Archive for March 2010

FlashNotify 1.3.1 and 1.3.2

It seems that the notification wasn’t a popular addition, according to the marketplace comments, so I rush-released 1.3.1 to remove it – I’m enjoying the 4 star average at the moment.

All that said, I actually quite liked the notification, and so 1.3.2 re-adds the notification, but as an option that defaults to off. Hopefully, this will annoy fewer people 🙂

FlashNotify 1.3

I’ve had a lot of reports from people that their phone flashes for no reason, and the most common cause is that they have old “unseen” missed calls. They’ve simply cleared the notification, but the calls are still marked as new until you actually go and look at them in the dialer app.

This new version of FlashNotify will give you a persistent notification while it thinks it should be flashing, and will tell you why – Hopefully, this should make the diagnosis a little easier 🙂 Touching on the notification will take you to the messaging app, or the missed calls list, depending on the outstanding events.

On the subject of adding diagnostics, there’s also now an option to send me some logs, which should help me to diagnose problems remotely. This integrates with the “Android Log Collector” application, freely available on the market, and should make my life a whole lot easier.

FlashNotify 1.2.1 Now Available

I know I said updates would be infrequent, but I’ll admit that this has taken a longer break than I intended 😉 Pesky real-world-work has got in the way (our project is screaming towards release), and I’m afraid that this has taken a back-seat for the time being.

1.2.1 is a minor release which removes the remote crash reporting, and the associated “Full internet access” privs on the application. I’m always a little nervous when an app requests all kinds of privileges I don’t think it needs, and I’m keen not to be an offender 🙂

Also worth noting that there’s a new FAQ bit on the FlashNotify page, which should answer a few questions… I get quite a lot of email about this at the moment, and I’m really sorry that I’ve not been able to get back to you individually. I’ll keep trying though 🙂