Hi everybody, 2019 is coming to its end and what better than a new version of the ownCloud app for Android to celebrate it
2.14 comes full of new features, improvements for our users and bug fixing. Some of them are contributions so thanks to all of those involved in this new release.
From now on, everytime you open the ownCloud app, you will receive a warm welcome with the new splash screen, fully brandable by the way.
Shortcut to shared by link files
A couple of version ago, in 2.11 to be exact, we included a new option in the drawer menu to access available offline files in a quicker way.
Now it’s the turn of a new shortcut to access files that have been shared by link. This is a contribution by Shashvat Kedia.
Minimum number of characters for searching users, groups or federated shares
From 10.0.8, user and group name search results depend on a new parameter called
user.search_min_length (4 by default) and the 2.14 Android version supports it.
To use it, you just need to update the value of that parameter in your server and you will notice in the Android app that the user and groups search will not show results till reaching that value.
For example, after changing the value to 12 characters:
End of support for SAML authentication
SAML authentication will not be available anymore in the Android app so please switch to other authentication methods like OAuth.
Mix files and folders when sorting them by date or size
When sorting a list of files and folders by date or size, the app showed first folders and then files so the sorting was not being strictly respected. Now the files and folders will appear mixed and properly ordered, as you can see below - order by size, descending in this case.
New logs view
Hanness sent us a contribution with an awesome redesign for the logs UI. It also includes changes under the hood, we will no longer use a self-made implementation but an external library one, which makes our life easier.
As you can see in the image below, it keeps the searching and adds:
- Tab for ownCloud Filelogging view
- Tab for Logcat view
- Log sharing
- Filters for
Error(in the three dots menu button)
And last but not the least, we have also fixed some errors reported by the app users:
- Avoid overwritten files with the same name during copy or move operations
- Retry camera uploads when recovering wifi connectivity and “Upload with wifi only” option is enabled
2.14 will be the last version supporting 4.4 Android devices and ownCloud servers lower than 10.
How can I download the new ownCloud Android app?
2.14 is already available on Google Play Store, so download and enjoy it!
How can I send my feedback to ownCloud developers?
We really appreciate your feedback to improve the ownCloud Android app so if you find any bug or want to make any suggestion, please participate in one of these channels:
– Open a new issue on Github: https://github.com/owncloud/android/issues/
– Open a new topic on central: https://central.owncloud.org/
– Write to firstname.lastname@example.org