19 December, 2011

Phono 1.6c Update

We released on market the update 1.6c that will include full ICS support (tested by team member Terminal7) and many new supported logos (here the list).
Unfortunately there isn't news on the Samsung bug(http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=16862 and http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=18336)..... we invite you to write your disappointment to Samsung here
The good news is that Phono has no problem on the new Nexus S!!!

05 December, 2011

Phono next release ToDo (1.6c)

Changelog for next release (post updated 19-12):

  • ICS support

New logos:
Latvia:
  • LTM 24701
  • Bite 24705
  • Tele2 24702
Philippine:
  • SMART 51503
Gibraltar
  • Gibtel 26601
USA:
  • InterTelecom (mvno)
  • BlueGrass (mvno)
Germany:
  • Ay Yildiz (mvno)
  • Schlecker (mvno)
  • Klarmobile (mvno)
  • Alice (mvno)
Kuwait:
  • Zain 41902
Poland:
  • Play 26017 & name based
Nigeria:
  • Glo 62150
Algeria:
  • Djezzy 60302
Taiwan:
  • FarEasTone 46601
  • Vibo 46689
  • Chungwa 46692
  • Taiwan Mobile 46697
Kazakhstan:
  • Active (mvno)
Pakistan:
  • Mobilink 41001
  • Warid 41007
Azerbaijan:
  • Bakcell 40002
  • Azercell 40001
  • SimSim (mvno)
India:
  • !dea 405799
Kyrgyzstan:
  • Beeline 43701
Mauritius
  • Emtel 61710
Belgium
  • Play&go (mvno)
Thailand
  • Cat 3g (name based)
  • Happy (mvno)
Costa Rica
  • Kolbi ICE 71201
Liechtenstein
  • Swisscom 29501
Netherlands
  • Telfort (name based)
Austria
  • Yesss! (mvno)
Honduras
  • Tigo 70802
Vietnam
  • Mobifone 45201
Venezuela
  • Movilnet 73406
Improved logo

Italy
  • Wind 22288, 22298 (improved for mdpi)
No news on Samsung bug......please post to Samsung your disappointment!!

04 December, 2011

Phono on ICS

Terminal7 (dev team member) has finished the Phono ICS test and report all working fine!!
Next release will be compiled for ICS too.
Thanks to Terminal7 and don't forget his great site, thecheld.com and his tweet @techeld!!!


18 November, 2011

Phono 1.6b Update

Added ability to use the name operator method in roaming, tha's is usefull for all the carriers uses his own operator name and goes in roaming (eg Fido, some russian or indian operators)

New supported logos:
  • RedBull Mobile (mvno)
  • BT (name based)
  • Reliance (name based)
  • Videotron 302500, 302510
  • Bell (name based)
  • NTC 25016
  • ETK 25005
  • !dea 40419
  • My Celcom 50219
  • Telkomsel 51010
  • XL 51011
  • Axis 51008
  • Sri Dialog 4132
  • Omnitel 24601
  • Ezys (mvno)
  • Unitè 2595
  • Mobily 4203
  • Tuntel 6052
  • Megakom 4375
  • China Unicom 4601

Improved logos
  • Tim (finalmente!!)
  • Wind (tentativo...)
Restored logos:
Thailand
TH GSM was acquired by AIS, but many users miss it.....so restored as name based logo, rememeber to choose the right metods!! NB AIS logos are actives and full supported in standard method.

Here an how to use methods movie

09 November, 2011

Phono next release ToDo (1.6b)

Operator name method will be supported in roaming too.

New supported logos:
Canada
Russia
  • NTC 25016
  • ETK 25005
India
  • !dea 40419
Malaysia
  • My Celcom 50219
Indonesia
  • Telkomsel 51010
  • XL 51011
  • Axis 51008
Sri Lanka
  • Sri Dialog 4132
Lithuania
  • Omnitel 24601
  • Ezys (mvno)
Moldova
  • Unitè 2595
Saudi Arabia
  • Mobily 4203
Tunisia
  • Tuntel 6052
Kyrgyzstan
  • Megakom 4375
China
  • China Unicom 4601

Improved logos
  • Tim (finalmente!!)
  • Wind (tentativo...)
Restored logos
Thailand
  • TH GSM was acquired by AIS, but many users miss it.....so restored as name based logo, rememeber to choose the right metods!! NB AIS logos are actives and full supported in standard method

04 November, 2011

Phono: how to use the new methods

Below some easy steps for to use new methods and link your right logo:

Visual method

  • Enter in the Phono activity
  • Press menu
  • Choose Logo helper

  • Tap on the desire logo for to set it




Preferences method
  • Enter in the Phono activity
  • Press menu
  • Choose preferences

  • Choose "Method to link the logo"

  • Choose the desire methods


NOTE: if your carrier don't use to write his name on Operator name or Line name don't be worry, set it using Custom operator name method, following these steps.

02 November, 2011

Phono 1.6a Fast Update

This is a fast update for to fix a bug in release 1.6 for short carriers namen users (eg: T-2).

New logos:
GiffGaff
Intercity
Tesco
Djuice
2Degrees
Mas Movil
Hi Online

Thanks to Tadej for to report this issue e sorry to everybody get it!

Phono 1.6 bug found

Thanks to Tadej we discover a bug for Slovenian users have T-2 carrier.
We are already worked for to fix it asap will be available a fast update.
We invite all the users have problem to write us, we will do our best for to solve it.
Sorry for this issue
Thanks

31 October, 2011

Phono 1.6 Update

With this new release we introduced tree new ways for to link the logo.
These new methods give to Phono the possibility to support virtual operators
hasn't their own mnc.

Available methods

Standard:
this method is suggested to everybody hasn't issue with the logo.

Operator name: [new]
the operator name is retrieved from network, usually is the carrier where the phone is hooked.
This method is very similar to the standard useful if your mcc-mnc isn't inserted.

Custom operator name: [new]
this method retreive the logo information by the operator name inserted by the customer in the
preferences.
This method is deprecated because is a static method, Phono isn't able to understand if the carrier
change, we suggest to use it only if your carrier is a mvno and doesn't shows the right operator
name trought the network (method 2).
Remember to set the custom operator name in the activity preferences
Please do not use local charset to use this method to link the logo (eg: cyrillic, Thai, Indi or any non standard characters)

Line name: [new]
the method retreive the operator name from the sim, normally this field is empty but I noted some
MVNO write there the carrier name.
This method could be use alternatively to the method 3.
Beware because is a static method, Phono isn't able to understand if the carrier change, we suggest
to use it only if your carrier is a mvno and doesn't shows the right operator name trought the
network (method 2).

tips: Use logo helper in the activity menu

>>More details and instructions here

thanks to MrSeVen for thai test!!

28 October, 2011

Phono 1.6 new mnc logos [next release]

Note: some requests will be satysfied by logos based on carrier name

Dominic Republic
3701 orange

Venezuela
7342 DIGITEL

Bosnia
21890 BH gsm

Uzbekistan
4344 - Beeline

Mexico
33420 TELCEL GSM
33450,3344 Iusacell
3343 Movistar

Argentina
72234 Personal

India
40527,40534,405812 TATA DOCOMO
40474 BSNL INDIA
40413, 40411 VODAFONE
40490, 40470 AirTel
40450 Reliance
405840 videocon
40466 CellOne

Malesya
50216 DiGi

South Arabia
4201 STC

Japan
44010 NTT DOCOMO

Tunisia
6053 TUNSIANA

Russian
25035 MOTIV

Peru
71610 Claro

Kazakistan
40177 Tele2

USA
31038 MetroPCS
311490 Virgin Mobile

Philippines
5152 Globe
5155 Sun

Phono 1.6 Logos based on carriers name [next release]

Here the supported logos based on carriers name available on next release of Phono:
(87 logos Sorted alphabetically)
  • 1&1
  • 3
  • 88 Mobile
  • ACN
  • AH Mobiel
  • Aircel
  • Airtel
  • Ajax Mobile
  • Aldi Talk
  • AT&T
  • Auchan Mobile
  • Austar
  • Base
  • BEN
  • Bibob
  • Bild
  • Blau
  • Blyk
  • Bob
  • Boostmobile
  • BSNL
  • C Spire
  • Call Me (Debitel)
  • Carrefour Uno Mobile
  • CBB Mobil
  • CellOne
  • Centennial
  • Claro
  • Common Cents
  • Congstar
  • CoopVoce
  • Cricket
  • Cyfrowy polsat
  • DekaMobiel
  • Digitel
  • Dolphin
  • Eety
  • Erg mobile
  • Euskaltel
  • Farstweb mobile
  • Fido
  • Fonic
  • Good Call 7 eleven
  • HollandsNieuwe
  • I.C.E.
  • Idea
  • Iusacell
  • La Poste
  • Lebara
  • Manx telecom
  • Maxxim
  • Medion Mobile
  • MetroPCS
  • Mobile Vikings
  • Motiv
  • Movistar
  • MTS
  • MTV Mobile
  • Neo
  • NET10
  • Noverca
  • Oister
  • Onfone
  • Open Mobile
  • Orange
  • Personal
  • PosteMobile
  • SafeLink
  • Simple Mobile
  • Simyo
  • Sprint
  • Straight Talk
  • T-Mobile
  • TalkMobile
  • Tata Docomo
  • Tele2
  • Telmore
  • Telstra
  • TIM
  • Tiscali
  • TracFone
  • U.S. Cellular
  • Ucell
  • Verizon
  • Videocon
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Vodacom
  • Vodafone
  • Wind
  • Yoigo

26 October, 2011

Phono 1.6 short preview

We are glad to announce that the next release (1.6) we have introduced three new methods to link the carrier's logo. This innovation will allow Phono to supports virtual operators (MVNO) that do not have their own mnc.
More coming..... Stay tuned
Thanks




23 October, 2011

Logo request closed

From this moment (23 oct.) we do not accept more requests for logos for next release. Thanks to all who have sent their request.

21 October, 2011

New dev team members

I'm glad to introduce two new dev team members:

Terminal7 (uk) and Torben (dk)!! give them a hot welcome!!

I would remember all the others members that are working hard every free moment for to make Phono better:

Andy (it)
Ianb (uk)
Tom (nl)

Thanks!!

08 October, 2011

Logo request

Thanks to all requested to insert the logos, I would remember to all that at the moment Phono doesn't support mvno hasn't his own mnc....I'm sorry

07 October, 2011

Phono 1.5g Update

Again no news about SGS2 else some users report Phono works fine with:
KH3 2.3.4 - Kernel Ninphetamine 2.13
KI3 2.3.5 unofficial stock ROM (the device is only rooted)
here the google discussion: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=18336

Optionally choose the notification position in preferences between Ongoing area (default) and Notification area.






Fixed phone number input for device with physical keyboard.

Added new menu for directly logo and support request.



New logos:
India Vodafone 40484, Airtel 40445, 40556
Maroccan Meditel 6040
China China Mobile 4600
Spain Simyo 21419

Improved/changed logos:
Ukrain Ukrtelecome 25507
Thailand AIS 52001,52023

04 October, 2011

Phono next release ToDo (1.5g)

Optionally choose the notification position in preferences between Ongoing area (default) and Notification area.

Fixing phone number input for device with physical keyboard

New logos:
India Vodafone 40484, Airtel 40445, 40556
Maroccan Meditel 6040
China China Mobile 4600
Spain Simyo 21419

Improved/changed logos:
Ukrain Ukrtelecome 25507
Thailand AIS 52001,52023


.....and could be more.....

NOTE:
if you wish to have your carrier logo on Phono please write me a mail or a comment specifying the mnc+mcc, the carrier name and the nation.

17 September, 2011

Phono 1.5f phone number input bug

Physical keyboard doesn't work properly when you try to insert the Phone number in the preferences.
We will fix it on the next release, sorry!
Thanks to Mark for to reported it!

13 September, 2011

Phono 1.5f Update

First than all, no news for SGS2 issue.....please read here: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=18336 this isn't Phono issue......


Here what new:

Moved Phono notification from notification area to ongoing area (hope it will be less annoying)
Added landscape activity layout (thanks to Werner for ICONIA A501 test)
Added APN infos in the activity

New logos:
Qatar:
Qtel 42701
Vodafone 42702

USA:
Virgin Mobile US 310053

Changed logos:
Belgian:
Telenet instead of Globus

Improved/fixed logos:
Italy, Greek and Canadain:
Wind logos will be improved (thanks to Tommaso for testing)

Please Note:
I would like remember to everybody would have a logo inserted in Phono to specify the mcc&mnc.
Thanks

08 September, 2011

Phono next release ToDo (1.5f)

The next release will include the new following logos:

Qatar:
Qtel 42701
Vodafone 42702

USA:
Virgin Mobile US 310053

Belgian:
Telenet instead of Globus

Italy, Greek and Canadain:
Wind logos will be improved

....others news could be...... ;)

About dual sim device request.....

I recived some request for to support (better) dual sim devices, unfortunately my reserch don't give a positive results, indeed Android doesn't has a API for dual sim, the Android release for these kinds of devices is not standard it is personalized from the producer.....I ask to the company produced these devices if they have a public API available....I'm waiting for answers!

Here the answer:
Dear Apus,

Thanks for your mail.

However, due to tech concern, we are sorry that the information you need is not available to be provided.

Sorry for not being help. Should you still have other questions, please do not hesitate to contact us again. We look forward to being of your service.

Best Regards,
GSmart


I'm sorry....

07 September, 2011

Back at work

Hi all, after a short holiday I'm back at work, so I start to sort out and satisfy all the request received!
Thanks

15 August, 2011

Phono 1.5e (fast) Update

This is a fast update only for to fix occasional logo disappaerance on some devices, from this release Honeycomb fix (caused the issue) is optionally, for default it is disabled. If you want it enabled you need to set it on activity preferences.
Thanks

14 August, 2011

phono next release note

Phono: the honeycomb fix applied on 1.5d will be optionally on next release cause gives some problem on Samsung devices.
I'm working on, 1.5e will released soon it will not include city location cause this function need more test.

06 August, 2011

City location on Phono?

We are testing, it will be included soon if all the test will be passed!



more infos soon ;)

04 August, 2011

More infos about shortcuts

This new function is available on the 4x1 widget by tapping on the left side of the widget, it will open a little screen with four buttons:
  • Network Settings, general wirless and network system settings.
  • WiFi toggle.
  • Application manager.
  • Carrier selection, it will take you to the system available mobile networks preferences.
This new feauter is available only for the devices with Android > 1.6, we tested it in many way and seems to works without problem, but sure the right test will be on more devices...so we preferred to market again as beta.
We found the shortcuts useful and we will implement it in the future.

Phono 1.5d Update

Here the news:
  • new style 2x1 and 1x1 (classic)
  • Fixed notifications update(honeycomb fix)
  • BETA Shortcuts settings (on 4x1 widget)
    From this release we introduced the settings shortcut for devices with Android > 1.6, this function is available again in beta, so please tolerate possible issue.

New logos and country codes
Turkey
  • turkcell 28601
  • vodafone tr 28602
  • avea 28603
Canada
  • Mobilicity 302320
New Zeland
  • Telecom nz 5305
India
  • Aircell 40441
Fixed
Russian Kz
  • Neo KZ 40177
Austria
  • A1 logo resized (thanks to Stefan reported it)

22 July, 2011

Next Phono release will include settings shortcut

We are working to include a set of shortcut in the next release, at the moment we are testing these shortcut:
  • general system network preferences
  • enable/disable wifi
  • access to the available mobile network with a single tap (shows in the video below)

We think to release it in the first week of August.

11 July, 2011

Same device, different android release.....same issue!

Our hope to see solved the Galaxy S2 signal strenght issue with the 2.3.4 upgrade have been disappointed......in fact thanks to mr. Flat Teddy we knew even though the 2.3.4 update Phono doesn't work properly, in particular as regards the signal strenght....
We knew too there is two open tickets on the google support:

Android code google support

Android dev group

We really hope it will be solved as soon as possible.
Thanks

07 July, 2011

Phono next release ToDo (1.5d)

Below the planed changing for the next release:

Fix logo notification (expecially for honeycomb devices)

Logos and country code:

Turkey
  • turkcell 28601
  • vodafone tr 28602
  • avea 28603
Canadian
  • Mobilicity 302320

Austria:
resize A1 logos

Other changed could be...that's will be a surprise (perhaps yes, perhaps no....who knows...)

06 July, 2011

techeld.com review




Thanks to terminal7, Techeld.com owner, we got a wonderful review we are proud to shows:


Android phones at their default state dont have a visible operator logo, this feature is something i missed from day one of owning my G1 and since i had always enjoyed seeing the operator logo as far back as the days of the nokia 3110 it soon became a mission to find a way of displaying the network providers logo for all to see ! – Yeah okay so may be thats a bit too dramatic but i still wanted to see it anyway LOL......
.......Phono is a worldwide app and as such should work in all countries and show the correct logo for your network carrier, also it will display info about your roaming status which can be vital for some people. Phono works on all builds of Android


I would strongly recommend to all of you this excellent site (techeld.com), very well maintained and very informative.
Terminal7, the owner of Techeld.com is an extremely correct to its users, so that before writing the review to Phono he informed me that he also highlighted any negativity.
Thank Terminal7 for the review!

Note:
often in the reviews I'm the only mentioned, but I would remember to all that there is a team:
  • Tom
  • Andy
  • Ianc
  • Me
and many others friends help us!

Honeycomb fix will be release to the market soon, if you would to have it before write me.

01 July, 2011

Phono 1.5c Update

New update on the market, here the change log:

  • New Bosnia Herzegovina logos
  • Fix Thailand True Move (52099)
  • New logo for A1 austria
  • Ireland logos
  • New Russian logos: 2507, 25012
  • New aircel india 405800
  • Fixed some little problem caused occasionally force to close
Sorry for all the request we didn't satisfied, we are working very hard on all the request....be patience!
Thanks

Note after released
the new A1 logo seems to be a little big....we will fix it in the next days, sorry all. (thanks to Stefan)

30 June, 2011

Phono next release ToDo (1.5c)

Although we are working on a special release that will include many new logos we have received many requests for changes and additions to the program we put in a new release that will include these changes:

  • New Bosnia Herzegovina logos (missed in the 1.5b)
  • Fix Thailand True Move (52099)
  • New logo for A1 austria
  • Ireland logos
  • New Russian logos: 2507, 25012, 25015
  • New aircel india 405800
  • Fixed some little problem caused occasionally force to close
No news/solution about the Galaxy S2 signal strength issue :(
We didn't plan at the moment any functionality or aesthetical improvements

Thanks

23 June, 2011

Galaxy S with gingerbread, Phono works perfectly!

Thanks to Cody (market comment) we could said that the new gingerbread (android 2.3.3) update on Galaxy S devices doesn't give any problems to Phono!

     
di Cody (23 giugno 2011)
Galaxy s with gingerbread, works perfectly


Thanks Cody

Nothing new for Galaxy S2. :(

On some devices there is an issue with Android (gingerbread)2.3.3 that prevents Phono from working correctly. The problem seems to be with the Android API.
We get notice of this issue from Galaxy S2 users

10 June, 2011

Bosnia-Erzegovina....SORRY

I would ask sorry to all the Bosnia-Erzegovina users....I don't know how could it happened but I forgot to added the logos.......it will be included on nex release! SORRY

09 June, 2011

Phono 1.5b Update

Here the changelog for this release:

  • CDMA- EVO dBm 4x1 issue (thanks to Matthew)
  • Custom operator name on 1x1 (thanks to Panayiotis)

New logos:
India, Airtel 40431, 40551, MTS 405907, 405897
Macedonia
Kosovo, PTK 21201

Changed logos:
Thailand, CAT3G+ (52000 and 52088) changed to True Move H
Poland, Era (26002) change to T-Mobile

We didn't solve some cdma roaming issue...... sorry
Special thanks to Agnivo007 for the test

05 June, 2011

Phono next release ToDo (1.5b)

Here the new feautures we are working on:

Fix:
  • CDMA- EVO dBm 4x1 issue (thanks to Matthew)
  • Custom operator name on 1x1 (thanks to Panayiotis)
New logos:

Spain:
  • Yoigo 21404
Poland:
  • Era (26002) change to T-Mobile
India:
  • Airtel 40431, 40551
  • MTS 405907, 405897
Macedonia:
  • ONE 29402
  • T-Mobile 29401
  • VIP 29403
Thailand:
  • CAT3G+ (52000 and 52088) changed to True Move H
Kosovo:
  • PTK 21201

We are working on to other many things, .....take a look at the Lab page

19 May, 2011

Android 2.3.3 Signal strength issue on some devices (Galaxy S2)

On some devices there is an issue with Android (gingerbread)2.3.3 that prevents Phono from working correctly. The problem seems to be with the Android API.
We get notice of this issue from Galaxy S2 users.
We tested Phono on:
Wildfire S (2.3.3) = works fine
Nexus One (2.3.3) = works fine
Desire (2.3.3) = works fine
Galaxy S2 (2.3.3) = signal strength doesn't work.... (Thanks to Steve for the test!)

Other tested devices results:
G1 1.6 ok
Tattoo 1.6 ok
Hero 2.1 ok
X10 mini 2.1 ok
Desire Z 2.2.1 ok
Desire hd 2.3.4 ok
Hauwei u8159 2.2 ok
Galaxy S 2.2 ok

Hope this issue will be soon resolved!

16 May, 2011

[Know bug] USA CDMA roaming issue

Thanks to Kevin, we discovered a cdma roaming issue.

[Symptom]
when your cdma provider hasn't coverage it switch to another network and no logo is showed.
We will fix it ASAP.
Sorry all.

13 May, 2011

Phono 1.5a Update

Phono 1.5a is available on market.

Here the change log:
Minor bugs fixed
New 4x1 style (thanks to sshick™ )
Improved menu icons

New supported operators:
-Bosnia Erzegovina
-Malaysia
-Brazil (not all)
-Bangladesh
-Colombia

Improved or added:
-India (idea)
-Thailand (cat)
-Kazakhstan (tele2)

New logos icons for mdpi with Android 2.3 for the moment only:
-Italy
-Germany
-USA
-Thailand
-Russian
-UK
-Holland
-France
-Austria
These new mdpi logos was necessary becouse the Android 2.3 release changes the status bar icons directives, for hdpi our standard icons works, but for the devices mdpi with 2.3 it is wrost.....if you'll need for your country please send me a note, I'll add it!

FOLLOW US on twitter Phono dev team
Thanks

06 May, 2011

Phono poll (RESULT): function preferred by users

Thanks to everyone who partecipated in the survey, here the result:

What is your favorite Phono's feature?





  1. Logo on status bar (73%)


  2. Widget on home screen (20%)


  3. Activity (6%)

03 May, 2011

Phono Next release ToDo (1.5a)

Next release will include:

minor bugs fix
some improvment

Logos
Bangladesh
  • 47001 Grameen
  • 47002 Axiata
  • 47003 Orascom
  • 47004 Tele Talk
  • 47005 CityCell
  • 47006 Airtel
  • 47007 Warid

Malaysia
  • 50212, 50217 Maxis
  • 50213, 50219 Celcom
  • 50216 DiGi
  • 50218 U Mobile

Brazil
  • 72402, 72403, 72404, 72408 TIM
  • 72405 Claro
  • 72406, 72410, 72411, 72423 Vivo
  • 72416, 72424, 72431 Oi

Bosnian Herzegovina
  • 21803 Eronet
  • 21805 m:tel
  • 21890 Bh mobile
India
  • 40407 Idea


Some logos improvements

more details soon....

25 April, 2011

26 March, 2011

Happy Birthday Phono, thank you all!

Happy Birthday!
A year has passed since the first release on the market, during this period many things happened, almost 38,000 people use Phono with an average rating of 4.46/5,
we lost some friends along the way (Maez) we found many others (all on one Ianc but Denisssr too) ... .. a bit 'as it happens in everyday life .....
we spent nights thinking and work ... and why not other sleep ;-)!
One thing very nice to see was how the Dev Team has joined, grew up with Phono!
Tom has done a great job, always present and punctual, with creativity and professionalism, Andy has demonstrated competence and despite his work commitments was always present and cooperative, Tom and Andy are able to tolerate me :-) .... well done!
You people have been very patient and although we were unable to accommodate all the requests.... So good!

In this post I would like to thank all Users and all the Dev Team!

THANKS

24 March, 2011

Phono 1.5 Update

On the market is available the Phono 1.5, below the changes:

Fixed thunderbolt problem
Fixed cdma issue on some network
4x1 full trasparent style
4x1 fix phone number lenght
Russian localization (thanks to DenisSSSR)

Logos
Russian: Hcc & tele2
Moldova: Moldcell & Orange
Bielorussian
Kazakistan
Armenia
Estonian (EMT, Elisa, Tele 2)
Thailand
E-plus, Tele2 and Proximus improve

Important note:

CDMA 3100 country code is asharing code, Phono support only Verizon and Sprint on this code, if you have another provider share it send me a mail.
In this release if your provider shares 3100 too Phono will show Sprint logo....sorry!

20 March, 2011

Widgets are not listed

We got noticed from a pair of users That Phono doesn't show the widget in the list.....
It's not a Phono issue, like reported by a german user:

hi,
i have installed phono
and there is no phono widget in my widgets list.
my rom is xxxxxxxxxxx (omissis)
i like ur program with the little provider icon^^ and the roaming info, but the widgets dosent work for me.
if u need more information send me a pm.


Ok it works ^^ It was a problem with the rom ^^


thx for ur great work ^^

So everybody need support for this issue could write to me.
Thanks

06 March, 2011

Phono Next release ToDo (1.5)

=-DONE-=

Next release will include:

Fix thunderbolt problem
Fix cdma issue on some network
4x1 full trasparent style
4x1 fix phone number lenght
Russian localization (thanks to DenisSSSR)

Logos
Russian: Hcc & tele2
Moldova: Moldcell & Orange
Bielorussian
Kazakistan
Armenia
Estonian (EMT, Elisa, Tele 2)
Thailand
E-plus, Tele2 and Proximus improve

Please no more request for this release. Thanks

04 March, 2011

Russian localization (DanisSSSR 4PDA)

I see a Russian comunity worked to localize Phono, it's nice and I'm proud to discover that, I try to contact them, but for language problems (cyrilic) I'm not able to do it.......
If somebody of this comunity would be so kindly to contact me on this blog or via mail I will be happy to insert the Russian localization in the next release!
Thanks

Google removes 21 infection-filled applications

Yesterday I was very surprised to read this article Google removes 21 infection-filled applications I ask myself why in an enviroment like android, with many free applications, many open comunity and users very available to learn and experiment there is people lost time and energy to dev malaware instead of nice and useful applications? ......i'm really shocked........

I remember to all the Phono's users that the Phono apk DOES NOT NEED ANY INTERNET CONNECTION to run, that's mean your DATA ARE SAFE AND SURE!!!!!

26 February, 2011

[26 feb2011] Phono in the top 100 Appbrain hot apk

Appbrain hot 100

After nearly one year from the first release of Phono I discover it is in the top 100 hot apps of today.....

Thanks to everybody support our work!!

24 February, 2011

Phono 1.4d Update (fix 1.4c fc)

This release include:

  • 4x1 widget (with 3 styles)
  • 2x1 & 1x1 new style (Aqva)
  • Minor bugs fixed

New logos and country codes

  • Hungary
  • Montenegro
  • Poland
  • Serbia
  • Sweden
  • Slovakia

Please follow these instructions

New installation: always open the activity before install the widget

Update: open the activity after installation and remove the old widget and replace them with new ones (you don't need to remove completly the apk, only the widget)

Thanks

Ps Happy Birthday to Mat738!! ;-)

18 February, 2011

A little preview of the next release

This is just a small graphic preview of the next release, obviously there will be new country codes and functionality.




14 February, 2011

Notification issue [know bug solved]

Thank's to Roberto and Tomek, we discovered a bug in the notification system.
The problem was that the notification of roaming remained active despite the choice of "No notification" in preference.
The problem has been resolved and will be included in the next release.

Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.

25 January, 2011

How Phono measures the signal strenght

Here some details, how phono calculates the signal percentage:

To determine the signal strength dBm is used, Android provides also ASU, which determine the speed at which the phone is able to update its position with the nearby antennas.
Phono uses an algorithm that tasform the asu in decibels to determine the actual signal strength on a linear scale. The bars in the statusbar instead take a range from -112dBm (low) to -60dBm (signal good) and for example when you above -87dBm it shows full, even if it should not. So the graph in the status bar is really approximate.
To further verify what I'm saying you can use: -> Menu -> Settings -> Phone info -> Network (second item) -> Signal strength (second item)
You'll find the specified dBm and ASU, compare them with those of Phono and see which are the same (but do not change location while doing it).

Finally to say the signal quality is a provider / net problem and not an issue of phono!

Hope this makes the situation a little bit clear to the users. ;) If not, feel free to contact us.

PS
If you got 180% signal strength, please Read here:Galaxy s2 2.3.3 issue

17 January, 2011

Move to sd

For peoples asked to move Phono to sd:

Direct from android dev documentation



Applications That Should NOT Install on External Storage

When the user enables USB mass storage to share files with their computer (or otherwise unmounts or removes the external storage), any application installed on the external storage and currently running is killed. The system effectively becomes unaware of the application until mass storage is disabled and the external storage is remounted on the device. Besides killing the application and making it unavailable to the user, this can break some types of applications in a more serious way. In order for your application to consistently behave as expected, you should not allow your application to be installed on the external storage if it uses any of the following features, due to the cited consequences when the external storage is unmounted:
..............

App Widgets
Your App Widget will be removed from the home screen. When external storage is remounted, your App Widget will not be available for the user to select until the system resets the home application (usually not until a system reboot).



Like developer we think to give to the user a stable application! That's the main reason we do not raccoment to move Phono on sd.


@alessandro
You give us one star cause we don't allow to move Phono on sd, before to be so categorical you could write us a mail and ask the reason about our decision.....or to read the documentation......

05 January, 2011

Phono 1.4b Update

This minor update include:
Android 2.3 compatible
Verizon issue fixed
EVDO_B support
Deleted country from minimalist style 2x1

02 January, 2011

Verizon & Sprint issue (1.4a)

=- SOLVED -=


Thanks to Larry and DJ, we found that Verizon and Sprint for their CDMA networks do not use unique identifiers, this causes an incorrect view of the Verizon logo.
We have already solved the problem and the solution will be included in the next release.

For anyone who has no time to wait for the official release write to us, we will send directly the fixing.
Thanks