Home updated 11/30/18

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

!!Update November 30, 2018!!:
The app is almost back up to the point it was at before the laptop wipe back in june, and should be up and running shortly. it has a few things itll need, so the old version will still be available until that point. Once the missing features and cities are returned the old version will be permanently removed

(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method of constantly and consistently updating the info and the priority shifts, everything will be less likely to be out of date.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

Restart progress:

  • *version 0.1.2.20x:-:0.3.0.8
    • the current unreleased version being put together
  • version 0.1.2.0:-:03.0.7
    • this is the version that was recovered and set up
  • version 0.0.0.1:-:0.0.0.0
    • started a new project repo
    • imported all the resources i could salvage
      • there are thousands of them to go through
    • sorted through a small amout of the images
      • i have to sort everything and organize them by hand, so itll be a long while
    • Once i finish setting up the initial restart, and set the pc back up, i can compile the app to find out which version i have… Its somewhere on the borderline from my first swipe control implementation

Change Log, differences in the legacy:

  • *Version 0.1.7.0(1):-:0.6.0.10<closed release, unavailable>
    • buggy implementation to still open/hppy hour detection on search
    • Uber activated
  • *Version 0.1.6.0:-:0.6.0.0 (5/14/18)
    • Ads Incorporated into the app (builds 4, 7-9)
      • also made tweaks so ads arent as intrusive
    • Slight differences between 16:9 and 18.5:5 devices (builds 5-9)
  • Version 0.1.5.0:-:0.6.0.0 (4/19/18)
    • refine allows toggle bars based on cities matching letter (build 4)
  • Version 0.1.4.0:-:0.6.0.0 (4/15/18)
    • Ramsey added to search mode (builds 2-3)
    • Added Princeton to the db (builds 4-8)
    • Added a new item in options to refine bar result lists (builds 8-11)
    • Several bugs fixed (build 11)
      • 1201 inaccurate happy hours
  • Version 0.1.3.1:-:0.4.6.0 (3/25/18)
    • Ramsey fully added to browse
  • Version 0.1.3.0:-:0.4.0.0 (3/24/18)
    • Nowthen fully added (builds 5-6)
  • 1401, 1203

Version meanings:

  • database version
    • 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=8
        • also increments on updates to db

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:

  • none right now

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:

  • 1001x - bug hidden for now
    • note hidden for now
  • 1002x - bug hidden for now
    • note hidden for now
  • 1003x - bug hidden for now
    • note hidden for now
    • These bugs arent necessary yet because the rewrite hasnt been released yet, and some or all of these may be fixed and removed when the official version is posted