Network Type Indicator

Network Type Indicator is an Android App that places an status bar icon acording to the type of mobile network in use (e.g. 2G, 2G+, 3G, ...).

This app is meant for devices that may not include this information in the status bar by default (e.g. Xperia or Galaxy phones).

Google Play Store page:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.outlyer.nettype

ID Project Category Task Type Severity Summary Status Progress Due In Version
372Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOVery LowDrop support for older versions of AndroidAssigned
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1.6 Task Description

As of 2019-07 usage below KitKat is anecdotal:

2.3.x: 0.04%
4.0.x: 0.07%
4.1: 0.86%
4.2: 1.35%
4.3: 0.82%

2.3 to 4.3: 3.14%

4.4: 6.28%
5.0: 4.33%

 371 Network Type IndicatorGeneralBug ReportMedium Icon theme doesn't change Closed
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1.6 Task Description

Reported on Google Play Store

Reported on Pie.

Reproducible on Lollipop and up.

370Network Type IndicatorGeneralBug ReportMediumApp crashes on bootAssigned
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1.6 Task Description

The app force-closes on device boot when load on boot is enabled.

Once the boot is complete it behaves normally.

Seen in Oreo.

Presumably related to FS#369.

369Network Type IndicatorGeneralBug ReportMediumNotification doesn't load on bootAssigned
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1.6 Task Description

Reported by Terry Parrott

Reports that the app won’t auto load despite having the option enabled.

Reported on Oreo.

Presumably related to FS#370.

 368 Network Type IndicatorGeneralBug ReportCritical Notification doesn't show in Android Oreo and Pie Closed
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1.5.2.1 (rel. 1xx045) Task Description

The updated version to return to the Play Store isn’t adapted to the new notification system

 362 Network Type IndicatorGeneralBug ReportHigh App doesn't load on boot (HTC phones) Closed
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1.5.2 (rel. 1xx042) Task Description

Reported by Andrew 21/8/2017 over email

[...] on my HTC 10 running Marshmallow, it fails to startup on boot.

 361 Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOLow Release 1.5.2 Closed
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Meta: Release Cycle Task Description

This is a meta-item depending on bugs/features required to complete before releasing nettype 1.5.2.

This is a bugfix-only release.

Previous:  FS#353  (1.5.1),  FS#215  (1.5),  FS#252  (1.4),  FS#203  (1.3)
Next: FS#329 (1.6)

360Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOLowRemove black iconsAssigned
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1.6 Task Description

Since the introduction of Material, icons should be white. The black icons only display as such in a subset on devices.

359Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOMediumDrop dark icons in Lollipop+Assigned
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1.6 Task Description

Material design icons are supposed to be white according to comments found online and most apps.

(I can’t find an actual upstream reference) Found at http://www.androiddocs.com/design/style/iconography.html

Dark icons are displayed white in practice.

358Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOLowRevamp notificationAssigned
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1.6 Task Description

Take advantage of Nougat style notifications to display more information to the user.

See https://material.io/guidelines/patterns/notifications.html

Possible design elements:

  1. “App icon”: Network type? AFAICT setting it to the actual app will replace the status bar icon.
  2. Header text: Provider
  3. Timestamp: Time of the last update
  4. Large icon: Network type, bigger?
 357 Network Type IndicatorGeneralBug ReportLow Disable RTL support since layout isn't adjusted Closed
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1.5.1 (rel. 1xx041) Task Description

See FS#356

356Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOMediumEnhance RTL layoutAssigned
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1.6 Task Description

Rendering on RTL devices is does not work properly due to alignment problems.

Attached: Screen grabs from the pre-release report on an Arabic device.

355Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOLowRe-do problematic vectorial iconsResearching
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1.6 Task Description

This is a continuation of  FS#354 .

Temporarily using pre-rendered PNGs in 1.5.1, should try to re-design icons to render properly on Android 5.0 and up.

 354 Network Type IndicatorGeneralBug ReportHigh Vectorial icons don't render properly in Lollipop nor M ...Closed
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1.5.1 (rel. 1xx041) Task Description

Reported by Sarah Thomasson 15/08/2017 on Google Play:

The new ‘4’ is missing the triangle in the body of the glyph 4 -.-

 353 Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOHigh Release 1.5.1 Closed
100%
Meta: Release Cycle Task Description

This is a meta-item depending on bugs/features required to complete before releasing nettype 1.5.1.

1.5.1 is a hotfix release for issues found during the staged release of 1.5.

Previous:  FS#215  (1.5),  FS#252  (1.4),  FS#203  (1.3)
Next: FS#329 (1.6)

 352 Network Type IndicatorBuild SystemTO-DOLow Move reusable UI code into a separate module Closed
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1.5 (rel. xx039) Task Description

AboutDialog, DonationsActivity and TogglePreference can be moved into a separate module since they can be used (or are already being used) verbatim by my other apps.

 351 Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOLow Provide back navigation Closed
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1.5 (rel. xx039) Task Description

The manifest file can be modified to provide a back button (usually an arrow on the top left) when an activity is launched.

Use it for the settings and donations activities.

350Network Type IndicatorInternalTO-DOVery LowRemove Devel.DEBUGAssigned
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1.6 Task Description

In the past BuildConfig.DEBUG wasn’t reliable (when combining Eclipse and ADT), but on Android Studio with Gradle it can be used safely and hence there’s no need to duplicate the functionality.

 349 Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOMedium Remove requirement of permission READ_PHONE_STATE Closed
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1.5 (rel. xx039) Task Description

Starting with Marshmallow (API level 23, Android 6.0) READ_PHONE_STATE is considered a dangerous permission (and as a result it can be revoked by the user at any time) but at the same time it is no longer required to check connection status.

Should restrict it to old API levels (NOTE the API documentation don’t mention this requirement anymore, but old devices DO require it).

 348 Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOLow Run MonitorService as a foreground service Closed
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1.5 (rel. xx039) Task Description

This should prevent task killers from reaping it as easily

 347 Network Type IndicatorGeneralFeature RequestVery Low Make notification priority configurable Closed
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1.5 (rel. xx039) Task Description

Requested on Google Play

 346 Network Type IndicatorGeneralBug ReportLow Do not allow enabling notification buttons on Android v ...Closed
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1.5 (rel. xx039) Task Description

This setting is shown regardless of version but it has no effect on older Androids since they don’t support notification actions.

 345 Network Type IndicatorInternalTO-DOLow Unify events Closed
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1.5 (rel. xx039) Task Description

Events are handled in different groups, it makes sense to handle them in as few listeners as possible (where they can be logically grouped)

 344 Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOLow Add information about donations Closed
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1.5 (rel. xx039) Task Description

Should be very careful to stay within Google’s AUP though

 343 Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOLow Change default theme to light Closed
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1.5 (rel. xx039) Task Description

Nowadays it’s common practice to have apps with light themes by default

342Network Type IndicatorGeneralFeature RequestLowRecord historyResearching
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341Network Type IndicatorGeneralBug ReportLowStatus bar icon disappears after a while on Huawei phon...Requires testing
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340Network Type IndicatorGeneralFeature RequestLowAdd 4G+ iconResearching
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 339 Network Type IndicatorGeneralBug ReportLow App doesn't load on boot (Samsung phones) Closed
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 338 Network Type IndicatorGeneralBug ReportLow App doesn't load on boot (LG phones) Closed
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337Network Type IndicatorGeneralBug ReportHighApp doesn't load on bootResearching
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336Network Type IndicatorGeneralBug ReportHighApp doesn't load on boot (Huawei phones)Researching
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335Network Type IndicatorGeneralFeature RequestLowAdd alternative iconsAssigned
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1.6
334Network Type IndicatorBuild SystemTO-DOVery LowUse Gradle to define build-type-dependant fieldsAssigned
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1.6
 333 Network Type IndicatorGeneralBug ReportLow Make "Load on boot" dependant on notification being ena ...Closed
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1.5 (rel. xx039)
 332 Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOLow Base the app theme on DeviceDefault for an up-to-date U ...Closed
100%
1.5 (rel. xx039)
331Network Type IndicatorGeneralFeature RequestVery LowDisplay provider name in notificationAssigned
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1.6
 330 Network Type IndicatorBuild SystemBug ReportLow Merge "old-droids" and "new-droids" branches Closed
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1.5 (rel. xx039)
329Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOLowRelease 1.6Assigned
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Meta: Release Cycle
322Network Type IndicatorGeneralFeature RequestLowAllow disabling icon unless roamingAssigned
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321Network Type IndicatorGeneralFeature RequestLowAllow hiding icon when mobile data is tured offAssigned
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313Network Type IndicatorBug ReportLowIncompatibility with Samsung Tab A (LTE version)Unconfirmed
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 312 Network Type IndicatorGeneralTO-DOLow Switch to vector assets Closed
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1.5 (rel. xx039)
 310 Network Type IndicatorBug ReportLow Display notification contents in Lollipop's lockscreen Closed
100%
1.5 (rel. xx039)
 309 Network Type IndicatorFeature RequestMedium Allow removing notification from lock screen in Lollipo ...Closed
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 282 Network Type IndicatorTO-DOLow Add support for Cyanogenmod-only network types Closed
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1.4.5 (rel. 07034, 14034)
 281 Network Type IndicatorTO-DOVery Low Change from CheckBoxPreferences to SwitchPreferences in ...Closed
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1.4.4 (rel. 07032, 14032)
 280 Network Type IndicatorTO-DOLow Release 1.4.4 Closed
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Meta: Release Cycle
 279 Network Type IndicatorBug ReportHigh SecurityException raised when trying to access the syst ...Closed
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1.4.4 (rel. 07032, 14032)
278Network Type IndicatorFeature RequestVery LowDisplay network activityResearching
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