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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2014, 07:54:00 am »
Version 6.1 (Released 1st July)

6.1 is primarily a release to start BETA support for push notifications.   Please note this is BETA support, and will be being watched carefully over the coming days/weeks.  Please view the FAQ for more information:
http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,25799.0.html

Additional item:
  • Fix some devices not showing correct state
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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #16 on: July 08, 2014, 04:13:48 am »
Version 6.2 (Released 8th July)

Emergency update to fix the UI6 connection and UI issues which occurred after the Vera server upgrades.   VeraMate will make every attempt to support UI6, but please be aware that UI6 is BETA firmware, and do not recommend upgrading to it (as these unannounced changes by Vera testify).

Additional items:
  • Rudimentary support for backing up user settings.  On upgrade the settings will be backed up, and can be backed up/restored from the settings menu.  This may be enhanced/extended in the future.
  • Support for more Alarm Panels configurations.
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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2014, 06:04:59 pm »
Version 7.0 (Released 21st July)

Major new functionality: Introducing GeoFencing - setup virtual barriers which automatically trigger scenes when you cross.

Among other changes:
  • More support for the unannounced changes that were done to UI6 servers by Micasaverde (icons, server connections, etc)
  • Look at speeding up certain attempts to determine UI6 server connections on startup.
  • Miscellaneous UI and stability changes
This is the first release for Geo Fencing support.  Please note you will notice an impact on your battery life if you choose to use GeoFences.  VeraMate automatically chooses the best options to minimise battery usage, but as this is the beta version we will still be analysing usage patterns to best minimise this for future versions.
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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2014, 08:14:24 am »
Version 7.1 (Released 2nd Aug)

Icon customization changes which disappeared will be retrieved (due to the path becoming invalid with an upgrade). New customizations will stop disappearing with upgrades in the future.  Again, apologies to users this affected.

Other minor bug fixes/enhancements.
* New "buddy" package icons.
* Battery usage tweaks for GeoFencing.
* Show better login error messages if unable to connect.
* Miscellaneous stability and bug fixes.
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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2014, 05:13:16 am »
Version 7.2 (Released 12th Aug)
  • Fix UI6 session refreshing not automatically occurring
  • Prevent app logging out when a GeoFence scene is activated in the background
  • Stop duplicate notification alerts when selecting from iPhone notification centre
  • GCAL icons
  • Add further diagnostics for better support
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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #20 on: September 08, 2014, 09:09:20 am »
Version 7.3 (Released 8th Sep)

This release is predominantly a bug/stability fix.  Multiple changes to further handle the new MMS authentication servers and improve connection handling.  There are also some GoeFence tweaking to attempt to improve accuracy for certain situations only, and double the maximum fence size.


NB: This patch took way longer then expected with Apple taking 14 days to approve (which is almost twice as long as normal).  Because of this the patch to fix the issue where some users are being logged out had to be delayed, but, a fix can now be queued with Apple.  The problem occurs when the app runs in the background, but since the device is locked, it had been unable to access the encrypted login credentials.
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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2014, 05:04:36 am »
Version 7.4 (Released 25th Sep)

A bit of a nightmare release with Apple being as painful as possible.   This fixes one of the hardest bugs I've come up against with some users finding they get logged out.  This was due to the strong encryption VeraMate uses to protect the login, which turns out is sometimes still encrypted if something needs to run in the background - this made it think it wasn't valid, and logged out. 
  • Fix issue with some users being logged out when app is run in background.
  • GeoFence accuracy and reliability fixes.  This may decrease battery life as it now attempts to get a more accurate location before triggering a GeoFence.

EDIT: It appears the forced logout is still occurring as 1 bug was missed.  A patch is with Apple, and hopefully it won't be too long for them to release.
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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #22 on: September 30, 2014, 09:08:15 am »
Version 7.5 (Released 30th Sep)

Additional emergency fix (which Apple graciously pushed through quickly) for the issue where some users were logged off if the app was closed.
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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2014, 05:15:00 pm »
Version 8.0 (Released 25th October, 2014)

Major new functionality:  VeraMate 8 brings a huge amount of new changes. This includes IOS8 support to re-enable GeoFencing and Push Notifications.

Voice Control ! It's here. Currently only supporting English, but speak your command to have VeraMate carry out your wish. ** In appreciation for our users support, Voice Control is currently available for free (limited for Free Edition). Although unlikely, it may require an in-app purchase to use in the future due to server processing costs. **
Update: It would appear very bad timing, but the voice server seems to be having problems.  Voice Control will be offline while I reach their support!

iBeacons! Indoor sensing at it's coolest. Activate your devices as you walk through you home. More support and features will be coming in future versions. This is currently in BETA - we will be collecting feedback to better enhance support for upcoming updates.

Too many fixes/features to list here, but a couple of main ones:
  • NEW: Passcode lock for local VeraMate access (to stop curious hands)
  • NEW: Prevent some switches from appearing in the "active list"
  • NEW: Customize background pictures.
  • NEW: Ability to change icons/backgrounds straight from a photo
  • Fixes for iOS8 support for GeoFencing and Push notifications. ***If it is still not working, please check VeraMate has access from your iPhone location services.
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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2014, 11:08:36 am »
Version 8.1 (Released 8th Nov)
  • BUG: Bring back support for iOS6
  • BUG: Revalidate geofence before triggering when possible
  • NEW: Active lock smart button
  • Misc bug fixes

Also, the voice control screen will show a notice if the provider is currently down (as of now, the provider, Dragon/Nuance, is still having problems).
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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #25 on: November 15, 2014, 09:20:06 am »
Version 8.2 (Released 15th Nov)
  • BUG: GeoFence crashing when deleting all fences
  • Better WiFi/3G detection with iOS8
  • Further GeoFence location verifications.
  • Allow VeraMate to be activated by using custom url from 3rd party apps: veramate://

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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #26 on: November 26, 2014, 06:00:38 am »
Version 8.3 (Released 25th Nov)

New Room & Zones icon pack from world class designers available for purchase.
Including a better interface for choosing different icons.

Also:
  • BUG: Fix problem overriding custom background photo without restarting.
  • NEW: Support for thermostat override
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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #27 on: December 09, 2014, 09:19:53 am »
Version 8.4 (Released 9th Dec)

Voice control has been re-activated.   Sorry for the delay in re-activation, the vendor was unable to find the problem on their side.
  • NEW: Basic pan and tilt functionality for webcams
  • NEW: Better support for more temperature sensors
  • BUG: GeoFence accuracy enhancements
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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2014, 07:06:14 am »
Version 8.5 (Released 31st Dec)

Just in time for a new year present !   

A major enhancement has been done to the geofencing to minimise battery usage, and allow better detection.  This will decrease the amount of battery usage, but reports have shown it still uses more then I'd want it to.  Another patch is about to go to Apple which further decreases battery usage.
** Please note, turning on WiFi will increase accuracy.

Voice commands may have had a low detection rate as the accent was set to be "British".  This will default to "American", and can be changed in the main settings to either British, Australian, American, or Indian accents.

BUG:  A small number of users were affected by invalid login credentials after previous upgrades, which prevented the credentials persisting.

Lastly, Happy New Year!
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Re: VeraMate updates
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2015, 04:39:55 pm »
Version 8.6 (Released 14 Jan, 2015)
  • NEW: By default some devices now use buttons for control - this can be configured via settings.  Allowing better support for X10 devices.
  • More geofencing battery optimisations.
  • Increase camera refresh rate (configurable in settings).
  • Fix some issues when switching between multiple veras.
  • Multiple stability enhancements.
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