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 Posted: Friday Jul 6th, 2012 01:52 am
   
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Ingo wrote:
1. There is no 'Exit' button, we had to kill the app from the Task Manager.

Phone apps never have an Exit button as far as I know



 Posted: Friday Jul 6th, 2012 04:56 am
   
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Hmmm.... I would disagree on that point. There is no use having the app open in the background permanently - it disconnects anyways after a timeout period, you might as well have an exit button to save resources.



 Posted: Friday Jul 6th, 2012 05:11 am
   
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But which app do you know that has an exit button?



 Posted: Friday Jul 6th, 2012 05:24 am
   
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Perhaps not an 'Exit' button as we know it but some apps do release resources when you tap the 'Back' button but most just keep running until your reboot. This request was actually from the Galaxy Note owner where I tested the App on.



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Ok, a slightly better update from the guy that loaded it on his 'Note. He said he pressed the 'Back' button and the application didn't do anything, he had to click the 'Home' button to get back to his Home Screen.

Perhaps pressing the 'Back' button action is not yet active or doesn't work properly yet. I will wait for the next release to test on my Desire to give more first-hand feedback.

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Thanks we will check the back button function
However it seems that the app is designed for minimum android 2.3 version, as 2.2 is rather old and has a number of limitations



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Thanks, it seems I have to load a custom ROM to get it going...



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I am afraid that the comfort Android App only supports Android 2.3.3 upwards.

We are experimenting with some new stuff and we need to stay at this API level.



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Use of BACK key.

We were struggling with this a bit. Especially when logged in - what to do.

For now we have settled on.. :

BACK FUNCTION
Config (editing) -> revert
Config (not editing) - nothing
Login Page - nothing
Dashboard - ask if you want to logout
Cameras / Home Control - dashboard

Last edited on Friday Jul 6th, 2012 09:04 am by Calistra



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Thanks to everybody's feedback we have been pushing out updates furiously.

We have the counters up and running now. We are working on the cameras.

Should be next week.



 Posted: Friday Jul 6th, 2012 09:40 am
   
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I can understand the issue when logged in. I would probably just go for the app going to the background, even when logged in, as it should disconnect automatically after a timeout expires. Maybe have a checkbox somewhere asking the user to choose:

1. If checked then pressing the back button it will logout/disconnect.

2. If unchecked then app will run in background and logout/disconnect after timeout expires.



 Posted: Friday Jul 6th, 2012 10:03 am
   
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As a security issue we should always log out when the App goes into the background (I have to check on the Android App - it is certainly true on the iPhone App) because of the risk of somebody simply forgetting that it is running and passing his phone to somebody.



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The app version 1.8 can be downloaded from the 1st post of this topic

This fixes the Counter feedback not updated problem and eliminates the Calistra messages in the camera page (we dont know how that got in there)

It should improve the arm mode status when logging in

Install by tapping on the apk file,. It will install over the old version and keep your data



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There is a tool for repacking android apks to blackberry playbook.
https://developer.blackberry.com/android/



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Thanks for the tip



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Version 1.82 can be downloaded from the new topic http://www.comfortforums.com/view_topic.php?id=2973&forum_id=110

Please post in the new topic, as this one will be closed



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