JBV1 1.X.X Releases

    Monday, March 02, 2020

    What's new in this release?

    • Initial support of Logic mode auto mute
    • Option to keep profile and sweeps display when V1 settings hidden
    • Option to disable alert map scale
    • New longer-range selections for alert map range option
    • Option to make settings home button exit back to app instead of to main settings screen
    • Option to trim "County" from county names (reverse geocode)
    • State names mapped to abbreviations (reverse geocode)
    • Alert timeout and error detection improvements
    • Fixed K Rear Mute option disabled in profile when K Muting disabled
    • Bug fixes

    Should have profile/settings support for new V1 by Sunday.

    I released this a while ago, but it isn't live yet. It'll show up sooner or later.


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    Thursday, February 27, 2020

    What's new in this release?

    • Updated settings screens with new icons, auto scroll to top on app bar tap (like alert log), and search
    • App bar icons on alert log screens for easier navigation to top 100s and histogram
    • Alerts for a day screen shows frequency deltas
    • Map scale display in center of alert map on user interaction
    • Option to auto hide V1 settings when alert map is full screen (auto reveals on map taps and auto profile override changes)
    • Option to auto snooze alerts identified as Honda BSM (let me know how it goes)
    • New Spot color map for HR heat map, shows only hottest spots
    • Tap "JBV1" image on main splash screen for one-touch access to settings
    • Access to Standalone options no longer hidden by default (but remain buried in Connection settings)
    • Bug fixes
    • 26 Feb 2020 camera database

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    Saturday, February 15, 2020

    What's new in this release?

    • Historical police report heat map from Highway Radar (thanks @ferius!)
    • Pop-up alerts for closest new CSA police report (configurable distance)
    • Sound check function from alert screen (long press speaker icon) for testing announcements and alert/notification sounds
    • Car mode (e.g. Android Auto) indicator on alert screen
    • V1 alert distances and Mark/CSA ranges < 1000 meters show feet/meters instead of miles/kilometers
    • Reverse signal orientation enabled warning
    • Alert log histogram (upper) can be zoomed and scrolled independently
    • Offline mode renamed to Standalone mode
    • Speed Limit quick settings toggle replaced with Map Overlays, tap for submenu to toggle alert map overlays
    • Fixed Force Speaker not working with Android Auto
    • 12 February 2020 camera database
    • Misc fixes

    Highway Radar


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    Wednesday, February 05, 2020

    What's new in this release?

    • Offline mode option to control alert update interval (1000 ms, 500 ms, 250 ms, 200 ms)**
    • Extrapolation of current position from last GPS position, for alert range calculations between GPS updates
    • 5 February 2020 camera database

    ** The V1 mode alert update interval is still controlled by the ESP Library, and it varies quite a bit. When there are no V1 alerts, it can be 100-200 ms. With V1 alerts, it can be 1000+ ms. I may work on making V1 mode alert updates use fixed intervals like offline mode.


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    Friday, January 31, 2020

    What's new in this release?

    • 1.9.10 fixes a few more bugs, some with multi-window support.

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    Wednesday, January 29, 2020

    What's new in this release?

    • New user mark type: Range to Mark; will constantly display range and bearing to mark up to 20 miles away; may be useful for radar detector range testing
    • Long press "Range to Mark" alert for dialog with larger numbers and ability to save/hold an unlimited number of distances
    • New option to copy app settings to clipboard
    • 29 January 2020 camera database
    • Bug fixes

    January has been a long month for me. Over the past three weeks: flu, sinus infection, and food poisoning. Ugh. I hope February will be better.


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    Thursday, December 12, 2019

    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!


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    Friday, December 06, 2019

    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

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    Sunday, November 24, 2019

    What's new in this release?

    • Bug fixes
    • 20 November 2019 camera database

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    Friday, November 15, 2019

    What's new in this release?

    • 13 November 2019 camera database

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    Tuesday, November 05, 2019

    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

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    Wednesday, October 30, 2019

    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

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    Saturday, October 26, 2019

    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

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    Saturday, October 19, 2019

    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

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    Sunday, October 13, 2019

    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

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    Saturday, October 12, 2019

    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.


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    Saturday, October 05, 2019

    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.


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    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    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

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    Sunday, September 22, 2019

    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

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    Thursday, September 12, 2019

    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

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    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    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.


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    Friday, September 06, 2019

    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).


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    Wednesday, September 04, 2019

    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

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    Friday, August 30, 2019

    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.


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    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    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.


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    Sunday, August 11, 2019

    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

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    Sunday, August 04, 2019

    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

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    Monday, August 05, 2019

    Released, but missing fix quickly replaced with 1.7.1


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    Thursday, July 18, 2019

    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

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    Thursday, July 11, 2019

    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).


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    Sunday, July 07, 2019

    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.

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    Wednesday, July 03, 2019

    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)

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    Saturday, June 29, 2019

    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.


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    Saturday, June 22, 2019

    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)

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    Tuesday, June 18, 2019

    What's new in this release?

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

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    Monday, June 17, 2019

    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)

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    Saturday, June 08, 2019

    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

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    Thursday, May 02, 2019

    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)

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    Wednesday, May 01, 2019

    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

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    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)

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    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


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    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

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    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.


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    Sunday, March 31, 2019

    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.


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    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    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

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    Sunday, March 17, 2019

    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

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    Wednesday, March 13, 2019

    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

    Related Releases:

    Sunday, March 03, 2019

    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

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    Thursday, February 21, 2019

    What's new in this release?

    Bug Fix release


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    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    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


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    Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    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.


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    Tuesday, February 19, 2019

    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)

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    Monday, February 18, 2019

    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

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    Saturday, February 09, 2019

    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


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    Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    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.

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    Saturday, December 22, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Removed Priority Conflict Mutes V1 option, behavior is now always false
    • Removed K band Double Mute option, behavior is now always true
    • New Ka alert sound option, Only on Band Conflict
    • 12/19 camera database update
    • Bug fixes

    This release contains improvements mainly for users who prefer to hear and mute alerts from V1 or attached peripherals.

    If V1 is alerting to a stronger K-band signal that shouldn't be muted by any rule (locked out, box muted, etc.), JBV1 will no longer mute V1 because it thinks a weaker Ka-band signal should have priority (this is what the old priority conflict mute option was for). I can't make V1 audibly alert to a signal of my choosing, so there's a new option for Ka alert sounds called Only on Band Conflict. When enabled, JBV1 will audibly alert to a Ka signal only when JBV1 thinks that should be the priority alert and V1 is audibly alerting to some other, presumably stronger, non-Ka-band signal. If you want V1 making all (most) of the alert sounds and you want to use this new feature, you should enable the alert sounds master switch, disable the band-specific alert sounds for all bands except Ka, and enable the Only on Band Conflict option below the Ka band Alert Sound option.

    When you press a hard mute button (V1 knob, concealed display, remote button), JBV1 will un-mute V1 only on a new alert that shouldn't be muted by any rule. JBV1 will not un-mute V1 because of changes to alert priority among the alerts that existed when V1 was muted. I'm considering options to control this un-mute behavior by band and strength (e.g. un-mute on new K alert only if initial strength > 3), so let me know what your thoughts are on that.


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    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Support for latest TMG a-15 firmware
    • Removed "Show distances in mi/km" option to avoid confusion with English/Metric option
    • All distances now shown in miles (English) or kilometers (Metric), including in the alert log
    • Fixed crash in multi-window mode when user marks icon tapped

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    Thursday, December 06, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • JBV1 now includes location data for thousands of red light cameras and speed cameras in the USA and Canada! To activate this data, visit Settings > Marks and enable the Auto Update RLC Data and/or Auto Update SC Data options. Also, be sure that the Imported RLC Enabled and/or Imported SC Enabled options are enabled.
    • Option to disable announcements of RLC, SC, et al, marks.
    • Bug fixes

    I'm now partnering with POI-Factory.com to provide RLC and SC location data in the USA and Canada. This data is updated weekly by POI-Factory.com, and every future JBV1 update will include the very latest data. I plan to update JBV1 at least twice a month to keep this location data as up to date as possible. You can stop these auto updates by disabling the Auto Update options. At this time, you can delete a particular RLC or SC, but it will return on the next data update if it's still in the new data. I will fix this as soon as I can (probably not before Christmas). Early next year, we plan to enhance the experience with directional alerts and optional automated feedback of camera approach telemetry (to support directional alerting). I also plan to switch to online location data updates next year. If you're interested in using this data, please help the POI-Factory.com community by reporting changes here:

    www.poi-factory.com: Report Enforcement Camera Locations &vert; POI Factory


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    Wednesday, November 28, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Option to double mute K-muted alerts that will be auto muted when the K mute timer expires, which eliminates brief audible alerts from V1 prior to an auto mute being applied.
    • Fixed crash when tapping Box Mutes button with no enabled and defined boxes.
    • Miscellaneous improvements and fixes.

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    Wednesday, November 14, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • TMG: Optional app-based auto kill in auto sleep mode
    • Fixed a crash in box mute toggles
    • Fixed icon elevation issue in landscape layout

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    Monday, November 12, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • New V1 alert announcement option: Announcement Type (band, frequency, band+frequency)
    • New V1 alert announcement option: Announce Box (instead of, before, after)
    • CSA SRO improvements

    You will most likely want to revisit your audio announcement options. Sorry for the inconvenience, but I needed to make the frequency announcement options less confusing.


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    Wednesday, November 07, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Box mute toggles (tap gear icon on alert screen, then "Box Mutes")
    • Longer options for auto start connection delay
    • Settings export/import
    • CSA Same Road Only (SRO) option now requires Reverse Geocoding to be enabled by the user
    • CSA+SRO tweaks
    • PAWS and CSA lag time (how old the "current" data is, in seconds) shown on standard portrait alert screen beneath their respective status indicators

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    Saturday, November 03, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Fixes an issue with connections to TMG a-15 where a connection thread was remaining alive after app exit. Reboot your phone immediately before or after updating to be sure that any such thread is gone.

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    Friday, November 02, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    TMG enhancements:

    • Overlay "K" and "X" colors match arrow colors
    • Overlay alert timer shows JTK time like a lap time (see video)
    • Alert log shows JTK time and mode for each logged hit (Killed, Auto sleep, Test, Receive only, in M column; see video)
    • Option for JTG in Test mode
    • Option to mute TMG CPU after connecting
    • Options for connection announcements
    • Multiple TMG device pairings supported
    • Speed-based Auto Defense Mode (NOT FULLY TESTED)

    You guys will be guinea pigs for the new Auto Defense Mode, which switches into and out of receive only mode based on your speed. I still don't have an installed system to fully test it myself. Watch it carefully and let me know if it's not working as expected. How it should work:

    There's a 6 mph (or km/h) spread (+/- 3) on when receive only mode (RCV) will engage and when your selected defense mode will engage. This is to prevent modes changing constantly if you happen to be driving right around the speed you selected. So if you selected 30 (mph) and a defense mode of AUTO SLEEP, JBV1 should engage RCV ONLY mode as you start driving, and it will engage AUTO SLEEP mode when you reach 33 mph. It will stay in that mode until you slow to 27 mph, at which point it will engage RCV ONLY mode. It will stay in RCV ONLY mode until you reach 33 mph again. Important: If you manually change the defense mode while Auto Defense Mode is enabled, JBV1 will change it back to what it should be based on your Auto Defense Mode settings. That's how it's supposed to work.

    An auto JTK demo showing overlay and alert log changes…(see video in thread)


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    Friday, October 26, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Options for no rear/side/time mutes of white-listed signals
    • Option to view application logcat and send it to developer (use only when directed, please)
    • When speed limit units differ from selected application units, speed limits are corrected to application units
    • Support for latest TMG a-15 firmware
    • Alert screen and overlay icons for TMG now show red for RCV ONLY mode to indicate no protection
    • Bug fixes

    New TMG f/w support includes mute on/off. Unfortunately, it's not possible to read the current mute state of the TMG a-15, so if you connect to it with TMG already muted, JBV1 will show it as not muted and you'll have to toggle it twice to unmute. I decided this was better than always unmuting it after connecting. If you power off the TMG in a muted state, it will be unmuted on next restart.


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    Saturday, October 20, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Removed swipe down for TMG control panel
    • TMG live icon added to alert screen and overlay (tap alert screen icon for control panel)
    • Long press TMG alert screen icon to switch to next mode in this sequence: Receive Only, Test, Auto
    • TMG control panel shows selected mode name, with current auto kill (Test) and/or sleep time (Test+Auto) settings

    Waze

    Alert Screen Landscape

    Alert Screen Portrait


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    Thursday, October 18, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • TMG custom auto sleep time option
    • TMG overlay displayed when app running in foreground
    • TMG bug fixes

    The "custom auto sleep time" works by toggling the CPU out of auto sleep mode and then back to auto sleep mode.

    In test mode, the overlay now shows a big "K" as soon as kill begins, then a big "X" when the kill has succeeded (CPU in receive only mode). In receive only mode, the overlay will show a big "X" immediately, to indicate no protection.


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    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • TMG A-15 support!
    • Improved CSA Same Road Only algorithm (I think so, let me know)
    • Bug fixes

    TMG A-15 support notes: I just got the BT command data for volume up/down about 2 hours ago, so I was scrambling to revise the controls layout, add the commands, and test. The volume buttons are small for now, but I will improve the layout soon. As with the hard buttons, you have to wait after a button press for the voice report to finish before another button press will work. From the alert screen, swipe down on an empty space in the background to pull up the TMG control panel. You can adjust volume and toggle the RCV and SLP buttons. When JBV1 is in the background, a TMG alert will result in a full-screen overlay in red (front alert) or yellow (rear alert). You won't be able to touch anything behind the overlay while it's onscreen, so you'll have to wait for the alert to clear. If running in TEST mode (SLP button lit), you have the options of custom auto kill and sleep times. You may also tap the alert overlay anywhere for JTK before auto kill occurs. When the kill commands start (it can take more than one), the background arrow will be replaced by a big X. After an alert has cleared, the CPU will be automatically reset to TEST mode after your selected sleep time, unless you press one of the buttons during the sleep time (which cancels the reset back to TEST mode). Gun type is listed in the alert log when you drill down to a specific alert to see all its hits. If you see no gun type, then it was a V1 laser alert.


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    Saturday, October 13, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • New Ka-band alert sound
    • Band-specific bogey lock tones when alert sounds disabled (dee-dee-brap, dee-dee-brap-brap, dee-dee-snort, etc.)
    • Bogey lock tones and alert sounds will play when enabled in settings
    • Configurable V1 settings display tap, double tap, and long press actions
    • V1 Quick Change toggles instantly change V1 settings without profile push
    • Options for priority alert display of auto-muted alerts (the master setting is inverse of old setting)
    • Alert Recall (swipe left/right on empty area of alert screen)
    • Two more K-band boxes (five total)
    • Wake display option won't wake display when app auto starts with device in pocket
    • New "JBV1" night style for maps
    • New CSA alert map icons: Blue = unconfirmed, Red = confirmed
    • CSA alert highlighting: Blue = unconfirmed, Red = confirmed
    • Settings and other supporting activity screens re-themed to be more like alert screen theme.
    • Many Display settings regrouped into child screens
    • Marks now appear in overlay

    On the new auto-muted alert priority options (box, rear, side, time), if any disabled option matches an alert, that alert will not show in the priority display, even if an enabled option also matches that alert.

    Here's a video demo of alert screen controls. Movie making is not my thing (yet), so keep that in mind.


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    Friday, October 05, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Options for overlay double tap and long press actions
    • Options for mute (large speaker) icon double tap and long press actions
    • Option to disable connection recovery while moving
    • Overlay bogey counter color updated same as alert screen bogey counter
    • New pop-up alert screen alert map replaces full-screen (background) and inset maps
    • Aircraft detected by PAWS to be within 10 km (6.2 mi) are now shown on the alert screen alert map (if enabled), including their flight paths (if available)
    • PAWS filter settings simplified
    • Removed animations from alert screen updates to reduce update latency
    • Added animations to dialogs (because they make me smile)
    • Fixed some bugs with knob-muted alerts and knob-mute detection

    The new alert screen alert map for CSA and PAWS alerts has a "HIDE" button in the lower left. If you need to see info behind the window, tap the HIDE button to slide the window out of the way, and then a small map icon will slide up over the V1 settings area. Tap the icon to bring the map back into view. The map continues to update while hidden, but not when the app is backgrounded.

    The green (dark map) and blue (light map) circles on the map are in 1-mile increments, out to 5 miles. The orange circle is 1/2 mile, the red one 1/4 mile. When only CSA's are on the map, it will zoom to a little over 3 miles of forward range with your location near the bottom of the map. When aircraft and their paths are on the map, it will zoom out to around 13 miles of total range with your location in the center. Helicopters have a different icon that look like a helicopter (surprise!), and their paths are dotted instead of dashed. The faster a plane or helicopter is traveling, the more space between the dashes and dots. It doesn't vary the spacing along the path to show changes in velocity, it only reflects the current speed.


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    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Removed an options menu item that violated play store TOS.

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    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Arrow style options for CSA, Marks, and PAWS
    • Speedometer color option (white, orange)
    • Option for control of auto brightness on/off (requires new permission)
    • Layout and style improvements
    • Fixed NPE crash on alternate landscape layout
    • Fixed CAI muting radio when muted alerts occurring under Silent Ride setting
    • Fixed initial volume bug
    • Other fixes

    PAWS has two data sources available now. The primary, default source is a different one than used in previous release, which is now the secondary source. When HD alert table is enabled, the alert screen will show two arrows for aircraft bearing and heading, on top of each other. The white arrow indicates bearing from you to aircraft. The green arrow indicates aircraft heading/track relative to your current heading. So if the aircraft is behind you and to the right at 4 o'clock and traveling along the same road as you, the white arrow will point to 4 o'clock and the green arrow will point straight up to 12 o'clock. On non HD alert tables, the first larger arrow is bearing to aircraft, and the second smaller arrow is aircraft heading/track.

    PAWS


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    Saturday, September 22, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Active V1 alerts appear before other alerts on alert screen and overlay
    • Easier-to-read arrows for non-V1 alerts
    • Additional overlay margin options
    • V1 knob mute detection auto disables when native K muting enabled on connected V1
    • Fixed rear laser alert not showing arrow
    • Proximate Aircraft Warning System (PAWS) alerts to nearby, low-flying aircraft (experimental, see developer options) (effectiveness subject to coverage in your area)
    • Preloaded marks for some aerial speed measurement zones (FL, OH [partial], ME [partial])

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    Thursday, September 13, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Box mute orientation options (ANY, REAR, SIDE, REAR+SIDE); box mute will apply to the selected signal orientation(s) only
    • Support for boxes within boxes (last match wins, so define larger "parent" boxes first)
    • Large speedometer in priority alert display area when no priority alert to display
    • Connection recovery improvements
    • Audio settings rearranged for ease of use
    • Re-targeted for Android P (9.0; SDK 28)

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    Friday, September 07, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Dongle type selection eliminated in connection settings (is now fully automatic, except that V1C Android dongles still must be manually paired to your device)
    • Car Audio Interrupt now has two options: 1) Play as Phone Call, 2) Play as Voice Prompt
    • Option to restore default settings (does not affect profiles, sweeps, profile override data, alert log data, lockout data, mark data)
    • After profile pushed, the mode change delay (when one is required) has been increased from 3 seconds to 10 seconds to better accommodate less performant hardware
    • Fixed a crash related to NOAA weather radar

    App now supports connections to multiple V1C Android dongles. Instead of trying only the first paired V1C Android dongle, it will try them all until it finds an available one. I tried multi-threading the V1C Android connection attempts so all could be tested at same time, but Android seems to queue the connection attempts and blocks on each one. This means the second, third, … , paired V1C Android dongle will take longer to find. At least you no longer have to unpair/pair to connect a different V1C Android dongle, right?

    Car Audio Interrupt in 1.1.6 and 1.1.7 used only Play as Voice Prompt. This method is less intrusive on radios that support it, and even though both radios I have to test on support it, it turns out that not many others do. So I added the Play as Phone Call option, which should work on any radio (or headset) to which your device is connected for call audio. If this feature interests you, you may want to have only announcements enabled in audio settings (disable bogey lock and alert sounds) to minimize radio interruptions. If you had this feature enabled before this update, you'll need to re-enable it.


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    Saturday, September 01, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • New audio focus option (do not request focus)
    • Audio focus bug fix

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    Thursday, August 30, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Car Audio Interrupt option
    • Per band alert sound volume controls
    • New option for Ka-band alert sound (Porky)
    • Time mute punch through settings
    • Alert screen bogey counter turns green while V1 is muted
    • Long press a user-muted alert to undo the user mute
    • CSA alert persistence (10 seconds)
    • V1 f/w and s/n info (most recently connected) stored in Connection settings for later referral
    • Alert screen layout tweaks
    • Bug fixes

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    Saturday, August 18, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Import red light camera and speed camera locations from poi-factory.com (you must acquire the files and put them on your device)
    • Options for speaker mode and audio focus
    • Option to control V1 knob-mute detection
    • Option to change "white listed" alert phrase
    • Alert log indicates V1 priority alert with underlined frequency in log hits
    • App mute now indicated with a red X on top of the gray speaker icon
    • NOAA radar ground clutter filter
    • Double tap NOAA radar image to cycle through zoom levels
    • Bogey lock and alert sounds now disabled by default for new installs
    • Bug fixes

    Related Releases:

    Friday, August 03, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • New NOAA radar image zoom/range option (150 mi, 100 mi, 50 mi)
    • New NOAA radar image layer options (topography, borders, cities, highways, rivers)
    • New CSA terse announcement option

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    Wednesday, August 01, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • NOAA Nexrad radar imagery (USA only)
    • New alpha settings for rear and side mutes
    • Changed auto mute precedence to make time mute last
    • Changed "Dir Mute" memos to show either "Rear Mute" or "Side Mute"
    • Changed "Box Mute" memos to show either "ITB Mute" or "OTB Mute"
    • Bug fixes

    NOAA radar imagery: If you live or drive in the western US where there aren't many radar sites, like some remote areas of Nevada and Wyoming, there may be places where you don't get a very good radar image–if you get one at all.

    Auto mute precedence: Time mute was moved to last so that it wouldn't always replace more significant auto mutes (box, direction).


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    Friday, July 27, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • New display option, Rear Dark, keeps V1 display dark when a strong rear alert is present
    • New box option to mute ITB for Ka Low (33.8)
    • New CSA option to control announcements of multiple alerts
    • New CSA option to reverse geocode alert locations when road name is unknown (not provided by source)
    • New CSA alert sound option
    • Improved readability of CSA alert thumbs up and report age on main alert screen when HD display is enabled
    • Fixed CSA reverse geocoding bug when Same Road Only option is enabled
    • Fixed profile override area search
    • Other bug fixes

    I have begun working on weather radar imagery using NOAA Nexrad radar images. This will be a lot of work, and unfortunately will provide imagery only for the United States, Puerto Rico, and Guam. For those of you who managed to get API keys from WU before they stopped issuing free ones, the existing option should continue to work unless and until they turn it off (the keys, or the API itself).

    I also will be working on a day mode for the main alert screen and the overlay, for easier viewing in bright light.


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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • New connection option, Auto Connect, controls auto connection attempt when app started manually
    • Connect menu option replaced by button
    • Bug fixes

    When Auto Connect is disabled, the app will no longer try to connect to a V1C dongle when you manually start the app. This behavior is separate from, and does not affect, the Auto Start option.


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    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • New option for manual/auto lockout indicator. When enabled, mute code "L" replaced by "M" or "A".
    • New option to disable auto learn of box-muted signals. If you use K boxes to mute likely BSM signals, enabling this will greatly reduce learned/learning lockout clutter where these BSM signals are frequently seen in the same general location.
    • New option for speed limit sign theme, no longer changes on English/metric setting.
    • New option to check internet availability on startup, with voice warning if not available.
    • New options for GPS-only overspeed warning, default lockout marker visibility on map, show speed in alert markers, disable connection lost chirp, disable Ka band disabled warning, and signal strength meter colors.
    • New markers and pop-up windows for lockouts on alert log map.
    • Lockout moves on map can be cancelled.
    • Box mute punch through and alpha apply to ITB + OTB muted alerts.
    • Battery voltage shown on standard portrait screen.
    • Fixed CSA time-to-target display bug.

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    Friday, June 08, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • (Display) Option for multi-colored signal strength meter
    • (Display) Alert screen flasher flashes screen even when backgrounded
    • (Display) HD Alert Table uses darker backgrounds for Ka- and X-band freqs, for improved contrast with signal strength meters
    • (Alerts) Manually classify V1 alerts as Constant On or Instant On, from alert screen or alert log, with corresponding alert log filters
    • (Quick Settings) Alert Distance toggle replaced with Force Speaker toggle
    • (Lockouts) Directional Unlearn option (enabled = previous behavior)
    • (Map) Lockout info includes bearing when created
    • (CSA) Tap a CSA alert from app alert screen for option to dismiss it

    Tap a V1 alert while displayed on the alert screen to manually classify it as CO or IO in real time. If you make a mistake, e.g. you classify one as CO and meant to classify it as IO, just tap the alert again and then tap IO. If you want to undo a CO or IO classification, just hit the same classification again to un-uh-un-uh-un-uh-undo it. Or you can fix it later from the alert log. You can even classify a locked out signal as CO/IO. Doing so will cause it to punch through the lockout for the duration of the alert. This provides a data trail (alert initially locked out and then classified as real) that may be very useful at a later date.

    Categorize Alert Log Menu

    Alert Log Menu Histograms


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    Friday, June 01, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • (Overlay) Increased sizes of font and signal strength meter in HD overlay
    • (Overlay) Option to display CSA report age in non-HD overlays
    • (Display) HD alert table now respects Alert Table Signal Graphs option, shows mute memo instead of mute code when alert table signal graphs are disabled
    • (Alert Log Histograms) Tap on a histogram bucket (bar) to see list of alerts in that bucket (zoom way in first for easier tap)
    • Bug fixes

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    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:

    CSA


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    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

    Alerts

    Alerts


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    Saturday, May 19, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • (Alert Log) Top 100 alerts by distance, elapsed time, or initial speed
    • (Alert Log) Alert frequency histograms
    • (Alert Log) Export of alert hits includes lockout parameters for locked out hits
    • (Marks) Added another customizable mark type
    • (Marks) New alert range settings by mark type
    • (Lockouts) New Punch Through setting
    • (Audio) New Bogey Lock Locked-Out Signals setting
    • (Audio) Bogey Lock Auto-Muted Signals setting no longer applies to locked out signals

    The alert frequency histograms have a main chart and a preview chart with a blue selection box. Drag the blue box left or right to control what's displayed in the main chart. You can double-tap the blue box to zoom in, and you can pinch the blue box like an image to zoom in and out. The bar segments that have more transparency are locked out alerts/hits. The bar segments that are colored red, green, and yellow, are alert hits by signal orientation (ahead, to side, behind).

    Histograms


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    Saturday, May 12, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Option to export alert log data to CSV (/com.johnboysoftware.jbv1/alert_log_*.csv)
    • Removed "Default" selection from Sweep Set option in profiles
    • Fixed no error message on push of invalid sweeps (hopefully)

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    Tuesday, May 01, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Removed sweep section gap validation in custom sweeps definition
    • When V1 changes pushed sweeps, changes are saved to the sweeps that were pushed, and user is notified via toast
    • Option for max CSA age
    • Option to shut down Daze* on V1 connection lost (*Substitiute W for D)

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    Sunday, April 22, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Display option to use larger font for frequencies in alert table and overlay
    • Auto mute option to always mute all alerts while stationary, regardless of Silent Ride settings

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    Monday, April 16, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Auto Mute options to enable Silent Ride by band
    • Audio options to announce alerts that begin muted but are later un-muted (Ka, K, Ku, X)
    • Audio options to announce alerts only if white listed (K, Ku, X)
    • Overlay flick to center positions
    • Custom toasts reverted back to standard toasts

    Important: Previous versions had one Silent Ride option for Ka that would exclude Ka-band alerts from Silent Ride muting when enabled. There are now Silent Ride options for all bands, and you must now DISABLE the option to exclude that band from Silent Ride muting.

    I reverted the alert screen toasts back to standard toasts because of some crash reports that had the Toast class, but not any of my application code, in the stack traces. I don't recall having seen the errors before customizing the toasts, so I changed them back to standard toasts to see if the errors disappear.


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    Sunday, April 08, 2018

    What's new in this release?

    • Initial production release
    • White-listed signals announced as "white listed"
    • V1 display options Auto Dark and On/Off consolidated into V1 Display Mode option [ OFF, ON (default), AUTO ]
    • Sensor Dark option keeps V1 display dark in low-light environments (affects ON and AUTO display modes)
    • CSA alerts in overlay show road name instead of "POLICE"
    • Overlay may be flicked to other corners, for when you need to see and/or touch something behind it

    If you use the Auto Dark mode like I do, you need to go to the end of the Display settings page and select V1 Display Mode = AUTO.

    The Sensor Dark option works with display modes ON and AUTO. When enabled, and while the light sensor on your device indicates low light, the V1 display will switch off (if it was on) and remain off, even during non-muted alerts. When disabled, or when enough light detected, ON and AUTO display modes will function normally.


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