Change Log

            Version 2.2.4 (July 03, 2019)

            • Bug fix speed limit not updating

            Version 2.2.3 (May 25, 2019)

            • Bug fixes for OpenWeatherMap

            Version 2.2.2 (April 30, 2019)

            • Bug fixes with settings screen, Yahoo weather, and map search

            Version 2.2.1 (February 24, 2019)

            • Bug fixes with crash in settings screen

            Version 2.2.0 (February 19, 2019)

            • Removal of SMS and Call Log permissions as per Google Play Policy
            • Google Assistant support
            • Provide new links for FAQ, Community and Change logs
            • Bug fixes and improvements with traffic cameras
            • Bug fix with bottom navigation positioning when full screen is enabled
            • Bug fix with Yahoo weather not working

            Version 2.1.6 (October 21, 2018)

            • Bug fixes

            Version 2.1.5 (October 15, 2018)

            • Bug fixes

            Version 2.1.4 (September 14, 2018)

            • Bug fix for intermittent crashes on certain devices

            Version 2.1.3 (September 8, 2018)

            • Bug fix with Firebase causing crash on startup

            Version 2.1.2 (August 31, 2018)

            • Bug fix with theme and layout screen, bottom navigation position setting

            Version 2.1.1 (August 30, 2018)

            • Bug fix with crash on startup on certain devices

            Version 2.1.0 (August 27, 2018)

            • Option to move bottom navigation to left or right
            • Brought back premium package to unlock all features
            • Switched from Google Maps to AutoMate maps for the embedded map for all supported navigation apps
            • Bug fixes

            Version 2.0.5 (June 13, 2018)

            • AutoMate Maps navigation now supports multiple languages (settings > voice > text-to-speech language)
            • AutoMate Maps navigation now shows multiple routes
            • Added ability to delete settings created by AutoMate in Google Drive
            • Bug fixes

            Version 2.0.4 (May 30, 2018)

            • Option to select bottom navigation color (Settings > Theme and layout > Bottom Navigation Color)
            • Ability to long-press bottom navigation buttons to launch corresponding app:
              • Maps button: launch selected navigation app
              • Phone button: launch stock contacts app
              • Music button: launch current media player
              • Shortcuts button: launch first app in shortcuts list
            • Added support for Hudway Go navigation
            • Bug fixes

            Version 2.0.3 (March 11, 2018)

            • Added exit and mute buttons to active navigation in map screen
            • Bug fixes

            Version 2.0.2 (February 7, 2018)

            • Bug fixes

            Version (January 12, 2018)

            • Fixed a startup crash on Android 4.3 and lower
            • Fixed quick toggle menu not showing media info in landscape

            Version 2.0.1 (January 7, 2018)

            • AutoMate navigation now shows a notification
            • Android 8.0+ shows a notification when background process are running
            • Quick toggles now show current media information
            • Easier to attach bug reports in Help & Feedback
            • Bug fixes

            Version 2.0 RC6 (November 25, 2017)

            • Change volume with speed - added ability to select volume range
            • Android 5.0+, added legacy media control support for apps not compatible with newer media playback APIs
            • Bug fixes

            Version 2.0 RC5 (November 12, 2017)

            • Default number for contact now comes from system default
            • Brought back option to show/hide direction of travel
            • Bug fixes

            Version 2.0 RC4 (October 17, 2017)

            • Reverted to old billing system to fix premium license restore issue
            • Bug fix for AutoMate running in the background while not running
            • Other minor bug fixes

            Version 2.0 RC3 (October 14, 2017)

            • Option to show/hide current screen title in the bottom navigation bar (now hidden by default)
            • Bigger bottom navigation bar on tablets
            • Reduced padding in home screen in landscape mode so more cards are visible
            • Bug fix for map lagging behind user location, and a few other GPS related issues
            • Bug fix for slower map search

            Version 2.0 RC2 (October 12, 2017)

            • Bug fix for premium features not restoring
            • Bug fix for startup crashes
            • Other minor bug fixes related to upgrading from 1.x to 2.x

            Version 2.0 RC1 (October 11, 2017)

            • Redesigned maps screen. Maps now shows speedometer, road name, speed limit and heading
            • Redesigned map search. Faster search results, easier to view results on the map
            • Ability to add unlimited saved places
            • New built-in map provider available. Selected by changing the default navigation app to AutoMate
            • Built-in navigation now available with AutoMate maps (navigation is currently in beta)
            • Redesigned home screen, speed and road info are always on top of the home screen
            • Updated music screen, added 30 second skip buttons for podcasts
            • Updated phone screen to a cleaner design
            • Updated shortcuts screen, removed quick toggles
            • Redesigned bottom navigation. Ability to hide any unused screens (settings > theme and layout)
            • Reorganized settings screen into different groupings
            • Dark theme now applies to settings, as well as better 10" tablet support
            • Added theme support. Along with default day and night themes, a new black theme and transparent theme is available
            • Quick toggles now accessible by tapping the top action bar on any screen
            • Refreshed app drawer design
            • Swipe from left or right edge to navigate between screens
            • Dashboard screen now shows altitude
            • Changed pricing from a single unlocking fee to feature based unlocking fees, purchase only the premium features you use
            • Redesigned premium upgrade screen to highlight the different features
            • Android Oreo support, adaptive icon
            • General performance improvements and memory efficiency

            Version (August 23, 2017)

            • Bug fix for map camera not moving

            Version 1.6.3 (August 21, 2017)

            • Caching contacts and weather for faster loading
            • New default navigation app support: Navmii
            • Added attributions for Google and PathSense
            • Bug fixes

            Version 1.6.2 (April 3rd, 2017)

            • Snap map location to road (experimental)
            • Pinch to zoom on music screen to stretch, fit or hide album art
            • Option to change speed limit warning frequency
            • New default navigation app support: Coyote
            • Bug fixes

            Version (Mar 23, 2017)

            • Bug fixes

            Version 1.6.1 (Mar 12, 2017)

            • Yahoo! Weather now an option for weather provider
            • Ability to select text-to-speech language
            • Dedicated edit button on shortcuts screen
            • Added rate shortcut
            • Bug fixes

            Version 1.6 (Feb 12, 2017)

            • Added terms and conditions & privacy policy due to new Play Store requirements. Please read and agree to it before continuing to use the app.
            • Integration with Join, for message notification mirroring on tablets
            • Option to pause music instead of ducking it during audio notifications
            • Improved help and feedback section
            • Updated on-boarding, tutorial, and premium screens
            • Intent broadcast when AutoMate is launched (more info in FAQ)
            • Bug fixes

            Version (Jan 6, 2017)

            • Bug fix for slow responsiveness on certain devices

            Version (Jan 4, 2017)

            • Bug fix for force close when album art is missing

            Version 1.5.1 (Jan 3, 2017)

            • New messaging apps support! Allo, BBM, KakaoTalk, and Slack
            • Maps support for NaviExpert and Magic Earth
            • Add web shortcuts to shortcuts screen (Apps > AutoMate Shortcut > Web Shortcut)
            • Removed option to "Read messages during call", added option to "Silence audio during calls"
            • Option to show battery percentage (Settings > Screen and Display > Enabled actionbar icons)
            • Bug fixes

            Version (Dec 19, 2016)

            • Re-enabled swipe up/down on music screen to change volume
            • Bug fixes

            Version 1.5.0 (Dec 11th, 2016)

            • New voice input interface
            • Ability to edit spoken messages before sending
            • Added help menu to voice input screen to show available voice commands
            • Long press and drag up/down to change volume, left/right to scrub through track on music screen
            • Pinch-to-zoom gesture to scale album art on music screen
            • Option to launch media player when song name is tapped
            • Option to change volume based on speed (Experimental)
            • Optimization to speed limit refresh algorithm to use less data
            • Smoother transitions between screens
            • Bug fixes

            Version 1.4.0 (October 16th, 2016)

            • Dark mode in Maps page
            • AutoMate's voice alerts now ducks media instead of pausing and resuming it
            • Messages will not read out loud by default during a call, can be changed in settings
            • Added Shortcut to launch default navigation app in maps menu
            • Bug fixes

            Version (September 11th, 2016)

            • Bug fix for force close for incoming SMS messages

            Version 1.3.2 (September 7th, 2016)

            • Keep screen on option now works when app is in the background (needs permission to draw over other apps)
            • Updated traffic and speed camera database
            • Memory optimizations
            • Bug fixes

            Version (July 21th, 2016)

            • Updated to newer HERE maps speed limit API for more accurate results
            • Minor color palette tweaks and matching status bar color
            • Bug fixes

            Version 1.3.1 (July 11th, 2016)

            • Launch on charger connect option split up into AC, USB, and Wireless charging
            • Speed limit data now also pulls from OpenStreetMap
            • Single tap on artist/song name now opens media player
            • Audio alerts (new messages, speeding, etc) can now be heard when AutoMate is in the background
            • View change log in settings > support
            • Bug fixes

            Version (June 30th, 2016)

            • Bug fixes

            Version 1.3.0 (June 28th, 2016)

            • [Premium] New grid layout options (settings > screen and display > theme options)
            • [Premium] Option to start any app on launch, and return after a few seconds
            • [Premium] Option to start and stop car mode on launch and exit
            • Minor design tweaks to notification layout
            • Default navigation support for Yanosik and MapFactor
            • Refined transition animations
            • Removed dark background tint due to popular demand
            • Bug fixes

            Version 1.2.1 (June 7th, 2016)

            • Fixed broken media controls in Android N
            • Option to select home screen when launcher enabled
            • Option to turn on wifi when app starts, and off when app exits
            • Many bug fixes

            Version (May 21st, 2016)

            • Bug fixes

            Version 1.2.0 (May 19th, 2016)

            • Performance improvements and memory optimizations
            • Hands free messaging support for Skype and Threema
            • Tapping notification icon on home page launches relevant application
            • Search for contact addresses in maps search screen
            • Less obtrusive permission requests, especially on first run
            • Option to disable swiping up from bottom nav for voice input
            • Bug fixes

            Version (April 19th, 2016)

            • Changed battery icon
            • Bug fixes

            Version (April 10th, 2016)

            • Swipe up on bottom navigation for voice input
            • Bug fixes

            Version (April 3rd, 2016)

            • Bug fixes

            Version 1.1.0 (April 2nd, 2016)

            • New Dashboard screen with Vinli and Torque integration
            • Backup/Restore settings to/from Google Drive
            • Switched weather provider from Yahoo to OpenWeatherMap
            • Updated design of the left side menu
            • Bug fixes

            Version (February 29th, 2016)

            • Bug fixes

            Version (February 15th, 2016)

            • Split up redlight and speed camera audible warnings into separate settings
            • Bug fixes

            Version (February 11th, 2016)

            • Fixed issue some folks were experiencing with maps page causing a force close introduced in 1.0.3

            Version 1.0.3 (February 7th, 2016)

            • Tweaks to how speed limits work
            • Smarter audio warnings for speed limits and traffic cams
            • Option to set volume level of voice (Settings > Voice and Audio > Voice volume level)
            • Many bug fixes

            Version 1.0.2 (January 31st, 2016)

            • Brand new app drawer, with new "AutoMate Shortcuts" section
            • Long press home button to launch app drawer
            • Added SMS button beside contacts for faster SMS composition
            • Material design UI tweaks across entire app
            • Tweaks to speed limits for more accurate results
            • Scout GPS and MAPS.ME navigation support
            • Option to launch/exit on wifi connect/disconnect
            • Bug fixes

            Version 1.0.1 (January 9th, 2016)

            • Added a floating widget to bring you back to AutoMate when app is in background (settings > screen and display > Enable floating widget)
            • OsmAnd and Route 66 maps support
            • Increased size of bottom navigation icons
            • Setting home and work address now has places autocomplete
            • Option to select individual messaging apps to read messages out loud from
            • Option to launch/exit on headphone connect/disconnect
            • Option to hide calendar notification if no upcoming events
            • Option to launch AutoMate's home screen when launcher is set and home button is pressed
            • Option to show settings menu when screen icon is double clicked
            • Rolled back settings switches to check boxes due to some settings not saving properly
            • Bug fixes

            Version 1.0.0 (December 28th, 2015)

            • Version 1.0! Thanks to all our supporters and beta testers for getting us this far
            • Option to stop music on charger disconnect
            • Auto reply will now wait minimum 10 minutes before replying to the same person again
            • Minor settings layout changes
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.6.1 RC2 (December 23, 2015)

            • Added option to lock and turn off screen on exit
            • Performance optimizations and minor layout changes for phone screen
            • Entrance animations for notifications on home screen
            • Long pressing shortcut toggles will launch respective Android settings screen
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.6.0 RC1 (December 15, 2015)

            • [Premium] Speed limit and traffic camera warnings!
            • Added an overview tutorial for first time users
            • Added Wifi, network icons, more customization options for actionbar
            • Updated images for welcome screen and premium screen
            • Expanded immersive mode to all screens
            • Option to hide calendar notifications without a location
            • Added a donate button in Settings > Support
            • Added default apps to shortcuts screen
            • Fixed Google Photos bug not saving wallpaper, saved wallpapers will be lost initially after update (sorry!)
            • Other bug fixes

            Version 0.5.4 (November 22, 2015)

            • Yandex.Navigator support
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.5.4 (November 15, 2015)

            • Updated for Android M permission model
            • Navigon navigation support
            • Updated "Forced landscape" option to allow forced locking for any orientaiton
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.5.3 (October 25, 2015)

            • [Premium] Hands free gestures! (Settings > Screen and Display > Gesture options).
            • Automatically reply to messages with a custom message
            • Enable speakerphone during calls (new permissions required for this)
            • Better music scrubbing support, long press and drag on album art to scrub
            • Option to hide all day calendar events
            • Option for different daytime/nighttime brightness
            • Moved music button show/hide toggle to a setting
            • Brought back pinned notifications due to popular demand
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.5.2 (October 5, 2015)

            • Drag and drop notifications to sort, no more pinned notifications
            • Undo dismissed notifications
            • Swipe to delete shortcuts
            • Speed limit shown on home screen if enabled
            • Rearrangement of startup/exit conditions, added ability to combine startup conditions
            • Tap the music screen once to toggle the music menu
            • Updated FAQ page (Settings > Support > FAQ)
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.5.1 (September 20, 2015)

            • CoPilot navigation support
            • Choose which calendars to display notifications from
            • Option to disable current street name, as this uses data
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.5.0 (September 13, 2015)

            • Calendar events integration
            • See current street name, and distance and time for each trip
            • Full and partial translations available for 16 languages
            • Swipe bottom bar to slide screens left or right
            • Battery icon moved to top bar
            • Maps screen remembers zoom level
            • Music screen UI tweaks
            • Bug fixes, including auto theme not working for devices using non-English locale

            Version 0.4.3 (August 17, 2015)

            • TomTom Go support for navigation
            • Long press point on map to be able to navigate to it
            • Better map drag support, touch map to recenter
            • Change map camera mode in maps menu
            • Option for rounded notification icons (Settings > Screen and Display > Round notification icons)
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.4.2 (August 5, 2015)

            • Fix for Hangouts not reading some messages
            • Other minor bug fixes

            Version 0.4.1 (July 26, 2015)

            • Hands free message replies for Hangouts, Whatsapp, Viber, Telegram, Line and Facebook Messenger. (Note: Requires Android 4.4+. Hangouts replies requires the Android Wear app to be installed).
            • Now you can pick which messages are read out loud
            • Resume last screen on start
            • Launch AutoMate screens via intents (See FAQ for more info)
            • [Premium] Lock orientation on start

            Version 0.4.0 (June 28, 2015)

            • Brought down the compatibility to Android 4.1
            • Improved voice input UI
            • Force landscape rotation, good for forcing dialer and launcher to landscape orientation
            • Long press mic to toggle between AutoMate and Google voice input
            • Auto launch music player on start if not already running
            • [Premium] Launch/Exit on charger connect/disconnect

            Version 0.3.3 (June 16, 2015)

            • Fixed random force close issue introduced by v0.3.2
            • Fixed rotation lock on shortcut screen to lock to current orientation
            • Bigger font in music screen for tablets

            Version 0.3.2 (June 15, 2015)

            • Bigger fonts and buttons for tablets
            • Allow manual entry of sunset/sunrise times
            • Separate settings screen for startup and exit options
            • Option to resume media playback on startup
            • Option to set speed limit warning threshold as percentage
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.3.1 (May 29, 2015)

            • Add Android shortcuts to shortcuts screen
            • Long-press an app in the app list to add to shortcuts screen
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.3.0 (May 19, 2015)

            • Sygic navigation support
            • Bigger my location icon in maps
            • Set default media player (Settings > Voice and audio > Choose default media player)
            • Rearrange media players in music menu (drag and drop)
            • Automatically come back to app after selecting media (Settings > Voice and Audio > Return after media selection)
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.2.4 (May 10, 2015)

            • Experimental feature: Speed limits (Settings > General > Enable speed limits)
            • Audio warning when speed exceeds limit by specified amount
            • Drag and drop support for rearranging shortcuts
            • Disable GPS on certain screens to save battery (Settings > Maps > GPS options)
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.2.3 (May 3, 2015)

            • Turn-by-turn directions appear on maps screen (Google and HERE maps only)
            • Option to return to AutoMate after navigation has started (Google Maps only)
            • Directional arrows for Google Maps navigation
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.2.2 (April 27, 2015)

            • Option to show/hide status bar
            • Option to stop music on exit
            • Option to keep screen on only while plugged in
            • [Premium] Car mode can now capture Home button
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.2.1 (April 22, 2015)

            • Added a delay before bluethooth disconnect closes AutoMate
            • Map option to always bear North in Static and Follow modes
            • Map option to disable GPS prompt
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.2.0 (April 21, 2015)

            • Start/Stop AutoMate on Bluetooth connect/disconnect
            • Set custom title for home screen
            • In music screen, swiping up and down increases/decreases volume
            • Option to use Google voice search instead of AutoMate voice search
            • Shortcuts screen now has "All Applications" and "Exit" buttons, removed "Add Shortcut" button
            • Bigger font, other minor design tweaks
            • Updated FAQ in the app
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.1.5 (April 15, 2015)

            • Introducing map modes: Static, Follow, and Dynamic
            • GPS based directional heading shown below speedometer
            • Start navigation in Here Maps and Waze
            • Turn-by-Turn notifications for Here Maps
            • Settings link on every page
            • Option to place calls automatically or copy phone number into dialer
            • [Premium] Startup options for wifi and bluetooth
            • Battery optimizations
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.1.4 (April 11, 2015)

            • Swipe to dismiss notifications on home screen
            • Disable specific notifications permanently
            • Launch AutoMate when phone is put in car mode
            • Support for additional music players
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.1.3 (April 7, 2015)

            • Double tap album art to play/pause media
            • Searching for a place by voice doesn't automatically select first result
            • Fixed background app crashes when a SMS is received
            • Performance optimizations
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.1.2 (April 6, 2015)

            • Fixed not being able to close persisting notification
            • Dial button now brings brings up numeric dialer
            • Pressing bottom screen buttons while that screen is active opens the drawer for that screen
            • Pin time card to top, even when speedometer is not enabled
            • Bug fixes

            Version 0.1.1 (April 5, 2015)

            • Fixed some common force close issues on start up
            • Other bug fixes

            Version 0.1.0 (April 4, 2015)

            • Initial play store upload for the beta

            Updated: 02 Jul 2019 02:39 PM
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