Ozi for Android

 

I’ve been using OziExplorer for Windows since 2001, Windows CE in its day, and more recently OziExplorer for Android. One of the nice features built-in to the latter is the ability to create your own screen designs. Inspired by several designs made available by contributors to the 4x4Earth forum, together with those of my HN5 and later HN6 Hema Navigators, I decided to create my own design. I have provided a file designed for both 1280×800 and 1024×600 resolution devices, in landscape mode only. They were developed & tested using OziExplorer for Android version 1.34 and the Ozi Screen Designer utility version 1.14. To use all the functions available you’ll need the latest version of OziExplorer for Android installed. Updated 25th July 2020 to add 3 variants of this design in 800×480 resolution…

Feel free to download and use this either as is or modify it to your own taste. I’ve also provided a Quick Guide, which details installation details and a brief explanation of the unique features of these designs – it’s a 2-minute read to get you up & running quickly.

Enjoy… I’d welcome your feedback or suggestions!Ā 

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Download the screen design definition file for your device below. If your screen resolution isn’t listed it’s better to choose a lower-resolution one.

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Download22/06/20391 KBLandscape 1280x800 screen design v.4 for OziExplorer for Android (v. 1.34 or later). This version is a complete rework for better usability (bigger buttons!) and now features a Max Map screen for almost full-screen map.
Download22/06/20402 KBLandscape 1024x600 screen design v.4 for OziExplorer for Android (v. 1.34 or later). The layout is identical to its bigger brother above but of course everything's a bit smaller... and now features a Max Map screen for almost full-screen map.
Download25/07/20413 KbLandscape 800x480 screen design v.4 for OziExplorer for Android (v. 1.34 or later). Similar to its siblings above but better suited to smaller screens. This variant has icons & text on the buttons on all map screens.
Download25/07/20410 KBLandscape 800x480 screen design v.4 for OziExplorer for Android (v. 1.34 or later). Similar to its siblings above but better suited to smaller screens. This variant has icons only on the buttons on all map screens.
Download25/07/20398 KBLandscape 800x480 screen design v.4 for OziExplorer for Android (v. 1.34 or later). Similar to its siblings above but better suited to smaller screens. This variant has text only on the buttons on all map screens, with a slightly larger font for better readability.
Download22/06/20355 KBA guide to installation and the unique features of my screen designs for OziExplorer for Android. An easy 2-minute read to get you up & running.

  3 Responses to “Ozi for Android”

  1. Hello Dave, Jim Kelly here . . .
    Am just getting back into OziE and purchased the Android version as it looks like Des has been busy embracing that platform.

    Back in CE days I loved creating pages am am looking forward to seeing what can be done in the eight years or so since I was actively doing that. Found your page tonight – Handy šŸ™‚

    Have you tried Portrait mode on a high res display yet?
    I have a Samsung Tablet s7+G5 with a 12.4″ 2800 x 1752 (WQXGA+) display that use in portrait mode in a truck.

    I have installed the designer software on w10 but the cursor is all over the place (hence I have been looking for an FAQ that might cover this before pestering Des . . . and found your pages!). The Windows notebook display is 15ā€ 3240 x 2160 (260 PPI), 3:2 aspect ratio.

    • Thought Iā€™ d touch base before trying one of page-sets as a starting point.

      Thanks,

      Jim

    • Hi Jim,

      Thanks for getting in touch! The short answer to your question is no, I haven’t looked at portrait screen designs at all; I’ve concentrated on landscape mode because I feel it allows a cleaner, more natural layout similar to a paper map. But I can see how the newer high-resolution tablets with more screen real estate could be used in portrait mode, especially with a large display size.

      From memory I don’t think the Ozi Screen Designer utility has changed much since the CE days. If you’re keen to have ago and modify my design please feel free – love to know how you get on eventually! If you want a hand or indeed give up (OSD can be frustrating at times ) get back to me and I’ll see what I can do, although I’ve got lots on my plate atm…

      Cheers

      Ian

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