News for 2019

    Thursday, December 12, 2019
    2019-12-12

    What's new in this release?

    • Auto alert zoom by alert type (Display > Alert Map)
    • PSL-based auto defense mode indicator and on/off from TMG control panel
    • On manual alert map movement, pop-up button to manually re-center map and resume auto camera movement
    • 11 December 2019 camera database

    This is the last release of 2019, unless a serious bug arises. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Friday, December 06, 2019
    2019-12-06

    What's new in this release?

    • Alert map range option (previous behavior was auto, replaces minimum forward range)
    • Alert map auto range options (previously hardcoded)
    • Alert map auto alert zoom option (previous behavior was enabled)
    • PSL option for TMG auto defense mode (be careful using this)
    • Audio disable action no longer announces "audio disabled"
    • 4 December 2019 camera database
    • Bug fixes

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Sunday, November 24, 2019
    2019-11-24

    What's new in this release?

    • Bug fixes
    • 20 November 2019 camera database

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Friday, November 15, 2019
    2019-11-15

    What's new in this release?

    • 13 November 2019 camera database

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Tuesday, November 05, 2019
    2019-11-05

    What's new in this release?

    • Toggle TMG Auto Defense Mode on/off from TMG control dialog
    • VVaze button added to user marks dialog
    • Alert log export tweaks
    • Bug fixes

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Wednesday, October 30, 2019
    2019-10-30

    What's new in this release?

    • Required GPS Accuracy option (default = 25 m / 82 ft, General)
    • If installed, VVaze buttons on alert screen (if TMG not enabled) and in CSA alert tap dialog
    • Signal orientation added to V1 alert sorting (front/rear prioritized ahead of side)
    • Space available shown in backup & restore for both local (device) and Drive
    • 30 October 2019 camera database
    • Bug fixes

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Saturday, October 26, 2019
    2019-10-26

    What's new in this release?

    • Backup & Restore migrated to Google Drive REST API
    • Backup & Restore to/from device
    • Mazda BSM Mute Release option (Auto Mute Control > K Band > BSM Filters)
    • Learn GM-Muted Alerts option (Lockouts > Advanced)
    • No Arrow Box for ITB/BSM Muted option (Display)
    • BLEND selection added to Audio Focus Type option (Audio > Audio Handling)
    • 23 October 2019 camera database
    • Fixed startup crash in 1.9.0

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    2019-10-19

    What's new in this release?

    • New Mazda BSM filter option (Auto Mute Control > K Band > BSM Filters)
    • 16 Oct 2019 camera database
    • Bug fixes

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Sunday, October 13, 2019
    2019-10-13

    What's new in this release?

    • New Learn Silent Ride-Muted Alerts option (Lockouts > Advanced)
    • PAWS map icons enlarged a bit, new helicopter icon
    • PAWS flight path bug fix

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Saturday, October 12, 2019
    2019-10-12

    What's new in this release?

    • New Alert During Phone Call option (Audio > Audio Handling) replaces NONE selection in Audio Focus Type option
    • New Honda Mute Release Timer option (Auto Mute Control > K Band > BSM Filters)
    • New Connect Button Starts Offline option (Connection > Advanced)
    • New Comments options to control announcements of CSA comments (CSA > Advanced > Other Alert Types)
    • New Or Report Age option for CSA Police screen flasher (Display > Screen flasher)
    • Improved flashing effect for Screen Flasher
    • Improved Same Road Only effectiveness for CSA and Marks
    • 9 October 2019 camera database
    • Other improvements and fixes

    Of course, as soon as I add the Honda Mute Release timer option, the Hondas vanish, so I wasn't able to confirm that the default of 5 seconds is the right amount of time to start with. Just as radar-shooting LEOs are often nowhere to be found when you get a new RD. Anyway, please let me know what setting you find to work best.

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Saturday, October 05, 2019
    2019-10-05

    What's new in this release?

    • FAA Registry option for USA drivers (PAWS > Advanced settings)
    • Screen flasher for new/upgraded CSA (Display > Screen Flasher settings)
    • Query Range option for CSA, separate from Alert Range, to "overscan" your driving area for police logging (CSA > Advanced settings)
    • Touchless screenshot option (Android 9+) (General settings) (can also long press the sound icon for one-handed screenshot)
    • Auto lockout algorithm recognizes FM signature from long-enough Honda BSM encounters and won't learn them
    • Alert screen layout tweaks
    • Bright "Google" label on dark full-screen alert map is masked
    • Camera database update

    FAA Registry:

    Compressed FAA aircraft registration info is included with the installation and will be loaded into your JBV1 database when the "FAA Registry" option is enabled. When looking up aircraft registration data, PAWS will check the local database first before going out to the internet for it. This dramatically reduces data usage and access latency for USA drivers, especially in areas with major airports. Most US-registered aircraft information is accessed in 1-2 ms instead of 200+ ms.

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Tuesday, September 24, 2019
    2019-09-24

    What's new in this release?

    • Option to allow Honda BSM-muted alerts to be auto locked out (default = disabled = previous behavior)
    • Honda BSM-muted alerts can be manually locked out
    • Fixed location permissions issue with Android 10 devices
    • Bug fixes

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Sunday, September 22, 2019
    2019-09-22

    What's new in this release?

    • GPS icon removed in favor of a simpler textual GPS status indicator
    • V1 display icon relocated to upper right of screen, near where the GPS icon used to be
    • V1 display icon lights up red while V1 display is on, shows "R" or "S" when display is off because of Rear Dark or Sensor Dark, respectively
    • TMG icon relocated to bottom left of screen, where the V1 display icon used to be
    • Options to limit the number of alert table rows for each type of non-V1 alert (all alerts still mapped and/or announced as configured)
    • Options for larger map arrow and to have your location be at the tip of the arrow instead of at the center
    • Option for tail numbers on mapped aircraft
    • Option to exclude from overlay K- and X-band alerts muted by Silent Ride
    • Added "QUIT (HOLD)" button to pop-up settings dialog
    • CSA settings reorganized
    • POI factory RLC and speed camera at same location are combined into a "Combo Camera"
    • Map auto zoom for aircraft zooms to closest threat instead of always zooming out to ~10 miles to nearest edge
    • When CSA and/or mark alerts are ahead, map auto zooms to closest CSA/mark, regardless of nearby aircraft
    • RG road detection improved to reject cross streets
    • Mark alert ranges include time options for automatic, speed-dependent alert ranging
    • Green time option for new, non-V1 alerts
    • Launch other app option (currently Waze or Maps, when installed) replaces launch Waze option
    • Removed fused location provider option (because it sucks)
    • Other tweaks and fixes
    • 18 Sep 2019 camera database

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Thursday, September 12, 2019
    2019-09-12

    What's new in this release?

    • Revised range meter for non-V1 alerts
    • Fixed overlay(s) not shown when app backgrounded while device is in multi-window mode
    • Fixed storage permissions issue with new installations on Android 10
    • Fixed TTS crash from settings screens
    • 11 September 2019 camera database update

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    2019-09-10

    What's new in this release?

    • PAWS settings reorganized, defaults revised
    • PAWS suspicious filter improved
    • PAWS blacklist and whitelist (screens to manage these lists coming in future release)
    • Range meters changed from all red to green-yellow-red gradient
    • Fixed alert map does not auto hide when auto visibility enabled
    • Fixed overlay layout issue with V1 alerts when HD alert table disabled
    • Fixed crash in multi-window mode when marks button clicked
    • Retargeted to Android 10

    I completely forgot about one important new feature:

    Display > Alert Map > Auto Hide Buttons

    When enabled, the button icons for settings, marks, and map control will auto hide after the selected period of time. A single tap anywhere on the map will bring them back up. Even when this option is disabled, you can still tap to show/hide the button icons.

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Friday, September 06, 2019
    2019-09-06

    What's new in this release?

    • Announcement preemption (Laser > Ka > K > Ku > X > other)
    • Announcement cancellation for K-, Ku-, and X-band alerts (Audio options)
    • V1 alert announcements include characteristics when announced instead of when queued
    • Non-V1 announcements include distance
    • Comments, if any, announced for CSA (terse disabled)
    • New non-V1 alerts on alert screen appear with green backgrounds for first 10 secs
    • Alert screen allows more non-V1 alerts, all sorted by general bearing (ahead/behind, exc. PAWS) and distance
    • Group Range option for CSA
    • Added an additional user-defined mark type (3 total)
    • Fixed alert map state lost when app backgrounded with map minimized (map overlay now properly not shown)
    • Fixed (?) TTS-related crash on some devices with language set to Romanian
    • Other bug fixes

    Announcement Preemption

    Any V1 alert announcement will preempt any non-V1 announcement. V1 alert announcements will preempt other V1 alert announcements in the following hierarchy: Laser > Ka > K > Ku > X. Same-band announcements will be preempted if a new alert has the same or greater front signal strength. Except for data timeout announcements, non-V1 announcements do not preempt any other announcement.

    Announcement Cancellation

    Any K-, Ku-, or X-band alert announcement will be cancelled if the alert is either inactive (signal gone) or muted prior to the actual announcement. This option is incorrectly named "Announcement Cancel" in the app (will fix later).

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Wednesday, September 04, 2019
    2019-09-04

    What's new in this release?

    • Volume settings (exc. muted volumes) moved to Audio > Volumes
    • New range meter and scales for non-V1 alerts
    • Alert Hold option for marks (see description in Marks settings)
    • 4 September 2019 camera database
    • Bug fixes

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Friday, August 30, 2019
    2019-08-30

    What's new in this release?

    • Alert map overlay (Display > Alert Map Overlay)
    • Options to control announcement volume (Audio > Audio Handling)
    • Options to control notification volume (Marks, CSA, PAWS)
    • Options to control alert map range circles (Display > Alert Map)
    • Option to auto switch from V1 mode to offline mode when V1 turned off while moving (Connection > Advanced)
    • Option to control aircraft position max age filter (PAWS)
    • Option to display aircraft altitude relative to your elevation (PAWS) (How high the aircraft is above you instead of above sea level)
    • Aircraft altitude filters now relative to your elevation (PAWS) (No more need for a 10,000- to 20,000-foot ceiling at high elevations that's overkill at low elevations, it now auto adjusts to wherever you are)
    • CSA reminder notifications at 1600 meters (1 mile) and 800 meters (1/2 mile)
    • CSA report age filter uses last confirmed (thumbs up) time for confirmed reports
    • CSA announces "… confirmed xx minutes ago …" for confirmed reports
    • Performance and memory management improvements
    • UI tweaks, esp. for HD alert table/overlay
    • 28 August 2019 camera database
    • Bug fixes

    In the near future, I'll be working on having all volume controls on the same preference screen instead of scattered about.

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Wednesday, August 14, 2019
    2019-08-14

    What's new in this release?

    • Option to background self after connection
    • Auto lockout learn not triggered under Silent Ride setting, to avoid learning unfiltered BSM from nearby vehicles
    • Landscape layout bug fixes
    • 14 August 2019 camera database

    Update submitted 4 hours ago, but still not live and I can't wait any longer. Should be live by sometime tomorrow.

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Sunday, August 11, 2019
    2019-08-11

    What's new in this release?

    • Auto theme settings revised for clarity, including option to display the ambient light sensor value and associated crossover point below the main speedometer
    • Separate settings for all components controlled by device ambient light sensor (auto theme, sensor dark)
    • Sensor Dark option deactivates when proximity sensor indicates device display is covered (e.g. in a pocket or closed case)
    • Speed limit sign: auto theme-able, tap to toggle white/orange, long press to toggle USA/Euro
    • Options to include current speed limit in V1 alert announcements
    • Option for device battery percentage on alert screen
    • Elevation on alert screen + option (general settings) to correct GPS elevation (height above reference ellipsoid) to orthometric elevation (height above mean sea level, default = enabled)
    • Alert screen layout improvements
    • Tap profile override map to test inside/outside polygon(s)
    • 7 Aug 2019 camera database
    • Bug fixes

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Monday, August 05, 2019
    2019-08-05

    Released, but missing fix quickly replaced with 1.7.1

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Sunday, August 04, 2019
    2019-08-04

    What's new in this release?

    • V1 mode auto start triggers for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections
    • Alert log column sorting
    • Alert map visualizations for active lockouts
    • Manual/learning lockout placements deferred until alert being locked out or learned is inactive, enabling improved placement algorithm, with auto radius selection (150 m, 200 m, 250 m)
    • Option to automatically split the screen before launching VVaze into other half (Android 7+)
    • Option to lock the screen on app exit after "normal" data timeout, such as when parked and equipment powered off (Android 9+)
    • Option to have alert map motion smoothing auto disabled when device not charging, to conserve battery
    • Reverse orientation change will auto change V1 display mode to off (reverse enabled) or on (reverse disabled)
    • UI tweaks
    • 31 July 2019 camera database

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Thursday, July 18, 2019
    2019-07-18

    What's new in this release?

    • Option for RLC alert max speed (no alert above speed setting)
    • Option to auto start/stop offline mode on Wi-Fi connection (specific SSID or any)
    • 17 July 2019 camera database
    • Bug fixes

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Thursday, July 11, 2019
    2019-07-11

    What's new in this release?

    • Band-specific hold times
    • Inset weather map relocated to top left corner of screen
    • Reverse option for overlay auto theming
    • Persistent alert map option removed (now always true when alert map enabled; minimizes map memory leaks and map activations that count against the app)
    • CSA range is now a precise range instead of a minimum range
    • CSA announcement (when terse disabled) now includes number of thumbs up (or "unconfirmed" when thumbs up = 0) and general direction (ahead or behind)
    • CSA min speed option removed (mostly redundant with silent ride)
    • When HD alert table enabled, PAWS air speed ("xxx kts") replaced with air speed in knots and vertical speed in feet per minute ("xxx/yyy")
    • Bug fixes
    • 10 July 2019 camera database

    In case you missed it, see the 1.6.0 release notes for how to unlock Offline Mode (run without a V1).

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Sunday, July 07, 2019
    2019-07-07

    What's new in this release?

    • Changed PAWS source names from Primary/Secondary to A/B
    • Added PAWS source selection A+B
    • Added max aircraft speed filter for PAWS
    • Added alert table display options for non-V1 alerts
    • Added PAWS control (enabled/disabled) to APO
    • Added CSA log export (Alert Log > … menu)
    • Added Offline Mode to run without a V1
    • Bug fixes

    Alert table display options for non-V1 alerts:

    • For Marks, CSA alerts, and PAWS alerts, you can disable them from appearing in the alert screen alert table, without affecting whether or not they're announced, shown in the overlay, or mapped (all of which are controlled by separate options).

    Offline Mode:

    • This is locked by default, to limit usage among the general public. To get to the unlock option, go to Settings > Connection, scroll to bottom, tap "V1 Info" five times, tap Advanced. Once unlocked, there will be an "Offline Mode" option in the main menu on the splash screen. You can also select a BT device that you want to use to auto start/stop JBV1 in offline mode. If your phone connects to a specific device in your car every time you drive, that would be a good device to select. Otherwise, you can start/stop manually. You probably shouldn't enable this option if you use JBV1 with a V1 and the V1C auto start option enabled.

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Wednesday, July 03, 2019
    2019-07-03

    What's new in this release?

    • Added option to adjust V1 data timeout
    • Added option for bogey lock tone on new signal muted only by K muting
    • Added option to disable A2DP state indicators
    • Fixed Silent Ride options muting indefinitely if device never gets a GPS fix
    • Updated camera database (3 July 2019)

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Saturday, June 29, 2019
    2019-06-29

    What's new in this release?

    • Added CSA police report logging and heat maps
    • Added quieter volume level selections for bogey lock tone and auto mute
    • Added V1 legacy mode check and report (legacy mode not supported by JBV1)
    • Added A2DP connected/playing indicators on top of speaker icon
    • Updated camera database (26 June 2019)
    • Bug fixes

    Please note that, when enabled (the default), ALL CSA police reports in your vicinity are logged, even if you're not alerted to them (not ahead, not on the same road as you, whatever). I'll probably be tweaking the heat map representations of this data (blue) as I build up logged reports myself.

    When your device is BT connected to another device for media audio, you will see either a STOP symbol ( ▢ ) indicating audio is not streaming or a PLAY symbol ( ▷ ) indicating audio is streaming, on top of the speaker icon. I intended to make this optional but forgot. Will fix in next regular update.

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Saturday, June 22, 2019
    2019-06-22

    What's new in this release?

    • Volume controls for bogey lock tone and time mute, by band
    • Whitelisted filter option for alert log
    • Heat maps exclude box-muted and BSM-muted hits
    • Google Maps Traffic option moved to alert map overlays preference screen, renamed to Real-Time Traffic
    • Long press alert map map type icon toggles real-time traffic overlay
    • Fixed not able to fully mute an alert that is auto muted to >0% volume
    • Updated camera location database (19 June 2019)

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    2019-06-18

    What's new in this release?

    • Added option to show distances on alert log alert markers
    • Added option to control CSA update interval

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Monday, June 17, 2019
    2019-06-17

    What's new in this release?

    • Added additional sensitivity levels to Auto Theme setting
    • Added band-specific Announcement Type and Announce Box settings
    • Fixed frequency announced twice with some settings combinations
    • Updated camera database (12 June 2019)

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Saturday, June 08, 2019
    2019-06-08

    What's new in this release?

    • GM BSM filter (a) range extended to 24.093 for coverage of some Buicks
    • Alert map option to show live traffic info
    • ICAO filter for PAWS
    • Resolved an issue with the secondary PAWS data source
    • 5 June 2019 camera database update

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Thursday, May 02, 2019
    2019-05-02

    What's new in this release?

    • Fixed lockouts unlearning too quickly, introduced in 1.5.7
    • Alert log alert detail uses green text to indicate V1 muted when hit was logged (note: sometimes the first hit of a muted alert is not shown in green text because the alert data was received and processed before the mute state change)

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Wednesday, May 01, 2019
    2019-05-01

    What's new in this release?

    • Disabled CSA alert types no longer placed on alert map
    • Fixed notification not removed on app exit from splash screen when auto start disabled
    • Fixed display issue with locked-out laser alert when priority alert display enabled
    • 1 May 2019 camera database update

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Sunday, April 28, 2019
    2019-04-28

    What's new in this release?

    1. Alert map CSA markers updated from blue to red when confirmed (thumbs up > 0)
    2. Supported non-police CSA alerts will be shown on alert map even if you haven't enabled alerts for them (they just won't trigger any kind of actual alert)
    3. Added animation to movements of current location and distance circles
    4. New "Darker" map theme for dark mode alert map (my new favorite)
    5. Option to overlay weather radar image on the alert map
    6. Option for inset weather radar map (meh), long press weather radar to switch between full screen and inset
    7. Auto theme control much improved, requires 10 seconds of continuous light change above/below threshold before switching
    8. Alert map auto theme control re-enabled
    9. Alert map light mode option to control which map type is shown in light mode (normal light, sat, terrain, hybrid)
    10. Option to mask the priority alert display background for improved contrast (helps when background not dark)
    11. Fixed non-secure keyguard not always being dismissed on auto start with wake display enabled
    12. Fixed speedometer location malfunction
    13. Alert map "switch" icon replaced by "zoom -" (zoom out) button, long press for auto zoom out to long-range overview (useful for seeing weather radar)
    14. Long press the "hide" alert map icon to switch between full screen and inset maps
    15. Low memory detection with auto feature shutdown when critically low (mostly for older and budget devices)

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Wednesday, April 17, 2019
    2019-04-17

    What's new in this release?

    • ADDED alert map option for full-screen map
    • ADDED alert map option for auto show/hide of persistent map
    • ADDED overlay action to clear existing alerts from the overlay (all alert types, only new ones after last cleared will appear in overlay)
    • ADDED overlay options to filter out BSM- and box-muted alerts
    • MOVED overlay options for CSA, Marks, and PAWS to Display > Overlay settings screen (so overlay configuration is all in one place)
    • MOVED alert map options for CSA, Marks, and PAWS to Display > Alert Map settings screen (so alert map configuration is all in one place)
    • DISABLED auto theme control of alert map while I work on improved light background support for alert screen
    • UPDATED to 17 April 2019 camera database
    • FIXED mark alerts not appearing in overlay
    • Other bug fixes

    There are new icons for alert map actions. Not that they need much explanation, but please familiarize yourselves with them before driving.

    Map Type (Light, Dark, Satellite, Terrain, Hybrid [Sat + road map]):

    Map Type Button

    Map Size (full screen, inset):

    Map Size Button

    Map Hide:

    Map Hide Button

    Map Show (floating):

    Map Show Button

    For aircraft alerts when in portrait orientation, the full-screen map will put your location in the center of the bottom half of the screen, for your viewing pleasure.

    Centered Location

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Friday, April 12, 2019
    2019-04-12

    What's new in this release?

    1.5.5 was released to fix auto start for non-LE dongles. It also adds band-specific controls for alert log heat maps and less transparent markers when using a light map theme.

    • Alert log map markers use less transparent theme when map theme is light
    • Alert log heat map controls by band
    • Fixed auto start issue with non-Le dongles

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Wednesday, April 10, 2019
    2019-04-10

    What's new in this release?

    • Alert log map reworked to include alert heat maps, marker clustering, and new marker themes
    • GM BSM filter logic improved, including a "Sticky" option
    • PAWS toggle added to quick settings dialog
    • Long press CSA toggle for submenu where SRO and a few other CSA settings may be toggled (will likely be creating similar submenus for other toggles)
    • Fixed auto start not working for some combinations of settings.
    • Fixed false euro mode warning
    • Fixed K-muted alerts not double muted when only silent ride mute applies
    • Fixed several mark alerting issues
    • 10 April 2019 camera database update

    Alert Log Map

    One thing that isn't obvious is a change to the "HITS" button on the lockout info dialog that pops up when you tap a lockout marker. On first tap, it will drop markers for the most recent 250 hits in that lockout. A second tap will show the last 500 hits as a pop-up table.

    The Alert Log Map settings screen has a number of new options. Some of them are designed to control how much data is loaded into the map, mainly for older and/or less expensive devices that have much less memory and slower GPUs than modern flagship devices. When data sampling is enabled, the data used to create markers for "other alerts" can change as you pan and zoom the map, because the random sampling of hits inside the current map bounds doesn't return the same hits every time. Just an FYI.

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Sunday, March 31, 2019
    2019-03-31

    What's new in this release?

    • ADDED options for additional CSA alert types
    • ADDED option to use newer Fused Location Provider Client (general settings), which may improve performance and battery life when running JBV1 with a navigation app
    • ADDED tap GPS icon for current location provider report, long press GPS icon to switch provider
    • ADDED options to control mark enabled and announced by type of mark
    • ADDED option for dongle-specific settings (settings export/import) and auto start control (connection settings) (see below for further info)
    • ADDED option for LE RSSI monitor (connection settings)
    • ADDED option for alert screen alert map type (normal, satellite, terrain, hybrid) (display settings) (can cycle through types from the map)
    • ADDED 15-second delay to alert screen alert map auto positioning when user interacts with map, so can pan around and zoom in/out more easily
    • ADDED options for immediate Time mute (auto mute control settings)
    • ADDED option for custom TMG alert sound
    • ADDED option for re-mute delay (dev options), to throttle V1 un-mute/re-mute cycles during alerts
    • ADDED title bar tap listeners to alert log report screens, scrolls to top of report
    • ADDED warning when running Euro mode with no custom sweeps
    • ADDED option for Oreo+ service-less BLE scan (connection settings, auto start)
    • IMPROVED auto start performance when device display is off
    • FIXED reverse orientation logged as not reversed
    • FIXED overlay doesn't show user text for other and other2 mark types
    • FIXED box-muted alpha and punch through options disabled when mute OTB disabled

    Dongle-Specific Settings:

    When enabled, and JBV1 connects to a dongle, it will look for a settings file named the same as the dongle you're connected to. If it finds one, it loads it. If it doesn't, it creates it with your current settings. Any changes made while connected to the dongle will be auto saved to the dongle file when you disconnect. For offline editing of dongle-specific settings, you should first import the file for the dongle you want to change, make your changes, and then export to the same dongle file. I use this feature to have different audio settings in my car vs my wife's car (they each have their own dongle).

    Dongle Auto Start:

    Beginning with this release, dongles you've connected to will be listed in Connection settings > Dongles. When the main Auto Start option is enabled, JBV1 will look for dongles that have auto start enabled specifically for them. If no dongles are found (e.g. first time running this release), or none of the dongles are enabled for auto start, JBV1 will auto start on any dongle it finds. If one or more dongles are enabled for auto start, JBV1 will auto start only on those dongles.

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    2019-03-20

    What's new in this release?

    Alert Log Map:

    • ADDED Alert Marker Separation option (default = Auto) (minimum separation ignored on orientation change)
    • ADDED Alert Markers Show Frequency option (default = Disabled)
    • REMOVED Auto Zoom option (behavior is now always true)
    • REMOVED Left-to-Right option (behavior is now always true, but on diagonal)
    • ADDED green arrow to indicate first hit and heading

    PAWS:

    • ADDED Auto selection to Data Source option, tracks request errors and latency, auto switches on thresholds
    • FIXED crash when alert MAP button tapped and flight track request failed

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Sunday, March 17, 2019
    2019-03-17

    What's new in this release?

    • Alert Log button on splash screen
    • Marks > Same Road Only option
    • Lockouts > Advanced > Conflict Resolution : Similarity option
    • Connection > Restart When Killed option (enabled by default)
    • Clustered lockout map markers rotated for improved visibility
    • Fixed laser alerts not displaying properly when Priority Alert Display is disabled
    • 3/13/2019 camera database update

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    2019-03-13

    What's new in this release?

    • Alert Map option for User Marks (shows RLC, etc., on a map as you approach)
    • Improved alert screen alert map auto zooming
    • Improved alert log load times (dramatic with large amounts of data)
    • Can now sign out of Google account and choose different account for backup and restore
    • New Redline O alert sound option for Ka band (thanks to @Brainstorm69 for the audio sample)
    • App alert sounds duck during announcements
    • K Mute Cancel option (app only) (Audio > K Band Options > K Mute Cancel)
    • Separate alert screen dimmer setting for really dark environment
    • GM (some) and Honda/Acura/Pacifica BSM filters (mute code M) (Auto Mute Control > K Band Options > BSM Filters)
    • Reduced V1 alert latency, especially for laser
    • Added "Ignore All" button to CSA tap dialog
    • Fixed laser front+rear alert shown as front only
    • Fixed landscape position settings for overlay not working on some devices
    • Other improvements and fixes

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Sunday, March 03, 2019
    2019-03-03

    What's new in this release?

    • Ka Un-Mute Priority option
    • V1 Arrow Theme option (ORIENTATION [default, previous behavior], BAND)
    • Signal Graph Auto Scaling options
    • Frequency added to signal graph as blue line
    • Connected Notification option
    • Internet Check option changed to Internet Monitor (monitors when using data features)
    • 2/27/2019 camera database update
    • Ka Un-Mute Priority option, when enabled, will keep V1 un-muted whenever an un-muted Ka signal is present, even when a stronger, priority K signal is present and is being locked out or otherwise muted (except K muted). This means you would hear V1 audibly alerting to a stronger K signal after the K mute timer expires. Please note that V1's native K mute cannot be canceled early by an app.

    When BAND is selected on the new V1 Arrow Theme option, V1 signal arrows will be colored according to band:

    • Red - Laser, Ka
    • Orange - K
    • Green - X, Ku

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Thursday, February 21, 2019
    2019-02-21

    What's new in this release?

    Bug Fix release

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    2019-02-20

    What's new in this release?

    Bug Fix release. Fixed a little issue with manual lockouts when conflict resolution is set to strength (the default) where, if you manually lock out signal A, and a stronger signal B is also present at a very nearby frequency (within your tolerance setting), signal B may bump signal A out of its new lockout, resulting in a another lockout being created for signal A. This doesn't affect auto lockouts. a tweak to hopefully address anyone having issues with overlay responsiveness

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Wednesday, February 20, 2019
    2019-02-20

    What's new in this release?

    • Overlay option to use portrait position settings for landscape (enabled by default), which was the previous behavior before 1.4.3
    • Separate options for whitelist frequency tolerance and radius (advanced lockout settings), so whitelists can be much larger than lockouts
    • Improved profile matching behavior, will match to profiles that differ only by default V1 mode
    • Improved profile pushing behavior such that only changes from Euro mode to Advance Logic mode require a deferred mode change
    • Miscellaneous other improvements and fixes

    Three releases in three days, ugh. I need a vacation! I'm hoping some tweaks in this update will improve overlay response time on some devices having issues with that. When testing it, please don't judge by immediately tapping on the overlay as soon as the app is first backgrounded. That's often a little sluggish (a second or two on my phones), and has been since overlay day 1, for reasons I haven't figured out yet. Give it at least a few seconds or so after first backgrounding the app.

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    2019-02-19

    What's new in this release?

    • Separate portrait and landscape positioning options for overlay (thanks @BlueV1 for the suggestion)
    • Fixed bug when disconnected while running in the background (thanks @novarider for the report)

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Monday, February 18, 2019
    2019-02-18

    What's new in this release?

    • Auto source drift compensation for lockouts
    • CSA Region option
    • Priority Alert Display frequency color option
    • Separate initial volume settings for demo mode
    • Basic lockout punch through option removed
    • 2019-02-13 camera database update
    • Miscellaneous fixes and improvements

    The CSA Region options include USA/Canada (default) and Everywhere Else. I was gonna add an Auto option, but if that determination failed for whatever reason, you'd still have to set it manually, so I just saved myself some work and made it manual only.

    There's also some additional alert information being logged that you guys can help me sample (I didn't want to have the app send it automatically, because of privacy concerns). After you update to this version, and then after a few confirmed LEO encounters, go to Developer Options and set the Alert Log Extra setting to Ramp. This will show front and rear signal ramp data overlaid onto the signal strength meter in the alert log where individual alert hits are displayed. If you could post a screenshot or three, including the particulars of your encounter (LEO moving or stationary, CO or IO, straight highway or curvy), that would be very helpful. Thanks!

    I also changed the notifications such that there will be one only under these conditions:

    1. App is running in background
    2. App is not running but is waiting for a dongle (auto start is enabled)
    3. Connection to dongle was lost

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Saturday, February 09, 2019
    2019-02-09

    What's new in this release?

    • Auto light/dark theme options for alert table and overlay (Settings > Display > Auto Theme Settings)
    • Band mutes for Laser, K band, and X band (swipe left/right on V1 settings at bottom of alert screen)
    • Option to disable band-specific frequency background colors in alert table and overlay (Settings > Display > Alert Table Settings > Frequency Background Color Coded)
    • Option for larger signal strength meter in frequency background of alert table and overlay (dark-themed HD alert table only; Settings > Display > Alert Table Settings > Frequency Background SS Meter)
    • Added 0% alert sound volume options, for BT audio pause/duck during alerts with no app alert sounds
    • Overlay speedometer, when enabled, remains in overlay during alerts

    Band mute is for when you want all alerts in a particular band to be seen but not heard (wife mode). These mutes don't persist on app restarts, but I could be convinced to change that. By default, swipe left or right on the V1 settings area at the bottom of the alert screen to display the control dialog.

    Here's an example of what the background signal strength meter looks like in a shopping center near me:

    Background Signal Strength Meter

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Wednesday, January 30, 2019
    2019-01-30

    What's new in this release?

    Lockouts:

    • Conflict Resolution setting (Disabled, Frequency, Strength [default])
    • Statistical Analysis setting (Disabled [default], Safer, Standard, Quieter)
    • Learn/Unlearn Interval settings separated

    Other:

    • Option to reverse V1 signal orientation for backwards installations
    • Option to show speedometer instead of bogey counter in always-on overlay
    • New Escort-ish Ka-band alert sound option
    • 1/30/2019 camera database update

    Lockouts, Conflict Resolution:

    • FREQUENCY - Lockouts may apply to only one signal at a time. The signal whose average frequency is closest to the lockout center wins. Ties broken by strength (weakest wins), and then time (first wins). Remaining signals not matched to some other AVAILABLE lockout will not be locked out.

    • STRENGTH - Lockouts may apply to only one signal at a time. The weakest signal wins. Ties broken by difference between average frequency and lockout center (closest wins), and then time (first wins). Remaining signals not matched to some other AVAILABLE lockout will not be locked out.

    • DISABLED - Lockouts may apply to multiple signals at the same time.

    With the frequency or strength setting, if you drive through some locations where multiple signals are really close to each other in frequency and using the same lockout, I strongly recommend letting the app do its auto lockout thing to take care of the extra signal(s) instead of manually locking them out.

    Lockouts, Statistical Analysis:

    • This is a punch-through algorithm that uses alert log data. See setting description for more info.

    Master changelog for all releases.


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