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Maker Access to threap files from Internal phone storage/Download/ I see that there is the option to view/edit .3.txt file. There are also other options, what are they for? If present these are to look at the threap in text format. If the view/edit option is not visible then you may need a file manager app. Viewing the text file is interesting but of no actual use. You can view the file in the maker. 
Maker Audio URLs I have entered a short URL for my audio but it does not work? Some short URLs expect to be downloaded to your device via a browser. This is not useful for audio files, or some image files. Try to get to the direct URL for this item, or work around it. Try modifying the URL. 
Maker Availability How do I get it? Download it from Google Play Use the link on the left It's free. 
Maker Availability How do I get it / do I need it? Download it from Google Play. You only need it if you want to create a small ad. Use the link on the left It's free for the foreseeable future. 
Maker Direct and indirect viewing I have noticed that some URLs result in direct viewing, whilst others result in a download, followed by viewing. Yes this is what the Viewer experience is all about. Testing to see how the actual experience turns out. Some URLs are direct and some not so direct. The web is a bit of wild west. Try to work out what works for you and your threaps. 
Maker Download the threap from Web or email URL There is a problem with downloading the Threap file to Android device There may be a requirement to modify your link URLs for download. I use Dropbox URLs and the "www" becomes "dl" and there is a suffix of "?dl=1" see CONCEPTS page. Other clouds will have other methods no doubt. 
Maker Fetch threap from Cloud Dropbox When I try to fetch a .3.txt file from Dropbox, only text apps are shown as options Yes unlike UbuntuOne, which shows my edit or view options! You have to fetch the threap from the Maker FETCH option. If you want to view it you must do this from the URL, or from the Download file. Google Drive appears in neither situation, so items have to be moved to Drive by various means. 
Maker Links to the Small Ad itself You say that the cloud storage must be capable of downloading the initial threap file. Yes I use Dropbox URLs for this purpose. I modify them as required. URLs may be displayed in the web browser, rather than download automatically [until modified]. Which is interesting but practically useless. 
Maker Nomenclature Where does the name Threap come from? Three appropriate items for viewing. Although of course you can have more or less, as well as structurally linking more of them.  
Maker Storage Where do all the relevant threap items end up? They should all end up in the Download/ folder. If you are running low on storage delete anything in there! The threap files are relatively small and have a house-keeping function [max 20 threaps]. 
Maker Threap local save Where does this happen? This is phone dependant but generally it is in Internal phone storage/Download/ You will see [amongst others] MYSMALLAD.3.txt files; i.e. files ending in .3.txt This is the modified suffix. The normal text suffix is just .txt 
Maker Using local audio/video etc files I have created a local audio file but I cannot now find it. It shoud be in the Gallery, or alternatively somewhere on the File Manager. These files usually appear in the Download folder, or else a suitably named folder It would be best to rename this file to something more suitable, quickly. 
Maker Using local audio/video etc files These show on the maker but not the viewer? To be seen or heard by the viewer these files MUST be stored in the cloud. They must also be PUBLISHED and the URL needs to be copied into the relevant field. Practically any cloud storage is suitable for this URL or item storage. URLs may need to be modified to download. 
Maker Videos I have noticed that the video playback rotates the field of view, is this correct? Yes it generally is. Video takes up the whole screen and usually has decided how it is laid out. Doing otherwise would result in a very small and useless video view!  
Maker Videos My video URL does not download Videos take up a lot of bandwidth, this leads to problems on devices with download speed and expense. Ensure that your videos are short and to the point! Alternatively you can use Youtube videos - if the app is resident on the device. 
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