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Last post Author Topic: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016  (Read 26425 times)

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.12 Beta - Dec 8, 2016
« Reply #50 on: December 10, 2016, 03:25 AM »
The new 'separate line' widget-mode is a really helpful improvement, thanks :Thmbsup:

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.12 Beta - Dec 8, 2016
« Reply #51 on: December 10, 2016, 03:37 AM »
Great  :Thmbsup:

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.12 Beta - Dec 8, 2016
« Reply #52 on: December 10, 2016, 03:42 AM »
Here's a screenshot

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #53 on: December 31, 2016, 07:45 AM »
Version 2.14 beta - Dec 31, 2016
  • New Feature: Search function

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #54 on: December 31, 2016, 10:23 AM »
Mouser, I'm happy to see that WhenLast now has a search function, but I'm a bit puzzled about what I could search for.  If the app had a place where the user could add short notes each time (e.g., noting how far down the battery was each time I charge my phone), then I might have something to search for.  In any event, I've often thought of suggesting a "notes" feature, and the new search feature has finally prompted me to make the suggestion.  I might just add that I continue to love this app!

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #55 on: January 01, 2017, 04:48 AM »
If the app had a place where the user could add short notes each time

interesting idea.. let me chew on it..

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #56 on: April 29, 2017, 08:02 AM »
This may all be academic (I've just joined the testing program so I'm hopefully about to get an updated version of whenlast :) but the reason I'm here is...

I just got a new phone. Whenlast (official Play Store version) got installed to the new one automagically but -- of course -- didn't include my data. So I fired up the old phone and used the export facility -- which although it claimed to have worked, didn't actually create any data files I could copy off.

The old phone's Lollipop, the new one is Nougat. Both pretty much stock versions.

I didn't have so many entries I couldn't manually recreate them, so that's what I've done. :)
-- bests, Tim

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2017, 01:47 PM »
Yeah EXPORT just wants to save a file somewhere.  You have to copy that file to your new phone somehow and then import it.
The other alternative of course is the SYNC mechanism.

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #58 on: April 29, 2017, 05:33 PM »
Yeah EXPORT just wants to save a file somewhere.  You have to copy that file to your new phone somehow and then import it.
That's the point -- I was trying to save the file in my documents folder, or my data folder, or my downloads folder, but although it was saying "export done" or something of the sort, it wasn't actually creating the file -- I was watching in Explorer on my PC. (I tried four times in four folders before I gave up.)
The other alternative of course is the SYNC mechanism.

I don't think the non-beta version of the program has sync, does it? I couldn't see it, anyway.
-- bests, Tim

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2017, 09:50 PM »
Sure it does!

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #60 on: April 30, 2017, 05:57 AM »
Sure it does!
Aha. So it does!  Not looking hard enough, clearly :-[

Given where I am, I've signed up for DropBox so at least this will work for me in the future, but as I've almost completely decommissioned the old phone now, I'm not going to try the synch process for real.

However... I gave Whenlast permission to do its thing with DropBox and sure enough, it's created a folder (apps/whenlast) in DropBox. I've got automatic synch switched on (I've got a decent mobile data plan and I figure this is going to be a relatively small amount of data that's being moved) and Whenlast says it's done its stuff in that respect.

The Whenlast folder in Dropbox was empty until I created a new item -- at that point, a sync folder was created and a file created in it.

So should the process have created a sync file once synchronisation was enabled?

[For what it's worth, the normal export process DOES create files as expected on my new phone. Whether this is down to differences between Lollipop and Nougat, a permissions issue on the old phone or a result of opting into the beta programme, I can't guess.]
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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #61 on: August 20, 2017, 09:38 PM »
May be the following are known, but FWIW a couple of observations:

1) The corresponding value for "VALUES ABOVE ARE SPECIFIED IN" is not visible in portrait mode here -- this is in the dialog box that comes up after pressing the edit button for an item (e.g. "Change Oil").  It's fine in landscape mode, BTW.

2) In the same dialog box, the "DATE HISTORY" related fields below "VALUES ABOVE ARE SPECIFIED IN" don't show up in landscape mode.  It doesn't look like one can scroll to see them either.

I think the screen resolution on this device is 1280×720 and the OS is some recent nightly snapshot of LineageOS 14.1.  The version of WhenLast appears to be v2.15 2016-12-31.

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #62 on: August 21, 2017, 07:51 AM »
Ewemoa!!!!  :-* :-* :-* :-*

Great to hear from you.

I noticed something similar recently as well.  I have to figure out why it's not scrollable..

I also noticed when trying to use one of my apps (ScoreTracker) to keep track of scores during a board game that the small size of fonts was unacceptable, and was SHOCKED when I went into the options and found the stupid developer did not have options to enlarge the fonts.  I kept looking for the option sure that it must be in there somewhere bit it wasn't.  Quite embarrassing.

So that's on my very short term to do list.


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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #63 on: August 22, 2017, 02:14 AM »
Thanks for the consideration :)

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #64 on: November 07, 2017, 09:11 AM »
Any alternative to when last?
Something more modern maybe?

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #65 on: November 07, 2017, 09:12 AM »
What's lacking from WhenLast?

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #66 on: November 10, 2017, 11:16 AM »
The sync is not realy reliable, it sometime just fails.
Importing duplicates all categories.
The gui is not exactly modern :)

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #67 on: November 10, 2017, 11:31 AM »
Both of the issues you mention, importing creating duplicates and sync not being reliable, sound like they may be related to items that look like they are the same but not being seen as the same.
Normally this can get solved by making sure both versions of WhenLast are up to date and then syncing and cleaning up the data.
If you can find a repeatable problem let me know.

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #68 on: March 17, 2018, 05:50 PM »
I think maybe the thread title needs to be updated. Unless this thread is just for the beta and I couldn't find the official section/thread.

But anyway, I've been a silent user of WhenLast for a couple years now. I am pretty happy with how it works. I just noticed something today which made me think of a suggestion:

The icon of Cody is mostly white, meaning Cody disappears on a white/light background, such as the notification slide down thingy. Here's a screenshot of what I am talking about:

WhenLast Icon Gone.png

Maybe the icon should have a dark outline so Cody doesn't get lost in the brightness.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2018, 07:06 PM by Deozaan »

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #69 on: March 17, 2018, 06:07 PM »
But anyway, I've been a silent user of WhenLast for a couple years now. I am pretty happy with how it works.
great!


Yes I need to fix that cody image for WhenLast -- thanks for the reminder.

I also want to add an option to all of my apps to allow custom enlargement of font sizes.

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #70 on: June 01, 2018, 12:09 PM »
I am too a silent WhenLast user for many years. I am loving it. In fact, I haven't seen any app that can beat it across all systems.
Too pity that WhenLast is available for Android system only.
Recently my Android device start failing me. My alternative device on hand is an iPad mini and some Windows laptops.
Is it possible for you to make iOS or Windows version of WhenLast available? Or better, make them sync via Dropbox?
I sure am willing to donate to support this. For WhenLast saves my days more than once.

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #71 on: June 01, 2018, 12:21 PM »
Welcome to the site, Jedi.

I'm very happy to hear that you like it -- I don't get much feedback about it.

As for an ipad/ios version -- i keep meaning to tinker with some ios coding, though my past experiences trying to code for mac's when i was a kid was traumatic :)

But I'm not sure it will be anytime soon that I work on an ios version of whenlast..

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #72 on: June 02, 2018, 05:58 AM »
Whenlast is still a fixture on my phone. About the only mild irritant for me is the fact that I often do the thing I'm tracking and forget until later (or the next day) to mark it done. So the routine (unless I'm missing something) is to find it, hit NOW and then edit the date in the history back to yesterday. And the date editor is difficult, particularly on a small screen that suddenly gets half its space occupied by a keyboard...

So my wishlist might include either a "pick date/time" alongside NOW (which would impact on display space but maybe not too much if the NOW button were made slightly smaller?) or a more graphical date/time editor.

However... while writing this, it occurs to me to wonder if recording the exact time is crucial? I can see approximate time is helpful, but maybe am or pm as a radio button, or morning, afternoon, evening, night, anytime, as a dropdown, might be a good enough approach, which would maybe simplify the date storage and editing process?
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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #73 on: June 02, 2018, 06:02 AM »
So my wishlist might include either a "pick date/time" alongside NOW (which would impact on display space but maybe not too much if the NOW button were made slightly smaller?) or a more graphical date/time editor
Yes this is something near top of my todo list.
Maybe a long-press on the Now button can bring up a nice date/time picker.

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #74 on: June 02, 2018, 12:03 PM »
As for an ipad/ios version -- i keep meaning to tinker with some ios coding, though my past experiences trying to code for mac's when i was a kid was traumatic :)

But I'm not sure it will be anytime soon that I work on an ios version of whenlast..

A Windows version will be nice too. :p

I also noticed that the datehistory entry is (likely) in localized format.
In theory, won't that cause problem when syncing between two devices with different locale setting?
I can live with that for now, but wish I can change it as YYYY/MM/DD format or so, and using 24-hour format.