Dropbox Sync is now available in the latest update of Diving Log for Android on Google Play. Just open the app drawer and tap on the first menu item “Synchronization”. Log in to your Dropbox account and you can sync wireless with your PC (Diving Log 5.0 / 6.0), Mac (Dive Log Manager / Dive Log DT), Windows Phone and Windows Tablet.
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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:
Frequently asked questions:
- When I try to sync my logbook file to the phone, I cannot save it directly to the phone. Why?
- Most phones and tablets connect nowadays in MTP mode, not normal USB mass storage mode. Diving Log 6.0 cannot access MTP devices at the moment. You have to save the file to your PC (e.g. Desktop) and copy it to your phone in Windows Explorer
- Will you add Dropbox sync?
- Yes, syncing via Dropbox will be added soon
- Diving Log for Windows Phone has “Feature X”, will this be also available in the Android app?
- All features from the Windows Phone app will be added to the Android app
You can download the latest version 5.0.9 from the download website, and those are the new features:
- Universal Downloader (Libdivecomputer) Update with support for more dive computers (see below)
- Online dive site search in dive map
- Diveboard.com web synchronization
- DiveMate USB Android synchronization
- ScubaLog synchronization updated
- Print/Copy OSTC settings
- Hungarian language pack
- Profile CSV Import
This update contains the latest version of libdivecomputer, which brings lots of new dive computers into the Universal Downloader:
- Aeris A300 AI
- Aeris Atmos AI2
- Apeks Quantum X
- Cressi Leonardo
- DiveRite NiTek Trio
- Hollis DG03
- Mares Matrix
- Mares Nemo Wide 2
- Mares Puck Pro
- Oceanic Atom 1.0
- Oceanic OCS
- Oceanic Pro Plus 2
- Oceanic Veo 1.0
- Subgear XP5
- Shearwater Petrel (Firmware V12 required)
- Shearwater Predator
- Sherwood Insight 2
- Sherwood Wisdom 3
Many thanks to Jef Driesen for his ongoing work on this open source library! If you want to support this project, you’ll find a donate button on his website.
Today you can download a new beta version of Diving Log 5.0. Make sure you have version 5.0.8 installed before installing the beta update. This update brings the following new features:
- DiveMate USB for Android sync (see below)
- Diveboard.com sync (see below)
- Search dive sites online
- Hungarian language support (special thanks to Attila!)
- Import dive profile CSV files (Logbook Window -> Profile Tab)
DiveMate USB sync:
DiveMate USB is a new app for Android tablets and smartphones, which can download several dive computers right on your phone or tablet. It is available in the Google Play Store and can be synchronized with Diving Log 5.0 via USB or Dropbox. I’m really happy to see this app joining the existing Android apps ScubaLog and Dive Log and now there are 3 apps you can choose from (or you can use all three, of course).
With Diveboard.com, another great online logbook is now compatible with Diving Log 5.0. You can upload and download your dives to the website from the “Web” toolbar button in the main toolbar. Diveboard.com is along with divelogs.de also one of the data providers for the new online dive site search in the map window. All your dives are uploaded as private dives, but if you want, you can make them public on the website afterwards.
Please note, this is a beta update, so if you find any problems or bugs, please let us know. The new DiveMate and Diveboard.com sync functions involve several parties, and while we’ve tested everything intensively, there is a good chance that there are still some issues.
Diving Log 5.0.8 is now released and can be downloaded here. Please note: you can install the update setup only if you have version 5.0.7 or the latest beta. If you have an older version, please install the full setup instead. These are the new features:
- Diving Log Touch synchronization
- Android SCUBALog export (see below)
- Equipment weight calculation (see below)
- Skype integration (see below)
- Cressi Leonardo import
- Poseidon MkVI import improved
- Divelogs.de synchronization improved
- Option to show all gas switch labels in the dive profile
- Copy profile data 4 and 5
- Show profile data 4 and 5
- Dive site map with + and – zoom buttons
- Diving Log SQLite import merge option
- Current and waves dropdown lists with existing entries
- Update check dialog improved
- SAC calculation ignores short surface periods
Some of the new features were already shown in recent blog posts and are linked above. Here are some new additions:
Android SCUBALog export: I’m trying to provide some more options and choice for Android users by cooperating with other app developers and I’m glad that the first one is now available. You can export your data to the Android app “SCUBALog” (import is planned in the future). You’ll find an app switcher in the Android sync dialog where you can change the data format.
Equipment weight calculation: You could enter the weight of each equipment item for some time in Diving Log, but up to now nothing was done with this information. But now you can select any number of items in the list and the overall weight is calculated at the bottom. This is useful when preparing for a vacation, for example. Additionally you can see the weight of all checked equipment items in the logbook per dive.
Skype integration: I’m sure many of you use Skype and now you can call a phone number right from your logbook by clicking the little Skype icon behind a number in the buddy and shop dialog. This works with the Skype desktop app, but also with the new Skype app for Windows 8. Make sure to enter the country code for each number if you want to use this feature, otherwise Skype seems to have problems. If you want to use your mobile phone, you can scan the QR code to quickly call that number.
Today I’ve updated the current beta version with some improvements:
- The Android sync function has now moved from the export menu to the “Sync” button in the main toolbar. Import from the phone is now included. I’ve updated the previous blog post to reflect the changes.
- The YourDiveBook web sync function will now upload the dive site coordinates
- The OSTC downloader is updated to support the latest OSTC Mk.2 firmware 1.70 features. It will display now the correct CF descriptions and offers color pickers to configure the OLED colors
You can download a new beta version of Diving Log 5.0 with several new features:
Full Setup (26 MB)
Update from 5.0.0 (19 MB)(Please download the final version)
In the main toolbar you will find a new “Web” dropdown button, which is now the central location for cloud services like online logbooks. Currently there are 4 online logbooks included:
- Dilogs.com – already included with the Dilogs manager, but the new sync interface offers a lightweight and easier sync experience
- Divelogs.de – was only available in the export menu, but now you can upload and download your dives in the new sync dialog
- Yourdivebook.com – completely new integrated with upload and download
- Divelogpool.com – new beta portal to collect dive data for the NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) in Trondheim for a research project
- In future MySQL sync will be added for phpDivingLog
Great news for all Android users out there: there is now a sync function from Diving Log 5.0 to the already available Android Dive Log (Dive Log Key) from Rob Knapen. It is included in the sync menu in the main toolbar of Diving Log. The sync is done at the moment only via the sdcard. Diving Log saves the file to the sdcard, Android Dive Log reads this file from the card when you use the restore function. To sync back to the desktop you must create a backup in the Android DL to the storage card, Diving Log will import that and merge the changes into the desktop logbook.
The ribbon in the logbook window could now be displayed also in the Windows 7 ribbon style:
Other new features in this beta:
- Import from JDiveLog
- French localization completed
- Many small improvements and bug fixes