News for February 2018

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    2018-02-28

    What's new in this release?

    • Option to disable speed restriction on settings
    • Option to announce "out of the box" for OTB signals
    • Option to show weather radar image on alert screen background
    • Bug fixes

    Weather radar images require an API key from Weather Underground. If interested, create an account on WU, and then find the menu option to create an API key, using a project name unique to you, please.

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    2018-02-28

    What's new in this release?

    • Settings icon menu optimized for driving
    • Option to display alert screen distances in miles/kilometers instead of feet/meters
    • Alert list restyled a bit
    • Road names added to CSA alert display
    • Option to reverse geocode an alert location for easier same road match. This isn't fully tested, so be careful if you try it out.
    • Fixed title-less dialogs having empty space where a title would be if there was one (Android 5.x)
    • Other miscellaneous bug fixes

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Thursday, February 22, 2018
    2018-02-22

    What's new in this release?

    • New: Auto Profile Overrides (general)
    • New: Silent Ride Tracks PSL option (experimental)
    • New: Announce Bogey Count option (audio)
    • New: Long press large mute button mutes all non-muted alerts
    • New: Speed Limit Sign color option (white/orange)
    • Changed: Settings icon no longer hidden at speed
    • Fixed: V1 mode apply on profile push not working properly
    • Fixed: Profile push dialog, tapping OK without selection disables pushing until app restart

    Auto profile overrides:

    This feature is intended to be used for exceptions to the rule. If you often drive from A to B and need some profile changes along the way, create overrides in those areas and assign the appropriate profile to each area. You should leave your home area with no override, I would think, but you can do it however you like. Although it would probably be ok to create polygons for every state in the USA, it wasn't really designed for that, and I have not tested that use case for performance.

    When searching for a city, county, or state in the USA, search for "city, st" or "x county, st" or "state" for best results. For example:

    1. City:​
      • "baton rouge, la" (Geaux Tigers!)​
      • "atlanta, ga"​
    2. County:​
      • "east baton rouge parish, la"​
      • "fulton county, ga"​
    3. State:​
      • "louisiana"​
      • "georgia"​

    If you click on a search result, and you don't get either shaded polygon(s) or a box, you can't use that area for an override. Some very small towns you may not be able to use for an override. Sometimes you might get a large polygon with no shading. I get that for Texas. I think it's a Google Maps bug, because the code indicates its a closed polygon (required) and it shows up shaded after the polygon is simplified and saved in the database.

    After you've created one or more override areas, don't forget to enable this feature in General settings. Also, the crowd-sourced alerts settings are in the Experimental settings section. Let me know how it works for you in your area.

    And one more thing to remember: The auto profile overrides only require internet when you're searching for areas to use or when you want to see a saved area on a map. Operationally, the feature itself requires only GPS and uses zero data.

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Friday, February 16, 2018
    2018-02-16

    What's new in this release?

    • New: option to announce "in the box"
    • New: mute codes written to alert log
    • Fixed: alert screen dimmer activates when disabled
    • Fixed: alert screen activity could have multiple instances
    • Fixed: connections to non-LE dongle not closing completely
    • Fixed: audio volume reduced after phone call
    • Fixed: alert sounds play during phone call
    • Changed: force speaker option affects announcements only
    • Changed: when force speaker disabled, announcements play to car audio when streaming music, to device speaker otherwise
    • Changed: alert sounds and bogey lock tones always play on device speaker (sorry, had to do this to get better handling of announcements and phone calls)

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Friday, February 09, 2018
    2018-02-09

    What's new in this release?

    • New connection option: auto start delay (3-second default)
    • Master switch for alert screen dimmer
    • New dimmer options: exclude speedo and speed limit from alert screen dimmer, stay dimmed on muted alerts
    • New screen flasher option: use band or orientation for flash color coding
    • New marks option: "Other" mark text customization
    • New box options: OTB mute punch-through, OTB mute alpha
    • Old option "No Priority for ITB/OTB Muted Alerts" changed to "No Priority for Muted Alerts," and it works now
    • Bug fixes (app shutdown, overlay)

    Master changelog for all releases.


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