A new update for Colordu Color Sudoku is now live on the Play Store. In addition to aesthetic updates, we’ve split off support for different platforms into individual APKs, so your device’s hardware dictates which version you will receive. End result – much smaller storage requirements!
These changes won’t hit the web version until later this year, so be sure to grab it on Android if you want to check out what’s new.
Oh, and if you play one of our other Android games, you can expect to see a similar size-reducing update in the next 2-3 weeks as we are currently working on rolling out these changes to our entire library.
Earlier this week, we pushed out version 3.1.12 of Reverse Lookup PLUS. This update includes a few minor bug fixes, but the real focus here is improvements to the experimental caller id mode.
Because this option has been fairly unknown up until now, we thought it might be beneficial to go over it briefly.
So, what is it? Well, it’s called “Caller ID mode”, so take a guess! Yes, this option will (attempt to) identify incoming calls while the phone is ringing. There are two caveats here, though – your carrier must support simultaneous voice and data and we must have data for the caller cached in our main database. If the caller id can’t identify the caller, it doesn’t mean that the app itself won’t get a hit, just that the data isn’t cached and readily available yet. (So it’s definitely worthwhile to check the main app if caller id fails!)
Enabling Caller ID Mode – To enable Caller ID Mode, open Reverse Lookup PLUS , navigate to the Settings screen, and toggle it on.
Positioning – Pretty much every device has a different incoming call display, so it would have been impossible for us to choose a perfect location to display caller id. For this reason, you can simply drag the caller id display up or down to best fit your phone’s incoming call screen. When you settle on a position that works for you, the app will automatically save it so it will appear in the correct spot next time.
Visual improvements – In version 3.1.12 of Reverse Lookup PLUS, we’ve improved the aesthetics of the caller id display. It now adapts to the theme chosen within Reverse Lookup PLUS itself – either dark or light depending on what you’ve chosen. The display is now also slightly transparent so you can still see all of your incoming call screen. We’ve also added the Reverse Lookup logo to the caller id display to better identify the source of the display.. there’s nothing more frustrating than to forget where a pop-up display originates from in case you want to disable it.
A note for Marshmallow users – In Android Marshmallow (Android 6.0), you must ensure that Reverse Lookup PLUS has permission to draw over other applications. This should be enabled by default when you install the app, but if you’ve turned on caller ID in the app’s settings and aren’t seeing it during calls, following this procedure should solve your issue.
On devices running vanilla Android, you can set this in System Settings > Apps > Gear Icon > Draw Over Other Apps
On Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S7, it’s System Settings > Application Manager > More > Apps That Can Appear On Top
On other devices, the menus may have slightly different names, but the option should be in a similar place within the phone’s Application Settings.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Last night we pushed out Reverse Lookup 3.1.7 which provides fixes for unintended notifications due to bad contact detection as well as a fix for a bug experienced by some T-Mobile and MetroPCS customers that caused the app’s traffic to be wrongly detected as tethered desktop traffic.
This morning we noticed some new crashes in the dev console, so we quickly solved those and pushed version 3.1.8 to the Play Store. We also implemented the aforementioned carrier fix for CSpire customers.
We will continue monitoring to determine if any other carriers are detecting our traffic as tethering data.
Both of these updates were published for both the free and paid version of the app on the Play Store and will be available within a few hours of this post. The update will make it to Amazon customers within the next two weeks.
“Iterate fast and release often” is a philosophy of software development that we embrace whole heartedly here. You may have noticed a lot of updates to Reverse Lookup the past few days, and with these updates, some genuinely funky results(but also some very good ones, we feel!).
We wanted to apologize for the issues and ensure everyone that we are tweaking to make our results as good as possible, so expect to see a few more updates this week including one today, to v3.1.5.
This version is already published to the Play Store and we highly recommend that you grab it as soon as it becomes available to you. The same update will hit for paid users later on tonight.
As always, thank you for using Reverse Lookup and please let us know if you encounter any issues.