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Android App

KnossosKnossos Member Posts: 6
edited November 27 in North of Thera
I have been working with IRE to update the Android App.
It is now ready for public use!
If you already have the older App, it will be updated to the new version automatically.



  • SobriquetSobriquet Member Posts: 2,464 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    I tried to use the old one, have just updated to check out the new version. Thanks for working on this!
  • AdrikAdrik Member Posts: 238 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    edited November 28
    Found a few issues with it  @Knossos.
    I actually do Software QA for a living, so if you'd like I could do a bit of a run over on Discord with you to get some small kinks worked out, I'm at Adrik#5525.
    Overall, I am a bit sad to see the black background / white text go, and I would adore a future update to have a dark mode setting for it.
  • PyoriPyori Member Posts: 1,943 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Adrik said:
    Overall, I am a bit sad to see the black background / white text go, and I would adore a future update to have a dark mode setting for it.
    I wish the forums had one, too. Pages/apps with white backgrounds are awful.

  • DragonknightDragonknight MhaldorMember Posts: 273 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited November 28
    I dunno, it has a dark mode for me.

    On a Pixel 3 XL, Android 10. With the system dark mode enabled.
  • SkyeSkye The Duchess BellatereMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 3,086 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Yeah it's probably dependent on your phone settings cause I use dark mode too on Android 9 (Samsung Note 8)

  • ShirszaeShirszae Santo DomingoMember Posts: 3,288 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Some of us don't have the option of a system-wide dark mode. (Or, at the very least, my Android 6 phone doesnt seem to have one)

    And you won't understand the cause of your grief...

    ...But you'll always follow the voices beneath.

  • ArchaeonArchaeon Ur mums house lolMember Posts: 489 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent

  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 2,016 @ - Epic Achaean
    edited November 28

    Every time I log back in to the app. (GALAXY S7)

  • SkyeSkye The Duchess BellatereMember, Seafaring Liason Posts: 3,086 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Hi Knossos! Thanks for working on this. I think the app is picking up deleted/hidden news posts. I got a notification that I had 3 unread announces, but I've already read everything I can. :confounded: 

  • KnossosKnossos Member Posts: 6
    Hello! I will be looking at everything and fixing issues. @Adrik, you can happily post queries here to keep everything in one place.
    I will try to answer everything:


    * The app crashes when selecting the back arrow in the Settings Screen.
    Oops! I'll fix that.

    * The text stats "News item" instead of "New Message" when selecting the New Message button on the Messages Screen

    * Messages fail to collapse when selecting the message after expanding them on the Messages Screen.
    This is actually intended. It isn't about expanding messages, as such. It is about marking them as read, and collecting the whole message. For example, when getting the list of messages, I don't get the entire message as part of the request. I get a fragment of it. To fully read the message (and get the whole content) I need to send another request. That is why from that point on, the message is expanded.

    * A plain text document view displays when selecting the GOTO MESSAGE button on the Search Messages Screen
    This is intended. At this point, the data is basic text, and the intent is to read it. I can add font size controls.

    *I would adore a future update to have a dark mode setting
    There was a complaint about this from someone else already, and I have added an option in the settings to switch between Device standard, Light and Dark themes. :+1:

    That is *extremely* weird. I will look into it. 

    The issue here is that when you look at a past news item, it will also set your last read news item to that item on the server. That is also how it works in game.

    For example, if I, as a Targossian, do this "readnews targossas 100". Then I check the news in game (and in the App):
    Targossas                       Posts:     100 /    2295 ( 2195 Unread)

    That is an unfortunate side effect of the news system. You can make it 0 unread by clicking on the newest news item.
  • CaelanCaelan Member Posts: 2,016 @ - Epic Achaean
    Knossos said:

    That is *extremely* weird. I will look into it. 
    Just a point: I realize it may well be phone specific, or even personal setting specific, but the eest of the app seemed to be functioning well enough (better than the last one for sure). For instance I didn't seem to have any issues w the back button

  • KhelKhel Member Posts: 270 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Still happening to me after the update, but the +s aren't in between the words any more.
  • KnossosKnossos Member Posts: 6
    Could you try now? There was some weirdness in the APIs.
  • KhelKhel Member Posts: 270 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Looks like that got it for me, thanks!
  • OceanaOceana North SeaMember Posts: 898 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Messages were giving me an error about sqllite and nullconstraint or something and then an empty screen. Tried the update as I read above and it is fixed. 
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