Highway Radar: Waze + VASCAR aircraft alerts on Android

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Ferius, thanks for the work. At some point in the future, will we be moving away from the charcoal on anthracite color scheme of the current map?
 

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It's there in the settings. I saw it this morning.
 

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It's there in the settings. I saw it this morning.
I guess I'm confused, but how is "Stop monitoring when the app goes to background" (which I am assuming you are referring to) the same as "stop monitoring when the app is closed?" If I have that set to on, can I still run the app in the background when I am running VVaze if I want to? Or will it stop alerting?
 
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At some point in the future, will we be moving away from the charcoal on anthracite color scheme of the current map?
I use black style to make colorful alerts more catchy. Since I've already had some feedback about issues of the black map, e.g. hard to read map in sunglasses (hard for me, in rainy Seattle, to understand :) ) -- I'll add map style selection in the next version.

I guess I'm confused, but how is "Stop monitoring when the app goes to background" (which I am assuming you are referring to) the same as "stop monitoring when the app is closed?" If I have that set to on, can I still run the app in the background when I am running VVaze if I want to? Or will it stop alerting?
Are you talking about PIP mode (when app displays a small overlay window)? This is not considered as background. Instead, backgound is when app isn't visible at all (e.g. you close the PIP window).
 

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Are you talking about PIP mode (when app displays a small overlay window)? This is not considered as background. Instead, backgound is when app isn't visible at all (e.g. you close the PIP window).
I'm talking about the later. If I don't want the PIP window, but want to have it running in the background when VVaze is running just to give audio alerts, is that possible with "Stop monitoring when the app goes to background" set on?
 

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I guess I'm confused, but how is "Stop monitoring when the app goes to background" (which I am assuming you are referring to) the same as "stop monitoring when the app is closed?" If I have that set to on, can I still run the app in the background when I am running VVaze if I want to? Or will it stop alerting?
Crud, You are right and I'm wrong. Sorry about that!

To continue omitting the mistake above:
I think I'm confused about the idea of closing the app. When closed (as in not resident in memory) it wouldn't alert at all. Stopping monitoring when closed seems "inherently automatic" as opposed to a feature that can be set.

Now that I see what you are talking about; yes, in the past (because I haven't used it lately) having HR resident but not visible does still alert.
 

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I'm talking about the later. If I don't want the PIP window, but want to have it running in the background when VVaze is running just to give audio alerts, is that possible with "Stop monitoring when the app goes to background" set on?
I've just realized there is no way to disable PIP, probably I've forgotten about it when adding that feature...
So, for now, you can unset "Stop monitoring when the app goes to background" and just close the PIP window -- you'll still get alerts in that case.
 

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I've just realized there is no way to disable PIP, probably I've forgotten about it when adding that feature...
So, for now, you can set "Stop monitoring when the app goes to background" unset and just close the PIP window -- you'll still get alerts in that case.
There actually is a way to disable it, but you have to go to settings, then apps, then highway radar and turn it off there.
 

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@ferius - I guess I'm not getting my point across very well. What I wanted was something you could set so that when you hit "close all" apps, it would actually stop monitoring. Which I don't believe you can do with the "stop monitoring when the app goes to background" unset.
 

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@ferius - I guess I'm not getting my point across very well. What I wanted was something you could set so that when you hit "close all" apps, it would actually stop monitoring. Which I don't believe you can do with the "stop monitoring when the app goes to background" unset.
Do you mean you want the app running in the background normally but stop when you close it from the task view (either swiping away or hitting "close all")? If yes then I don't think it is possible at this moment but I can explore technical possibility.
 

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Ahhh. You want it to be easy for Android to shut down. If it was that easy, Android might shut it down at other times maybe. How about using an automation program with the provided command?
 

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Do you mean you want the app running in the background normally but stop when you close it from the task view (either swiping away or hitting "close all")? If yes then I don't think it is possible at this moment but I can explore technical possibility.
Yes, that's what I want. I'd rather kill it that way than having to remember to hit stop monitoring in the app itself. I'm probably ignorant of how all this works, but doesn't hitting "close all" actually close at least those apps that are showing as running in the background when you hit "close all?"
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Ahhh. You want it to be easy for Android to shut down. If it was that easy, Android might shut it down at other times maybe. How about using an automation program with the provided command?
Why would Android shut it down at other times? And yes, I could use an automation program I suppose, but I don't use an automation program for anything else. I don't need one.
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@ferius - if it's a big problem, then don't worry about it, I'll just keep the PIP on so it runs with Waze in the foreground with the stop monitoring when it goes background set on.
 
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Yes, that's what I want. I'd rather kill it that way than having to remember to hit stop monitoring in the app itself. I'm probably ignorant of how all this works, but doesn't hitting "close all" actually close at least those apps that are showing as running in the background when you hit "close all?"
HR is running in a foreground service which can only be stopped manually -- the system will never stop it itself (except for very severe memory starving). This is done in order to prevent Android from pausing or stopping the service for freeing memory thus delaying alerts.
However I can try to catch the event of closing the app from the task view and stop the monitoring at that time. Not sure if that is possible though, need to dig a bit in that direction.
 

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HR is running in a foreground service which can only be stopped manually -- the system will never stop it itself (except for very severe memory starving). This is done in order to prevent Android from pausing or stopping the service for freeing memory thus delaying alerts.
However I can try to catch the event of closing the app from the task view and stop the monitoring at that time. Not sure if that is possible though, need to dig a bit in that direction.
As I thought, I was ignorant about how Android works.
 

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Oh yeah. But I believe adding an option in the app would make it easier to switch that depending on situation.
Yes, a settings option to disable PIP from within the app would be handy. I like using PIP occasionally, but sometimes it's annoying subject to what I'm doing.
 

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Yes, a settings option to disable PIP from within the app would be handy. I like using PIP occasionally, but sometimes it's annoying subject to what I'm doing.
Use the back button and it minimizes completely into background mode without PIP.
 

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There actually is a way to disable it, but you have to go to settings, then apps, then highway radar and turn it off there.
@ferius - just so you know, now that I turned off PIP this way, even when I go back in and enable it this way, the PIP doesn't work anymore (ie, I have no PIP). So I may have to uninstall and reinstall to see if I can get it back. Weird.
 

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Hmmmm. That's weird too.
 
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