Posts Tagged ‘ AMM

A major code update and a new beta to try

Hi guys.  Since the last update I’ve rewrote the AMM service and reduced the code by a third.  I’ve tidied and simplified the code quite a lot which will hopefully have long term benefits in terms of code management.

After making such a big change there is always the possibly that I’ve missed out some currently functionality or broken something.  So I would greatly appreciate it if you guys could download the beta here and give it a try.  The plan is to release it at the end of the week if there are no major issues.

As always your help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

AMM 2.1.7.2 released

Just released AMM 2.1.7.2.  This should fix all the FCs that have been happening lately.  There was a couple of reasons the FCs was happening but the biggest culprit was a missing permission for applying the settings after a reboot.  This bug was particularly hard to track down because the compiler didn’t picked up the missing permission.  What usually happens if you are missing a permission then an exception would be thrown with a messaging suggesting the missing permission as the culprit.  But this time it behaved more like a configuration issue with the service.

The other major fix was for non-rooted phones where the correct settings weren’t being retrieved.  This was a bug introduced after a number of changes to the service code.

So hopefully most of the problems are behind us now.  I hope this release finds you all well.  Happy Xmas and New Year.

Problems with version 2.1.7.1

Firstly I have to apologise for all the crashes that are happening.  Unfortunately I haven’t been able to replicate the problem on my phone.  So if the people having the problems could send me an email describing what they do before getting the error that would really help.

In the mean time here is a link for those of you who would like to downgrade back to 2.1.6.  Just remember that installing the app manually means you won’t be able to get future updates from the Market so remember to check in the Market if you want the latest version.

Finally an update :)

Some tests written.  Bugs found.  Bugs fixed.  Icons made.  App description and screenshot updated in Market.  APK updated to Market.

Please check the change log for those that are interested.

After a week of testing…

…things are going relatively good.  I’ve already found a couple of bugs (rather serious ones) in AMM by writing tests for the functionality that I thought were working.

I also found myself in the odd position of giving a short presentation about Robotium at the London Android Meetup.  It was a good experience and hopefully in the future I’ll be able to do more to contribute to the Android community.

I also started working on the 512×512 icon for AMM.  If anybody out there with some graphics skills that would like to help me with this it would be much appreciated.  I much rather been writing code than doing this mainly because I have pretty no idea what I’m doing so it’s pretty rough going.

And lastly I aim to get back on to writing more tests to cover the main functionality of AMM.  If all goes well I hope to be able to do a minor release for the bug fixes that I found before heading off for the Christmas break.

PS: With all the new assets required for the Android Market if anybody would like to help me out please contact me via email at madsquirrelapps@gmail.com or just leave a comment to this post.

It’s been a while…

Just thought I would drop a quick note on the blog since I haven’t posted for a while. I’m in the middle of adding some major functionality for AMM. Some of the functionality should hopefully help with some of the functional shortcomings of AMM. And maybe also bring on some new users at the same time.

At the moment I’m hoping to get a beta out mid to late next week and have it released by next week. So keep an eye out.