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    Monday, March 05, 2018
    2018-03-05

    What's new in this release?

    0.9.65 fixes another problem with multi-window mode. Sorry for forgetting about this mode, and thanks to someone for crash reports while trying to use it. :)

    I also forgot about other changes:

    • New options for Alert Screen Flasher
    • Option to hide weather radar map location marker

    You can now control the flasher by band and initial signal strength. For example, I have mine set to flash on Laser and Ka band initial 4+, and nothing else.

    I haven't seen any CSA map feedback. Is anyone using that feature? I'm changing it up a little in the next release, adding some 3D perspective and a full screen option. Your location on the map is moved way down near the bottom of the map like below. I'm also removing the option for orientation to north, because that works best with a square-ish map and there just isn't room unless it's really (too) small.

    CSA Map Full Screen CSA Map Small

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Sunday, March 04, 2018
    2018-03-04

    What's new in this release?

    • CSA maps with auto zooming and auto day/night modes, option for orientation to current heading or north
    • Fixed multi-window mode crashes

    Map Fullscreen Map Small

    Master changelog for all releases.


    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.


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