message contains images.
The message view now shows only up to 4 images in a row.
(8 images in portrait mode)
Some images might still be off-screen on low-resolution devices.

Redesigned Iconset
The new iconset features completely new icons for any action.
Some of the new icons will be used by future features.
For developers,  all icons (incl. unused) can be found in the repository.
Other inconspicuous things. :)

App will crash less. Fixed some bugs related to connections.
When your network changes, from 3G to WLAN or from one Hotspot to another, while you login - the app should no longer crash.
You'll get a little message, that your login failed and you can retry instantly. (New error messages are partly localized!)


AndRomeo OSP 0.1 hits the market!

AndRomeo OSP 0.1 "Archer" RC3
hits the Android Market Place!

After some time of work, pain, sweat, blood and a lot of coffeepads, AndRomeo OSP 0.1 is finaly uploaded to the Android Market Place.

It's not a version 1.0 yet, but we're working hard on this issue ;-)

All basic functions, that you need to keep in contact with your buddies , are implemented in AndRomeo OSP 0.1.

When things are going well, you can expect AndRomeo OSP 0.2 (Barclay) to be even more usefull, faster and intuitive. Once downloaded from the Market Place, you will be automaticaly notified, when a new version is available.

Keep in mind, that there are still some issues.
We would highly appreciate your comments, thoughts and ideas for upcoming versions.

This App was made for you, so it is important for us, to know what you think about it!

You can download AndRomeo OSP 0.1 by searching for "AndRomeo OSP" in the Android Market Place or by scanning the above QR-Code, that will redirect you to the right place in the market.

The developers version is available under:
We recommend to use the market app!


AndRomeo 0.0.5 -beta

New in this version:

  • Notification on new messages (Status bar & sound notification - no vibration yet)
  • Visitors Tab including users photos & footprints (Alpha)
  • Indicators for (un-)read messages
  • More artworks


What comes next?

  • Outgoing messages tab
  • Visitors tab
  • User specific message history
  • Log out function
  • Cross actions
  • Implement notifications on new messages

Note that the list above is not intended to be complete.
Feel free to comment this post, tell us your ideas and wishes for upcoming versions!



Re-designed Graphics, more consistent with the bluish gayromeo design.
Happy-Friday bug fixed.
Smaller app size.


User List Clean Up & Profile View

***Update 2010-05-11 ***

User List has been cleaned up and features static user icons for better separation.
You can now view your friends profiles. Click an username in the User List to open the profile.
The touchfunctionality is deliberately disabled, due to issues when clicking links or photos in the profile view. You can navigate in profiles via your hardkey or trackball!
The profile view also features a static headbanner, that shows the username and onlinestatus.
Because touch ui is disabled in profile view, there are separate buttons to go back to the user list or send a message!

The new version is available via direct download. You can also open the following link in your desktops browser and scan the QR-Code with your mobiles barcode reader.
(f.e.: Barcode Scanner, barcoo or ShopSavvy.)

Unfortunately there is an issue with opening messages, with no images attached.
To our knowledge, this only affects PLUS-Users / Happy Friday. Will be fixed!


Message image support - by hoenf

***UPDATE 2010-05-10***
Messages that have pictures attached, are now tagged with '[Pic]'
Click attached pictures, to switch to fullscreen view.
Requires to download the alternative Version from hoenf, that can be found here:

Note: The fullscreen picture view works very well, depending on the number of attached pictures. Sometimes the wrong image opens up.

hoenf added in-message image support.
So now it's possible to view preview images of received photos in messages.

In-Message Picture Support.


AndRomeo 0.0.4

Version 2010-05-08 Changes:

-- contains a heartbeat-service which automatically calls "heartbeat.php" in regular intervals to keep the session alive -- contains multithreading for friendlist and message list -- got full message text in "WriteMessageActivity"


Zumindest kann man jetzt Nachrichten schreiben

... obwohl AndRomeo nicht so voranschreitet wie gewünscht: es ist jetzt möglich, Nachrichten zu schreiben.

Also zwei Sachen kann man damit jetzt schonmal machen:
  • Ich kann fragen: Welche Freunde habe ich und wann waren oder wie sind diese online?
  • Und: ich kann zu den Kontakten Nachrichten schreiben.
Da ich jetzt weiß, wie das Lesen und Schreiben von und nach GR mithilfe von AndRomeo ungefähr funktioniert, arbeite ich noch an einer vernünftigen internen Klassenstruktur.

So on...