OpenGL ES CapsViewer updated to 0.3

High on the heels of the last release (0.2), I just updated the OpenGL ES CapsViewer to version 0.3. Changelog : Changed way of setting up the OpenGL ES render context Certain devices (mostly those with PowerVR GPUs) were reporting wrong OpenGL ES versions (e.g. 1.1 instead of 2.0). I’ve changed the way of setting up the highest possible OpenGL ES version, so those devices should now display their real supported OpenGL ES version. [Read More]

OpenGL ES CapsViewer update to 0.2

I’ve just released an update for the OpenGL ES CapsViewer to google’s playstore. This version should fix crashes upon startup that seemed to be caused by a wrong egl configuration, so for this version I’ve changed the method of selecting the egl configuration for the render context. So if the application crashed on your device feel free to update (in case you’ve turned automatic updates off) the the most recent version and submit your OpenGL ES reports. [Read More]

OpenGL ES Caps Viewer available on Playstore

My first ever mobile app is now available over at Google’s PlayStore! This is a premiere for me, and though I wasn’t on wether to spend the 25$ registration fee for the google’s developer console, I hope many android apps and games will follow. Download via Google play The OpenGL ES CapsViewer is the mobile counterpart to the OpenGL CapsViewer, reading the OpenGL ES implementation info of your Android device, as well as device information that may be of use to developers. [Read More]

OpenGL ES Hardware Database Preview

It took (a bit) longer than expected, but I finally got the first preview of the online OpenGL ES Hardware Database online. I want this to be the match to the widely used OpenGL Hardware Database (filled by the glCapsViewer). Where the former is aimed at developing desktop applications with OpenGL, the later one is planned to be a helper for all developers planning on deploying OpenGL ES based applications, games or tools on the Android platform (other platforms that support OpenGL ES may follow in the future, the database design is flexible enough) that want to know what features are offered by the different devices on the market. [Read More]

New target : Android

I’ve been using a symbian “smartphone” (a Samsung SGH-i560) for ages now, but finally decided to swap it for a new and shiny Android device, mainly to code on. So I recently bought myself a Huawei Ascend G510. It’s a middle class Android handset with a dual-core CPU (1,2GHz) and a 4.5” screen that supports OpenGL ES 2.0 that doesn’t cost a fortune (~140€) and condidering the pricetag it’s a pretty good phone. [Read More]