Sunday, June 14, 2020

    What's New? A LOT!

    • New Display options
      • Speedometer Style
        • Normal
        • Bold
        • Italic
        • Bold Italic
      • Numeric Strength Overlay
        • Priority Alert Display and HD overlay/alert table only
        • Number of strength meter LEDs overlaid on top of signal orientation arrow
    • New Alert Table options
      • Alert Table Type
        • HD (High Density)
          • Much larger font for frequencies, tail numbers, mark alert type, and CSA alert type
        • SD (Standard Density)
        • SD XL (Standard Density Xtra Large)
        • Replaces High-Density Alert Table and Use Larger Fonts options
      • Row Animations
        • Animate Changes
          • Adds animation of alert table rows when rows are added, deleted, and/or moved to a new position
          • Also applies to overlay table
        • Animation Duration
          • 300 - 1000 ms
        • Flash New Alerts
          • New alerts added to alert table will flash (exc. V1 alerts coming from priority alert display)
        • Flash Duration
          • 2 - 5 secs
        • Pulsate Inactive Ka Alerts
          • When a Ka alert goes inactive (grayed out) it will pulsate as a reminder until removed at end of hold time
    • New Alert Overlay options
      • Overlay Type
        • Use Alert Table Setting
        • HD
        • SD
        • SD XL
      • Other Alerts
        • Row limits for each type of non-V1 alert
        • Replaces toggles for each type of non-V1 alert
    • Overrides
      • Added PAWS actions to turn on/off show helicopters option
      • Behavioral change: When transitioning directly from an override area with a PAWS or Auto V1 Mode (AVM) action to an override area with no corresponding action, PAWS/AVM states will return to their default states (as they were before any override activated).
    • Marks (RLC, Speed Cameras, etc)
      • Map markers use a lot of transparency by default
      • Transparency decreased for markers when alerted to corresponding mark
      • camera databases are now in-app downloads
    • New CSA options
      • Other On Shoulder
        • Receive alerts for on-shoulder alerts besides cars
      • Other On Road
        • Receive alerts for on-road alerts besides objects
    • PAWS changes
      • HD alert table shows tracked time (position age removed)
      • Bearing arrow turns orange when aircraft is postured to monitor your speed (really close and tracking generally parallel to your direction of travel)
      • New class-specific icons for map markers and alerts
      • Option to enable/disable suspiciousness of twin-engine piston/turboprop airplanes
      • Option to show aircraft graph only for suspicious aircraft
      • Long-press aircraft graph to load path prior to being tracked by PAWS (if available)
      • Long press MAP button to view aircraft on external web site/app (configurable)
        • ADS-B Exchange
        • FlightAware
        • Flightradar24
        • PlaneFinder
        • RadarBox
      • Icao filter works with tail numbers, too
      • Added third data source
      • Source Configuration
        • Can configure which sources are used for Auto and All source selections
      • Aircraft Database
        • In-app downloads to save data usage while driving:
          • ICAO model reference
          • FAA Releasable Aircraft Database
          • OpenSky Aircraft Database
        • Stored in its own database, separate from main app database

    Here's a demo of the new animation and numeric strength overlay. The animation really helps to see where an alert may have jumped to when the list is reordered.

    Master changelog for all releases.

    Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    For users that want a quick way to enable some of the most popular features I've created a quickstart for JBV1. It is a backup of a fresh install of JBV1 will the most popular features enabled.

    You can read more about it on the quickstart page.

    Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    What's new in this release?

    • Long pressing a profile or sweeps from the push dialog will launch the editor directly without having to navigate to it
    • Blue highlighting of current profile/sweeps removed to avoid confusion about what's selected
    • New settings action option to launch the profile editor for the current profile on double tap, long press, or swipe gestures
    • When the current profile and/or sweeps are edited while connected to V1, changes are auto pushed upon return to the alert screen
    • New alert graph option for PAWS alerts shows changes to altitude and track over time (PAWS > Advanced, requires HD alert table)
    • Restyled PAWS alert pop-up (on tap) includes a graph similar to the alert table graph, but adds an altitude axis
    • New night mode map style option for the alert log map

    Here's an example of the alert graph for PAWS alerts:

    PAWS Graphs

    The green line with green shading below it is altitude, and the magenta line is track. For track, the bottom of the graph is 0 degrees and the top is 359.99 degrees. Aircraft doing circles or any other kind of circuit will show up as sawtooth patterns similar to the graphs above, with a sharp rise/fall in one direction followed by a more gradual fall/rise in the other direction. For the same span of time, the wider the circuit, the fewer the teeth. Shorter time spans will also result in fewer teeth.

    Graph scale is selectable among Auto (default), 3000 ft, 4000 ft, and 5000 ft. Anything above the selected scale (not auto) will show all green shading and no green line. The example above is with auto scaling.

    So what's the point of this? You can see what aircraft are doing without a map.

    This should be live in a bit.

    Master changelog for all releases.

    Sunday, May 17, 2020

    What's new in this release?

    • Audio Control Panel for changes to volume and audio routing (tap speaker icon or swipe on V1 alert mute icon)
    • Main volume initializers replaced by automatic volume memory (excluding demo mode)
    • Auto V1 Mode action for overrides
    • Auto V1 Mode status indicator on alert screen
    • Auto V1 Mode toggle replaces the Force Speaker toggle on the quick settings pop-up
    • V1 alert mute icon options for location, animation, and background mask
    • Dark map style with no map labels
    • Auto start notification lists enabled triggers that require the notification
    • Fixed PAWS flight path loaders not working due to API change
    • Miscellaneous UI tweaks

    Gone are the main volume initializers. JBV1 now remembers all your in-app volume changes, including for each connected Bluetooth audio device (A2DP), and will restore them on next startup (demo mode excluded).

    The new Audio Control Panel makes audio adjustments easier by enabling you to do the following from one panel:

    • View and adjust volume levels for your device's media and alert streams, with audio feedback on alert volume adjustments
    • View audio routing for both media and alert streams
    • Change audio routing for the alert stream
    • Toggle full mute on/off (full mute mutes the app and V1 until you turn it off)
    • Perform a sound check

    Launch the audio control panel by tapping the speaker icon at the bottom right of the alert screen. Here's a screenshot:

    Audio Dialog

    Master changelog for all releases.

    Wednesday, May 13, 2020

    What's new in this release?

    • Option to not analyze flight paths of aircraft close to airports (PAWS > Advanced)
    • Fixed HR Spot Custom heat map color changes not working properly
    • 13 May 2020 camera database

    Master changelog for all releases.

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