SOTA Spotter Release Notes

SOTA Spotter 2.4.552
  • Fixed a crash when deleting spot/alert by using the context menu
  • Fixed an issue where two nearby summits with the same name would not appear at the same time in the nearby summits list
SOTA Spotter 2.3.549
  • Fixed a problem where the summits database would become corrupt
  • Save spot/alert data automatically when moving away from the Send screen
  • Redesigned the Summit Details screen
  • Removed quotation marks from names in the summits database
SOTA Spotter 2.2.529
  • Fixed some random crashes (mostly in Summit Details)
SOTA Spotter 2.2.527
  • Improved Light and Dark themes
  • Changed crash reporting SDK
SOTA Spotter 2.1.515
  • Fixed spotting issue
SOTA Spotter 2.1.514
  • Fixed some layout issues on devices with lower DPI displays
SOTA Spotter 2.1.511
  • Added support for the Android 10 Dark Theme
  • Request external storage permissions if the db auto update is enabled
  • Removed AM/PM from UTC times in the Send Alert screen
  • Increased number of retrieved spots
  • Allow typing lower case characters in “Filter by callsign”
  • Remember the last viewed association and region in “Find summits by association”
  • Fixed a crash when loading the map in Summit Details
  • Fixed a crash that occurred sometimes when filtering incoming spots
  • Fixed a crash that occurred in some cases when editing a filter or a notification
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the context menu from appearing if a spot/alert was expanded
  • Fixed a bug that collapsed any expanded spots/alerts when the list was updated
  • Fixed a bug where the mode would overlap the summit reference in the spots list
SOTA Spotter 2.0.484
  • Alerts
  • Edit/Delete spots
  • Edit/Delete alerts
  • Added maidenhead locator grid to Summit Details
  • New notification type: Read aloud (in experimantal stage) – it should read the matching spot data using Text to Speech
  • Removed the PSK and RTTY modes in order to match the options available in SOTAwatch3
  • Dropped support for Android versions earlier than 5.0 Lollipop
  • Increased the minimum distance and time interval for location updates for Find Summits Nearby
  • A general re-design of the user interface, conforming to the Material Design guidelines
    • Added a new tab layout for switching between Spots and Alerts – you can swipe between the two, as well
    • Re-designed old app color themes and added a few new ones
    • Re-designed the Settings screen
    • Used new Material Design icons throughout the user interface
    • Added a new button for posting new spots/alerts in the bottom-right corner of the spots/alerts lists
    • Re-designed the application icon and notifications icon – adaptive icons support a variety of masks which vary from one device to another
    • Added new tool tips for some of the new features
    • Removed the back button from the title bar
    • Made the spots/alerts expandable via a small button – in order to display some extra information
    • Clicking on the summit details text in an expanded spot/alert will open the Summit Details screen
    • Re-designed the band/mode toggle buttons in the Filter/Notification properties screens
    • Added a new context menu for spots/alerts (tap and hold to open it)
  • Fixed an issue when updating the spots in the local database
  • Fixed an issue deleting spots from the local database
SOTA Spotter 1.7.333
  • Fixed missing summits issue when loading summits from database
SOTA Spotter 1.7.331
  • Updated spotting via SMS in accordance with Google’s new Permission policy
  • Improved application stability
SOTA Spotter 1.6.324
  • Improved compatibility with Android 9 “Pie”
  • Improved security for network communication
  • Added marker for current location on nearby summits map
  • Fixed random crashes when syncing data
  • Fixed random crashes when viewing summit details
  • Implemented crash reporting feature (on an opt-in basis)
SOTA Spotter 1.5.308
  • Fixed SMS gateway selection issue
SOTA Spotter 1.5.306
  • Fixed notifications issues on Android 8.0 and newer
  • Fixed SMS gateways update issue
  • Fixed some issues when sending spots via the internet
SOTA Spotter 1.4.293
  • Fixed notification issues on Android 8.0 and newer
  • Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements
SOTA Spotter 1.4.289
  • Added map of summit surroundings in Summit details
  • Added map of nearby summits and SOTA Association/Region summits
  • Fixed display issues on lower DPI screens of Filter/Notification properties
  • Other minor bug fixes and performance improvements
SOTA Spotter 1.3.275
  • Automatic fill of the summit reference when sending spots – if the nearest summit is within 100m
  • Font size setting for texts throughout the app
  • Fixed form typing issues when sending spots
  • Fixed summits database creation issue on Android 9
  • Fixed permissions request for summits database update
  • Various fixes and improvements
SOTA Spotter 1.2.253
  • Fixed a problem when sending spots via the EA, HA and I gateways
  • Fixed a problem with the notifications list
  • Various fixes and improvements
SOTA Spotter 1.1.247
  • Added check for the existence of Google Play services
  • Fixed a problem with the summits database update
  • Fixed some crashes related to filters
  • Fixed an issue with the Nearby summits list (very few summits were displayed)
  • Other minor fixes and performance improvements
SOTA Spotter 1.0.232
  • Ended support for Android Jelly Bean (4.1.X, 4.2.X, 4.3)
  • Multiple associations/regions/summits selection for filters and notifications
  • Replaced periodic sync with push messages for new spots retrieval (reducing power drain)
  • Implemented runtime permission requests
  • Fixed a crash that occurred sometimes during the summits database update
  • Fixed a crash that occurred sometimes when viewing summit details
  • Fixed a problem with database update – current version displayed was wrong in certain scenarios
  • Fixed a display problem with the filters and notifications lists
SOTA Spotter 0.9.176
  • Fixed a random crash
  • Fixed an issue when adding a new filter (band/mode buttons would not activate when enabling band/mode filtering)
  • Minor speed improvements
SOTA Spotter 0.9.172
  • Solved spotting by SMS on some Android versions (thanks K7ZOO)
  • Various bug fixes and improvements
SOTA Spotter 0.9.168
  • Relaxed restrictions for spotted callsign characters (now $, ! and . are accepted)
  • Tapping on a spot opens the Summit Details screen
  • Various bug fixes and improvements
SOTA Spotter 0.9.161
  • Fixed crash when swiping down to refresh
SOTA Spotter 0.9.159
  • Minor feature specs. update to comply with new Google Play requirements
  • Fixed ANR (Application Not Responding) when swiping down to refresh
  • Fixed crash when updating the summits database
  • Fixed random crash when accessing the summits database
SOTA Spotter 0.9.154
  • Removed invalid summits from the summits database
  • Added auto-update feature for the summits database
SOTA Spotter 0.8.120
  • Added ‘Find summits’ feature (nearby and by association)
  • Added navigation directions for summits (bearing and distance)
  • Added summit points badges to the spots list
  • Added units system setting (metric/imperial)
  • Improved date/time stamp for each spot on the spots list
  • Updated summits database
  • Fixed an ANR (Application Not Responding) defect
  • Fixed an issue where the same spot would sometimes be displayed twice
SOTA Spotter 0.7.84
  • Fixed an issue where the spot colors did not appear on some devices
SOTA Spotter 0.7.83
  • Fixed spot receiving
  • Fixed spot sending via the internet
  • Updated summits database
SOTA Spotter 0.6.82
  • Fixed crash when using Vibrate notifications in Android 4.2
SOTA Spotter 0.6.81
  • Spot coloring based on spot age
  • Swipe gesture to manually refresh the spots list
  • Fixed crash in the Filters and Notifications lists
  • Fixed Help files navigation bug
  • Various bugs fixes and improvements
SOTA Spotter 0.5.68
  • Spotting via SMS – using the EA SpotSMS gateway (thanks to EA2CQ) or the SpotSMS HA gateway (thanks to HA5CQZ)
  • Various bugs fixes and improvements
SOTA Spotter 0.4.56
  • Improved spot sending
  • “Remember spot data” allows activators to quickly re-spot themselves
  • Various bugs fixes and improvements
SOTA Spotter 0.3.50
  • Improved filtering
  • Better error reporting
  • Various bugs fixes and improvements
SOTA Spotter 0.3.48
  • Spot filtering (by band, mode, call sign, association, region and summit)
  • Notifications (vibrations, ringtone and LED)
  • New color themes
SOTA Spotter 0.2.23
  • Spotting feature
  • Minor bugs fixed
SOTA Spotter 0.1.14
  • Minor bug fixed
SOTA Spotter 0.1.12
  • Retrieves spots from
  • Can get spots in the background
  • Two color themes