Change History

Full Changelog

Version 3.2.1

  • Fixed an issue with the "Start on boot" option.

Version 3.2.0

  • Fixed an issue with settings not persisting.

Version 3.1.0

  • Android API updates

Version 3.0.9

  • Preferences can be saved and restored from Google Drive.
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • No longer support Android versions less than 4.0.4.

Version 3.0.8

  • Fixed an issue where a wakelock was not being released properly. This caused battery drain in some instances.

Version 3.0.7

  • Fixed some issues that prevented some users from using the app.

Version 3.0.6

  • Fixed an issue where an error message prevented users from saving their preferences.

Version 3.0.5

  • Updated to properly support Android N (which requires a new permission).

Version 3.0.4

  • Fixed issues reported by the internal crash reporter.

Version 3.0.3

  • Fixed an issue with the license check where valid responses where presumed to be invalid.

Version 3.0.2

  • Fixed an issue for those running Android 2.0 - 2.3.7 where the app would crash on start.

Version 3.0.1

  • Fixed an issue with licensing.
  • Bug fixes (user reported crash reports).

Version 3.0.0

  • Revamped the look and feel.
  • Updated to support Android 7.
  • Completely removed the SVOX language examples since their servers appear to be offline.
  • Bug fixes (user reported crash reports).

Version 2.9.4

  • Removed the SVOX language example play button since it no longer works.
  • No longer supporting Android 2.1

Version 2.9.2

  • Fixed an issue on Lollipop where caller ID readout would continue after picking up the call.

Version 2.9.1

  • Minor bug fixes related to caller ID notifications being doubly read out.

Version 2.9.0

  • Added a shorthand word mapper that allows you take words the text to speech engine doesn't pronounce properly and map them to their phonetic equivalent.
  • Minor bug fixes (user reported crash reports).

Version 2.8.0

  • Now targeting latest Android version (5.1).
  • Updated map usage to utilize Google Maps v2.
  • Updated application to use TTS for Android 5.0 instead of older versions for those on Android 5+.
  • Removed code for Android 2.0, Android 2.1 and Android 2.2 (too old to support).
  • Minor bug fixes (user reported crash reports).

Version 2.7.3

  • Fixed an issue where the announcing of Caller ID caused a small memory leak.
  • Fixed an issue with the status bar notification.
  • Minor bug fixes (user reported crash reports).

Version 2.7.2

  • Fixed an issue where the announcing of Caller ID was muted on some devices.
  • Minor bug fixes (user reported crash reports).

Version 2.7.1

  • Added / Updated translations.
  • Updated the launcher icon.
  • Minor bug fixes (user reported crash reports).

Version 2.7.0

  • Added a new option to read out the family name of a contact first..
  • Minor bug fixes (user reported crash reports).

Version 2.6.9

  • Minor bug fixes.

Version 2.6.8

  • Fixed an issue with the Share button.

Version 2.6.7

  • Various bug fixes for user reported issues.
  • Updated the Contact Picker for Screen by number (used for SMS and Calls) to only suggest contacts that have phone numbers.

Version 2.6.6

  • Addressed some issues with app stability.
  • Attempted to alleviate the issue with persistent notifications on Android 4.3+. Please contact us if you think we can do more or have ideas on improving this issue!
  • Fixed an issue on Android 4.4 that made the in app menus unusable.

Version 2.6.5

  • Caller ID Through Bluetooth fixed on Android 4+:
    You **WILL** need to Enable "Disable Ringer" under Caller ID Options > A2DP options.
    This may not work for all headset/handset combinations. Currently, this feature only works on nexus devices.
  • Updated the screened contact list activity so that it can fetch all numbers for a particular contact and not just the default one.
  • Other bug fixes as reported by users.

Version 2.6.0

  • Updated the action bar on devices running Gingerbread or lower.
  • Addressed user reported issues.

Version 2.5.0

  • Updated and fixed a bug with the reverse lookup feature.
  • Updated the UI for those running Android 4+.
  • Addressed a user reported issue.

Version 2.4.8

  • Addressed user reported issues.

Version 2.4.7

  • Reverse lookups during an incoming call failed to change the spoken text when a valid hit was found.

Version 2.4.6

  • Ability to manually perform reverse lookups for listed phone numbers (this feature is dependent on location and is accessible via the menu of the app).
  • Added a mute ringer option to the option labeled "Lower ringer volume".

Version 2.4.5

  • Updated how the app 'starts at boot'.
  • Updated the TTS usage code to use new Google libraries available on Android 4+.
  • Improved the TTS library detection.
  • On Android 4+, updated the notifications to use new Google libraries.

Version 2.4.4

  • The way the toggle pause is handled was updated.
  • Fixed some user reported bugs. Keep issuing bug reports and we will take care of them!

Version 2.4.3

  • ICS:
    • Re-enabled the TTS settings button that links to the system settings.
  • Minor bug fixes. Keep reporting issues as you find them and we will fix them promptly!

Version 2.4.2

  • ICS:
    • Fixed notification bar text coloring issues.
    • Attempt to detect when SVOX crashes so app restores device to original state.
    • Fixed the action bar home button.
  • Fixed the SVOX language demos. New permission for internet access is required for license checks, reverse lookups and SVOX demos.

Version 2.4.1

  • Added the ability to perform reverse lookups when you screen unknown calls.

Version 2.4.0

  • Fixed an issue with the slider when trying to set a volume level to lower the ringer to while using the talking caller id.
  • Added an option to enable or disable the ability to perform reverse lookups.
  • Added some ICS optimizations.

Version 2.3.2

  • Unknown numbers that have been looked up successfully now post to the notification bar for you to see.
  • Updated some translations.
  • Voicemail reminder did not obey quiet time.

Version 2.3.1

  • Same as 2.3.0, but with the short app name set to Enhanced CID

Version 2.3.0

  • Added an actionbar.
  • 4G networks were not properly detected when checking for a data connection.
  • Updated some UI elements.

Version 2.2.1

  • Fixed more ICS permissions.
  • Removed unused permission (Call Phone Directly) since I don't use it.
  • Updated the SVOX voice list.

Version 2.2.0

  • Fixed: Bluetooth ICS compatibility issues.

Version 2.1.3

  • Fixed an issue that occurred for those users running Android version Froyo or lower.

Version 2.1.2

  • Added the ability to check if the user has TTS voice data installed. Also, we prompt to install it if it is missing.
  • Updated the layouts used in the app.
  • Fixed some user reported bugs.

Version 2.1.1

  • Updated the "Use Language" feature.
  • Optimized source code to make it a bit more robust.

Version 2.1.0

  • Added a new beta feature to automatically identify unknown, non blocked, incoming callers. This feature kicks in after one or two readings.
  • Bug fixes for user reported errors.

Version 2.0.2

  • Minor source updates to add robustness and prevent 'random' force closes.

Version 2.0.1

  • Fixed "Start with headset" as it wasn't working correctly.
  • Some minor source code optimizations.

Version 2.0.0

  • Read nickname and Read first name are not mutually exclusive.
  • Source code optimizations.
  • Added option to lower ringer volume while talking.
  • Added option to place phone face down to mute incoming call.
  • Rearranged the menu preferences.

Version 1.2.0

  • Bug fix for contact screening; some motorola phones didnt behave as expected.
  • Added the ability to read contact's first name only.
  • Improved A2DP headset compatibility.
  • Added notifications for the message waiting indicator.
  • Added a configurable speech delay. 
  • Added option to start and stop with the connection of a a2dp bluetooth headset.
  • Added a shake to silence talking (and optionally speaking) option.
  • Added french language translations.
  • Bugfix: Some users with exchange contacts had name read out as "Last name, First name".

Version 1.07

  • Added the ability to toggle the voice notifications, on a per contact basis (Screen calls by contact). You can disable voice notifications and optionally mute the ringer.
  • Contact lookup bug fixes.

Version 1.06

  • Added the ability to toggle the voice notifications, on a per contact basis (Screen calls by contact). You can disable voice notifications and optionally mute the ringer.
  • Contact lookup bug fixes.

Version 1.05

  • Fix: Someone reported an exception that occurred during a look up of contacts.
  • Added ability to speak the incoming phone number type (i.e. home, mobile, etc.). Your "What to Say" setting needs to be reconfigured!

Version 1.04

  • Italian language update.
  • Czech language update.
  • Russian language update.

Version 1.03

  • Spanish language update.
  • Added a Changes link to the main menu for those wishing to view the change log.

Version 1.02

  • Added ability to just read the incoming calls phone number (and not the name of the contact).

Version 1.01

  • Initial release had a flaw in the preference manager that caused strange behaviour when selecting your preferences. Sorry about that.

Version 1.00

  • Initial release.