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Version 2.0.0 for beta test published

Hi All,

I’ve just published version 2.0.0 for beta testing. This is an open beta test, so you can just apply for the beta test and start using the new version.

This is the URL where you can apply for the testing: BETA TEST

Important: MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR SCHEMA AND SETTINGS BEFORE UPGRADE TO NEW VERSION! It should migrate your current schema and settings to the new profile system, but in case there is some bug in the code, you should have a backup of your schema and settings.

I’m waiting for your test results and feedback!

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Version 2.0.0 manual has been published

Dear All!

Please check out the Version 2.0.0 changes manual to see the new features and configurations here: Version 2.0.0 changes and configuration

The update to the Play Store is coming shortly, so check carefully the new features. Also make sure you have a proper backup from all your settings, schema, etc. before the new version rolls out, and gets updated. I will perform some migration tests before releasing the new version to verify that the update will not cause any troubles and the existing settings and configuration will be overtaken correctly to the new version.

Version 2.0.0 is coming shortly…

Dear All!

First I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and successful new year! I hope domRemote will evolve in 2018 further to bring a much better user experience.

The development of the Version 2.0.0 is slowly coming to the end. It will add some new features, it will add new good looking UI, and unfortunately some features will be dropped.

Dropped features:

  • Home Screen Widget: with the introduction of the profiles, it is a much harder task to manage the functionality of the home screen widget. Beside there is no way to design a good looking, usable widget any more. So for V2.0.0 the App Widget will be gone. Will there be a “big demand” for it, please let me know (e-mail or write a short message to the Support section) and I will investigate, how it could be solved with a better approach.
  • Proxy service: since Domintell will have a new Ethernet device, which will allow multiple simultaneous connection (up to 8 connections), I drop the support for the proxy service functionality.

New features:

  • Support for new Ethernet device: V2.0.0 will come with support of new DNET01 ethernet device, even with WSS (secure websocket connection) support, which is much faster, more reliable than the current UDP connection with DETH02.
  • Possibility to have multiple profiles (homes/houses/etc) and easy switching between profiles.
  • Capability to add “room picture” to any “room” controller, to have a nice picture header on every controller page
  • Switch like controllers (switch, dimmer, dmx, indicators, etc) can have different glyph symbol (like different kind of light bulbs, different kind of plugs, etc). You can choose from a large number of different sort of glyphs.
  • Navigation drawer will have a nice tree view of your house hierarchy for better overview and fast navigation.
  • Temperatures are shown on room controllers, where you have a temperature controller inside, allowing you to see the room temperature without to open the room controller itself.
  • If you set up country/city in the profile, the current weather condition will be shown in the navigation drawer title, if you click on the weather icon, you will get a 24h forecast (in 3 hours resolution)

Enhancements:

  • reviewed connection management and enhanced for better connection handling

I hope I can push the new version to the Play Store soon. Should you have any doubt / question regarding the above things, don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Progress version 2.0.0

Hi Folks,

so during development I dropped support for Android version below 5.0 since there are lot of features which are simply not available on devices running Android version below 5.0 (lollipop). I checked the stats, and only about 70 devices running domRemote uses Android version smaller than 5.0. So these devices will not get the 2.0.0 update as long as they update the Android to 5.0 or get a new device with a newer Android.

Sorry for that, but the majority uses already Android 6 or 7, which gives more features in the application.

I post you some newer pictures about the progress, it is starting to look good, hope you will like it! 🙂

Version 2.0.0

Dear All,

I decided to face-lift the app a little bit. It’s been a while I created the app, and back then the look and feel of the Android was a bit “ugly”. Meanwhile the UI has been updated a lot, and the applications are looking much better now with default Android UI settings. Also several new components were added to the UI, like navigation drawer, action bar, etc.

So with the next major update I’m going to do a lot of UI enhancement, rework and modification. With this I will drop support for older Android versions, so the new version will not be installable for devices having an Android version below 4.4 KitKat (API version 19). I checked but most of you already are using 5.0+ devices, so I hope it will not affect many of you.

So there will be some features, which will be removed, like background image, distributor settings, and there will be no image supported on device controller bars. However there can be images on “custom” controller bars (like room grouping bars) and also they can have a “room image” which will be displayed at the top of the page.

There will be also a navigation bar, pullable from the left of the screen, which will have a tree structure of your house hierarchy for easy and fast access. Along with this update I will introduce the “Profile” feature to have support for unlimited number of profiles. You will be able to select the desired profile when the app starts (if having more than one) and you can switch between profiles while in the app. There will be an option to set a Wifi SSID for the profile, and if you are on that Wifi network, it will automatically select the associated profile without asking. You will be able to set up the application differently for every profile (different connection, device layout, pictures, etc).

Some screenshots from current development stage (there is still much to be done):

Please if you have time, leave a short comment whether you like the new UI or not, or if you have some ideas for it.

Thanks!

Version 1.1.33 out

Dear All,

version 1.1.33 has been published on the play store. It contains updates Dropbox library, since the old v1 API will be shut down tomorrow.

The Dropbox import/export should work like before, but probably you have to re-enable the application to your Dropbox account. For this, use the “Dropbox account” menu item in the Export/Import schema section.

I plan some changes on the application, I plan to add support for profiles, where you can have multiple profiles (settings and schema), so if you have Domintell system in your home, office and weekend house you can have separate schema for it, and you can change it easily within the application.

I also plan to add a “Coming home” function, where the application would track your GPS position, and in case you are near of your home, it would automatically open your gate and/or garage door, turn on the lights, etc.

Please comment below, if you find there two features useful. If there is demand, I will start to investigate how I could solve these features.

Version 1.1.29 out

Dear All,

the new version 1.2.29 has been placed on the Play Store.

It has now a new About dialog, where you can check the version of your software and also read the release notes again, if you missed it.

But more important are following changes:

  • the DIN10V module now supports two modes. The first one is like before, you can use the DIN10V module as a Temperature regulator, assign profiles, etc. The second mode is now a Temperature output mode, where no Temperature profile is assigned, but the temperature is calculated from the 0/1-10V value. You need to define the range of your temperature scale (eg. min: -30°C, max: 100°C) and then the acutal temperature will be calculated based on the measured value and the given range.
  • There has been a bug in the Network Service, which kept the service alive, even when it should have been destroyed. This caused, that even if you quit domRemote, and you did not have a Widget on your screen, and set a Service idle time to not infinitive, the connection to the Domintell Master was alive, and the Service tried to reconnect continously while you were walking on the streets, etc. This resulted probably in some battery drain, and extra network traffic. The bug is hopefully now fixed, and the service should be destroyed after the idle period.
  • Fixed some other FC-s reported through the Android Framework

Hope you enjoy the new features and fixes!

Have a good day!

Regards

domRemote Team

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