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Old 05-12-2013, 02:32 PM   #31
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Menu>Calibrate popup is instant. Purposefully?
Yes, calibration is (near) instantaneous.

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The app drains the battery very quickly.. I think it stays in the memory and keep consume resources.. We should have a "Quit" option.
You're correct. I am using the Android permission WAKE_LOCK; this is the culprit of poor power consumption. In the next revision, I will switch to using this command:
getWindow().addFlags( WindowManager.LayoutParams.FLAG_KEEP_SCREEN_ON );

This will be beneficial for two reasons:
  1. One less permission to request from the user.
  2. Better power consumption.

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Old 05-12-2013, 02:47 PM   #33
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Warning Text...only Pitch displays different color, not Roll.
Hmmmm... interesting on my two test platforms, roll is properly displaying the warning color. <silly question>Are you certain that you have the roll checkbox checked?</silly>

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White doesn't show.
This is by design - but admittedly somewhat confusing.

Setting the warning text to white, is way to "disable" the text color from changing while leaving the alarm enabled (for sounds or flashing). Over thinking the problem - Perhaps the color change is distracting to some people.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:32 PM   #34
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I understand now. The text color for Pitch and Roll are both changing now. I'd consider it operator error on my part unless it happens again.

Would you consider an option to lock the orientation vertically or horizontally? I noticed while checking the warning function that my phone was switching from horizontal to vertical and vice versa.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:51 PM   #35
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I can test it, I have a Droid X2 running Cyanogen Mod 7
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:05 AM   #36
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I would love to give it a test run. ESP this weekend coming up for Topless day ;-)
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Old 05-13-2013, 10:36 AM   #37
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I understand now. The text color for Pitch and Roll are both changing now. I'd consider it operator error on my part unless it happens again.
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Would you consider an option to lock the orientation vertically or horizontally?
I think that should be easy to do, but I need to research it. I'll get back to you...

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Old 05-13-2013, 11:04 AM   #38
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Ohh and I have a Motorola RAZR MAXX. Android 4.1.2
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Ohh and I have a Motorola RAZR MAXX. Android 4.1.2
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On my Nexus 7 there is no way to exit it ?
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On my Nexus 7 there is no way to exit it ?
Try pushing the menu button and clicking exit, that's what I did
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:34 PM   #42
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On my Nexus 7 there is no way to exit it ?
There are three potential ways to exit an Android application.
  1. Press the Home button. Note that this puts the application in the background. Version 0.9.01 of the inclinometer will continue to run in the background.
  2. Press the back button. This will shutdown the application.
  3. (On some apps) Press the menu button. This will bring up a menu to exit the app. Version 0.9.01 of the inclinometer supports this.

In the next release, I plan on making #1 above also kill the inclinometer. (Originally I had plans to do things in the background, but I have decided to follow a different path.)

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Old 05-13-2013, 09:40 PM   #43
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While your at it can you make us a good JK wallpaper or tell me how to make one for my Nexus 7 .
I started another thread devoted to Android backgrounds - and uploaded the first one.

Let me know if you are looking for anything in particular.

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Thanks for giving us a shot to test this app. It works great and I hope you have more to come.
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Thanks for giving us a shot to test this app. It works great and I hope you have more to come.
No problem. It's been very beneficial for me as well.

I think I will probably put out one more beta. Not sure what will make it in yet, but here are my goals:
  • Add some filtering to the calibration
  • Add a drop-down to lock the screen orientation
  • More throughput improvements

I have started to form a plan for putting the app on Google Play, but I want to mull it over a little longer.

Again, thanks everyone. I'll get you a new beta in a couple days.

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Sorry for the long delay. A combination of nice weather and a major architectural change postponed this longer than expected. (Software is always late, right? )

I have uploaded version 0.9.02 to the same Google Drive folder. This will likely be the last beta, and the basis for the version that I put in the Google Play store. Thanks everyone for your excellent support.

Changes include:
  • Ability to specify orientation
  • Improved the calibration filtering
  • Improved the inclinometer filtering

<nerdy android stuff>I moved the saving of the Android Preferences to my service. While overkill for the beta, this will pave the way for the final products. More in the next post.</nerdy android stuff>
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:51 PM   #47
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Where to from here?

Here is what I am thinking. Feel free to tell me I am crazy

Like other apps, I would like to put a free and a "pro" version in the Google Play store.

Free:
  • Essentially what you have been testing. Again, thanks!
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Paid
  • No advertisements
  • Graphing of pitch/roll history. See screenshot below
  • Run in the background. I can either post a message in the status bar or create a popup window. (This was the reason for the major architectural change.)
  • Ability to select vehicle (JK, TJ, Xterra, etc.)
  • Ability to select vehicle color

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Wish I could test this, seems like a fun reasion to go play. lol. I alas have the wrong phone system. lol. Good luck to you. Cant waite to see the outcome.

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