Friday, January 21, 2011

Google Voice Callback v0.9 is out!

What's new / changed?

  • New filter rule to filter by phone type (mobile, home, etc.)
  • Filter rules can now be ordered via drag and drop. Rules are checked in the order you specified, and the check will stop once a match is found.
  • Option to start CSipSimple before callback.
  • The passwordless login method is refined a bit in the setting page, and the error catching is more streamlined.
  • Ask one more permission to fix problem with passwordless login for some Android 2.1 phones.
  • Now uses the Android 2.0 Contact API when applicable, which should solve some phone's problem with no contacts shown when picking rules.
  • Call log clean up should now also take care of the callback through Android 2.3's SIP stack.
  • Fixes for Quiet Hour.
  • User interface tweaks here and there. :)

A note to CSipSimple users: for even better compatibility, get the CSipSimple version (from their website) that has the filter feature. Add a filter for your GV number to auto-answer the callback call.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Google Voice Callback v0.8 is out!

Happy new year! Google Voice Callback v0.8 brings in some new things:

  • (Android 2.0+ only) Login no longer requires entering password; can use the existing authentications on the phone.
  • The progress dialog when calling back is now dismissed before a new one is up. Overlapping dialogs should now be gone on some devices (some Android 1.6 and others).
  • Number checking for pattern rules with wildcard "*" are now checked after characters "-() " are removed to allow better matching.
  • Quiet Hours settings page should now respect the user's preference for 12/24-hour format.
  • Some better error / information messages.

The big change, of course, is the passwordless login. If you have a Android 2.0+ device (that is, Eclair, Froyo, or Gingerbread), it is highly recommended that you change to the new passwordless login if possible. It is much more secure! This does not work for Android 1.5 and 1.6 users, however, because the authentication API does not exist for Android version below 2.0.