Home updated 5/15/18

This site's only used for hosting the app, showing how to install it, and giving a brief list of changes

!!Update!!:
After a three month break, a new update is now available, with majority of the app rewritten from scratch again. The updates and changes will be listed below as always

(Disclaimer: The info contained in the app is considered accurate at the time of adding, but may be defunct at any given moment as the bars themselves can change any specials, events and etc as they see fit to do so. At this stage of development i havent made a high priority of making sure everything is always up to date yet, but when i have a solid method of constantly and consistently updating the info and the priority shifts, everything will be less likely to be out of date. Again the app is currently only in beta stage, and is more here to allow feedback on features and usability to improve the overall quality of it before full release)

It's also only working on android running a minimum of 4.0 ice cream sandwich

In order to install, you need to do the following:

  • download the app
  • go into your file manager and locate the file
  • click it and select install
  • after prompt asking to allow unknown sources turn it on

Download here

The current version is 0.1.6.2 and updated as of 5/15/18

Change Log:

  • *Version 0.1.6.2:-:0.6.0.0 (5/15/18)<current>
    • Tracks first time use
    • Also terms/disclaimer/privacy
  • *Version 0.1.6.0:-:0.6.0.0 (5/14/18)
    • Various bugs fixed (builds 2-3)
    • Touchtunes shows up under external apps (builds 2-3)
    • Ads Incorporated into the app (builds 4, 7-9)
      • allows to app to produce revenue
      • also made tweaks so ads arent as intrusive
    • Slight differences between 16:9 and 18.5:5 devices (builds 5-9)

* various other small bugs
* touchtunes shows up in external apps

  • Version 0.1.5.0:-:0.6.0.0 (4/19/18)
    • Bug fixes (builds 1, 2, 4)
      • Bugfix 1177
      • bugs in the refinement system
      • county mode doesnt just send you to sherburne
      • league tab crashing the app
      • random bar showing up in barview
      • overlapped info in barview
      • variousbar names not fitting correctly in list view and barview
      • city switching in search mode
      • barview info stuff not loading the proper links when tapped
      • swiping a city wont select the wrong one in browse mode
      • alignment issues
      • in search, now able to leave city select without touching a city
      • in search, bars overlapped the header when swiping
      • clicking any address now correctly displays the directions in maps
    • Search headers now show selected city (builds 2-4)
    • refine allows you to toggle if it shows bars based on cities matching selected letter (build 4)
    • app is more responsive in detecting swipes (build 4)
  • Version 0.1.4.0:-:0.6.0.0 (4/15/18)
    • Rewrote most of the search system (builds 2-8)
    • Ramsey added to search mode (builds 2-3)
    • Temporarily changed how leagues work in search (builds 3, 5, 11)
    • Added Princeton to the db (builds 4-8)
    • Updated and fixed information for quite a few bars/cities (builds 5-7, 11)
    • Added a new item in options to refine bar result lists (builds 8-11)
      • only allows searching by a letter, and intelligently decides which bars fit the selected letter
    • Header now shows how many results there are (build 11)
    • Small tweaks and improvements (build 11)
      • a true web icon instead of fb
      • swiping too high or low slows scrolling more than before
    • Several bugs fixed (build 11)
      • Bugfixes 1201, 1202, 1203
      • startup timer fixed
      • cities/bars pointing to the wrong places
      • cities locking up after opening options
      • allbars overriding selected cities
      • ghosted volleyball leagues in barview
  • Version 0.1.3.1:-:0.4.6.0 (3/25/18)
    • Ramsey fully added to browse
    • Fixed some incorrect info
  • Version 0.1.3.0:-:0.4.0.0 (3/24/18)
    • More background system rewrites (builds 1-6)
    • Bugfixes 1201, 1203 (builds 5-6)
    • Swipe functionality added (builds 3-6)
    • Nowthen fully added (builds 5-6)
  • Version 0.1.2.0:-:0.3.0.7 (3/12/18)
    • multitutde of broken item and bug fixes (Builds 1-21)
    • extreme rewrites everywhere in the entire app, almost scratch from the ground up (Builds 1-21)
      • most changes are behind the scenes, and only few differences may be noticed between the rewrite and previous versions, its the basis of making the entire app faster, lighter, cleaner, efficient, stable, crisper, and easier to update in the future.
    • "all bars" option removed from search menus (Builds 10-11)
      • not necessary for that section, saving time and resources used
    • dropped support for most much older/outdated devices (Build 9)
      • the app is unstable on certain phones, so i no longer support mips or x86 devices. This means less bug tracking, compatibility support testing, issues, and much smaller file sizes
      • If the current version no longer works on certain phones, i may make a specialized release on a case by case basis if needed, it just isnt guaranteed to be of the same quality as the arm based version
    • browse and search now default to city select to reduce confusion (Build 7)
    • Happy hour display in the list mode rewritten and now highlights when its active, and shows start and end times, and is overall nicer and more useful (Builds 15)
    • Updated various bars in the database (Builds 5-20)
    • Started anoka county, nowthen city, bootleggers bar (build 14)
    • *start displaying db version on site*
      • currently 0.3.0.7; how much implemented in app
        • county(10 cities)=0
        • Finished full cities=3
        • Finished full bars toward city=0
        • Progress builds on current unfinished bars/updates=7
          • also increments on updates to db
  • Version 0.1.1.0 (8/25/17)
    • Added sober cab, recent changes, and update options to main menu (Builds 1-2)
      • sober cab allows you to get a quick local ride home, etc
      • recent changes shows slim version of change log from the website
      • update provides and easy way to view the site and check for newer app versions
    • Improved paging system for displaying bars (Builds 2-4)
      • faded arrows for aesthetic effect
      • dotted page display to show where you are in navigating pages
    • Freed unnecessary resources (Build 1)
      • uses less disk space, improves performance
    • Various updates (Build 5)
    • Adjusted and streamlined code (Builds 2, 5)
  • Version 0.1.0.0 (8/16/17)
    • first beta version

Planned Updates:

  • Allow full resolution
    • makes entire app crisper
      • holding off for now, makes test code easier
  • Create new graphics
    • makes app look more professional
  • Add more bars/cities/counties to the database (HIGH PRIORITY)
    • pretty self explanatory, just sayin…
  • Find and fix various bugs
  • use gps to view the bars closest to you within a set range
    • low priority feature at the moment
  • Release the app on iphone
    • this is difficult right now with everything that needs to be done to allow developing apps for apple
  • refined searching system in search/browse
    • start typing and app displays only names of counties/cities/bars matching the current word string
    • organize by name, distance, value of specials
  • look into using notifications
  • fix leagues in search mode, i disabled individual choices for now and placed a catchall category

Cities in Database:

  • elk river
  • Otsego
  • Zimmerman
  • Nowthen
  • Ramsey
  • Princeton(new)

Cities in Queue:

  • Duluth, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Blaine, Maple Grove, Osseo, Brooklyn Park, Fridley, Crystal
  • Big Lake (started)

Notes:

  • major issue with compiling new versions, i think i found a workaround but im not entirely sure it works. im posting the new versions as is anyways, hoping for the best

Testing Feedback/Ideas:
(this is anything that can be added or changed for the better)

  • Resolution makes it difficult to see some text
    • will be fixed in late beta/full release
  • swipe controls could be tweaked
  • add lunch specials
    • some places do show this, but it's inconsistent across the board
    • Along with this, a more detailed display of specials and events is needed

Known Bugs/Issues:

  • 1301 - when swiping, bars may fall out of alignment randomly
    • i have ideas for a fix, ill try them soon
  • 1302 - when swiping, sometimes there is an error comparing arguments
    • i semi fixed it, it still shows up but far less often
    • this also makes it harder to track now
  • 1481 - sometimes refine carried over greyed out letters from city to all bars
    • easy fix, just need to find the variable causing the problem or create a new one as a safeguard