Thursday, February 28, 2008

LCMinutes 1.38 Is Ready

LCMinutes 1.38 adds support to get balance information from service message for T-Mobile USA and Kuwait Zain users, and more traces added. It also change the used data display format. Multiple characters currency symbol is also supported now.

For htc Touch users that experience problems when editing rate plan and/or balance, please upgrade to 1.38 and turn on main trace. Reproduce the bug and then send me the trace file so I can see what happened.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

LCMinutes 1.37 Is Ready

LCMinutes 1.37 is out with support of simultaneously data connection and phone calls, it also fix a bug that change of free minutes and data/SMS allowance is not reflected in balance initially.

Version 1.3x user should upgrade to 1.37.

Monday, February 18, 2008

LCMinutes 1.36 Is Ready

LCMinutes 1.36 fix the bug that trace setting for display and main application are not saved. For user of 1.35, it's not necessary to update to this version unless you want the trace functionality.

Why my free minutes/data/SMS is not displayed correctly in today plugin item?

It's because the rate plan has not been updated to balance information. Do following to update the balance information:

  1. Start LCMinutes to change your free minutes for evening (or for weekend, long distance), and save the rate plan setting;
  2. Back to main window of LCMinutes, choose NO when prompted to question that whether you want to apply this changed rate plan to past calls and SMS;
  3. Quit LCMinutes and check the today display.

LCMinutes 1.35 Is Out

LCMinutes 1.35 fixes a bug that the used data in balance setting is incorrectly imported when it's longer than 4 digits. Users of 1.34 should upgrade to 1.35 if they use data traffic monitoring features.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

LCMinutes 1.34 Is Ready

LCMinutes 1.34 (with the not publicly released 1.33) now can track data connection for Samsung CDMA phones (verified on Verizon Samsung SCH-I760 WM6 PPC), handle concatenated SMS, support one more bit of precision for data rates per KB, and increase special rates length from 512 to 1024. For details, check LCMinutes change history.

And from now on, LCMinutes for Smartphone is open to public. Its editing functionality still doesn't work without 3rd party software helping, so it's still rely on import/export feature to setup the rate plan and/or balance. And its installation steps is different with Pocket PC Phone version. Please follow these installation steps strictly unless you know what you are doing.

And for those who still can't track call, SMS, or data usage, or can't import call logs, SMS, please turn on trace and send me a copy of the trace file so I can have a look at it.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

LCMinutes 1.32 Is Ready For Free Long Distance Minutes

Now free long distance minutes is supported with version 1.32. Other changes are automatic updating of traffic info for long lasting data connections, new special rates format, seconds based starting minutes, displaying used minutes with seconds info, call minutes calculating bug fixing, etc. Please check change history for detailed information.

Polish and Australian users may use the new special rates format to support their network based charging mode while sharing the same free numbers. While other users may now input start minutes per call that is not full minutes, like one minute plus 20 seconds.

Monday, February 11, 2008

LCMinutes 1.31 Is Ready

LCMinutes 1.31 comes with support of Today / Home Screen display customization, minute beep, and several bug fixes. Check the change history for details.

Minutes beep feature is a little tougher to implement than my initial thought, the main problem is that during a phone call, the default audio device is muted. I have to unmute it make the sound heard. And I am not sure it will work out on every devices.

But in case the minute beep doesn't work on your device, just disable it and let me know. And also let me know your opinion on the volume if you feel it's too low or too loud.

This version should also fix the problem that on some phones (or operator related?) the data traffic is not recorded. For those of you have encountered this problem, please let me know whether this version has fixed it or not.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

LCMinutes 1.30 Is Ready And Data Aware

For those of you that demanded data traffic support for LCMinutes, the wait is finally over. The version 1.30 can monitor data traffic through cellular line (GPRS, HSPA, EVDO, etc), and calculate its charges.

Monthly data traffic limit, or monthly data allowance, is supported, along with rates per kilobyte for extra data. User can also choose whether to round up to next full kilobyte when calculating charges.

If you try it, let me how it works, or not working.