We are excited to announce Font Manager v5.1.3, the first stable in the 5.x series, with many changes.
This release is the culmination of hundreds of hard work from all of our current members, and outside collaborators. Every detail has been perfected, every bug we know of squashed.
While this is true, we also have introduced a few breaking changes, whether for performance or codebase shrinking. Those changes will be listed below.
In addition, in a few days, once this release has made it to > 50% of users, the old API will be completely shut down, and older versions will stop working.
Let’s dive right on into the change-log.
Optimize the selection process
Adapt to upstream API changes
Add fonts and emojis
The usual housekeeping
Optimized download code
Switch to new API
Add support for user tokens – for supporters
Potential questions, answered
Why are downloads capped at 2MB/s?
Unfortunately, some users were abusing our old API and eating up our bandwidth and server resources. We introduced rate and speed limits in the new API to defend against bandwidth hoarders. You can remove this limitation, by becoming a Patreon backer and linking your account.
How do I remove the limits?
Good question! All you need to do is the follwing: 1. Become a Patreon supporter 2. Link your Patreon account on the login page. 3. Go to your user profile page. 4. Make sure beside Access under API Authentication it mentions “Ad-Free”. If not, please wait up to an hour for our systems to sync with Patreon and verify your supporter status. 5. Once it says that, copy the Token you see, and paste that into a file called ‘.androidacy’ in your Android device’s internal storage. 6. Now install our modules like normal, and enjoy faster download speeds!
Does this mean your for-profit now?
No, it doesn’t. We merely applied some limits to ensure everyone has quality experiences using our software. One major flaw before was the lack of abuse prevention.
We will continue to offer our modules and apps for free, but with premium upgrades such as the bandwidth throttle removal.
Downloads and how to get support may be found in the links below. Leave any thoughts on this post in the comments.