There are a lot of ‘behind the scenes’ changes to the Android App to make the code easier to maintain in the future. From a user’s perspective, the changes you will see are:
- You can mute the alarms using the top watch button (long press).
- You can manually initiate an alarm using the bottom watch button (long press).
- The system should be easier to install from scratch because it will prompt you to install the Pebble Android App and the OpenSeizureDetector watch app if they are not installed.
- There is a new start-up screen that shows which bits of the system are working – this will help with fault diagnosis as the main screen is not displayed until everything is ok.
- The main screen has two graphs that show how far the system is off alarming – when both bars get to the right and side and turn red, it alarms.
- The system settings have been organised into different screens to make it easier to find things.
- The ‘general’ settings allow the user to select a ‘datasource’ this is either ‘Pebble’, in which case the system talks to the pebble directly, or ‘network’, in which case it will receive data from another device running OpenSeizureDetector – this is useful to extend the range of alarms to other parts of the house (this is what the OpenSeizureDetector Client app does – so the client app is now redundant).
Although I have fixed a lot of bugs in this release, the changes have been so significant that I am bound to have introduced new issues – please feed back any issues you have – ideally to the Facebook page I have set up so others can see it, otherwise email me (firstname.lastname@example.org)