Finally got the chance to release the new update for Void Lock.
I was supposed to release this about a week or two ago, but lack of time from school work got in the way. Also I decided that I wanted to pack more into the update than just bugfixes.
Now, for some info about this new update.
First off, bugfixes.
I fixed up a whole bunch of tiny bugs. Doubt they matter much, but they were slowing down the launching speed.
I finally fixed up the flickering that came from launching Void Lock! I discovered that it was caused by an old approach I used to get rid of the Stock Lockscreen constantly appearing bug and accidentally kept that code. After some fixing up, the flickering is gone. So happy for that.
Fixed up a couple of issues related to the Home Launcher. Mainly stuff related to restarting. Apparently it would still lock up even if Void Lock was turned off or Start on Boot was disabled.
I also put out an attempt to get rid of the navigation bar for ICS devices.
Now for some new stuff.
Added in the Setup Brightness option into the Settings. No idea why I didn’t do this before. Would have saved a few users from reinstalling to fix the brightness issue.
Added in a new gesture. Show Notifications. This pretty much displays the amount of Missed Calls, Missed Emails, Unread SMS messages. However, The missed calls and unread SMS works properly. The emails doesn’t. Apparently this was caused by a change in the GMail API. I’ll look into fixing that, but at the moment it just doesn’t show anything, but I’m still putting it there as a place holder.
Think it looks pretty cute.
Next, Another new feature. Glimpse Text. Basically this is like a notepad in some ways. You create a text panel and type stuff in. Change the size and format it to however you want. Then create a gesture to show that wall of text.
Now when locked, just draw the gesture and you’ll get a glimpse of that piece of text.
Very helpful for many situations. Right now, I’m using it to show my schedule, much faster than launching my gallery app, finding the folder that contains my schedule, then finding the image and opening it. Now, I just draw and I can see.
Other uses I thought of is just having it show information you would need to know that doesn’t change often.
One more use I thought of is CHEATING! I could prewrite the information I would need on an exam, then just do my gesture to show it. It’ll also disappear in like 2 seconds and its pretty much impossible to know that it was once shown.
Anyway, think that’s the amount of work I’ve done during these 2 weeks. School stuff looks to be getting more intense. Will work on fixing up MugShot when I have the time.
Oh right!! I decided to give a 50% discount on the Ad-Free version of Void Lock on March 1st. It’ll be a celebration for my birthday.