Posts Tagged ‘Android’

Diving Log for Android Update

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

I’m happy to announce another update for the Android app of Diving Log and also the availability in the HUAWEI AppGallery! Here are the improvements and new features in this update, also shown in some screenshots below.

Available on Google Play

Explore it on AppGallery

  • Jump List for Dives
  • Profile Cursor Line
  • Profile Measure Function
  • Profile Bookmark Editing
  • Share & Save Profile Picture
  • Share & Save Logbook Images
  • OSTC support for BLE Hardware
  • Tablet UI Improvements
  • OpenStreetMap as replacement on Huawei devices

Huawei was very helpful and dedicated bringing Diving Log to their app store. Because of missing Google functionality, I had to replace Google Maps with OpenStreetMap, but all other features are identical.

You can now open a panel to quickly navigate to a certain dive number. This is a lot easier than scrolling a long list of dives, even though there is fast scrolling at the right edge of the list:

Open Jump List

Quickly jump to dive

In the dive profile, you can move your finger to scroll a red cursor line. When the line is over a bookmark or gas switch, it will show up. You can also use this cursor to add a new bookmark at the cursor position. You can also save the profile picture to the picture gallery or share it to another app. Profile measuring is also available in the “Options” menu:

Profile Cursor & Share Picture

Profile Measure

To edit or delete an existing bookmark, simply tap on it. Other pictures in the logbook can be also saved to the gallery or shared to other apps:

Add & Edit Bookmarks

Share & Save Picture to Gallery

And last but not least, finally some more tablet improvements. The details list and details data screens are now merged together on large screen devices:

Tablet users will be happy about this

OneDrive and Google Drive sync in Android app

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

I’m happy to announce OneDrive and Google Drive support in Diving Log for Android in addition to Dropbox! Syncing with the PC or iOS apps is now much easier.

When using Google Drive, you have to upload from the Android app to the cloud at the first time. This is because the app can only access files which it created. After the first upload from the Android app, you can overwrite the existing file from the PC version and the app can still access the file.

Version 5.1 is now available on Google Play:

Available on Google Play

OneDrive Sync

Google Drive Sync

Diving Log 6.0.24 released

Wednesday, January 26th, 2022

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available for download. I’ve added a bunch of bigger and minor new features as well as some bug fixes:

  • Logbook: Equipment Sets
  • Logbook: User Defined fields dropdown lists
  • Logbook: Show profile context menu with single touch
  • Logbook: Focus dive list after window startup
  • Logbook: Create subtitles for videos
  • Logbook: Slideshow memory leak fixed
  • Map: View dive sites from dive trip
  • Map: Option to show sites without dives with different flag
  • Marine Life: Copy & Paste to other dives
  • Marine Life: EOL import update existing entries
  • Marine Life: Search across all fields
  • Android USB Sync: Device recognition fixed
  • Downloader: Crest CR-4, Genesis Centauri, Tusa TC1

Here I want to show you some of the new features:

Equipment Sets:

I think this was one of the most and longest requested feature and I’m happy that it is finally available. You can now easily group your equipment items in sets and use them to quickly check the equipment items you’ve used for a dive. You can select more than one set without clearing the previous selection.

Equipment Sets

User Defined Fields:

You can now easily select previous entries in the user defined fields from the new dropdown lists:

User defined dropdowns

Copy and paste marine life:

You can now transfer selected marine life with copy and paste from one dive to another, which is a lot faster than manually selecting your sightings for every dive:

Copy and paste marine life

Dive sites from trip:

You can now quickly view and navigate to all dive sites from a specific trip in the map window. They can be overlayed with a polygon in two ways, as border or chronological (best suited for liveaboards). There is now also an option to show dive sites without dives in a different color or transparent:

Dive sites grouped by trip

Chronological order for liveaboards

Video Subtitles:

You can right click video files from dives and automatically create subtitle files, which show depth, time and temperature in video players like VLC. Subitles will be saved as separate file in the same location as the video, so your video files won’t be modified and you can delete subtitles again. In order to get this working, the date and time of the camera has to be in sync with the dive computer date/time. You can manually set the date/time of the video from the same context menu:

Dive data subtitles in video files

Import from EOL into existing items:

If you’ve manually added marine life items, you can now update them with data from EOL.org. Only empty fields will be filled with EOL data and links to dives will be preserved that way:

EOL import

Other changes and fixes:

Tapping profiles on touch screens will now open the context menu to quickly change the profile type. The dive list is now focused when the logbook window opens, so you can start navigating the dives with the cursor keys on your keyboard. The photo slideshow in the logbook will now work properly with lots of images. Previously a memory leak made it stop working after viewing several images. If you’ve had problems with the Android USB sync device recognition, please try it again in this version. And the downloader got some new device support as well.

Diving Log for Android Update

Wednesday, April 7th, 2021

I’ve updated Diving Log for Android with the following new features:

  • Dive Site Coordinates: Format Setting
  • Dive Site Coordinates: Improved Input Panel
  • Google Maps Window: Add new dive site
  • Sort & Renumber dives
  • Downloader: McLean Extreme BLE Support
  • Downloader: Ratio 2021 Models BLE Support
  • Downloader: Sherwood Beacon
  • 10″ Tablet UI Improvements

Coordinate Format

Coordinate Edit Panel

Add new dive site

Drag new place pin to position

Renumber Dives

Renumber Options

I’ve also done some improvements to the 10″ tablet user interface (more improvements will come in the future):

Main menu permanently shown on large tablets

New dive list on logbooks screen

Android Downloader Improvements

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Since the Diving Log Android Downloader was added last November I’ve released several improvements and bug fixes in a number of updates, which I want to outline here today. The current version is 4.4.2 and was published yesterday. If you’ve experienced any of these issues, please give it a try as they should be fixed now:

  • Downloading of only new dives may have not worked properly for some devices, e.g. Scubapro G2
  • Downloading of Suunto Vyper and Vyper 2 type computers works now
  • Reefnet Sensus devices work now
  • Atomic Cobalt support has been added
  • Oceanic BLE support has been added

Overall a lot of work went into stabilizing and improving the Android downloader in the last five month. Next I want to add mass storage devices like the Garmin Descent and Divesoft computers.

Available on Google Play

Downloader

Download Progress

Android Downloader now available for everyone

Monday, November 25th, 2019

After a lengthy beta test I’m happy to announce that the dive computer downloader is now available in the public version of Diving Log for Android. Thanks to libdivecomputer, a wide range of dive computers are supported via USB OTG, Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE. And good news for all Diving Log 6.0 desktop users: all Android app features are now completely free if you enter your desktop unlock code in the Android app.

A few things are currently missing in the downloader and will be implemented in the coming weeks: Atomic Cobalt is not yet supported, Suunto EON Core/Steel and Scubapro G2 are BLE only (no USB yet). Suunto Vyper has still some issues which I try to fix soon as well.

Thank you for your patience while waiting for the Android downloader! This was a huge, complicated project and I’m happy that you can now finally use it while you’re on the go!

Downloader

Download Progress

Available on Google Play

Android Downloader for OSTC and Desktop Update

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

This week I released a minor update (6.0.16 Update 1) for Diving Log 6.0:

  • New libdivecomputer with bug fixes and download support for these new computers:
    • Mares Genius
    • Suunto D5
    • Aqualung i550C
  • OpenStreetMap fixed in map window
  • Scubapro ZDiveLog import fixed for new format

Diving Log for Android was also updated this week with a rather big thing: the first downloader for HeinrichsWeikamp computers (OSTC) is now available as beta. If you’re using the Android app and have an OSTC computer, please try it out and let me know if it works or not. If there are any problems, activate the “Log Errors” and “Dump File” options in the downloader settings as shown below:

Downloader

Downloader Settings

Download Progress

Downloaded Dives

Supported connection types are USB-OTG, Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE (BLE). The downloader is currently beta status, so please let me know via email if there is a problem. Do not use the app store review system to report bugs, thank you!

This update has a lot of the work done to support more computers. But for this I have to port libdivecomputer to Android, which still takes some time. Thank you for your patience!

Diving Log 6.0.12 released

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

A new update for Diving Log 6.0 is now available with the following new features and improvements:

  • Deepblu Cosmiq Web Download
  • New dive computers added in downloader (libdivecomputer update)
  • Android USB Sync improved (“Target folder not found” fixed)
  • Print report designer, trip and shop name available
  • Downloader altitude import (some models)
  • Bailout & Diluent output in profile fixed for high DPI screens
  • UDDF Import improved

You can now download and import your dives from the Deepblu Cosmiq online logbook, using the new sync function in the “Web” toolbar menu. A direct download from the dive computer to Diving Log is not possible at the moment, so you still need the Deepblu app on your phone or tablet.

Deepblu Cosmiq Download

Special thanks to Sander Van de Moortel, who provided the necessary information to create this downloader!

Diving Log for Android update available

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

A new update of Diving Log for Android is now available on Google Play. It contains the following new features and improvements:

  • Dive list: setting to display entry time, dive time & depth
  • PO2 & ascent rate profile
  • Statistics: setting for prior dive time & overall dive time format
  • Dropbox sync crash fixed for large logbook files
  • File size in logbook management and Dropbox sync dialog
  • Bug fix when creating logbook items with an apostrophe (‘)

You can now optionally show entry time, dive time & depth in the dive list (entry time was already visible in landscape and on tablets). In the dive profile view you can now view the PO2 & ascent/descent rate profiles. The statistics window got some more options to enter the prior dive time (dives not included in your logbook) and the overall dive time format (hours : minutes or days : hours : minutes):

Dive List Settings

Dive list with more details

PO2 & ascent rate profiles

New options in statistics

I also finally found and fixed the bug which crashed the app when uploading large logbook files (> 20 – 30 MB) to Dropbox. And the sync function progress dialog shows the file size, so you can better estimate how long the upload will take.

Available on Google Play

Diving Log for Android with multiple tank support

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

In Diving Log for Android you can now view and edit all tanks & gas mixtures, just like in the desktop version. When a dive has multiple tanks, you can swipe left and right on the tank panel in the dive overview page (indicated by the dots). In the edit screen, you can switch between tanks, add or delete them:

Swipe to switch between tanks

You can add, edit and delete all tanks

Available on Google Play