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Last post Author Topic: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016  (Read 13740 times)

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.12 Beta - Dec 8, 2016
« Reply #50 on: December 10, 2016, 03:25:54 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, 03:37:24 AM »
Great  :Thmbsup:

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.12 Beta - Dec 8, 2016
« Reply #52 on: December 10, 2016, 03:42:32 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, 07:45:33 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, 10:23:03 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, 04:48:08 AM »
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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, 08:02:26 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. :)

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2017, 01:47:20 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, 05:33:41 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.)
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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.

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2017, 09:50:00 PM »
Sure it does!

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Re: WhenLast (Android app) - v2.14 Beta - Dec 31, 2016
« Reply #60 on: April 30, 2017, 05:57:38 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.]