JBV1 1.0.X Releases

    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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