Month: April 2019

In the next release you will notice some UI changes.

  • All screens will now have an Android style “Home” button, a left pointing arrow left of the title.
  • The main menu will no longer display the settings icon in the title. In line with conventions Settings has moved to the Three-dots menu.
  • The OK and Cancel buttons in the Settings screen are removed. Either pressing the Android return button at the bottom of the screen or the new “Home” button left of the title will save the settings and return to the menu screen. However, you can still Cancel using the Three-dots menu.
  • “Please wait” type of messages are being gradually replaced with a blue spinner, i.e. when opening the setting or when fetching all data.

This draws CanZE a little bit more into Android UI conventions and should make using it slightly more intuitive.

Title says it all. The only thing you should notice is you can now transfer the app to SD memory. All other changes are technical fixes to further improve stability.

Four weeks after the first statistics post, a short update on the subjects touched.

  • We’ve rolled out 2 new versions since. Well technically 3, but one was in error and superseded within an hour;
  • Growth the usual 4+% over the last month;
  • Massive (75+%) reduction in crashes and non-responsive states (ANRs).
  • I speculate April will see more of the same as the version released just 3 days ago tackles again 9 of those issues. Our goal is to at least half the crash and ANR rate again.
  • Three crashes after release are already fixed and committed for the next release, one of which is an issue that is very specific for Android 7.1. and one specific for Android 8.1.

We’re slowly heading into more esoteric territory where problems are less bug fixing and more avoiding platform issues on specific Android versions and/or on specific phones.

Please note that every single crash or ANR is anonymously reported through google *). While annoying do realize we investigate and almost always fix each and every one of them. The changelist is always available here.

*) if you didn’t disable that of course. Here’s Google’s wording on that verbatim:

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