The first feature update of Diving Log for Android has been released. I’ve added 4 new languages (Dutch, French, Japanese and Spanish) in addition to English and German. I’ve also integrated Google Maps to show all your dive sites:
I think one of the most requested things during the past few years was an official Diving Log app for Android and today I’m happy to announce: Diving Log for Android is finally here! Today you you can download the app from the Google Play Store:
Please let me know what you think and if you find any bugs or problems. The app is using a modern Google Material design and is currently optimized for phones (a tablet UI will come later):
The app is free to open and view logbook files from Diving Log 6.0, editing requires an in-app purchase. This is similar to the Office apps, but without subscription. The app is using the native Diving Log logbook file format (SQLite), please click the link below how to sync with your PC:
A new update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available, with the following features and improvements:
- Profile-Compare feature
- Downloader: support for new computers
- New Hollis Explorer import
- Subsurface import improvements
- MacDive import improvements
- Excel export improvements
- Fixed: main window seems to freeze when autostart and update notification overlay each other
- Bug Fixes
The update will be automatically installed when you start Diving Log the next time. To force the update, click the menu “Help > Check for updates”.
Please note, in the current Diving Log version which you’ve installed, the update notification could be overlaid by the autostart window (e.g. logbook window) and it seems the application is locked up. To fix it, press either two times Alt-Tab and if that does not help to bring the update notification to the front, kill the application in the task manager and start it again. Then check for updates manually after it has launched. This bug should be fixed in the current update.
A note to all Windows 10 Insider Preview users: There seems to be a bug in the latest Insider Build 14279 of Windows 10, which prevents Diving Log 6.0 to start correctly (there is a System.Windows.Markup.XamlParseException). I’m not sure if all languages are affected, it currently looks like it affects only German versions of Windows. I recommend you wait and do not update to Build 14279. Other .NET WPF applications also seem to be affected. As this is a Windows or .NET Framework bug, I cannot fix this from my side. Again, this is only the insider preview (beta) of Windows 10, not the normal (stable) version. If you’ve already updated to Build 14279, you can revert to the previous build in the Windows settings app. See also this (German) forum post
The next update later this week will contain a new (and long requested) feature: comparing dive profiles. You can now overlay different dive profiles (even from different logbook files) in a single window. This is useful if you want to compare profiles from your buddy or from different dive computers. Simply click the “Compare Profile” button in the profile tab of the logbook toolbar:
Switch to the next dive and click the button again for each profile you want to add to the stack. I recommend you move the logbook and compare windows side by side. The x and y axis is automatically adjusted to the deepest and longest dive. You can switch at any time to another logbook file, the Profile Compare window stays open and you can add profiles from your buddies. You can see here 4 profiles from 4 different divers:
Today I’ve released a new update for Diving Log 6.0, with the following new features and improvements:
- New AV Manager (Underwater Technologies) import
- DiveSystem DiveLogger import improvements
- Shearwater Desktop import improvements
- Poseidon MkVI import improvements
- Subsurface import improvements
- Mares Dive Organizer import improvements
- New Libdivecomputer
- Download dive computer memory dump
- Signature popup for unlinked buddies
- iOS Sync improvements
- Logbook table summary fix (imperial units)
- Bug Fixes
Download dive computer memory dump
When there is a problem with the dive computer downloader (e.g. error message or wrong data), you typically have to send some analysis data to Jef Driesen from libdivecomputer. In the past this was a bit cumbersome and required downloading a separate command line tool and executing it in a DOS prompt. This is now a lot easier, because it is built directly into the Diving Log downloader:
All you have to do is expanding the “Advanced Settings” section in the downloader and check the “Log Errors” and “Dump File” checkboxes (the “Dump File” box is only visible when the “Log Errors” box is already checked. For some dive computer models this function is not available). When both options are selected, you can download your dive computer normally. After the download, Diving Log will package the error log and the dump file into a zip file and prompt you to save the file to your PC. Then you can email it to Jef or me.
Signature popup for unlinked buddies
Previously, the signature popup was only visible for linked buddies (those with a chain icon). Now it is also available for unlinked buddies (with a pencil icon). That way you can easily view signatures without adding the signature field into your layout.
Logbook table summary fix (imperial units)
The summary in the table window was displayed in metric units, even if you’re using imperial units. This has been fixed and depth/temperature summary is now displayed correctly:
A new update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available, which contains the following features and fixes:
- Time zone adjustment
- Dive count in statistics
- OSTC Settings
- Equipment revision warning disabled for inactive equipment
- Keyboard navigation in details list
- Petrel 2 download support
- Libdivecomputer update
- Bug fixes
Time zone adjustment
If the dive computer time was wrong and you only noticed after downloading the dives, you can now easily adjust the entry time and date for any number of dives with a few clicks. Select all dives which you want to modify and click on “Date & Time”. You can add or subtract any number of days, hours and minutes:
Dive count in statistics
I’ve added a dive counter to the general statistics, which is useful if you filter the statistics and want to see how many dives are returned by the custom filter:
OSTC Mk.2, 2N and 2C users can now modify their dive computer settings in Diving Log 6.0. This feature was available in version 5.0, but was missing in version 6.0 up till now. You find this feature in the main window (Tools > OSTC Settings). The color picker has been improved to show only the supported 8 Bit color values and the Custom Functions III are now also available:
Today I’ve released an update to Diving Log 6.0, which fixes a number of bugs and brings some minor new features. The update will be installed automatically when you start Diving Log next time.
- Two additional profile graphics in logbook window (5 overall)
- Sort order of tanks can be changed
- Cloud Sync folder can be configured (if not in default location)
- Downloader Bug Fix
- Mares Dive Organizer Import Bug Fix
- DiveSoft Import Improvements
- xDeep UDDF Import Improvements
- Tree Browser equipment bug fix
- Heartrate profile average line
- Windows 10 Theme Improvements
- Windows XP Theme Improvements
- Logbook equipment list active/inactive option
- Automatic downloading of layouts, reports, etc. if missing
- Bug Fixes
Two additional profile graphics
There are now 2 additional profile graphics, which can be added to the logbook layout (Profile 4 and 5). So you can display now up to 5 profiles (they can be also on different tabs):
Sort order of tanks can be changed
If you want, you can now change the sort order of the tanks in the “Tank & Gas” window. Please note, you can only change the order of tank number 2 – 10, the first main tank is always on top and can’t be moved or deleted:
Cloud Sync folder can be configured
Sometimes Diving Log cannot auto detect the location of your local cloud folder (Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive and OwnCloud), e.g. if you have changed the default location. In this case, Diving Log displays an error message “Please install the sync application”. Now there is an additional link “Select folder…” which enables you to select the local cloud folder on your PC manually. Please select the root folder, the “Divelog” folder will be created automatically if necessary. Please note, this link is only visible if the default folder could not be found:
I’m happy to announce that Diving Log 6.0 is now officially available. If you have not installed it yet, please click here to download the latest installer. If you’re running the beta version, the automatic updater downloads automatically the final version. You can install it side by side to version 5.0 to try it out. You can also use your logbook file with both versions, as the format has not changed.
I want to thank everyone who has tested the beta version – thank you for submitting feedback and reporting bugs! After 1.5 years of development and 10 weeks of beta testing I’m happy to get this version finally out for everyone.
If you’ve bought version 5.0 on June 1st 2014 or later, you can update for free and receive automatically a version 6.0 unlock code. If you bought it earlier, you can update for 6.99 €. Some users (e.g. translators) can also update for free. Thank you very much for supporting and using Diving Log!
Today, users of the beta version 6.0 can start updating to the final version 6.0 using the build-in update mechanism. After you’ve installed the latest update, you will see a dialog where you can enter your 5.0 unlock code and proceed with the update.
If you’ve bought version 5.0 on June 1st 2014 or later, you can update for free and receive automatically a version 6.0 unlock code. If you bought it earlier, you can update for 6.99 €. Some users (e.g. translators) can also update for free, so please make sure you click on “Next >” to see if you’re eligible for a free update.
The official launch will be July 1st. This preliminary launch is for testing the update mechanism.
Today I’ve released another update for Diving Log 5.0, which contains all bug fixes since last November and also an updated libdivecomputer (Universal Downloader):
- Update for Suunto Dive Manager 5 Import
- Update for the Universal Downloader
- Several other bug fixes
The first version of Diving Log 6.0 (non-beta) will be also available later this month, but if you’re using version 5.0, you should download and install this update.