News - page 29

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017
    2017-11-15

    What's new in this release?

    • Fixed bug where auto lockout learning was creating multiple lockouts for same signal location.
    • Fixed bug where removing a lockout only removed the best match instead of removing all applicable lockouts (thanks to @Stoopstroop for the report).
    • Fixed bug where laser audio alert began looping after creating a manual lockout.

    In 0.9.22 a new, cleaner-looking layouts (esp. portrait) for when Priority Alert Display is disabled in settings.

    Cleaner Look

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Friday, November 10, 2017
    2017-11-10

    What's new in this release?

    • New priority al1ert message area under the priority alert frequency shows band and reason muted (if muted by rule) (landscape layout also shows priority alert front/rear antenna bias)
    • Revised compass heading algorithm to be more accurate at slow speeds and not revert to N when stopped (stupid Android location services)
    • Revised some alert log headers to show speed and distance units instead of "Speed" and "Distance"
    • Alert log day maps will map an entire day's worth of alerts, with auto zoom to fit all markers
    • New map options to toggle alert markers and lockout markers
    • Map now loads additional lockouts as they come into view when scrolling around the map
    • Auto lockouts!
    • Bug fixes

    Be careful with auto lockouts, especially if you need whitelisting (not there yet). The current auto lockout settings, in addition to the tolerance/drift and radius options that also affect manual lockouts, are as follows:

    1. Enable/disable globally
    2. Enable/disable by band+laser
    3. Maximum signal strength
    4. Learn count (signal hits in same location before auto learn/lockout)
    5. Unlearn count (consecutive signal misses in same location before auto unlearn)
    6. Learn/unlearn interval (amount of time that must pass between hits and misses at a location before either is incremented/reset)

    I'm sure there will be more settings to come as the auto lockout algorithms evolve.

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Friday, November 03, 2017
    2017-11-03

    You may have to click this link from your device:

    https://play.google.com/apps/testing/com.johnboysoftware.jbv1

    Or you may be able to find it without the link (IDK).

    Here's a link to the play store listing if you want to see it from your computer:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.johnboysoftware.jbv1

    It defaults to working only with LE adapters. If you want to try it out on a non-LE adapter, wait for the LE connection attempt to timeout, then tap Options, then Settings, then Connection, then disable the LE option.

    I think most of the app is self-explanatory. There is a Help item on the Options menu for basic help. This is my first mobile app, so I expect some issues when rolled out to the masses. Please be patient as I try to correct issues that arise. I can only work on JBV1 in my spare time, and that will limit how responsive I can be.

    Known issues:

    • On rare occasions (for me anyway), the activity stack gets messed up after backgrounding the app. I'm working on that. If any Android dev experts want to help me with that, please send PM. I would be extremely grateful!

    One more thing:

    • Normally, you would use the Back button to completely exit JBV1. If you background it with the home button and start Waze or some other app, and you get the alert overlay, tap on the overlay to bring JBV1 back to the foreground. After doing that, the back button will not exit JBV1, but will go back to the previous app instead.

    Master changelog for all releases.


    Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    2017-10-31

    JBV1 is nearing an open beta test. This week, I'm trying to finish the V1 profile functionality (settings + custom sweeps) and fix a couple remaining bugs. I hope to announce the open beta this weekend. After I fix any issues arising from the open beta, I'll release to production and begin working on alternate screen layouts (who doesn't like options?) and auto lockouts.

    Also, since this is my first mobile app, I'm pricing it accordingly. JBV1 will be free and there will be no features reserved for a paid version.


    Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    2017-10-31

    I've been slowing down a bit on JBV1 development, but I haven't stopped. Here's a demo of what I have so far on alert logging:

    I've also tweaked the alert screen a bit. Here's the latest from a Demo run in an emulator:

    Alert Screen Demo


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