Currently emails are able to be sent, and text message is done but not yet released. I’m working on Facebook status updates next.
Keep expired alerts, with automatic or manual purging of them later. Pro only.
This is very doable and soon, since the code to keep expired alerts is already in there, I just didn’t have the time to put in the “auto purge” code or timer. I have the time now, and so will just a tad more effort I could add a something significant feature.
It seems somewhat easily doable, but I’m not sure exactly how we’d implement that. It could be a button they press, or an alert-specific context menu to read it to them, or they could choose TTS instead of the status bar sound. But it seems like that would be somewhat iffy because by the time they notice the sound, some or all of the alert would already have been spoken, which means we’d have to keep repeating it until they acknowledged it. Maybe the best solution would be to have another status bar action option of “Speak via TTS” instead of opening the alert details or alert list. Also, TTS is only available in I think 2.2 SDK and onward.
If someone actually wants to take the time to setup all those individual events, then they’re probably also going to want a way to save them and export/import in case they switch phones. Saving to the SD card is probably the best way. I could even offer automatic setups for people too. “Tornados Only”, or “Only Watches”, etc. This wouldn’t be ALL that hard to do, but since it requires learing the SD, it’ll have to wait until after the GPS stuff.
- Add NWS Spotter Information Statement data, per preference.
- Look into ability to move app to SD card
I’ve looked into this, but it is somewhat complicated. I basically have to trigger everything off of the “SD mounted” event, as my app essentially doesn’t exist prior to that. That also means instead of on boot. Basically, the android developers guide suggests you “don’t” allow your app to be moved under certain conditions, which my app meets many of.
That doesn’t mean I can’t, it just means that it requires a bit more ingenuity, and can be considered in the future at some point. The app has grown pretty significantly, with the addition of the GPS functionality, but seems to still be on the smaller side compared to other similar apps.