[Dev] New "NavRadio+" ported to MTC devices

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limak99

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Hello, for the last few weeks I have been struggling with a strange problem regarding the GPS after starting the device.
Immediately after starting my device, Navradio+ automatically starts up and this message appears and regardless of whether I turn GPS service off and on, Navradio+ no longer shows GPS speed. The only way is to kill the Navradio+ app and restart then the GPS speed shows right away. It looks like some sort of race condition. I did a factory reset of the device and updated the rom to the latest version (I'm using Malaysk Rom), but this did nothing, the problem still occurs. I don't know if this is related to some parameter in the settings that I can switch. Maybe it would be possible to make Navradio+ slightly delay the request to access the GPS service on startup or make a retry after 1-2 seconds.

PS. temporarily I cannot check the exact model of chip, but I have an Isudar PX6 (Android 10) unit for a Ford Mondeo

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KoTiX2

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Hello, for the last few weeks I have been struggling with a strange problem regarding the GPS after starting the device.
Immediately after starting my device, Navradio+ automatically starts up and this message appears and regardless of whether I turn GPS service off and on, Navradio+ no longer shows GPS speed. The only way is to kill the Navradio+ app and restart then the GPS speed shows right away. It looks like some sort of race condition. I did a factory reset of the device and updated the rom to the latest version (I'm using Malaysk Rom), but this did nothing, the problem still occurs. I don't know if this is related to some parameter in the settings that I can switch. Maybe it would be possible to make Navradio+ slightly delay the request to access the GPS service on startup or make a retry after 1-2 seconds.

PS. temporarily I cannot check the exact model of chip, but I have an Isudar PX6 (Android 10) unit for a Ford Mondeo

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Uhm... I'll see what i can do...
 
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Hi
Thank you for this beautiful APP !!
I tested them today on my M.I.C.-AV8V7-Lite.
Works very well right away.
So I bought it from the Google Play Store. Am thrilled !!!
The only thing missing is support for DAB+ !!!
 

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KoTiX2

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Hi
Thank you for this beautiful APP !!
I tested them today on my M.I.C.-AV8V7-Lite.
Works very well right away.
So I bought it from the Google Play Store. Am thrilled !!!
The only thing missing is support for DAB+ !!!
Adding support for dab+ is like building another app. So i just suggest you to set the equalizer button in NavRadio to start dabz instead.
 

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@KoTiX2 @realzoulou would you suggest a joining of minds and thus code, to bring together the best Radio App and the best DAB app together is feasible? There are some folk who never use FM and some folk who cannot get DAB so both apps as they are, are crucial. However one app to do both would be superb! Is it feasible to have realzoulou code behind your front end? I would pay £20 for that app the second it came out.
 

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FoLey-v

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Hello!

Will support for this be planned sometime in the near future? that MCU: CVD1810-WJ Platform: ac8227l
It's true that I have already bought the application, but I would be very happy if there was an option for this as well. I don't want to throw away the money.

Thanks in advance!
 

KoTiX2

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Hi, have you checked if the fix is possible at all?
Yes, I was able to add a delay after NavRadio start that i'll need you yo test since i can't reproduce your issue on any of my units
I also added some new nice speedometers layouts toggable by clicking on it.
Now i have to add a drag and drop function to move it around the screen ;)
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    After spending another hour fiddling with Hal9k settings, I decided not to use mod popups for radio, but enable yours instead, as you do in your video. This appears to fix the problem. Agama works good now. Regarding NavRadio popups, the only thing to wish is to have more flexible positioning of popup box on the screen. Or to make Bottom position a bit upper (since it lays directly on the screen bottom, edge to edge, not looking nice).
    Ok then...
    Notifications will need anyway some rewriting because of android 11 and 12.
    I'll see what I can do.
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    Version 2.46 is available on PlayStore:
    - Fixed audio switching on FYT devices

    Previous version 2.45:
    - PAUSE function now can be enabled in settings/general
    - Added various speedometers for main and full screen
    - Added initial delay to GPS speed acquiring on startup
    - Fixed stop Autoscan for FYT devices
    - Fixed various ANR
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    Version 2.51 is coming out for testers:

    Added blur, zoom and fading options in settings for Logo wallpaper
    Fixed aspect ratio of Logo wallpaper
    Fixed Pause on MTC devices that was resuming play once in background
    Possible fix for audio lost on T3L and TS18 models
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    I think 0.2.42? Maybe i remember it wrong tho. I will recheck tomorrow.
    But it did told me that it could not validate the licence and another pop up window with later and retry appeared.
    That happened after 7 days i think with no internet and every day usage.
    Possibilities are 2:
    1.You have an old version of the app
    2.you lost the app saved data.

    Once the license is verified it's now stored to avoid the continuous asking for it.
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    Hi @KoTiX2
    Unfortunately, this didn't solve the problem, the GPS unavailable message still appears
    Maybe Navradio+ should constantly check GPS availability as navigation applications do

    Steps to reproduce the issue:
    1. turn off GPS
    2. turn on Navradio+
    3. you will see a message
    4. turn on GPS
    5. Navradio+ does not show GPS speed

    Expected behavior:
    Navradio+ shows the GPS speed even if the GPS service is enabled after Navradio+ is started
    Ok the fix will come in next release ;)
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    Version 2.50 will be out tomorrow:

    Added Bulgarian language
    Added pause function from steering wheel controls
    Fixed implicit intent errors
    Fixed small frequency in grid view

    Please report me if anybody have problems with steering wheels controls. ;)
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    After releasing my NavRadio+ for Allwinner and IntelSc9853 devices in december, i finally ported it successfully to MTC/HCT based devices (PX3, PX5. PX6, PX30, Snapdragon655).
    I paste here the first post of my other thread as a presentation of my work:

    I have been working since July 2019 this radio FM application originally created by Omega2008 (dipcore) from 4pda and I published it on playstore (with his permission of course) after some beta testing on allwinner and intel sc9853 units.

    A FREE VERSION FOR XDA USERS IS AVAILABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THE XDA RULES AND TO LET USERS TEST THE COMPATIBILITY BEFORE BUYING IT.
    YOU CAN FIND IT HERE: DOWNLOAD NAVRADIO FREE 2.23
    IT DIFFER FROM PAYED VERSION JUST IN TERMS OF USER CUSTOMIZATIONS OPTIONS AND NO LOGOS SUPPORT.

    If you are sure that your unit is compatible with the app you can get it on playstore, here:
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.navimods.radio

    Here you can see a sample video of my working progresses:
    Sample Video
    Here a demonstration video of the automatic assignment of Logos, station name and alternative frequencies:
    Demo
    and here a review from a friend:
    Review

    It's widely customizable in the graphics and layouts:
    - Wallpapers: Presets (about 30), system wallpaper, solid color, from personal images
    - Color themes (20 predefined or personal adjustments)
    - Night mode on / off, timed or automatic with car lights (MTC only)
    - Resizable text elements and Font choice
    - 3 view modes:
    Vertical List (Left/Right and5,6 or 6 buttons)
    Horizontal Grid (1x5, 2x3, 2x4, 2x5, 3x3, 3x4, 3x5)
    Fullscreen (double tap or timed)
    - Selectable inactivity timer for fullscreen activation
    - Toggable StatusBar in fullscreen mode
    - Toggable Clock and GPS speed in fullscreen
    - Toggable Frequency slider
    - Automatic and manual assignement of Logo images to the stored radio stations based on RDS id and station name scraping.
    - Logos can be downloaded from internet DIRECTLY IN THE APP or sideloaded.
    - Station lists can be sorted by name or frequency and saved/restored in a Json format
    - Improved RDS AF function with automatic storing and merging of alternative frequencies found
    - Notifications Toasts
    - Selectable Radio Region
    - Station editable elements : Position, Frequency, Name, Logo, Favorites
    - 2 Homepage Widgets, horizontal and vertical design
    - Floating widget
    - Autostart on boot option
    - Support 800x480, 1024x600, 1280x720 and 1920x1080 display resolutions
    - Resizable Texts elements
    - App full settings backup/restore function


    List of available Logos by nationality, in Bold the ones with automatic Logos assignement functionality (by RDS id):

    EUROPE: Albania, Andorra, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Cyprus,Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Taiwan, Ukraine, United Kingdom

    SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Perù

    USA: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Canada, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachussets, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Island, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Winsconsin, Wyoming

    CHINA, JAPAN, MALAYSIA, PHILIPPINE
    MOROCCO, TUNISIA
    AUSTRALIA, NEW ZAELAND

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    NavRadio+ is now available on playstore here:
    [url]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.navimods.radio[/URL]
    With full support for all MTC devices.
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    SOME TIPS:
    TOGGLE SCREEN NORMAL/FULL:
    - Double Click on the station information toggle fullscreen on/off.

    NORMAL SCREEN:
    - Long press on the station information popup the "ADD Station" dialog window if the station is not in your station list. If it's already in your list, it will focus the relative station button.
    - Long press on a station button bring up the "EDIT Station" dialog window
    - Single press on screen arrows <> does a small frequency step fwd/back
    - Long Press on screen arrows does a quick search fwd/back

    FULLSCREEN MODE:
    - A Single press of the arrows <> switch to next/previous station
    -A Long press on station information(center of the screen) bring up the "EDIT Station" dialog window.
    - In interface settings you can remove the big frequency in background if a logo is available.
    - In settings you can hide status bar, activate the clock and a speed gauge

    STEERING WHEELS CONTROLS:
    - The steering wheels commands act exactly in the same way as the fullscreen arrows, they just need to be setup in the correct way in carsettings application.

    FAVORITE LIST:
    - The FAV list is the result of merging FM and AM favorites, so you can have both frequencies in the same list.
    - FAV stations can be edited within the fav list but cannot be added. You need to be on fm or am list to add a station and set it to favs.
    - Deleting the FAV list will just remove the fav flag from the fm/am stations but will not delete them.
    - Deleting AM/FM list it will delete the FAV list too.

    LOGOS:
    - you can use your own station logos, you just need to know where you have them stored and browse for them when editing a station.
    - To get the stations Logos from the app you have to set the nationality of the logos in the interface menu, download and extract them.
    Once they are extracted you have to edit each saved station to assign the logo image to it.
    - The automatic assignment of the Logos is based on the RDS id of the radio stations (pi code) and the search of the logo by RDS name.
    The first method (by id) is faster and more precise but it needs that the name of the logo contain the picode of the station and for this purpose i renamed them for some of the available countries. Of course i cannot make them all and the functionality of this method depend of the availability of correctly named logo images for your country.
    The second method (by name) is less accurate and it work comparing the RDS name with all available logos. If the rsult of the comparison is 100% correct the logo is autoamatically assigned. If the result are more then one logo, a dialog window popup asking you to choose it.

    AF (Alternative Frequencies) handling: (Doubleclick to switch between stored AF)
    AF service allows the radio tuner to tune in to an alternative frequency when the signal becomes too weak. The minimum level signal can be set in factory settings (Auto Search Stop) and has been found
    that around 30 db is the best choice.
    To improve even more this service I added an automatic storing of the alternative frequencies so that every time a new frequency is received, it's added in a list.
    After an autoscan some radio stations can be found on different frequencies, NavRadio+ have an option (in Settings/radio) to automatically merge the frequencies in just one button populating the AF list
    The frequencies available in this list can be selected using the station editor or switched one by one DOUBLECLICKING on the station button.

    NOTES:
    I'm the only developer of the app and I work on it every single day for some hours a day.
    I try my best to develope the app at best of my possibilities and I wish at evey release that it is bug and crash free.
    This is very hard to achieve, even if I have some very good friends that help me testing it.
    I'm really thankful to them for their help and support.

    Thank everybody who beleive in my work and thanks for understanding. :)
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    Some more news for this week (the image should be self explanatory):
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    Then there some more countries with automatic logos:
    Belgium, Czech rep., France (tnx @Timpuli), Hungary, Croatia
    Italian logos are still worked out and I'm waiting for friends to prepare the German and Spanish logos (they are really too many).
    I'm fixing again Agama metadata for no RDS users and liveRDS.
    Other minor bugs are fixed too.
    Next week i'll concentrate on after sleep resuming and AF alternative frequencies.
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    I uploaded on YouTube a small video showing the new upcoming Drag&Drop + Swipe feauters of NavRadio+

    It's a demostration of the new new drag & drop and swipe features of NavRadio+, now you can
    - Easily Change order of the memorized stations.
    - Delete a station with swipe gesture.
    - Add an Alternative Frequency to a station by dragging.

    VIDEO HERE

    Suggestions and comments are wellcome ;)
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    Then please go ahead and write such app for yourself, if you think that it's so easy and cheap to do.

    There's nothing wrong with asking some money for a good software. Things don't have to be for free and I'm pretty sure that @KoTiX2 so far put more hours of work into this project than it payd back, if you look at it at a monitary basis. There surely also is a lot of enthusiasm in this project.