Ahti333 Posted March 20, 2013 Share Posted March 20, 2013 Right now, workflow feedback can only point to icons that are accessible via the local file system. It would be very nice if workflows could put icons from HTTP URLs into feedback without downloading them (synchronously) themselves. So, for example, a workflow that searches for movies via some API could pass cover URLs that the API returns with the search results as feedback icons and display those. The advantage of Alfred downloading the icons instead of the workflow is that: 1) Alfred can download the icons asynchronously, so the user can action an item even before the icon is loaded. The UI keeps responsive, which is very important 2) Alfred knows more about what icons are currently visible, and which are not, so Alfred could only load the visible icons to save bandwidth, and load others as the user scrolls Tyler Eich 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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