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#1 WQEJ577

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 07:30 PM

First, a little news. I know that the main site is very unfriendly for mobile users, due to how old the base code is. It's not easy to update without potentially breaking some stuff, so in the meantime I've been working on a mobile app which will work for Android and iOS. Right now we're focusing on the Android version first, then we'll release the identical iOS version.

 

We need some members who would be interested in beta testing the app and providing some feedback. 

 

If you have any problems with the app, please post a reply with your device make and model (i.e. Samsung Galaxy S10e) and your current Android version (found in Settings > About Phone). 

 

The feature set is quite small right now, since I wanted to get something out as early as possible, but I will be adding a lot of features in the coming weeks. I think it's already usable for the common cases like looking up nearby repeaters and using the map to locate systems around the country.

 

If you're willing to be a beta tester, please click the link below and join the beta testing program. You'll be able to install the current beta version and will automatically receive updates as new builds are created, which should be fairly often. Once we have a stable app, I'll release it to Production for everyone else to download.

 

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https://play.google..../com.mygmrs.app


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#2 kb2ztx

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Posted 28 July 2019 - 08:00 PM

Downloaded and will try it out this week. Map seems to work pretty well.


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#3 WQEJ577

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Posted 29 July 2019 - 12:48 AM

Version 1.0.4 released to Beta. Added the ability to lookup callsigns in the app.


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:18 AM

Possibility of moving the app off phone storage to sd storage in the future?

 

So far looking good on..

Android 8.0.0


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 09:56 AM

working great on galaxy S5 android 6.1


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 02:16 PM

Possibility of moving the app off phone storage to sd storage in the future?

 

So far looking good on..

Android 8.0.0

 

Added to the list of features. Should be straightforward to add.


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Posted 29 July 2019 - 07:30 PM

Works great on the Google Pixel 2 XL. 

 

Thanks for adding the app. 


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Posted 30 July 2019 - 02:27 PM

Verified multi app mode works fine on a Samsung Acrive 7 with Android 8.0.0

 

-"TOGGLE DARK MODE" is not persistent if you minimize the app and re-open it.

-- Isn't persistent if you close the app and re-opening the app.

 

- Repeater Search list sometimes is empty till I click on the search field.

 

All in all pretty awesome app especially for a Version 1.0.4 


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Posted 30 July 2019 - 03:27 PM

Verified multi app mode works fine on a Samsung Acrive 7 with Android 8.0.0

 

-"TOGGLE DARK MODE" is not persistent if you minimize the app and re-open it.

-- Isn't persistent if you close the app and re-opening the app.

 

- Repeater Search list sometimes is empty till I click on the search field.

 

All in all pretty awesome app especially for a Version 1.0.4 

 

Thanks, you're right that dark mode doesn't persist. If the app is closed by Android, it'll revert back. I need to make it persist and maybe even follow the system-wide dark mode setting.

 

The repeater search is waiting for GPS to show nearby repeaters, but there isn't a loading indicator to show it's doing something. So by the time you give up and tap on it, that's right around the time the GPS location comes back and the list can be populated. It seems like your tap did something, but it's really just the geolocation delay. I'll add a loading indicator to show what's going on to make it clear.

 

I think once I make a few small fixes we can release something to production. No reason to keep it in beta if it seems like it's working for everyone. Hopefully a few more people can chime in with how it's working.


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Posted 30 July 2019 - 03:44 PM

Having worked QA/Support for over 15 years. I agree with your statement that it is about ready for prime time.. It is well put together and for some real minor enhancements it is about perfect. I always considered anything  v1 of all software to be pre-alpha tested. Basically, the developer verified key things and that is it. Your app is still probably one of the best as far exiting design and implementation phase.

 

One other thing. Maybe the "about" should be on the login screen. Since it has information most people who have a log-in would already know about. Maybe even a mention about needing a forum login to access the app. If it is destined for the app store, bunch of people are going to try to download it as a bypass to the information on repeaters that requires a forum login. That is till they open the app.

 

Now I need you to make an app that can do ":turn by turn" navigation app with an APRS overlay. Wishes would be smsgate functionality, bluetooth support, integrating Repeaterbook or rfinder and easy way to setup an Igate with it, It must be to the quality of the MYGMRS app from the jump. You can do it!  :D


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Posted 31 July 2019 - 11:32 PM

1.0.6 is rolling out to the Beta channel.

 

:)


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Posted 01 August 2019 - 09:13 AM

Awesome.. Love the loading icon... Star Trek like... :)

 

It also seems to be a fair bit faster.



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Posted 01 August 2019 - 09:28 AM

Awesome.. Love the loading icon... Star Trek like... :)

 

It also seems to be a fair bit faster.

 

Thanks, releasing 1.0.6 to Production. I have big plans for the future of the app, but I'll be chipping away at them one by one as I have time. Next to come is the iOS version.


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Posted 02 August 2019 - 12:00 AM

Nobody complained about this yet, but older Android versions (before 8.0) do not support Adaptive Icons and therefore the app icon was small with a transparent background rather than the navy blue. The fallback icon wasn't working on these older devices, so I'm rolling out 1.0.7 to fix that.


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 09:53 PM

Instaled and tried it.  GPS is accurate and very quick to identify my location and repeaters in the local area.  I like it!!



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Posted 05 February 2020 - 04:54 PM

One thing I've found about the App that is inconvenient is that it seems to require login/password on each use.  Not fun when on a phone, or when you have a head full of passwords that are forgotten or are used to saving passwords with Google or such.


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