[APP] Battery Status (v4.6.1.1) - Telerik controls, icon sets, globalization and more

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singularity0821

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is nice to hear you still over here Martin. I'm excited about the release for WP8. I'm still waitting for the release of the new lumia, so once i get it, i can test it and if you want, i still help you.

Thanks~ That's great! I'll welcome your help once again!

That's really good news. :) I hope you'll keep the tile with the changing background color. That has always been my favorite. Let me know if you need a beta tester. I have a dev unlocked Lumia 920.

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Awesome, thanks! The new version will support all the things the current one does, except the some things that are not support (e.g. voltage, task manager)


Great app, why don't you try to submit it to marketplace, seems to be possible. ;)

It's already there, just only for the low resolution at the moment.

Because microsoft forbid this Sir

Not for WP8 though. There seems to be an official battery API now. There's already a battery status app in the store for WP8. But it's by far not as beautiful or useful as the app by Martin was. It supports a lockscreen icon though.

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Thanks :) I am not sure if I'll support the lockscreen icon because that means I need to use the tile counter and I don't really like that. There are the new counters that look like the text message tile but I can't get all the information there. But I already have a nice workaround in mind. Because having the information on the lockscreen would be really nice.
 

sensboston

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Hi Martin, good to see you back! And it's good to know, you'll continue development of Battery Status.

I may recommend you to pay attention to WinRT (Windows 8 for ARM-based tablets): WinRT store still has a lack of good battery application, and default battery indicator & applet is very similar to the desktop Windows (actually it's the same but with lot of limitation). It's definitely not important for desktops/notebooks (nobody is using that stuff on battery) but very important for tablets.
 

rich27

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I love this app, have used it on my Samsung Focus since it came out. I just got a new Lumia 920, and I can see the app in the store, however when I try to download it I get a message on the screen of my PC that says "Your phone doesn't meet the minimum requirements needed to run this app." Here is the error message: "App only supports the following resolutions: WVGA (480x800).

Will you be updating this app to make it work with the new resolutions for the new breed of Win8 Phones, I would gladly pay for your app!
 
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singularity0821

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Hi Martin, good to see you back! And it's good to know, you'll continue development of Battery Status.

I may recommend you to pay attention to WinRT (Windows 8 for ARM-based tablets): WinRT store still has a lack of good battery application, and default battery indicator & applet is very similar to the desktop Windows (actually it's the same but with lot of limitation). It's definitely not important for desktops/notebooks (nobody is using that stuff on battery) but very important for tablets.

Thanks my friend :) Yes, I think I'll work on a Windows 8 version next :)

I love this app, have used it on my Samsung Focus since it came out. I just got a new Lumia 920, and I can see the app in the store, however when I try to download it I get a message on the screen of my PC that says "Your phone doesn't meet the minimum requirements needed to run this app." Here is the error message: "App only supports the following resolutions: WVGA (480x800).

Will you be updating this app to make it work with the new resolutions for the new breed of Win8 Phones, I would gladly pay for your app!

Don't worry, it will be there soon. I'm almost done with the next (completely new) version and I'll submit it to MS soon. :)
 

singularity0821

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Hey, guys there is a little problem... Certification failed because of a problem that doesn't happen in the emulator... I can't reproduce it.

If there is anyone with a Dev unlocked phone who wants to test it, please let me know and send me a PM.
 

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    Battery Status, based on the DLLImport project by fiinix shows, as the name suggests, the battery status of your phone. It has a Live Tile which is updated about every 10 or 30 minutes (depending on the user's preference).

    It shows the percentage on both sides of the tile and a matching icon on the front. You can log the battery data (percent or voltage), show the data on a graph and view a report.

    The app also lets you view the current processes and memory usage and you can open the battery saver.

    Working for all (Chevron/Developer) unlocked phones. :)

    Supported languages as of version 4.6 are: Chinese (Simplified & Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Korean , Polish, Portuguese(Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish.

    If you want to translate the app to Finish or Japanese or if you want to improve an existing translation, please use the app translator that is attached here and send me the generated file. Thanks a lot :)

    Special thanks to fiinix for DLLimport, to sensboston for his great support, to MJCS for finding the GUID for the battery saver and to all the translators and donators.

    New Windows application (History Viewer) by sensboston, which allows you to view the battery data on your PC.

    4.6.1.1
    • updates for several languages
    • added another icon set by user elkron

    4.6.1.0
    • updates for several languages
    • added 3 more icon sets by user elkron

    4.6.0.1
    updated Czech, Danish, French and Russian translation

    4.6.0.0
    • added phone info page
    • added new iconset
    • fixed a little issue with the graph
    • app now detects charging status change while it is running
    • added Norewegian, Japanese

    v4.5.5.1
    • history will be reset if file can't be read

    v4.5.5
    • fixed a bug that prevented logging the history for some region settings (thanks to Snake. and Treach81 for pointing me in the right direction and for testing the fix) Clear the history if you us a region different to en-US for the date!

    v4.5.4
    • fixed bug in the Dutch translation that made the app crash
    • updated Telerik controls - graph now properly scrolls in landscape mode

    v4.5.3
    • added Dutch and Korean
    • changed update notification
    • added download update button
    • fixed wrong notification in settings
    • changed the way the app looks for updates (should be faster now)

    v4.5.2
    • fixed a little issue with the settings page that came with the last update

    v4.5.1
    • readded Spanish
    • added translation to toogle buttons in settings

    v4.5
    • added a new graph (tap and hold it for more info, pinch to zoom)
    • new report page with pie chart
    • new about page
    • new intro page
    • error reporting
    • choose icon set in settings
    • check for updates
    • Telerik controls
    • removed Dutch, Finish, Greek, Korean and Spanish - will be added again once I get the translations
    • coming soon: version with unsupported languages (Georgian, Slovenian, Croatian)

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    Video by user wpxbox (it's tap and hold on the graph for details, and processes can't be killed neither inside or outside the app ;) )



    v4.1.1
    • Fixed crash in settings if the background task is disabled. Thanks JosipoGo!

    v.4.1
    • added Finnish, Hungarian, Korean and Croatian (although the phone doesn't officially support that so I am not sure if it will work)
    • fixed crash for Dutch version

    v.4.0.0
    • added Chinese (Traditional), Danish, Dutch, Swedish
    • removed Korean - lost my translator
    • added new graph control
    • added process viewer
    • added report for data
    • added ability to show and log voltage
    • added ability to choose the update interval (10min/30min)
    • added button to open battery saver
    • and a few other improvements

    If you upgrade to version 4.x from a version 3.x please make sure to uninstall the old one first.

    v3.4.2
    • added Chinese (Simplified)
    • added localized app name for all supported languages
    • fixed background service issue

    v3.4.1
    • little adjustment :)
    • fixes for Russian translation

    v3.4
    • added Russian, Spanish
    • some small tweaks

    v3.3
    • added Czech, Greek and Italian - thanks to everyone who sent me translations. Take a look at the about page ;)
    • another fix for the French translation

    v3.2
    • Localized Live Tile text
    • updates for French and Portuguese translation

    v3.1
    • Interop Unlock is NOT needed anymore
    • fixed typos in French translation

    v3.0
    • added more detailed images for the live tile status
    • added settings page (turn background service on/off , enable logging, show charging status on/off)
    • added option for logging the battery data and showing it in a graph
    • added translations for German, French, Korean, Polish, Portuguese
    • added about page (to thank everyone who helped)

    v2.1 added fix for HTC (thanks to sensboston)

    v2.0 added Live Tiles and Background Agent

    v1.0 first release

    Downloads so far for previous versions:
    1.0: ~80
    2.0: 194
    2.1: 709
    3.0: 184
    3.1: 1026
    3.2: 744
    3.3: 3001
    3.4: 183
    3.4.1: 1430
    3.4.2: 6761
    4.0: 3490
    4.1: 4319
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    I just finished version 4.0 and I am waiting for the translators now. Then I need to test it a little. Here are a few screenshots, I hope you like it.

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    The main screen buttons and the charging and voltage text can be removed in the settings.

    P.S.: If you want the app in Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Japanese, Norwegian or Portuguese (Brazil), now is the time :) Send me a PM if you want to translate the app! All other supported languages are included in v4.0.
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    As singularity0821 said, it works perfectly with Omnia 7 ^^x

    I join Battery Status & CSharp DLLImport screens ;)

    Live Tile would be great :)

    I think the other information is quite useless because most of it is 0 :)

    I'm working on the Live Tile right now :) I'm having a little problem with referencing DLLImport from another project (which is needed for the background agent) but I hope I can get around that.

    This is how it looks so far:

    battery1.jpg
    battery2.png

    It's a flipping live tile, the status and the icons also change.
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    I am not sure if I am still welcome in this thread after abandoning this project for so long, and there's no excuse after how great you all have been in the months that I have spent working on the app!

    I had a very busy time, with a lot to do for work and for university there simply wasn't any time for my own projects anymore. But well as I said before, there's no excuse for just disappearing and I am sorry for that.

    I am still very busy, but I will go through all the unread emails and messages and I will answer each one of that even if I am really late with some..

    Anyway, I have some good news. I have ported BatteryStatus to WP8, and it already passed certification and should be in the marketplace very soon. (http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/battery-status/76c3ebad-935b-4e5c-aab2-9ca63a4f7014) Also, I am working on a completely rewritten version that makes use of all the great WP8 APIs. It should be ready very soon as well. Regarding the old WP7 version, I'll try to also fix some bugs there if it is still needed.

    Thanks to those who supported me all the time, to those who find the time to read this and sorry to all of you for taking so much time to return to this project.
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    v3.3 is out: added Czech, Greek and Italian and fixed French again :)

    Thanks to everyone who sent me translations. Take a look at the about page ;)