Release Notes

 

 AltosUI for iPads and iPhones is an active application that grew into being very quickly. As developers, we want this application to be the best it can be. However that takes time and attention. We worked to get all the critical features up rapidly and in doing so there are bound to be rough edges. We are hunting these down and recording anything we find on this page. Likewise, anything you our user community find and report will also be tracked on this page.

(we'll try to get updates out weekly for a bit while we address the known-issues and errata.)

Upcoming v2.1.0 Release: (planned for sometime in April/May upload to App Store for review) -OR- in later upcoming releases

- Planning content, will also fix any reports from users of v2.0.1 and errata from v2.0.1

 

Upcoming Future Release:

- We are experimenting with a new heads-up camera view for locating your rocket after landing.

 

- Please let us know of features that you would like to see in your AltosUI application!

 

        (NOTE: Once a flight computer is verified it means that it is tested against recorded, but real, flight(s) and proven that AltosUI performance matches AltosDroid.)

 

 

v2.0.1 Errata (discoveries since release)

- Nothing reported as of yet.

 

 v2.0.1 Release 2020-03-25:

- Added Support for TeleMegaV4 telemetry

- Added new TeleGPS algorithmic flight-state detection and tab switching

- Adjusted User Interface keeping up with latest AltosDroid application

- New setting "Callsign Prefix" (field in Setup) allows gathering of own devices at top of Select Tracker picker

- New setting "Show Launch Sites" (switch in Setup) which places circles  for all known sites in the map in Map Tab

  -- while in Map View, tap on a Launch site circle to see Launch Site Name and Link to Website, tap on link to view website in browser.

 

v2.0.1 Changes/Fixes:

- Fixed Acceleration conversion from meters to feet

- Fixed TeleMini behaviors (no GPS so don't speak GPS related values)

- Fixed Battery Voltage display for TeleMetrum v1.x, TeleMini v1.0 and TeleNano Flight Computers

- Past flight specifics are now displayed (e.g., not showing max alt., max speed, etc.) when selecting recorded flight

- Repaired problems with downloading off-line maps

- Dark-mode/Light-mode UI iPhone settings no longer affect AltosUI screens

- Cleaned up/Fixed IDLE mode operation

 

 

v1.8.0 Errata (discoveries since release)

- Battery Voltages are not displaying correctly for TeleMetrum v1.x, TeleMini v1.0 and TeleNano Flight Computers

- When selecting past flights the flight specifics are not displayed (e.g., not showing max alt., max speed, etc.)

- We've identified the problem with downloading off-line maps and are working on a solution

- When iPhone/iPad is configured for dark-mode UI AltosUI has some screens which are just un-readable. (workaround set device to light-mode)

 

 v1.8.0 Release 2019-10-21:

Known Issues: (things we are working on but were not serious enough to prevent this release.)

- Swipe to change tabs is not working correctly. (simply tap on tab icon to change.)

 

v1.8.0 Changes/Fixes:

- Repaired crash when selecting recorded flight

- Adjusted flight meta-data rebuild to correct pad and landing locations shown

- Repaired frequency selection code

 

 

v1.7.1 Errata (discoveries since release)

- Nothing reported as of yet.

 

 v1.7.1 Release 2019-10-02:

Known Issues: (things we are working on but were not serious enough to prevent this release.)

- Swipe to change tabs is not working correctly.

- There have been some sightings of off-line map download issues. We haven't been able to see any problems so far. As soon as we can recreate this we will fix it. If any of your are seeing this please let us know, providing as much detail as you can so we can try to recreate the problem.

 

v1.7.1 Changes/Fixes:

- Repaired Crash when tapping on trackers

- Added filter so only selected tracker data is presented when more than one tracker on same channel

- Added missing feature of keeping list of trackers heard and ability to reconnect to them quickly

- Added recovery voice support to map view

- Repair units and scaling for distances and heights

- Launch pad and landing locations are now shown in map view when appropriate

   (This requires onetime rebuild of meta-data for your recorded flights when this version is first run)

- Clean up voice announcements (units and scaling)

- Algorithm for detecting movement and conditioning speech based on moving or not - should now be the same as AltosDroid.

 

 

v1.6.3 Errata (discoveries since release)

19-07-29:

- User KellyB reported a few issues (thank you Kelly!)

- Crash on tapping on Tracker tag in map view

- Failure of offline maps to download maps in some cases

- Differences of voice reporting from AltusDroid for both in-flight and landed cases

- Inability to delete existing trackers

 

 v1.6.3 Release 2019-05-06:

IMPORTANT: Fixes possible communications problem with TeleBT.

Known Issues: (things we are working on but were not serious enough to prevent this release.)

- Algorithm for detecting movement and conditioning speech based on moving or not - is not same as AltosDroid. We will make this the same.

- Swipe to change tabs is not working correctly.

 

v1.6.3 Changes/Fixes:

- Adds Pad Marker to map view seen when walking to landed rocket.

- Fix: Corrects the TeleBT startup communication problem.

- Fix: Adapts to the new location for the launch-sites data and adds an alert detailing when the list of launch sites can't be loaded.

 

 

v1.5.1 Errata (discoveries since release)

- The list of launch sites is no longer loading. User sees odd only launch site of "You must upgrade AltOS!".  This is an error.

- There is an infrequent (in most cases) problem with TeleBT communication that can lock up the TeleBT (This is fixed in version 1.6.2 now submitted to the app store.)  Thank you Lawrence G. for helping us find this!

 

 v1.5.1 Release 2018-12-28:

IMPORTANT: All Current Altus Metrum Flight Computers are supported, they present, and record accurate Telemetry from your flight.

Known Issues: (things we are working on but were not serious enough to prevent this release.)

- Algorithm for detecting movement and conditioning speech based on moving or not - is not same as AltosDroid. We will make this the same.

- Icon is missing at launch-pad end of launch-to-landing track on map view.

- Swipe to change tabs is not working correctly.

 

v1.5.1 Changes/Fixes:

- Full IDLE-mode support  (Support for ground testing your pyro-charges while horizontal on ground)

- App remembers last frequency/telemetry-rate setting for each TeleBT that has been connected

- Fixes to imperial units conversion as well as units display for longer distances

 

 

v1.4.3 Errata (discoveries since release)

 18-09-20:

 - User ChrisS and MattQ (thanks Chris and Matt!) reported sighting an issue with imperial units conversion.

 - Icons were missing at ends of launch-to-landing track on map view.

 - App was not remembering last frequency/telemetry-rate settings for a given TeleBT.

 

v1.4.3 Release 2018-07-02:

IMPORTANT: with this release, all Altus Metrum Flight Computers are now supported, they present, and record accurate Telemetry from your flight.

Known Issues: (things we are working on but were not serious enough to prevent this release.)

- Algorithm for detecting movement and conditioning speech based on moving or not - is not same as AltosDroid. We will make this the same.

- Swipe to change tabs is not working correctly.

 

v1.4.3 Changes/Fixes:

- VERIFIED: TeleMini flight computer all differences addressed, now presents identically

- VERIFIED: TeleMetrum flight computer rate differences addressed, now presents identically

- PAD TAB: Receiver Battery now hides until TeleBT attached.

- Addressed possible issues with hearing telemetry from the flight computers

 

v1.3.0 Errata (discoveries since release)

- TeleMini - there are some differences that need fixing.

- TeleMetrum shows an update rate difference we're looking into but values look great.

 

v1.3.0 Release 2018-04-30:

Known Issues: (things we are working on but were not serious enough to prevent this release.)

- Algorithm for detecting movement and conditioning speech based on moving or not - is not same as AltosDroid. We will make this the same.

- Swipe to change tabs is not working correctly.

 

v1.3.0 Changes/Fixes:

- VERIFIED: TeleMetrum flight computer presents identically (update rate is different but values match. We're looking into the update rate)

- VERIFIED: TeleMega flight computer presents identically

- FIXED: Recover Tab: appears to not be showing Max Accel. correctly for TeleMega (older sample flight) we're hunting this down.

- FIXED: Recover Tab: Max Height in m NOT km!

- FIXED: Flight Tab: Range in km NOT m!

 

v1.2.1 Errata (discoveries since release)

    - none

 

v1.2.1 Released 2018-04-19:

 Known Issues: (things we are working on but were not serious enough to prevent this release.)

    - Recover Tab appears to not be showing Max Accel. correctly for TeleMega (older sample flight) we're hunting this down.

    - Algorithm for detecting movement and conditioning speech based on moving or not - is not same as AltosDroid. We will make this the same.

    - Swipe to change tabs is not working correctly.

 

v1.2.1 Changes/Fixes:

    - Fixed: Battery Voltage for TeleGPS is not being presented.

    - Fixed: Pad view LED-indicators are not indicating properly when TeleBT is disconnected or when no flight computer on selected channel.

    - Fixed: Discovered incorrect connect/disconnect behavior (not clearing flight when disconnect.)

    - Fixed: Voice narration when it shouldn't be.

    - Fixed: Height not showing on Flight Tab.

    - Fixed: Kalman height calculations not always correct.

    - Fixed: Large values are being shown in Flight tab when telemetry has not yet been received, should not be.

    - Fixed: Corrected behavior of Select Tracker dialog (fixed section headings, scan behavior, etc.)

    - Fixed: Distance to landing location not updated while walking to rocket.

 

v1.1.0 Errata: (discoveries since release)

 18-04-10:

   - Pad view LED-indicators are not indicating properly when TeleBT is disconnected or when no flight computer on channel

 18-04-09:

      (back from Argonia, KS (Kloudbusters "Rocket Pasture") where we found the following issues:

   - Distance to landing location not updated while walking to rocket.

   - Voice narration when it shouldn't be.

   - Large values are being shown in Flight tab when telemetry has not yet been received, should not be, should be zeros.

 18-04-06:

    - Battery Voltage for TeleGPS is not being presented.

 

v1.1.0 Released 2018-03-30:

 Known Issues: (things we are working on but were not serious enough to prevent this release.)

    - Swipe to change tabs is not working correctly.

    - Algorithm for detecting movement and conditioning speech based on moving or not - is not same as AltosDroid. We will make this the same.

    - Recover Tab appears to not be showing Max Accel. correctly for TeleMega (older sample flight) we're hunting this down.

 

v1.1.0 Changes/Fixes:

   - Hide IDLE subsystem behind Alert until it's ready for use.

 

v1.0.7 Released 2018-03-29:

   - Initial Release


Updated: 30 Mar 2020

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