Using dishfinder pro with a android phone ver 2.3.4?? (1 Viewer)

stanleyjohn

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I just got a samsung galaxy s2 phone which has a 2.3.4 version.Will the current dishpointer pro app work with this?I saw that updating to ver 2.3.3 killed it.
 
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Any word if 2.3.4 worked with DishPointer Pro? I have a Motorola Photon with the same android version. I also heard that it didn't work so well with 2.3.3

May just end up rolling the dice since this app seems to be worth it. If I see it worked well I'll post a reply.
 

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My HTC Inspire with 2.3.3 works fine with Dishpointer Pro. The earlier versions of 2.3.3 had problems, but apparently they are fixed. I'm guessing that 2.3.4 should be okay, too. There is a trial period just in case you have problems.
 

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The issue is not that the app doesn't work with 2.3.3 or 2.3.4, it is more that these Android versions have a bug which cripples the internal compass making ALL apps which rely on the compass/acceloremeter useless. Most manufacturers and carriers fixed this problem now by issuing updates.
 

Vacosta

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I can confirm that it worked just fine with the Motorola Photon from Sprint with Android 2.3.4

Quite impressed with how fast and accurate this app has been.
 

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Reversed Compass on Droid Razr 2.3.5 makes Dish Pointer useless... anyone have a fix yet?

I had an HTC Thunderbolt and Dish Pointer seemed to work ok, but always seemed to be about 10 degrees off for some reason. But I upgraded to a Razr yesterday and Dish Pointer is useless with that thing as. I also discovered the compass is reversed on most compass apps on the phone like GPS Essentials and Smart Tools and others, including the Google related apps, but the "Compass" app itself seems to be working. I heard it was a bug with Android Software 2.3.4, but I have 2.3.5 and it's still an issue. I've calibrated about 10 times with no changes, so if anyone has figured out a fix, please let me know!
 

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The problem got introcuded with 2.3.3 and it beggars belief that some carriers/phone manufacturers have not sorted it out by now. I suggest to return all these phones and ask for your money back - this seems to be the only way to get them moving.
 

Chas

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AlanSH,

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In Settings, under calibrate. I understand the screen, but is it wanting from, "Level inclination" "Level skew" etc?


Charlie,
 

AlanSH

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Hi Chas

The pixel per degree setting should stay as it is, unless it is a Xoom Tablet.

The level inclination and level skew are for calibrating the g-sensors of the device. When you point your device at the horizon, the number to the right of the cross hair should read zero. If not, you can put that value into the calibration box. The value underneath the cross hair tells you whether you are holding the phone in portrait or landscape mode. In landscape mode it should read -90 if you hold it absolutely level. If it doesn't read -90, you can take the difference and put in the level skew box.
 

Chas

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AlanSH,

When you point your device at the horizon, the number to the right of the cross hair should read zero. If not, you can put that value into the calibration box.
when the number that's the difference and try it again the number goes up. Should that be? I put in 29.8, the number went up to like 64.smething. should I have put an minus in front of 29.8?

Thanks
Chas
 

AlanSH

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Yes, it would be the negated number but 29.8 is quite high. The number to the right should go from -90 (pointing camera at the floor) to +90 (pointing it overhead).
 

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