LapTimer v23.0.9 for Android (v23.0.11 now)

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LapTimer v23.0.9 for Android (v23.0.11 now)

Post by Harry » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:15 pm

LAPTIMER V23.0.11 IS AVAILABLE FROM PLAYSTORE NOW
IT HAS THE ANDROID 10 CRASH FIXED
PLEASE DO NOT USE THE TEST VERSIONS BELOW ANY MORE

As announced in viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5491, LapTimer's Android versions went through a major transformation after the last public release 23.0.5. For various reasons - including mandatory support for 64 bit processors for app updates on PlayStore - we had to move to the latest Android development toolchain and rework the complete built process.

Changing the toolchain requires modernization of various areas, which usually introduces new problems we need to take care for. This is one of the reason we didn't release a new version for several months. We are happy to announce the availability of our Android apps in version 23.0.9 today. This versions are back to the same development status like the iOS versions developed in parallel.

Instead of pushing the new version to PlayStore for all users, we have decided to run it as a public beta for one or two weeks. This is making sure that users updating are aware this new version may show some instability. You can install your LapTimer edition by following one of the links below. Please take care to use the link to your base edition, i.e. the one you bought initially and before applying any upgrades:
Before listing the various changes for v23.0.9 in detail, we want to get back to the primary effects of changing the toolchain:

Harry's LapTimer (all edition), Harry's GPS/OBD Buddy, Harry's Dyno, Go-Kart RacingClub all have support for 64 bit processors built in now. Especially when using a 64 bit smartphone, please let us know if you experience any problems or crashes. The minimal Android version has been raised to Android 5.0 (Lollipop). Users running an old device with Android 4.x can use the old version 23.0.5, but will not receive updates of our apps before updating phone and/or Android version.

Changes in v23.0.9 since v23.0.5:

- Reworked compatibility list: VC601, RejsaRubberTrack, Texys, Pozyx, Nonda TPMS, APEXpro
- Improved several dialogs to support landscape by using a scrollview
- Migrated to Android SDK 29 and added support for 64 bit systems
- Removed any code referencing android.os.Build.VERSION.SDK_INT smaller than 21
- Enabled BT LE sensors for Android by default (new installs only)
- Added scripting support for TPMS sensors [LapTimer, Buddy]
- Added support for APEXpro sensor [LapTimer, Buddy, Dyno]
- Added satellites number to GPS View for non NMEA sensors with sat num available
- Improved sensor scripting environment
- Made Dyno minimal speed (30 km/h) configurable in Expert Settings [Dyno, LapTimer GrandPrix]
- Added a Re-Link button to the error dialog shown for OFFLINE videos [LapTimer Petrolhead / GrandPrix]
- Improved Kiwi4 stability by adding a workaround for default protocol preselection (ATSPA) [LapTimer, Buddy, Dyno]
- Reworked overlay sizing and updating [LapTimer Petrolhead / GrandPrix]
- Added support for sensor configuration dialogs using scripting
- Made custom PID settings more robust (trimming) and added regression test [LapTimer, Buddy, Dyno]
- Fixed battery level retrieval for BT LE sensors
- Removed OBD24U sensor support [LapTimer, Buddy, Dyno]
- Fixed a bug in reading NMEA from external GPS accessories [LapTimer, Buddy, Dyno]
- Improved NMEA handling to handle GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou sentences better [LapTimer, Buddy, Dyno]
- Enriched NMEA sentence display in Satellites View and Sensor Information to report on GNSSes used [LapTimer GrandPrix, Buddy]
- Fixed problem with missed satellites in Satellites View [LapTimer GrandPrix, Buddy]
- Refactored VBOX, ASL, BadElf configurators to use the new sensor configuration feature [LapTimer, Buddy, Dyno]
- Code sanitizing and modernization
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Re: LapTimer v23.0.9 for Android

Post by MrBlah » Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:51 am

ASL = autosports labs racecapture? Anything we need to know about the new configuration before we test?
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Re: LapTimer v23.0.9 for Android

Post by Harry » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:30 am

ASL - yes. There is no functional change for this, just a refactoring.

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Re: LapTimer v23.0.9 for Android

Post by HSV Guy » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:43 am

Is there any way to check what version you started with. I'm not sure if I used Rookie before Petrol Head.
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Re: LapTimer v23.0.9 for Android

Post by Harry » Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:48 am

Option 1: create a Contact Mail from the startup screen. It will show any upgrades. Sample:

Product: Harry's LapTimer - Features: Grand Prix Edition
Version: v23.0.9 Petrolhead Edition - Build: Oct 21 2019, 12:36:19

This means we have a Petrolhead app upgraded to GrandPrix.

Option 2: see the Migration / Backup / Restore FAQ here on the forum. It has links to PlayStore / AppStore listing your purchases: AppStore / iOS and Google / Android

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Re: LapTimer v23.0.9 for Android

Post by ereynold60 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:43 pm

Harry,

Is 23.0.9 still in beta - any plans to promote to full release?

Can you provide more detail on the changes for "Reworked overlay sizing and updating" ?
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Re: LapTimer v23.0.9 for Android

Post by Harry » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:25 pm

I wanted to fix the problem with Android 10 before I release a 64Bit version. As this problem proves to be a really difficult task, the public release needs to wait more time.

On overlaying: this were various changes for the overlaying engine - mostly on iOS. For the Android version, some misalignments were fixed and several code areas have been refactored.

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Re: LapTimer v23.0.9 for Android (v23.0.11 now)

Post by rosejohn » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:49 pm

LAPTIMER V23.0.11 IS AVAILABLE FROM PLAYSTORE NOW IT HAS THE ANDROID 10 CRASH FIXED PLEASE DO NOT USE THE TEST
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Re: LapTimer v23.0.9 for Android (v23.0.11 now)

Post by gassian » Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:12 pm

i cannot get v23.0.13 connect to vbox sport bluetooth.
I have pixel 3 and the 20Hz vbox.

Can you help?
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Re: LapTimer v23.0.9 for Android (v23.0.11 now)

Post by Harry » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:31 am

You have LapTimer GrandPrix?
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