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CamerAlert for Android V1310747 Released To Google Play


Article by: Mike Barrett
Date: 22 Nov 2012

pocketgpsworld.com
CamerAlert for Android V1.3.10.747 has just been released to Google Play. This is a major release with a large number of issues resolved and some exciting new functionality.

In particular we have added a new single button press to allow you to confirm if a mobile camera is actually active at a site. When approaching a known mobile site two buttons will appear on the display. The first is a tick button which when pressed will confirm that the camera van is there and active. The second a cross to indicate that the camera van is not currently at that location. Tapping the cross is not a request to remove the camera, just an indication that the van is not there.

Please only tap the tick button if the camera van is actually there when you pass. This way we get reliable data of where the active camera vans are.

Click here for the download page on the Google Play store.

A full list of changes follows:

New Features
- Added buttons to quickly mark a mobile camera as active or inactive. Confirms a mobile as being active or inactive with a single button press. Should only use the tick if the camera van is present, the cross does not remove the camera, just marks it as not there when you passed it.

- Added warning on resume if GPS has been disabled while the app was in the background.

- Added button on link account page so users can directly email support when they get a "too many devices linked" message

- Made view more ahead mandatory, removed setting from preferences

- Use reflection for Bluetooth SCO

Issues Resolved
- Relaxed overly aggressive submission check. If there is no data connection during a submission attempt, the next attempt would only be made at the next submission.

- Added reachability check for submissions/mobile confirmations to prevent crashes when no SIM card is present

- Fixed crash on submission view.

- Fixed an issue where the database download would not work when the developer option "Don't keep activities" was checked.

- Fixed sporadic bug seen during database download.

- Bug fix for notification manager

- Bug fix for attempted GPS start when GPS is actually disabled by user

- Adjusted GPS checking logic to refresh status whenever main window becomes active

- If "Silence" is selected as a sound, nothing will be played in the audio queue.

- Fixed bug that occasionally would complain about killing a non-existing location service.

- Inclusion of BROADCAST_STICKY permission due to ICS bug with startBluetoothSCO()

- Better handling of GPS service stoppage to prevent service restart

- Fixed welcome screen tip. Auto expiring view after 20 seconds. If user taps on tip, that tip will not be shown again.

- Fixes for Bluetooth SCO headset routing.

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Comments
Posted by wibbly on Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:10 pm Reply with quote

Now force closes on opening the app on my ICS Desire S. Was ok.


 
Posted by wibbly on Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:14 pm Reply with quote

Saw similar Play Store comment re settings. Reproduced it.


 
Posted by MikeB on Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:42 pm Reply with quote

wibbly Wrote:
Saw similar Play Store comment re settings. Reproduced it.

Exactly what did you do to reproduce it?

We have had a few users have issues with the app 'crashing' but we are getting no useful information to assist us in determining what is the cause.

If you can let us know exactly what you do to reproduce it and send us any crash logs you have then it will help us immensely. Not a single one of our test team has experienced this in the regression testing we have done over the last few weeks.


Mike Barrett
Editor, PocketGPSWorld.com
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Posted by M8TJT on Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:52 pm Reply with quote

My new device has no H/W Menu button. How do I now get at Settings etc?

Ignore that. Found it hidden away in the bottom right Embarassed


 
Posted by wibbly on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:03 pm Reply with quote

MikeB Wrote:
wibbly Wrote:
Saw similar Play Store comment re settings. Reproduced it.

Exactly what did you do to reproduce it?

We have had a few users have issues with the app 'crashing' but we are getting no useful information to assist us in determining what is the cause.

If you can let us know exactly what you do to reproduce it and send us any crash logs you have then it will help us immensely. Not a single one of our test team has experienced this in the regression testing we have done over the last few weeks.


Have done all you ask in a support request (found the logs, and stated all steps to reproduce the crash reliably - done it two or three times)


 
Posted by MikeB on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:12 pm Reply with quote

It looks like the issue is when you set show map to none. If it is left as always or near cam it works correctly. We are trying to find out what has changed to break this right now and will issue a patch as soon as we have fixed and tested it.

In the mean time the previous version can be found here http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/Android/CamerAlert.Android.601.apk
if you do not have a backup copy.


Mike Barrett
Editor, PocketGPSWorld.com
Follow PocketGPSWorld via our Twitter feeds: Darren and Mike.

 
Posted by wibbly on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:20 pm Reply with quote

MikeB Wrote:

In the mean time the previous version can be found here http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/Android/CamerAlert.Android.601.apk
if you do not have a backup copy.


If I side load it, should a new version still be spotted when it appears on the Play Store?


 
Posted by MikeB on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:24 pm Reply with quote

I am not certain. It should do it recognises mine as being the latest version, but we are talking Google here so any thing could happen.


Mike Barrett
Editor, PocketGPSWorld.com
Follow PocketGPSWorld via our Twitter feeds: Darren and Mike.

 
Posted by wibbly on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:41 pm Reply with quote

Ah yes - Play Store is offering to update it. Think I'll give that a miss for now...


 
Posted by 253 on Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:12 pm Reply with quote

Glad I managed to read this just in time. Just about to update the CA database and check for general App updates as well, I would have just gone and updated CA as well.

Methinks I'll leave it for another day.


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Posted by 253 on Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:23 pm Reply with quote

Just a thought, that new button to report a 'seen again' mobile, does it show only when a map is running.

I always have CA set to run in the background with no map. Use Navigon maps and directions.
I get the camera pop up warning but then it goes. I don't get any other alert until the 'all clear'.

Under the new system would the report again button remain on screen on top of Navigon maps?

If not, could that cause the crash problem?


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