This is the teleprompter app's FAQ. I get a lot of mails regarding the same questions so below is a list of the most frequently asked ones. If this page does not answer all your questions, feel free to contact me (again).
- "The scroll speed is way too fast!"
This is the most frequently reported bug of the app. On devices with big screens/resolutions the app seems to scroll too fast even on the lowest speed.
The solution is to manually install the .apk-file that is in the description of the app in the PlayStore, or here.
- "I have found a different bug!"
Sorry to hear that. Unfortunately back when I made this app I was a kid that didn't know about version control or backing up important files and over the years I did not only lose all code and project files but also the keyfile to the playstore entry, which is now gone forever. That means even if I made an update/improvement to the app I can't upload it to the store. That is also the reason why the previous mentioned scrollspeed-fix has to be installed manually.
(Note that some bugs can be fixed by just reinstalling the app/restarting your phone.)
- "I have a great idea how this app would be even better!"
I get a lot of great suggestions on how this app could be improved and I am thankful for your input but due to reasons mentioned earlier I can't develop the app anymore.
- "Umlauts are broken / Text looks weird"
You need to encode your .txt files as UTF-8 on saving. Windows 10 by default encodes as ANSI which breaks umlauts and other symbols for my app at least.
- "How do I make my display stay awake during use?"
Depends on your phone, but should be somewhere in your display-settings.
- "The app won't find my files on the SD-card"
Try putting your .txt files on your internal storage or formatting the SD-card as internal storage.
- "Can I use a bluetooth device to control the app?"
If a bluetooth device is connected to your phone any input will be interpreted as pause/resume scrolling the text. So the app makes no difference between you pressing the volume-up button on your headphones or any key pressed on a bluetooth keyboard. Be aware though, that some fancy bluetooth controllers might send additional signals that unwantedly pull down your phone's notification bar or do other non-sense.
- "Can I record a video while the app runs?"
I don't think so.
- "How do I make a DIY teleprompter?"
A video of someone building one.
- "I want to mention/use your app for/in X"
No problemo, do that please.
- "Requests in a language that is not Englisch or German / not using the latin alphabet"
I only reply to mails that I am able to read (i.e. English, German). If you want me to help you please at least google translate your mail for me.
- "I want to give you money!"
Thanks! My PayPal address is: firstname.lastname@example.org