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Vectoroid 0.82 was released last week, the big addition being the SVG parser to the open-source library. This was done to allow easy importing/use of SVG into Vectoroid apps, and represents a significant value add for the library. Now developers/designers can design in a Vector graphics editor (AI, Inkscape , …) and then export artwork to SVG and use it in apps directly. The SVG is parsed into the drawing model and can be manipulated in code.

It can be downloaded here : Vectoroid developers

Issues / Workarounds

The SVG parser works reasonably well with the exception that SVG Arc path points are not rendered properly – this is a problem common to other Android SVG parsers as the way Android processes Arcs (via the skia library) is significantly different to the SVG specification and therefore requires conversion. Should be possible to do, but I just have not had time to do it yet. If people request it then it can be done. Or it is definitely a good way to earn a free licence ;)

To work around the afforementioned Arc problem, you can convert and paths with Arcs to bezier paths. To do this in Inkscape select the object and then use Path > Object to path.

Applications

This is what the Twitter infographic app uses to parse and display it’s template which has just be redesigned by a designer (thanks Rachel).


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