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

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KoTiX2

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I have the paid version of NavRadio+ on my Xtrons unit, and it's a vast improvement! Just love the logos, the better layout, backup/restore, more presets, etc. Thanks for making this!

I do have a suggestion though...

I travel a lot through the entire Netherlands, which causes me to have a lot of AF issues. Unfortunately, the radio chip in the typical PX5 unit only has a single tuner, so it'll try switching to a stronger alternative frequency whenever it drops below 30dB (configurable). So it will drop out. Better radio chips just switch if the other frequency yields a better signal (as measured by the dual tuner). Also: if I want to switch to QMusic, but the previous frequency is out of reach, AF will not work. It seems that's because I think it always uses the AFs in the current RDS signal instead of any stored AFs.

I therefore have a feature request: a poor man's AF... I would love it if NavRadio would cycle through the stored alternative frequencies with a press on the station button. So if I listen to QMusic but want to try a different frequency, i would just press the QMusic preset button, and it'll switch to the next frequency stored with that preset in NavRadio. But if I am listening to Radio1, and press QMusic, it should use the last known good frequency.
Uhm... We are already almo there...
Double clicking on the station button it switch to the next saved AF frequency.
You can do the same also sliding up or down in the middle of the screen.
Once you have switched to a new freq it remain set until a new freq is found or switched.
This mean that when switch to radio1 and then you go back to qmusic it will use its last used freq.
Is this the way you want it?
Or you'd like to have one default/stronger freq to return after you change station?
If that's the case i'm not sure it will be a good solution during travels.
Let me know...;)
 
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MiS_NL

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Uhm... We are already almo there...
Double clicking on the station button it switch to the next saved AF frequency.
You can do the same also sliding up or down in the middle of the screen.
Once you have switched to a new freq it remain set until a new freq is found or switched.
This mean that when switch to radio1 and then you go back to qmusic it will use its last used freq.
Is this the way you want it?
Or you'd like to have one default/stronger freq to return after you change station?
If that's the case i'm not sure it will be a good solution during travels.
Let me know...;)
Oh dear, never thought of double clicking the station button. But now that I know, I especially like the sliding up/down in the screen, because I don't need to take my eyes off the road. Even happier with NavRadio+ now!!!
 
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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. :)
Hi, where can this be set?

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.
 

KoTiX2

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Hi, where can this be set?

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.
What the dB setting? in Factory Settings (password 126)
 

hallotri

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Hi, will NavRadio ever work with the MCU G6-TS? I would also give a small extra donation if the chip would work with NavRadio.
 

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Hello. Playing with the Navradio controls I activated an option that makes a box appear in the upper right that has no function. How can I disable the box? Thanks.
 

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Hi,
KoTiX2, are you able to send broadcasts intents from Your app? I would like to gather current station name, current frequency and RDS data.
 

KoTiX2

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NavRadio 2.59 is coming out:

- fixed explicit intents
- fixed crash in pty logo assignment for USA/CANADA
- fixed bradcastreceiver not initiated before stopping it
- fixed crash when deleting a station and dialog is opened
- fixed android12 crash deleting logos
- Band button switching now iclude also FAV list
 

meidland

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NavRadio 2.60 is coming out:

- added clock & temperature size and font change options
- fixed BAND switch to FAV only if favorites list is not empty
- fixed temperature visibility
- added NavRadio+ background wallpaper to presets
- revisited Ui settings
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Please can you do it for 8227 headunits? We are lot of people with that model. Please
 
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KoTiX2

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NavRadio+ version 2.70 is coming out:

- New method for USA and liveRDS users to join RDS strings and display them in RDS text section.
Station name or frequency are displayed in the main text field.
- Various small fixes.
 

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NavRadio+ version 2.70 is coming out:

- New method for USA and liveRDS users to join RDS strings and display them in RDS text section.
Station name or frequency are displayed in the main text field.
From myself I will write that this function works great. Thank you for the idea and its implementation!
 
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    NavRadio v2.75 changelog:

    - Fixed GPS not enabled message
    - Added option for USA and LiveRDS "Concatenate RDS text" on/off
    - Removed "LiveRDS" for USA as it's always enabled Removed
    - Various unused classes and code cleanup.
    3
    Version 2.78 is coming up on PlayStore::

    - Added Arabian language
    - Added 2000x1200x240dpi resolution
    - Fixed Play/Pause audio cut off for S32F0 devices
    - Fixed region selection for S32F0
    - Fixed logo selection popup for S32F0
    - Added in "Settings->About.." a Changelog view button and shortcuts to XDA threads guides
    - Added automatic detection of canbus on Topway units to handle SWC assignement
    - Fixed PX3 crash during first autoscan


    Enjoy ;)
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    When I install the program for the first time, when I make an automatic search, it exits the program. It doesn't do an automatic search, it continues to search when you select the logo files and make an automatic search. After a while, exit the program or wait option appears. It continues when you say wait. That's how I managed to install the radios.You can see video
    I was able to reproduce the problem :)
    The issue started since version 2.22 and was always there (only on px3 of course) and it happen only at startup of the app.
    Now i have to figure out what is causing it. ;)

    EDIT: i found the problem! The fix will be out tomorrow with new 2.78 full version.
    2
    I updated the entire zip for Turkey, It was not right...
    Please delete and download again the package, extract It and let me know if it's ok .
    THX ;)
    Hello. I tried reinstalling the program today. It works pretty well. No problem appears. Thank you
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    New FREE version that matches the upcoming full version 2.78 is available here:

    NavRadio_2.78_FREE.apk



    This is the changelog since previous (2.56) free version:
    v2.78
    - Added Arabian language
    - Added 2000x1200x240dpi resolution
    - Fixed Play/Pause audio cut off for S32F0 devices
    - Fixed region selection for S32F0
    - Fixed logo selection popup for S32F0
    - Added in "Settings->About.." a Changelog view button and shortcuts to XDA threads guides
    - Added automatic detection of canbus on Topway units to handle SWC assignement
    v2.75
    - Fixed GPS not enabled message
    - Added option for USA and LiveRDS "Concatenate RDS text" on/off
    - Removed "LiveRDS" for USA as it's always enabled
    - Removed various unused classes and code cleanup.

    V2.74
    - Fixed Logos links for Dutch language
    - Added Mexico Logos to USA region

    v2.73
    - Fixed crash caused by bad urls of Logo packages
    - Fixed crash on android 7 caused by popup notifications
    - Fixed AF,TA, REG settings wrongly reset on startup on TS10

    v2.72
    - Added alert for Logos nationality not set

    v2.71
    - Better check for duplicated strings in liveRDS texts
    - Fixed frequency steps and min/max for Topway units
    - Fixed crash on MTC for logos assignement

    v2.70
    - New method for USA and liveRDS users to join RDS strings and display them in RDS text section
    - Various small fixes.

    v2.60
    - added clock & temperature size and font change options
    - fixed BAND switch to FAV only if favorites list is not empty
    - added liveRDS text collector and display in rds text field
    - fixed temperature visibility
    - added NavRadio+ background wallpaper to presets

    v2.59
    - fixed explicit intents
    - fixed crash in pty logo assignment for USA
    - fixed bradcastreceiver not initiated before stopping it
    - fixed crash when deleting a station and dialog is opened
    - fixed android12 crash deleting logos
    - Band button switching now iclude also FAV list

    v2.58
    - Fixed logos extraction

    v2.57
    - Added Nederlands language
    - Added BAND hardware button functionality for FYT devices
    - Fixed bad launch of app when using FYThwOneKey
    - Other minor fixes...
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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:
    V2.78 DROPBOX LINK
    or
    V2.78 GDRIVE LINK
    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):
    x7TCQF9.png


    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.