Today is a special day for Gamesome,
it’s been one year since I uploaded the first public version of Gamesome on the Play Store and it’s been amazing! I’ve been in contact with lots of users, developers and even companies. I’m so glad that my project has grown this much in just one year and I hope that you’ll appreciate my work even in the future 🙂
So… What better time to post an update than today?
I’ll list you 5 new features that will be included in the next version of the frontend.
#5 – New UI
Gamesome received, as already anticipated, a large redesign that will progressively lead the app to comply Android’s new Material Design. I also removed almost all the unused space to grant the games browser more space, even with ads you’ll have a wider area reserved for your collection. I’ve also rewritten the core of the app to make it faster when going from a platform to another.
#4 – New Platforms
In these days I tested whole batches of emulators suggested by you, in order to find new compatible alternatives to the emulators now supported. Unfortunately Gamesome cannot support most of these apps, and contacting their developers is not always easy.. Some apps don’t receive any updates since 3 years, so…
BUT I’ve found some new compatible emulators that you can check here.
There are also two new platforms: SEGA Saturn and ZX Spectrum!
#3 – Favorites List
That’s it, a list containing your favorite games independently from their platform that you can directly play without searching them through your infinite libraries.
This feature will only be available to PRO Version users as a way to say thank you for their support 🙂
#2 – Games hiding/deletion
A new option in games browser will allow you to hide unwanted items from your collection (i.e. BIOS files) and you’ll also have the possibility to permanently delete the file from your storage.
#1 – MAME4droid!
Thanks to a tip by an awesome person, I’ve been invited to check compatibility for MAME4droid and it was a very pleasant surprise to see that now it works properly with Gamesome. You kept asking, some of you has probably even mailed the author and finally this feature has been added, but only for the 0.139 version.
Usually I don’t want to give release dates because as an university student I have sudden variations in my schedule of classes, exams and some extra occasional work, but I think that the app will be ready within two weeks and after some days of testing it will be published for everyone. Let’s say end of March/beginning of April, even some days before if all goes well 🙂