News for Friday, May 25, 2018

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • (Marks) New options for directional user marks (1-way, 2-way, all-way).
    • (Display) For locked-out and white-listed signals, alert table signal graphs show circles indicating the coverage relative to your position (center of graph) and bearing, as if the signal graph were a map.
    • (Display) Speed limit sign condensed, automatically uses European theme when units set to Metric.
    • (Reverse Geocoder) URL changed (was broken) for the primary source of location address and PSL data.

    New user mark create dialog

    Marks Alerts

    Direction buttons should be self-explanatory. Clicking the mark name button creates an all-way mark, as before. You can't edit a mark to change its direction at this time. You'll have to remove it and create a new one.

    Alert table signal graphs showing lockout/white list circles:

    Lockout Circles

    The graph is scaled to 500 meters vertically. Width of the graph is variable depending on layout on your device, but it should be about the same number of meters per pixel regardless. The above example shows a lockout with a 250-meter radius centered very near my current location. The lockout circle will move relative to your position (center white dot) and bearing (always up), as if the graph is a map. The idea here is to show you where you are relative to the lockout on a signal. You can turn this off if in developer settings if you have alert screen freezing issues or you just don't like it. I did experience an alert screen freeze once, which was found to be a GPU driver bug that halted screen rendering (not an ANR, app continued to run). After rebooting my phone, it hasn't happened again. If it continues to be an issue, I'll get rid of this, at least until I find a fix.

    New condensed speed limit signs, with auto switching between USA and Euro theme when units are changed between English and Metric:

    USA Speed Limit

    Euro Speed Limit

    Spacing of CSAs in the HD alert table will be fixed in 1.0.7 to look like this:


    Master changelog for all releases.

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • (Display) New High-Density Alert Table option
    • (Display) New Arrows Scale with Signal Strength option
    • (Display) Large Font option change no longer requires app restart
    • (Lockouts) New Deep-Analysis Punch Through option (work in progress)
    • (User Marks) New Short Text options for Other and Other2 mark types

    With HD Alert Table option enabled, most critical info is condensed into a tighter group for quicker visual threat assessment. You also get time, distance, and signal graph displayed for all V1 alerts, distance and estimated time to mark for CSA and user mark alerts, and CSA report age in the overlay.

    Arrows Scale with Signal Strength has been the default behavior since alpha. Now you can turn that off if you wish and get the same size (large) arrow regardless of strength.

    Deep-Analysis (lockout) Punch Through is a work in progress. It won't do any extra locking out, so it's safe to try. What it will do is consider a lot of factors in determining if locked out signals are likely NOT originating from their respective lockouts, and thus a threat. If it makes a positive determination, and the signal strength is at or above your setting, the signal will punch through the lockout and you will be alerted. This is not something I can thoroughly test by myself, so please try it out and share your experiences with it.

    Short Text options for Other and Other2 user marks allow you to set the abbreviated text that appears in user mark alerts.

    Here are some screen snips with arrow scaling disabled and HD alert table enabled. In-app alert table, overlay with CSA, overlay without CSA.

    Alert Table



    Master changelog for all releases.

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