Android beta testing

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  • Jarno Peschier

    Would love to. Use my Brompton folding bike to commute, and often do other bike trips, often with my Beeline active.

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  • Ralph Welz

    I would install a beta version and would perform some testing :) At the moment I'm using a Huawei P9 Lite (Android 7.0 OS) if this matters...

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  • Jacques

    Yes! I'd love to test that !

    I use beeline everyday with my Speedtrott RS800 (in Paris, France) ;-)- smartphone : Galaxy S7 Edge.

     

    Thx.

     

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  • John McLean

    Please add me to the list, long commute plenty of way points. Samsung Galaxy S5.

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  • Kate

    Hi everyone, 

    Great, thanks, we will get you on the list! John, would you mind telling me if all is working well on your Samsung Galaxy S5? Were there any settings that you needed to change? 

    I have a customer who is having trouble connecting her Beeline to her Samsung Galaxy S5 and I'm just wondering if you might have any tips? 

    Thanks!

     

     

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  • Beeline Team

    Hi all!

    We've got a beta for you with the new Route Assistant ready to try out. Here's how to get it. 

    1. Head here and opt in to beta testing Beeline: https://play.google.com/apps/testing/co.beeline
      This will opt you in for all future Beeline beta versions. You can opt out on the same page.
    2. Go to Google Play and get the latest version of Beeline: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.beeline
      It may take a little while to become available once you've opted in.
    3. Try it out and let us know how you get on.

    Enjoy!

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  • John McLean

    Hi Kate,

    Signed up for the above Android beta, will let you know how I get on.

    Advice on the Samsung Galaxy S5:

    (i) Reboot the phone if the beeline isn't being detected, Unpair the beeline and repair

    (ii) Reboot if the app is behaving weird.

    (iii) Turn on data/bluetooth/location before launching otherwise I've had it crash.

    Does your customer have the option to update Android?

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  • Beeline Team

    Thanks for the feedback all. All seems to have gone well and the Route Assistant is now going live for everybody!

    We've got some more great features in the pipeline and we'll be asking you for help again to get more detailed feedback before we release to the rest of the Beeline community.

    Happy riding!

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  • Jacques

    hello,

    I've two problem with this release :

    1 - I get BETA version of beeline but route assistant do nothing for me ;-( no waypoint is created...

    2 - Favorites display take a long time. Previous version isn't very quicky, but BETA is very slow

    Phone : Galaxy s7 Edge

     

    Thx for ur help.

    Regards.

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  • Beeline Team

    Hi Jaques,

    The route assistant should create grey waypoints that lead you to each waypoint you set. If it's not doing that please check your Internet connection. If you can't get it to work please send us a video/screenshots.

    We can't think why this release would be any slower. We know the database we use can get a little slow at times. To fix this you can uninstall the app and then install it again from Google Play. You won't lose any data; Your rides and favourites are synced to your Beeline account.

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  • Gerrit Hannaert

    Route Assitant not working for me on Android the last few days (though I vaguely remember it was working upon launch).
    Example below.

    Android App v1.0.1095 (Beeline Firmware v1.0.764)

    Any clues?

     

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  • Beeline Team

    Hi Gerrit,

    Thanks for reporting this.

    We think this can happen when the routing service is not available. This could happen if you're internet connection is slow/unresponsive, or if there's a problem when generating the route. We're adding in some additional logic to make sure we get more details when things go wrong so we can get to the bottom of it.

     

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  • Jacques

    I've the same problem using Wifi or 4gLTE connexion on galaxy s7 ;-).

    Any way to check if routing service works ? maybe is not available for all countries ?

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  • Beeline Team

    Which country are you using Beeline in, Jacques? It will work in most countries.

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  • Jacques

    France

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  • Beeline Team

    It should work fine in France. We did an update a few days ago that should pop up an error if the problem is the internet connection. Give it another go and please let us know how you get on. Thanks for your help, Jacques!

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  • Gerrit Hannaert

    Tom, I'm running 1.0.1119, in Belgium, and Route Assistant is not working at all.

    I can see a little progress bar appear briefly (1sec) below the Route Assistant toggle, it disappears and the route is not modified at all, regardless of how long it is or how "many rivers to cross" ;-)

    Can you clarify if the update was to the beta version, or in the general release (which has also had a few version increments)?

    There are no network issues, I'm on my WiFi home network, and there are no other issues (e.g. Beeline's Google maps are all coming in fine, incl. the satellite map).

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  • Jarno Peschier

    Same here in the Netherlands, also on 1.0.1119 now, never seen Route Assistant do anything else than show a short progress bar that it's trying to do something, but nothing else changes, ever. Maps and network connectivity fine. No error or other messages from the app.

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  • Ralph Welz

    Just for information: same here in Germany (near Frankfurt am Main). Progressbar is running for some milli seconds, but no route is calculated, only the way points are set. But I can live with that because I'm using the Beeline the way it was originally designed, navigation from route point to route point :-)

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  • Beeline Team

    Thanks for feedback, all. Have you been able to get the Route Assistant working at all? We've been testing here with a few different Android phones and we haven't seen this problem.

    We'll look into it further and work out what's going on.

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  • Beeline Team

    Hey beta testers!

    We've got an early version of Strava integration for you all to try on Android. Head to this post for instructions and please post your feedback there: https://ridebeeline.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/115003982949-Strava-integration-beta-Android-

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  • Ronnie Hiing Ren Jie

    Note 8 from Singapore is not working at all since day one of beta.

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  • Beeline Team

    Hi Ronnie,

    What's the problem you're seeing? If you can send us a screenshot or video that would be great.

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  • Jarno Peschier

    Strava integration looks fine (seeing and selecting routes from there; haven't tried uploading a Beeline ridden activity yet).

    The Route Assistant is still as DOA as it has ever been; apparently non-functional additional UI toggle in top left corner of map screen on my OnePlus 5 here in the Netherlands.

    Quick question as a fellow computer programmer (as there must be some API call with two double/decimal lat/lon numbers involved): you do use culture invariant string unparsing on those numbers, I hope, so the (presumably UK/US culture centric) API gets these numbers handed to it formatted with decimal points instead of the decimal commas current culture settings on my phone (for Dutch) would imply for just adding those numbers to some API request string or JSON?

    If not, this would be a simple oversight to make (and a very easy fix as well!), but it could perfectly explain why you see no problems whatsoever on any Android test in the UK, while the function seems not to do anything for me, and in France and possibly other European countries...

    Check this by setting any test Android device to another culture than English; any culture that uses decimal commas would do.

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  • Ronnie Hiing Ren Jie

    Hi Tom,

    Please see the screenshot as requested.

    I am pretty sure that my internet connection and GPS is working fine.

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  • Gerrit Hannaert

    Haha, @Jarno Peschier, indeed! As a fellow sysadmin, I was thinking of suggesting some more debugging on the API end to see what type of requests were coming in [from outside the U.K.] :-) This should not be rocket-science to troubleshoot.

    As users, we ought be able to test your theory by switching Android's locale, I suppose... I'll do that once I get my hands back on my tablet...

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  • Jarno Peschier

    Indeed, but I was not about to do that. It would not be my responsibility as a user (even though I see it as my responsibility as a beta tester to suggest the possibility), plus I like my current language culture settings as they are. Software should just work with these settings. ;-)

    Also, logging on the server end might not be possible, as I suspect the Beeline app doing a routing call (e.g. to Google Maps or OSM) or a venue lookup (e.g. to Foursquare or OSM for locations of nearby bridges over water and railway crossings?) to get possible route points to add, and that backend is therefor not their own. Maybe they could enlighten us?

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  • Gerrit Hannaert

    Bingo, Jarno! Changing locale seems to resolve, err, workaround, the issue:

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/j8MSScyDB4NDa4NF3

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  • Jarno Peschier

    Cool. Can't wait for the updated beta app!

    (Should be no more than a day or two, right?)

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  • Jacques

    Yes good job !

    Phone in English solve the problem with route assistant !

    Can u update the app to work with French phone ;-)

     

    Thank you !

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