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Review mib remotely on Android device?

Hello developers and designers.

That's great that release 3.5 widens spectrum of supported devices. I started to create with Mag+ magazine for iPad and it was easy to share it with employee in another city. Magazine will also have Android version so the company bought Samsung Galaxy Tab and found that Android version of Reviewer differs in options from iOS. Is there really no place to set remote server address to download mib to device? I found in help that unfortunately there's no possibility in Android's Mag+ Reviewer to push the file simply through a web browser but is there another simple way to do this without being a apache/php/another-black-magic configuration genius :-) ? Or maybe you plan to evolve it to reach the same functions of Reviewer as it is in iOS?

I wanted to check functionality of Mag+ Reviewer for Android on my Mac so I downloaded Android SDK, dig through it and finally made simulator working (not satisfied with speed or response or whatever comparing to iOS simulator) but I'm afraid there's no way to download Mag+ Reviewer and install it in this environment. Am I right?

Wait to hear from you.

Tomasz Nazaruk

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Hi Thomasz,

At the moment it is not possible to review a mib file on an android device. You will have to use the Mag+ production tool to review. we are working on getting that function into to the android reviewer.

Here you will be able to find the latest apks of the Mag+ reviewer for android: http://support.magplus.com/entries/21704968 

Unfortunately we are not able to support installation issues regarding android simulators. 

Regards,

Anders 

Anders Odevik 0 votes
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Anders, let me see if I am understanding what you are saying here. To create an Android issue, we need to export the file, load it into the production tool, then...what? The production tool can't be used to review an issue.

Bruce nuffer 0 votes
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Hi Bruce,

In order to review from the Production tool, go to "Preferences" and enter the Push Address for the Android Mag+ Reviewer. Then next to the Review buttons in the Produciton tool, make sure to check "Push", then click "Review all" or select specific verticals and then click "Review selected".

So, export your verticals from InDesign, then sort them in the Production tool and Review. 

Regards,

Anders 

Anders Odevik 0 votes
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Oh, I see. I thought if it wouldn't push from InDesign, then it wouldn't push from the production tool either. I couldn't imagine how to use it any other way.

Bruce nuffer 0 votes
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I can push from InDesign to iPad, but not InDesign to Android. I'll check out your link to see if it gives me any clues.

Bruce nuffer 0 votes
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@Bruce: Make sure that you have logged in under User Settings in the Android app.

/Anders

Anders Odevik 0 votes
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When will magplus be implementing the addition of a 'Review remote mib URL' function in the Reviewer? This is a vert important feature that we need when testing the app and allowing our clients to test/proof it. 

Thanks

hannah dossary 0 votes
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Hi Hannah,

We are not sure when this will be implemented in the Andorid version. At the moment it is possible to open mibs stragiht from the Android device. You can send the mib as a mail attachment or as a dropbox link for example.

Regards,

Anders 

Anders Odevik 1 vote