News for April 2019

    Sunday, April 28, 2019

    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

    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

    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

    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.

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