YACO 1.3 with GPS items

When I returned from vacation, I wanted to see the path of the plane and use MAPS, but also wanted to see the speed and height. MAPS does not show any GPS data -OSM would do, but I had not all maps available on my device. Thus I added some GPS items:

  • count of satellites
  • speed
  • height
  • climb/sink rate

These items are located in a new line, which disappears if GPS is not deactivated, not using any device resources, until GPS is activated again.

YACO 1.2.2

Found some way to find out the information about the power supply (high/normal load) which would be important information, and I added the code, yet the S5 seems not to support it, at least with CyanogenMod. S4 does not even with Lineage OS 14.1.

In that context, I added some more information to the battery state like blinking on error/low state.

Back to Personal Sunrise (a bit)

No, I’m not in summer vacation, but I’m working limited time, the better the weather is, the less I’m working. Sorry. Personal Sunrise is relatively mature, it does not need many changes, and I can choose what and when I improve it.

Yet I did use the recent stormy days and some nights (and a suggestion of a customer) to improve the “clock” feature. The improvements are:

  • more information snippets (weather forecast: wind, temperature, and moon phase)
  • an optional second color for the daytime (improves readability in bright environment)
  • and the clock now also overlays the lock screen, so in connection with the dock/power state checking of Personal Sunrise the clock starts automatically when you put the device in the dock (or plug in the power cord), even when it is switched off and locked. It just works.
  • a feature still to be done is a screensaver feature of the displayed items changing positions so that the burn-in is as low as possible

A beta version is available now, the release is not yet done. If you are interested, please drop me a mail.

And a larger “to do” is to make Personal Sunrise fit to “smaller” devices’s screens like the recent “phablets”… Some configuration pages cannot be used on these, for example choosing a sound stream is near to impossible. The app just was not designed for smartphones.