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t4runnr 07-11-2020 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jvl711 (Post 626043)
Hi All,

Here is a small beta release. I have updated the code so that when on the FireTV if you hit the Back/Previous or the Next/PlayPause when the keyboard is shown it will close the keyboard.

Without this the keyboard was unusable, and without great effort using the Android client in Placeshifter mode was almost impossible because you could not put in a username and password.

Those who reported this on Fire stick please let me know how this looks.

SageTV Android Client 1.5.2 Beta 1

Thanks,
Josh

After sideloading this beta on my firestick, should it say 1.5.2? When I sideloaded the apk, it still says 1.5.1.

I'm sure it will work but I don't want to mess with the settings only to find out that it wasn't 1.5.2.

Thanks for your help.

nyplayer 07-11-2020 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by t4runnr (Post 626087)
After sideloading this beta on my firestick, should it say 1.5.2? When I sideloaded the apk, it still says 1.5.1.

I'm sure it will work but I don't want to mess with the settings only to find out that it wasn't 1.5.2.

Thanks for your help.

The latest release is in the first page of this thread.

https://forums.sagetv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66405

t4runnr 07-11-2020 03:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nyplayer (Post 626089)
The latest release is in the first page of this thread.

https://forums.sagetv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66405

Thank you. I understand that part. But the beta file is what I was interested in trying. Which my previous post shows that its 1.5.2 beta.

The apk file name shows 1.5.2 beta. When I install it on the firestick, it shows 1.5.1

nyplayer 07-11-2020 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by t4runnr (Post 626090)
Thank you. I understand that part. But the beta file is what I was interested in trying. Which my previous post shows that its 1.5.2 beta.

The apk file name shows 1.5.2 beta. When I install it on the firestick, it shows 1.5.1

There is no new beta latest release is just that the latest. Maybe Josh should take out those OLD Beta release links.

t4runnr 07-11-2020 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nyplayer (Post 626091)
There is no new beta latest release is just that the latest. Maybe Josh should take out those OLD Beta release links.

Thanks. I'm good. I already had a firestick with 1.5.1. I had a spare firestick so i thought about checking out that beta.

KryptoNyte 07-11-2020 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tvmaster2 (Post 626080)
Can you actually change volume on your phone now?

No. Not without bringing up a media volume screen. It's pretty much why I keep an apk of 1.2.8 around, just for my phone, so I can change the volume with the physical buttons.

tvmaster2 07-11-2020 09:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KryptoNyte (Post 626093)
No. Not without bringing up a media volume screen. It's pretty much why I keep an apk of 1.2.8 around, just for my phone, so I can change the volume with the physical buttons.

Good, thought it was just me. Phone only? Any other devices where volume doesnít work for you? Iíll check my Firestick.

jvl711 07-12-2020 06:21 AM

Status Update
 
Hi all,

Got good news and bad news.

Good news: My app got approved on Amazon.
Bad news: It did not pass on FireTV based devices. Mainly because of the login screen and the keyboard. I still have some work to do.

I am on vacation this week, so I may not have much to report for a few weeks.

Thanks,
Josh

KryptoNyte 07-12-2020 07:04 AM

Enjoy your vacation time, Josh!

tvmaster2 07-12-2020 10:23 AM

Ditto, enjoy!

NetworkGuy 07-14-2020 04:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jvl711 (Post 626095)
I am on vacation this week, so I may not have much to report for a few weeks.

Vacation? What's that?

(Can we leave the house now?)

Galaxysurfer 07-20-2020 09:08 PM

Re Android miniclient fork
 
https://www.aftvnews.com/sideload-ap...ck-downloader/

This app linked above is available in the amazon store for those with Firesticks and/or non phone android versions. This will allow for downloading apk files from browser. I also use something called Aptoide TV as an alternative app store. WARNING I use a vpn & they say to use one when accessing their store. This might be an alternative to downloading from Amazon appstore if for any reason they won't include this app in their store. I am picky on what apps I download. I use this for accessing geo blocked apps. Great work on your fork. I can relate to the forced recruitment. LOL that happened with me & my community association. Whatever happens your contribution is appreciated if it allows us to keep using Sagetv software.
P.S.
It would be great if you could solve the keyboard issues where it defaults to google keyboard overriding our Sagetv interface.

Galaxysurfer 07-20-2020 09:21 PM

link to Aptoide TV
 
https://www.digitbin.com/aptoide-fire-tv/ * for info about the app

https://tv.aptoide.com/ * use this link for app download

This maybe of interest to those that use an android appstore other than google play and/or amazon

The Sagetv fork should already be there via my community share. Hope you don't mind Josh. :blush: If not it is easy enough to add. There you can push your updates too.

jvl711 07-21-2020 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Galaxysurfer (Post 626177)
It would be great if you could solve the keyboard issues where it defaults to google keyboard overriding our Sagetv interface.

Could you provide more detail on what you mean by this? Are you talking about the login screen?

I think but am not certain that there are times that the STV handles the keyboard activities, and then there are times the client is supposed to. For instance it does not seem like the STV has an on screen keyboard for the login screen. I have had to do a number of work arounds to get that to work "OK" for the average user.

If there is another occasion where this is happening I could take a look at it.

Josh

jvl711 07-21-2020 12:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Galaxysurfer (Post 626178)
https://www.digitbin.com/aptoide-fire-tv/ * for info about the app

https://tv.aptoide.com/ * use this link for app download

This maybe of interest to those that use an android appstore other than google play and/or amazon

The Sagetv fork should already be there via my community share. Hope you don't mind Josh. :blush: If not it is easy enough to add. There you can push your updates too.

I do not mind at all. Thank you for posting it.

Josh

jvl711 07-21-2020 12:24 PM

Status Update
 
Hi All,

Still working on Amazon App Store. I have had my 3rd or 4th rejection for yet another issue :nono:. They do not like that the application closes when you use the application switcher (Long press home, go to another application, then go back to SageTV). I am going to see if I can change the behavior so that it closes the connection and goes to the lean back launcher instead of completely closing out. Maybe this will pass.

Anyway. Wanted to let you guys know that I am still trying, and making some slow progress with them.

Josh

tvmaster2 07-21-2020 12:31 PM

I think itís safe to say we ALL appreciate what youíre doing. Why do you think Amazon wants it this way?

jvl711 07-24-2020 07:37 AM

Good news everyone! :dance:

I was able to get the Android Client approved on Amazon App Store! It is now available on Most amazon devices. I had to make a few changes for approval, which I am going add to the next release.

1. When on the login screen for placeshifter when you hit the DPAD select key and the keyboard is not shown, it will open the keyboard. I needed to do this to make the login screen acceptable to them. It does make logging in easier.

2. I removed the property that would go to the home screen when closing the connection. This property produced unexpected behavior in certain situations. This setting was set on by default, and I was worried that just changing the default may not pass if I got the same tester. So to make sure this would pass I removed the option.

If you notice that the icon on the home screen is gray or not properly displaying you can click the options button when the icon is selected and remove it from the recently used apps list. The next time you launch the app it will re add the icon properly.

Thanks,
Josh

nyplayer 07-24-2020 08:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jvl711 (Post 626187)
Good news everyone! :dance:

I was able to get the Android Client approved on Amazon App Store! It is now available on Most amazon devices. I had to make a few changes for approval, which I am going add to the next release.

1. When on the login screen for placeshifter when you hit the DPAD select key and the keyboard is not shown, it will open the keyboard. I needed to do this to make the login screen acceptable to them. It does make logging in easier.

2. I removed the property that would go to the home screen when closing the connection. This property produced unexpected behavior in certain situations. This setting was set on by default, and I was worried that just changing the default may not pass if I got the same tester. So to make sure this would pass I removed the option.

If you notice that the icon on the home screen is gray or not properly displaying you can click the options button when the icon is selected and remove it from the recently used apps list. The next time you launch the app it will re add the icon properly.

Thanks,
Josh

Downloaded and Installed Icon looks great.

jvl711 07-24-2020 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nyplayer (Post 626189)
Downloaded and Installed Icon looks great.

Thank you! Amazon uses a 1280x720 file for the icon. I could not find a large enough SageTV logo for it, so I spent a few hours looking for a font that was similar. Found one of Googles fonts that was very similar. Only minor differences. I did my best to recreate it in a larger size. Glad that you like it!

Josh


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