Saturday, January 31, 2009

SMS Popup v0.9.5 released

I just released v0.9.5 of SMS Popup, unfortunately there are no new features in this version - just some bug fixes. I revamped the code so most of the work is done outside of the BroadcastReceiver now which should help to prevent a lot of the "force close" or "this application has stopped responding" type messages.

The next version will have some new features which I'm working on now.

In addition to posting to the official Android Market, I also always post to these 3rd party Android application sites:

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SMS Popup v0.9.5

  • Reorganized code to prevent "force close" and "application has stopped responding" messages
  • Selecting "Reply" will now always clear the notification icon
  • Reorganized the WakeLock code to be a lot cleaner

Friday, January 23, 2009

SMS Popup v0.9.4 released!

Go check the Android Market now for the next version of SMS Popup - it includes a bunch of bug fixes and a few new (very requested) features!

As a side note, if anyone would like to help me translate the app for the following countries, please send me an email (adam at everythingandroid dot net):
Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Poland
(of course if you would like to translate for other languages let me know as well).

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SMS Popup v0.9.4

  • Tons of bug fixes, mostly to do with the WakeLock code which was causing the app to "force close" intermittently. Hopefully this fixes the majority of major bugs but time will tell.
  • Basic MMS support - this was more difficult to implement than I thought. The app should now detect MMS's and trigger a regular (non-popup) notification (it should be almost identical to the system one). It will not turn on the screen or show a nice popup yet - I will try and add this in the next version.
  • Configurable vibrate patterns - choose from a list of pre-set vibrate patterns or create your own :)
  • Fixed the landscape layout so it fits correctly when the contact has a photo

Monday, January 12, 2009

Discuss SMS Popup

If you want to discuss bugs/issues or feature requests for SMS Popup, head on over to the Android Community forums where I started a discussion thread for the app:

http://androidcommunity.com/forums/showthread.php?p=117484

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Version of SMS Popup Now in Market

I just posted the latest version (v0.9.2) of SMS Popup to the Android Market! Go upgrade now and let me know if you run into any issues. I added a bunch of new features as outlined here so there's bound to be a few new bugs - looking forward to feedback.

Update: I found a minor bug already (the keyguard was not re-engaging again correctly when you clicked "Close") - it's fixed in v0.9.3 which I just posted to the Market :)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

A Quick Look at the Next Version of SMS Popup

SMS Popup ScreenshotThe first version of SMS Popup went over quite well in the Android Market - within the first week of launch I had received over 300 (!) emails with comments, bugs and feature requests. Since then I have been on working on adding the most requested features, the next version is almost complete and I should have it out on the market in the next week or so.

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SMS Popup v0.9.2

  • Bug fixes - as always (although I'm quite sure there will be a ton of new bugs so please report them to me so I can fix)
  • "Mark Read": the single most requested feature, you can now choose to have the conversation thread marked as read when you click the "Close" button
  • "Restrict Popup": this will restrict the popup window into only showing when the screen is off and keyguard is on (a lot of people asked if I could suppress the popup when they are in the SMS app writing a message - unfortunately this is not possible with the current SDK so this option is the next best thing)
  • Built in Notifications: the app now has its own notification system - if you use this, you should disable your system message notifications (and any 3rd party notifications) or you may see conflicts (and multiple notifications). I tried to make the notifications as customizable as possible - you can choose a sound, vibrate, LED blinking (with a choice of color).
  • Notification Reminders: if you use the app notifications you can also choose to be reminded - the number of reminders and interval between reminders is configurable
Look for the new version in the Market soon. I will also be posting future beta versions of the app up on this blog in advance if people want to try out the new features.