Saturday, August 25, 2012

Waypoint Free 6.0.0 Released

Waypoint Free 6.0.0 has been released.  This brings Waypoint Free inline with Waypoint Pro and incorporates the UI/menu changes to support Android 4.1+.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Waypoint Pro 6.0.0 Released

Waypoint Pro 6.0.0 has been released.  This release addresses and issue with the Android 4.1 menu system not working properly with extended menu items.  In a way I am thankful that this issue arose as I believe it has really brought the main screen UI forward.  The new UI includes an Action Bar component which was introduced in Android 3.0.  With the use of the Sherlock Action Bar library this component is available on older versions with the use of the Android Compatibility library.  In the action bar you will find menu items for Tools, Settings, and More Options.  Tools contains the plugins (Intents) that Waypoint Pro uses to integrate into Google Maps, Radar, Compass 360, and Waypoint Pro's waypoint plotter. Settings contains menu options for Coordinates, Units, Notifications, Color, and an option to hide the control bar.  Under the extended menu, you will find menu options for About, Manage Waypoint (Edit, Move, Delete), Manage Category (Create, Rename, Delete), Set Waypoint, Share Waypoint, Share Location, Import Waypoints, Export Waypoints, and Backup Data.  Hopefully, this new menu system will make it easier for everyone to use Waypoint Pro.  I have also added a new control bar which contains buttons to save, select, clear, select categories, and create categories.  This control bar replaces the default buttons that were once at the bottom of the application. Long press each of the controls to get a short description of it's function.  As I mentioned in my previous Android 4.1 post, there is also a new color scheme to match the holo blue theme in Android 4.1.  In addition to these visible changes there have been many improvements under the covers.  Check out Google Play to download Waypoint Pro.

With this new release only devices running Android 2.1 or higher will be supported.

Waypoint Free will be updated soon to incorporate these changes to support Android 4.1.

Monday, August 6, 2012

User Appreciation

I just wanted to take a minute and thank the users that take the time and post positive feedback for my applications.  If you do notice a problem please email me at, I am happy to help resolve any issues you are experiencing.  I can only help if you email me,  I am unable to respond to comments or error reports.  I am grateful for all of the positive feedback I have received and love to see users post comments who are enjoying my applications.

Thank you users, your comments are greatly appreciated.

Android 4.1 - Updated

A user has notified me that they are having problems accessing the overflow menu running on Android 4.1.  I was able to recreate this issue in an emulator and it appears to be due to the fact that Android is saying goodbye to the menu button.  This isn't a bad thing as it was time to revamp this part of the code.  Thanks for reporting the issue and I am working on a fix.

Update: 8/12/2012

I just completed an initial upgrade to support the 4.1 menu system.  This update has refreshed the look of Waypoint and incorporates the ActionBar UI component.  This update will be available to users running Android 2.1 and above thanks to the ActionBarSherlock library.  There is still some work left to complete this upgrade so be please be patient.  Here is a screen shot with a SNAPSHOT version of Waypoint Pro running with a new Holo color scheme:

Update: 8/18/2012

Waypoint Pro 6.0.0 has been released and resolves the issue with the extended menu not working on Android 4.1.  Check out Google Play for the new screenshots: Waypoint Pro

Waypoint 5.1.1 Released

Waypoint 5.1.1 was just release and contains a fix that can arise when the device is set to a locale that converts the period character to a comma. Thanks goes to the user that discovered this bug.