checkbox to turn off automatic changelog display when player is updated (or just hide until phone is not moving).
When I use PA I'm primarily in my car. I don't tend to listen to podcasts outside of my car. While I love the app and have purchased the pro version, I don't want to see the change log, especially if I'm trying to listen to my podcasts in a moving car, and the change log's "ok" button is preventing my podcast from playing.
I know I can go read the change log in the settings menu, I prefer it to be that way, at least for the pro version since I've paid you for it. I appreciate you fixing bugs and adding features, but none of my other apps show this sort of log on start.
If you feel that users should have to see the change log, could you add as a feature to see if the device is moving before displaying the change log, so that the change log would only show when the device is sitting still. It will make PA safer to use in a moving vehicle.
I’m sorry but I don’t understand how the popup is preventing the app from playing.
Playback will automatically stop if the app gets updated. Then you should be ablae to resume playback using the var mediaplayer remote commads
Mike Klebolt commented
The changelog makes podcast addict unusable inside andriodauto. The only workaround I've found is to exit andriodauto, open podcast addict, close the changelog, reopen andriodauto, success.
Pretty cumbersome if you ask me. Especially considering the fact that 95% of your users could care less about what has changed. I just want an app that works when I open it.
To anyone else who wants this feature, I've disabled auto-updates for this app; hopefully this will prevent the changelog popup but I'm not sure that's guaranteed. (I'll come back and delete this post if I get another changelog popup).
To do this, in the Google Play store on your phone, navigate to the app's page: either search for it or I was able to find it via the "Previously installed apps" section in Home->For You. On the app's page, in the upper right corner there's a "3-dots" menu with a checkbox to "Enable auto update". I unchecked that.
The request is pretty clearly-stated, isn't it? Does the reason for wanting it really matter?
The changelog popup on startup is very frustrating to me and I want to disable it. It's frustrating enough that I'm starting to look for alternative apps that don't do this.
I understand that every additional option/feature incurs cost, not just in terms of development time, but in terms of UI real-estate and so on. Even if this option wasn't exposed via the UI.. is there something behind the scenes that I can change with `apt` to disable this pop up? That would be enough to satisfy me.
To clarify the _justification_ for the desire.. I launch PA in the car when I want to play a podcast.. being presented with an additional barrier to hurdle in order to get a podcast started is _really frustrating_.
I haven't checked if there's a way to prevent app updates.. maybe that's another option.
@Anonymous Please send me an email in case of an issue/question so I can help (Settings/Feedback)
Regarding this, the popup has no effect on the app as everything is managed by a background service that isn't linked with the app UI.
In case you're having an issue please quickly go into Settings/Feedback to send me some logs right after you reproduce the issue.
No, the OP is correct. I use voice in android and when I open the app I cannot play audio until I touch the screen to dismiss the changelog. When I am driving this is dangerous. Your failure to comprehend the problem doesn't negate the problem.
I should clarify. I want to start playing a podcast when the app launches, but when launching podcast addict, the changelog is first. Its a trivial thing to click ok on when the car is stopped, but not when the car is moving.
I have to look down again to click ok before I can see the player controls to start the podcast since the play button isn't in the location button I'm expecting, due to the popup being there instead. I have to look a fraction of a second longer to find the ok button before then looking down again to press play. It sounds petty but when driving your car travels almost 27 meters or 88 ft per second. Unfortunately I don't have a remote in my car so I have to wait for a stop light to start playback, or sometimes I have to wait until I'm on the road but no other cars are near me to glance down. If the phone is in a windshield or dash mount it's easier but still requires more effort to find the OK button before playback can be started.
It is not a matter of it stopping the podcast to display the changelog, or of the app updating during playback. The popup, on launch, hides the controls on the screen until you click ok. Does that make more sense?