[Release][PX3|PX5] MtcdTools-Control music players, customize buttons, voice control

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jamal2367

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I rebuild the App with some changes, because the v1.9 is almost outdated. :)

Changes:
-Update Gradle to latest
-Update dependencies to latest
-Migrate Android library to latest AndroidX
-Android 10 Support (API 29)
-Add Day/Night support
-Add german language
-Add navigationbar color
-Add one more permission
-Fix some outdated stuff
-Reworked Mainscreen
-Changed statusbar + accent color
-Reduce 50% of app size (884kb only)
-Remove Notifications
-Remove unneeded dependencies
-New Launcher Icon
-Renamed the App to MTCE Tools
-Changed Min API from 19 to 21
-Fixed typos
-Removed unneeded beep sound.
-Removed notification icons

Screenshot + Download are Attached :)
 

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f1x

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I rebuild the App with some changes, because the v1.9 is almost outdated. :)

Changes:
-Update Gradle to latest
-Update dependencies to latest
-Migrate Android library to latest AndroidX
-Android 10 Support (API 29)
-Add Day/Night support
-Add german language
-Add navigationbar color
-Add one more permission
-Fix some outdated stuff
-Reworked Mainscreen
-Changed statusbar + accent color
-Reduce 50% of app size (884kb only)
-Remove Notifications
-Remove unneeded dependencies
-New Launcher Icon
-Renamed the App to MTCE Tools
-Changed Min API from 19 to 21
-Fixed typos
-Removed unneeded beep sound.
-Removed notification icons

Screenshot + Download are Attached :)

Could you please create a pull request to the original github repository?
 

Bose321

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Oo, did he mod it without permissions ? I guess its open source, but still. :/
?? He's just asking for a pull request so the master branch will have this update as well for everyone. Like you said, it's open source, and there's no mention (that I can see quickly) about a license so there's no 'modding' without permissions.

Sounds like a nice update though to keep the app working in the future.
 
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typos1

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?? He's just asking for a pull request so the master branch will have this update as well for everyone. Like you said, it's open source, and there's no mention (that I can see quickly) about a license so there's no 'modding' without permissions.

Sounds like a nice update though to keep the app working in the future.

Yes, but if the original dev is still active some sort of communication would have been good, I d assumed he wasnt. (I m also assuming there wasnt any comms between them).
 

apollo1976

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The greatness of f1x was that not only creating two wonderful and very useful apps like MtcdTools and MtcDialer but also having made their code open source.

So thanks f1x (and I hope you will continue to program) and thanks also to jamal2367 for the new version.
 

aarick

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Yes, but if the original dev is still active some sort of communication would have been good, I d assumed he wasnt. (I m also assuming there wasnt any comms between them).
But isn't that the point of a pull request? If the original dev (f1x) liked the changes, he can then approve and merge the changes back. Else it stays as is..
And it's f1x that is asking for the pull request too..
 
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wirehunter

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I rebuild the App with some changes, because the v1.9 is almost outdated. :)

Changes:
-Update Gradle to latest
-Update dependencies to latest
-Migrate Android library to latest AndroidX
-Android 10 Support (API 29)
-Add Day/Night support
-Add german language
-Add navigationbar color
-Add one more permission
-Fix some outdated stuff
-Reworked Mainscreen
-Changed statusbar + accent color
-Reduce 50% of app size (884kb only)
-Remove Notifications
-Remove unneeded dependencies
-New Launcher Icon
-Renamed the App to MTCE Tools
-Changed Min API from 19 to 21
-Fixed typos
-Removed unneeded beep sound.
-Removed notification icons

Screenshot + Download are Attached :)

Fork it. Branch it. Commit it. Push it. Create a pull request.
 
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Sharkster4000

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Is the download for the apk down? Looking at the GitHub page, but I don't see an apk download there. Source code only. Am I missing something here?
 
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Hello Guys!
Version 1.9 Is not downloadable from GitHub, anyone have the apk? Thanks in advance.

Autorun function of MTCE tools from jamal Is broken
 

roydestroy

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I rebuild the App with some changes, because the v1.9 is almost outdated. :)

Changes:
-Update Gradle to latest
-Update dependencies to latest
-Migrate Android library to latest AndroidX
-Android 10 Support (API 29)
-Add Day/Night support
-Add german language
-Add navigationbar color
-Add one more permission
-Fix some outdated stuff
-Reworked Mainscreen
-Changed statusbar + accent color
-Reduce 50% of app size (884kb only)
-Remove Notifications
-Remove unneeded dependencies
-New Launcher Icon
-Renamed the App to MTCE Tools
-Changed Min API from 19 to 21
-Fixed typos
-Removed unneeded beep sound.
-Removed notification icons

Screenshot + Download are Attached :)

Important (in my opinion) question. Is there a way to migrate our previous settings from MTCD tools to the new app? I have so many different objects it is almost imposible to redo all of them.
 

Frogbone

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Does this work on SC9853i units from Joying ?
What exactly do I need to make this work ?

---------- Post added at 11:18 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:18 AM ----------

Does this work on SC9853i units from Joying ?
What exactly do I need to make this work ?
 

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    Hello,
    Today is time to release second application with more powerful features on-board. I would like to introduce MtcdTools.

    MtcdTools

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/an...ent/howto-beginners-guide-to-setting-t3595793

    21.06.2017: Version 1.9 has been released
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    10.05.2017: Version 1.7 has been released
    09.05.2017: Version 1.6.1 has been released
    02.03.2017: Version 1.6 has been released
    27.02.2017: Version 1.5 has been released
    23.02.2017: Version 1.4 has been released
    14.02.2017: Version 1.3.3 has been released
    13.02.2017: Version 1.3.2 has been released
    10.02.2017: Version 1.3.1 has been released
    07.02.2017: Version 1.3 has been released
    19.08.2016: Version 1.2 has been released
    14.08.2016: Version 1.1 has been released
    10.08.2016: Version 1.0 has been released

    If you enjoyed using of the application, you can support my work and Donate to me :eek:.

    Best regards,
    f1x
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    I rebuild the App with some changes, because the v1.9 is almost outdated. :)

    Changes:
    -Update Gradle to latest
    -Update dependencies to latest
    -Migrate Android library to latest AndroidX
    -Android 10 Support (API 29)
    -Add Day/Night support
    -Add german language
    -Add navigationbar color
    -Add one more permission
    -Fix some outdated stuff
    -Reworked Mainscreen
    -Changed statusbar + accent color
    -Reduce 50% of app size (884kb only)
    -Remove Notifications
    -Remove unneeded dependencies
    -New Launcher Icon
    -Renamed the App to MTCE Tools
    -Changed Min API from 19 to 21
    -Fixed typos
    -Removed unneeded beep sound.
    -Removed notification icons

    Screenshot + Download are Attached :)
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    Okay guys, we collected money needed for the PX5 board :). I ordered the board from Bob last week just to not waste the time for the shipping. According to the tracking info, the parcel is in the way to Poland :). I will start the R&D as soon as board arrives.

    The hall of fame:
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    Many thanks from me and from our community, guys :). Stay tuned.
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    I rebuild the App with some changes, because the v1.9 is almost outdated. :)

    Changes:
    -Update Gradle to latest
    -Update dependencies to latest
    -Migrate Android library to latest AndroidX
    -Android 10 Support (API 29)
    -Add Day/Night support
    -Add german language
    -Add navigationbar color
    -Add one more permission
    -Fix some outdated stuff
    -Reworked Mainscreen
    -Changed statusbar + accent color
    -Reduce 50% of app size (884kb only)
    -Remove Notifications
    -Remove unneeded dependencies
    -New Launcher Icon
    -Renamed the App to MTCE Tools
    -Changed Min API from 19 to 21
    -Fixed typos
    -Removed unneeded beep sound.
    -Removed notification icons

    Screenshot + Download are Attached :)

    Could you please create a pull request to the original github repository?
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    MtcdTools 1.3 RC1

    Hello. After over one month of intensive development, it is time to release new version of MtcdTools. Version is a Release Candidate, so still few bugs or improvements are possible to find. Report them in this topic or on the GitHub page of the project. If you enjoyed - you can donate to me :).

    It is recommended to uninstall old version before installing a new one.

    Download link: https://github.com/f1xpl/MtcdTools/releases

    Below you can find a description of new features.

    Actions oriented model
    Any object which you define must have a unique name. It is used as an identifier, e.g. in voice control or action lists.​

    Actions
    Key action
    Use this action to simulate a press of android media key (e.g. play, next, pause). As of version 1.3 new media keys like REWIND and FORWARD were added. Unfortunately, most of music players do not support them, but maybe your favorite player will be able to handle it - just check.

    Supported media key events:
    KEYCODE_MEDIA_FAST_FORWARD
    KEYCODE_MEDIA_NEXT
    KEYCODE_MEDIA_PAUSE
    KEYCODE_MEDIA_PLAY
    KEYCODE_MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE
    KEYCODE_MEDIA_PREVIOUS
    KEYCODE_MEDIA_REWIND
    KEYCODE_MEDIA_STOP​


    Launch action
    Use this action to launch an application installed on the system.​


    Start activity action
    Feature added in version 1.3. Similar feature is available in Tasker. It is useful to launch an application in a non standard way, e.g. displays specific activity accordingly to provided data URI. More information how to deal with intent are available on Android Developer site https://developer.android.com/reference/android/content/Intent.html.

    Useful intents that I discovered:

    Display your Spotify's "starred" songs:
    Intent action: android.intent.action.VIEW
    Intent Data: spotify:collection:tracks
    Intent Flags: 268435456​

    Launch Google Maps in "driving mode":
    Intent action: android.intent.action.VIEW
    Intent Data: google.navigation:/?free=1&mode=d&entry=fnls
    Intent Flags: 268435456​



    Broadcast intent action
    Feature added in version 1.3. Similar feature is available in Tasker. Use this action to broadcast an intent through the system. Some applications are using this mechanism to communicate with other apps. E.g. MTC devices are using this mechanism to notify about key press. More information how to deal with broadcast are available on Android Developer site https://developer.android.com/guide/components/broadcasts.html.​


    Actions sequences
    Feature added in version 1.3. Use it to group defined actions in sequences. Actions are stored and executed in order of addition. Useful to simulate "mode" functionality and automate playback.

    Example:
    Let's assume you defined actions "stop", "play", "my music player" and "my podcast player". Now you want to switch between your players and start playback automatically. Just declare two sequences with actions in a specific order:

    [Sequence 1]
    Stop // it should stop any active playback
    My music player // it will launch your music player
    Play // it will trigger playback of you music player launched in previous step.​

    [Sequence 2]
    Stop // it should stop any active playback
    My podcast player // it will launch your podcast player
    Play // it will trigger playback of you podcast player launched in previous step.​

    Then you can bind your action sequences with key sequence or add it to actions list and automate playback of your music players.​


    Actions list
    Feature added in version 1.3, replaces "Mode" functionality from version 1.2. Use this feature to group your actions and action sequences. You can define key sequence (I prefer to use knob) to scroll the list up and down. In settings you can set time after which highlighted item is executed. This feature is more powerful than regular "mode" because you can fully control what will be launched. You do not need to stick to the defined "mode" order and harm your devices by launching of unnecessary applications.​


    Keys sequences
    As of version 1.3 you are able to bind your defined objects (actions, action sequences, action lists) not only to single key but also to keys sequence. It means you can press any variation of hard keys (device keys and steering wheel keys) to execute your defined action.​


    Voice control
    MtcdTools 1.3 brings possibility to control your device using voice. You can say your defined actions or action sequences names and MtcdTools will execute it for you with provided order. It is possible to execute a single action or action sequence or mix them together using "concatenation word" that you can define in Settings. Concatenation is actually unlimited. You can mix actions with actions sequences and execute as many you want. Voice control is localized. Input language corresponds to the language which is set on your device. If "Google Now" supports you language, then MtcdTools will support it as well.

    To use Voice control you have to define "start activity" action with below parameters and bind it with any keys sequence:
    Class name: com.f1x.mtcdtools.activities.VoiceDispatchActivity
    Intent package: com.f1x.mtcdtools
    Flags: 813760516​

    Example:
    Let's assume you defined 2 actions called "My Music Player" and "Play". Also, you set your "concatenation word" to "then". You can say to device "My music player then play". It will trigger execution of "My music player" and "play" actions one by one.​


    Settings
    Delay of execution action from the list - define time after which highlighted item from actions list is executed.

    Voice command execution delay - define time after which MtcdTools will start processing of the provided input (actions names, etc.). A parameter has been introduced due to poor performance of our devices. It is helpful when you want to execute an playback control action ("play", "pause", etc.). "Google Now" activity will interrupt playback during speech recognition and needs some time to resume it. Sometimes it can interfere with playback control actions.

    Key press speed - define how long MtcdTools will wait to collect next key press to sequence.

    Delay of execution action from sequence - Parameter has been introduced due to poor performance of our devices. Use it to adjust time slot between the execution of actions in actions sequences or items concatenated in voice command. If you want to execute actions dependent on each other, e.g. launching of an music player and starting of a playback, you have to give some additional time to music player to be fully launched.

    Actions voice delimiter (e.g. X then Y) - Word used by MtcdTools to extract items names from provided voice input. (e.g. "my music player" <DEFINED WORD> "play").​

    Lollipop limitations
    Due to Lollipop limitations, it is possible that triggering of voice dispatch activity will bring MtcdTools application to front. To avoid this behavior, close MtcdTools using "recent" menu.​