New Android pre-Market Beta release 1.5.2

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Re: New Android pre-Market Beta release 1.5.2

Postby DAmaNIac » Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:28 pm

Hi,

I just had my two test runs with version 1.5.2.2. As I said yesterday I scrolled a lot around the map in 2D and 3D and performance so far seems good, also in settings menu. The icons (car or cookie) does not always seems to match what the program is doing, but I guess it's to enhance performance.

The issue with the screen going blank (more often in the 1.5x version) can be fixed with manually turning off the automatic screen rotation. However it should be in the waze settings, so you don't have to go always in the android settings to disable this feature.

Due to the not so detailed map data so far in Hamburg I never got the software to calculate a route, but today it worked for a short route. 4 km with 4 turns. It crashed after the first turn unfortunately. Log has been send by mail.

I will try the new version 1.5.2.3 now.

Btw, thanks for the sat data for Germany :)

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Re: New Android pre-Market Beta release 1.5.2

Postby The Fej » Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:53 pm

OK - based on your input, Android version 1.5.2.3 is released and can be downloaded from
http://tiny.cc/waze9

Fixed:
* Scrolling with d-pad
* Network related crashes (when disconnected from network - thanks to gerben)
* Languages downloading problems

If all's well, we'll upload it to the market tomorrow.
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Re: New Android pre-Market Beta release 1.5.2

Postby DAmaNIac » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:38 pm

Hi,

I just drove a few kilometers with 1.5.2.1 with my Milestone (Android 2.0, no hacks, customs roms or anything). it feels faster, but this may only be due to the fact that I deleted the waze directory on the sd card (which worked sometimes for the old versions too). The previous crashes I experienced were not in the city but on my way to regions with not so good network connections all the time. I will try to test it again under these circumstances. I will also scroll over the map tonight, so that the software will preload as much tiles as possible from roads I have previously driven and edited. We'll see how this new version deals with a lot of files.
One thing that was new, was the fact that several times the screen went blank, the only thing left was the Android status bar at the top. I don't know if the software wanted to switch to landscape mode or whatever, I was just confusing, because every time you expected the software to crash. It recovered however after a few seconds.

On one street while wazing there was an error message and it reset the street. Unfortunately I didn't make a note of the message. Will try again tomorrow if I can.

Switching streets from the little dotted lines to complete lines seems smoother, however I want to try again with new tiles and lots of edits.

I really hope this new version can keep it's promises, so it'll be fun again. I'll install the new 1.5.2.2 now and preload the files and test how fast the software will react on what I do on the screen.

One last thing: The automatic dimming or switching to night mode worked in not a single version I have tried so far. Android bug or what?
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Re: New Android pre-Market Beta release 1.5.2

Postby gerben » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:42 pm

The Fej wrote:Just to update we corrected the crash detect by gerben as well as a small HD screen UI correction done.
New version is on: http://tiny.cc/waze


Just installed it, feels faster. I will try it on my way home!
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Re: New Android pre-Market Beta release 1.5.2

Postby filipe » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:29 pm

In the previous version, when I wanted to save a location if I was not in a road the application would simply crash and exit the program.
Does the new version has this small issue fixed? It would be cool to be able to save locations, on your first trip there... even when the road does not exist yet!
Regards,

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Re: New Android pre-Market Beta release 1.5.2

Postby The Fej » Tue Jan 12, 2010 6:02 pm

Either way works, but the additional information provided in the forum enables me to link the data with an actual scenario and makes things easier to debug.
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Re: New Android pre-Market Beta release 1.5.2

Postby naesstrom » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:23 pm

should we rather send it in a mail or keep using the send bug function in waze? just to be sure :D
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Re: New Android pre-Market Beta release 1.5.2

Postby The Fej » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:09 pm

You can save the map data if that is improtant (just copy it to the side and put it back after reinstall).
If there are still crashes please send us (to alpha@waze.com) the waze_log.txt and logcat.txt, residing on the waze directory located on the SD card.
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Re: New Android pre-Market Beta release 1.5.2

Postby eggu » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:52 pm

The Fej wrote:Just to update we corrected the crash detect by gerben as well as a small HD screen UI correction done.
New version is on: http://tiny.cc/dvRbu


This version seems to work much better than 1.5.2.0 And, above all, i can choose Dutch now!!

Now let's find out tomorrow if it works well
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Re: New Android pre-Market Beta release 1.5.2

Postby DAmaNIac » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:15 pm

I have an Motorola Milestone/Droid, which should be fast enough to run this program. I have deleted the complete waze folder on the sd card. I will try the same this evening, although it means I will loose again all the map data.

The application btw still crashes back to the homescreen for no reason at. I will uninstall, delete the folder and install again, and report tomorrow how the evening went.

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