The latest version of CleverDic, the crossword solver app, has been released. The user interface has been revamped to give a smarter and cleaner appearance. The background now has a sky blue gradient and there is a status bar that indicates the number of matches or if the app is busy searching. The keyboard automatically disappears after you press search or enter.
The text field on the main screen has now been replace with a list. This meant I had to provide help and information in other ways. I've created a help screen and one time only welcome dialog that shows a simple help message.
You can now look up the word definitions by touching the words. This works by opening up the web browser and performing a special search through Google. For example, to look up the word android, the app will now browse to this URL:
To help gather user feedback and to promote other apps, I've added an about screen. The screen shows icons for Facebook, Twitter, Blogger and Google Android Market.
Other refinements include switching off the auto-rotate feature, this was just annoying, the app remains in portrait mode now.
For the next release I'm considering adding a settings screen to allow the user to select the background colour, the maximum number of words shown and turn on/off the sub-anagrams feature.
CleverDic on Google Market