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Title: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on February 11, 2014, 07:55:32 am
I thought I'd start a closed thread for any updates.  Any large items I'll likely put a notification inside the app itself, but for those who haven't enabled the automatic IOS7 updates, you might want to setup a "Notify" on this thread.  I'll keep it closed so only updates will be mentioned.

To start it off:
Version 4.2 (Released Feb 10, 2014)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on February 13, 2014, 09:10:45 am
Or follow on twitter as I'll be posting release information there as well #VeraMateApp
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on February 17, 2014, 05:49:25 pm
Version 4.3 (Released Feb 17, 2014)

Fair amount of minor changes released.  A lot around the webcams to fix the aspect ratio, and allow zooming.  You will also now notice a little info bar to tell you if the data is out of date while it's trying to refresh (for example, bad network, or if VeraMate is not used for a while).

Alarm panels now have buttons in the device list to arm/disarm (as well as being able to enter the pincode).

Full change set:
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on March 03, 2014, 06:49:10 am
VeraMate 5.0 (Released Feb 26, 2014)
(Many apologies for some of you; this version isn't available on all VeraMate's just yet - Apple have caused me a royal headache as they have rejected one version while letting another through with the exact same critieria (and taking twice as long to tell me!!).  Very frustrating, but please bare with me, as this will be out for everyone around this coming weekend).

This release includes fairly large UI changes. Some under the cover, some visible.   I'm quite excited by this release as it includes a lot of cool stuff.

Checkout our new facebook page to see an example of the new anchored buttons:
http://www.facebook.com/VeraMateApp

Issues

There are a couple of known issues

The roadmap for version 5 is to make the UI even neater and slicker.  This will include work to enhance the new 5.0 UI components, and more work on device buttons to not only allow image customization per device, but enhance animation and the general feel of the UI.  The iPad version will also undergo more of a major rework on some of the UI.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on March 11, 2014, 06:35:42 pm
Version 5.1 (Released 11th March, 2014)

**** Support for Vera UI6, Firmware 1.6.x *****

* Background mode enabled - for any waiting commands, VeraMate will be able to monitor in the background until they go through, or time out. This is absolute minimum battery use, and will NOT drain the battery to refresh the data - refreshes will still only occur when it is in the foreground.

* Some scenes took a long time to respond, so seem to timeout in VeraMate - this timeout has been extended to cover these situations.

* The name of your vera will be the title on the main page rather then VeraMate - this will allow you to distinguish when using multiple veras.

* BUG: Arm/Stay buttons when used from the device list both did the "Stay" command.


Known Issues:
* The fault tolerance to the UI6 login is a bit too strict.  There are a fair number of bad returns from the server, so if you get an invalid login message, simply try again.
* The "Refreshing" notice might not dissapear in some circumstances.  Going to another screen should fix the issue, except on the main page for the iPad.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on March 13, 2014, 07:44:52 pm
Version 5.2 (Released 13th March)

This fixes the issue with UI5 veras not being able to turn on/off the devices.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on March 28, 2014, 12:26:32 pm
Version 5.3 (Released 28th March)

More favorite anchor options, and miscellaneous changes.

Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on March 28, 2014, 03:06:58 pm
I'm getting reports that UI6 is crashing in 5.3.  I believe this might be a "small" change for external connections which has broken the network code.  I would recommend holding off updating if you can.
I will update here with more information as I get it.

UPDATE: 5.4 has just been released which fixes what I thought to be the problem.  There have been a couple of other users who may still have problems, which I am still investigating, but may be related to iOS 7.1.  Please let me know if you suffer continuous crashes after upgrading to 5.4.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on March 31, 2014, 07:27:56 pm
Version 5.4 (Released 31 March)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on April 04, 2014, 01:59:53 pm
Version 5.5 (Released 4th April)

Further UI6 connection fixes. There is a known issue when connecting to wifi on a different network to your device (eg, starbucks etc), it'll take 60 seconds before being able to determine the device isn't on the network when you login.  This will be fixed in 5.6.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on April 11, 2014, 04:14:06 am
Version 5.6 (Released 11th April)

A default background image will be used in the future.  This can be changed via the settings screen to one of a couple of choices - more choices, and ability to use custom images will be in next major release.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on April 21, 2014, 01:16:47 pm
Version 5.7 (Released 21st April)

Only some minor changes for this update:
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on May 19, 2014, 04:43:40 pm
Version 5.8 (Released 19th May)

Not much in this release as I've been doing some travelling, but a couple minor goodies.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on May 27, 2014, 05:55:25 pm
Version 5.9 (Released 27th May)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on June 21, 2014, 04:12:26 am
Version 6.0 (Released 21st June)

Major update to VeraMate. The changes all centre around being able to change the icon for each individual device.  Enter edit mode (by holding down a button), and enter the new setup screen for any device to change icons for the different states.  Eg, use a different icon for ON/OFF states.

VeraMate 6 also introduces the ability for 3rd party icon packages.  There are currently 4 community packages which are available to download inside VeraMate (these are not part of VeraMate, and have been made available by users).  Get in touch if you would like to contribute your own icon package.

Among the many other changes:
* Increased support for SONOS
* Display the battery indicator
* Support for the Fortrezz garage door opener
* And a multitude of other UI and stability changes
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate 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 (http://forum.micasaverde.com/index.php/topic,25799.0.html)

Additional item:
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate 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:
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate 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:
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.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate 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.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on August 12, 2014, 05:13:16 am
Version 7.2 (Released 12th Aug)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate 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.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate 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. 

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.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate 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.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate 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:
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on November 08, 2014, 11:08:36 am
Version 8.1 (Released 8th Nov)

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).
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on November 15, 2014, 09:20:06 am
Version 8.2 (Released 15th Nov)

Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate 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:
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate 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.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate 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!
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on January 14, 2015, 04:39:55 pm
Version 8.6 (Released 14 Jan, 2015)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on January 25, 2015, 05:23:46 am
Version 8.7 (Released 24 Jan, 2015)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates (UPDATE DELAY for February)
Post by: veramate on February 25, 2015, 04:43:14 am
I'll make the exception to update this thread with a bit of an update to mention a delay in the updates planned for February.

For the last 2.5 weeks I've been travelling around Russia, Mongolia, and China, which has mostly been out of internet accessibility.  The 8.8 release should have been released at the start of this time to fix the main preset-mode button crash, as well as bring in new beta functionality for the today widget.

That didn't go as planned as Apple rejected the update as they had an issue with one of the icons.  This, as well as a backlog of questions I'll be sorting through, will be the top priority now - we'll be back on top of things shortly.   The current timeline for Apple approvals is currently around 9 days (painfully), meaning barring any more "issues" by Apple, an 8.8 release should be expected sometime around 7th/8th.

Apologies if this has put anyone out.
James
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on February 27, 2015, 12:16:51 pm
Version 8.8 (Released 27 Feb, 2015)

The VeraMate Today widget is finally here!  Please read the FAQ (http://www.veramate.com/faq/today-widget) for instructions on setting up, and please note there are limitations with this initial version.

Also:

[The release was able to be pushed through sooner then then previous message as I was able to work with Apple to expedite]

Unfortunately iOS versions below iOS8 will not be able to get the latest update due to access to code that is only available in iOS8.  This will be temporary, and support for the previous iOS 6 and 7 will continue in a later version.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on March 07, 2015, 04:29:50 am
Version 8.9 (Released 7 March, 2015)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on March 16, 2015, 07:56:53 am
Version 8.10 (Released 14 March, 2015)

NB: Known issue with buttons firing some scenes twice.  Disable "Device Control Button's" should disable this.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on March 24, 2015, 06:59:18 am
Version 8.11 (Released 24 March, 2015)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on April 05, 2015, 08:20:10 am
Version 8.12 (Released 4th April, 2015)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on April 21, 2015, 11:53:00 am
Version 8.13 (Released 13th April, 2015)

Major changes have been made to iBeacon handling to improve responsiveness.  Customized polling is now available via the settings menu.  To prevent battery depletion, this defaults to 10 seconds - raise or lower depending on your requirements.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on May 11, 2015, 04:52:35 pm
Version 8.14 (Released 11th May April, 2015)

VeraMate now supports Google Drive.  Save and load configuration into your Google Drive across multiple devices (via Settings/Configuration)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on May 27, 2015, 05:50:19 am
Version 9.0 (Released 27th May)

Introducing the availability of VeraMate for Apple Watch as a new in-app purchase.

Also, many miscellaneous changes, including:
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on June 26, 2015, 09:16:03 am
Version 9.1 (Released 26th June, 2015)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on July 08, 2015, 04:48:19 am
Version 9.2 (Released 8th July, 2015)

Now with better control.  Design your Apple Watch layout via the new settings/Apple Watch Layout area.

Homepage UI:


VeraMate has gone through a complete rewrite of the UI layout.  You now have a lot more control on the VeraMate homepage (not device view).
Miscellaneous:


Additionally, multiple enhancements have been made, including:
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on July 23, 2015, 07:14:24 am
Version 9.3 (Released 22nd July, 2015)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on August 05, 2015, 09:20:26 am
Version 9.4 (Released 7th Aug, 2015)
Known Issues: Unfortunately some webcams have lost their PTZ buttons, and some manufacturers thermostats don't appear to have been detected correctly.  A fix will be put out asap for these.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on August 19, 2015, 05:50:26 pm
Version 9.5 (Released 19th Aug, 2015)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on September 16, 2015, 08:32:26 am
Version 9.6 (Released 12th Sep, 2015)  (Slight delay to update, sorry :) )

Introducing multiple new language translations !  Swedish, Russian, Dutch, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (simplified).
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on October 01, 2015, 04:56:14 am
Version 9.7 (Released 1st Oct, 2015)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on October 27, 2015, 10:41:49 am
Version 9.8 (Released 27th Oct, 2015)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on November 25, 2015, 11:23:21 am
Version 10.0 (Released Nov, 2015)  (Delayed notification - not sure why this didn't save properly :/ )

Large UI update with a lot of underlying UI changes.   Multiple button styles, custom lists (allowing, for example, to create a list of certain lights, which only show when any are activated), and more.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on December 05, 2015, 08:32:11 am
Version 10.1 (Released 5th Dec, 2015)

There have been some micasaverde server and/or firmware issues over the last 2/3 weeks which have caused issues for VeraMate connecting.  10.1 attempts to detect and better handle these issues on external servers, which may have caused some internal connection information to be lost.

A diagnostic screen (settings/diagnostic) is now also available to show server errors, and connection attempts.

Miscellaneous bugfixes:

If you are on UI7, please make sure you on the latest firmware as this has helped rectify some connection issues
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on January 15, 2016, 07:32:34 am
Version 10.2 (Released 16th Dec, 2015)

GeoFencing now supports iOS9.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on January 15, 2016, 07:34:29 am
Version 10.3 (Released 14th Jan, 2016)
We've had an extended December off due to onforseen circumstances, but are back, and going through a huge backlog of queries and requests.  Hope you all had lovely holidays.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on February 04, 2016, 07:53:17 am
Version 10.4 (Released 4th Feb, 2016)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on February 10, 2016, 04:58:48 am
Version 10.5 (Released 10th Feb, 2016)

GeoFencing has been rewritten to support better reliability and lower signal areas - this should increase reliability significantly.  Please note, use of GPS will use more battery - future releases are investigating minimizing this.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on February 17, 2016, 06:18:15 am
Version 10.6 (Released 17th Feb, 2016)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on March 01, 2016, 01:12:21 pm
Version 10.7 (Released 23th Feb, 2016)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on May 17, 2016, 05:20:09 am
Version 10.8 (Released 11th March, 2016)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on May 17, 2016, 05:20:23 am
Version 10.9 (Released 27th April, 2016)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on May 17, 2016, 05:20:36 am
Version 10.10 (Released 17 May, 2016)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on August 09, 2016, 06:24:22 pm
Version 10.11  (Released May 31, 2016)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on August 09, 2016, 06:25:42 pm
Version 10.12  (Released June 8, 2016)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on August 09, 2016, 06:26:22 pm
Version 10.13  (Released July 6, 2016)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on August 09, 2016, 06:28:34 pm
Version 11.0 (Release Aug 8, 2015)

A UI theme rewrite - start of new UI themes to allow for better styling across the app.  Try out the new colors via Settings, Themes/App Theme.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on November 16, 2016, 03:50:23 pm
Version 11.1  (Released Sep 24, 2016)

Work around for some connection issues resulting from misconfigured Micasaverde servers.  This should alleviate some users experiencing connection issues.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on November 16, 2016, 03:53:02 pm
Version 11.2  (Released Sep 27, 2016)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on November 16, 2016, 03:55:38 pm
Version 11.3  (Released Nov 16, 2016)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on December 21, 2016, 09:41:20 am
Version 11.4  (Released Nov 21, 2016)

Temporarily disabling google drive as the API used is no longer supported.
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on December 21, 2016, 09:42:11 am
Version 11.5  (Released Dec 21, 2016)
Title: Re: VeraMate updates
Post by: veramate on January 10, 2017, 09:28:08 am
Version 11.6  (Released Jan 10, 2017)