Cam zoom

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Jay-Jay started the topic in Friday, 30 Nov 2018 at 7:33pm

Up until recently i was able to zoom in when it was in cam mode - Unable to do this any more (only option is to go to full screen now). Has something changed recently which is preventing this to be done? Cheers

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thermalben commented Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 at 5:34am

We've never had 'zoom' functionality controllable by users.. so I'm not quite sure what you're talking about. The new site upgrade has the exact same surfcam streams as before. Which location are you referencing?

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Jay-Jay commented Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 at 6:43am

Cams in SA. By zoom i mean you could pinch and expand the screen when viewing on an android phone. Can't do that anymore.

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thermalben commented Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 at 6:49am

Ah, I understand. I’ll see if there’s any way to restore that.

You do realise that it’s not actually zooming though? The camera streams at a fixed number of pixels, so you’re just making them a little bigger (but more blurry). You’d essentially achieve the same result by using a magnifying glass. Or bringing the phone closer to your face.

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Sakurzbock commented Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 at 1:14pm

I have the exact same problem. I noticed that Swellnet has changed the format yet agaaaaain. Its swellnet that has caused this issue. You had a great service. Why not just leave a well oiled machine alone. If this issue isn't resolved, in unsubscribing.

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thermalben commented Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 at 1:41pm

Well oiled machine? Haha. Quite the opposite.

I understand that no-one likes change, but we need to continually improve our website so it performs efficiently for everyone as peripheral technologies are upgraded around us.

Rather than ‘zooming’ in by pinching the screen on your mobile, I would suggest that there are probably better ways of achieving the same goals.

We’ve gotta be the most transparent surfing website in the world, so tell us what you’d like to see - you can speak directly to our developer Jono here - and we’ll do our best to make it happen.

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Sakurzbock commented Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 at 2:06pm

So can you pass on Jono's number please?

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thermalben commented Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 at 2:14pm

Yeah, nah. We’re not that transparent.

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goofyfoot commented Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 at 3:13pm

So when are the Swellnet magnifying glasses coming out?

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thermalben commented Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 at 4:05pm

Receive a free pair when you order the new Swellnet Foil Board!

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Jono commented Saturday, 1 Dec 2018 at 5:06pm

Fear not, pinch zoom is coming back - just not this weekend. There’s about 8000 small details to double check and test so a few things slip through the cracks in the first deployment.

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Jay-Jay commented Sunday, 2 Dec 2018 at 10:47am

Thanks Jono that's awsome

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Jono commented Monday, 3 Dec 2018 at 12:47pm

Jay Jay - pinch zoom is back mate.

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Jay-Jay commented Tuesday, 4 Dec 2018 at 11:06am

I can confirm pinch and zoom is operational again. Much appreciated.