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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:26 pm
lucho wrote:Thanks Curt! That solved the problem with the labels. Awesome stuff!


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awesome!

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:48 pm
binder wrote:I just pushed a release of my app.


Awesome, great job! We appreciate the hard work!!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:09 pm
Now that I have the ethernet board hooked up the app is much more responsive. I'm hopeful the ethernet board doesn't time out like my wifi module did.

We have really spotty cell service around here so today when I went into lowes or got home and didn't have wifi connected the app displayed notifications saying it couldn't connect to the controller.

I was curious how the app decides to post that message and had an idea... maybe it's stupid?

Prior to posting the notification could you ping 8.8.8.8 and hold off posting the notification for x amount of time if 8.8.8.8 doesn't respond? That way the app knows it can't connect to the controller because the phones data service isn't working.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:09 am
tkeracer619 wrote:
I was curious how the app decides to post that message and had an idea... maybe it's stupid?

Prior to posting the notification could you ping 8.8.8.8 and hold off posting the notification for x amount of time if 8.8.8.8 doesn't respond? That way the app knows it can't connect to the controller because the phones data service isn't working.

not a stupid idea.
it's supposed to check if the network state is disconnected before it attempts to communicate. of course, you may still have a connection but not be able to get on the internet. I'll have to look into this as well. I cannot promise anything anytime soon unfortunately as I have no free time currently to do anything development wise (regular work, my 2 boys, and working on my addition consumes all of my spare time plus extra)

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:17 am
So I know there's not been much activity on my app in a while...mostly because I've been busy with my little children at home and not having the time.

However, since I have updated my controller to a Star AND I've just added Dosing Pumps to my tank setup, more functionality has been desired by me. It's been a little bit of a processes because some of the libraries I have been using were NOT current to the Google security guidelines (it took some time to get those figured out). I've got my app now compiled against a new SDK (per Google). It's been a pain simply because so much has changed over the last year or so...hard to keep up.

I'm currently working on custom defined User Memory locations. So you can save your own locations instead of having to always type them in. Plus it will also save you from having to scroll through that HUGE list of the default / built-in locations (if you choose to add some of those locations to your custom locations).

Anyways, I'm gonna finish this functionality up in the next week and release an update.
Then I'm going to improve some of the History/charting functionality. Lastly, I'm going to see about getting "Dark" mode to work (this could be a pretty big undertaking....so it might not get into the app).

And finally, depending on my time frame, a partial re-write of my app may be necessary with an improved UI and better support for the Star (or Cloud Wifi). This would be a rather large task to accomplish, so who knows. It's just a thought.

So look for an update to my app in the coming week or 2.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:01 pm
The update was pushed a couple days ago. One thing that I have noticed is that the auto update is not working the way it should. Apparently in Android O, they changed background services and I didn't realize it. So I have to do the background updating differently. I will be working on this. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:42 pm
The latest release should have fixed the auto updating (and updating in general) along with notifications.
Apparently, there is something going on with Android versions 7, 8, & 9 with updates. I've seen a huge increase in app crashes. If anyone has been affected by the crashes and wants to drop down to the previous version, look at the original post and get the link to the previous versions. You will need to uninstall the current version and then install the old version.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 4:24 pm
Thanks for continuing to work on this, Curt. It's much appreciated!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:38 pm
cosmith71 wrote:Thanks for continuing to work on this, Curt. It's much appreciated!

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welcome. glad to hear that it's still being used.

on a side note, it runs just fine on Android 10 on my Pixel 2. :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:44 am
I also use this everyday. Your efforts are very appreciated!
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