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The Perils Of Publishing A Bad Update (AKA Why Test?)

Mea Culpa - my apologies to the entire community that uses and relies on GSam Battery Monitor.   This bad update (version 2.23) should have never gone out the door!  The latest version on Google Play (version 2.24) fixes the force close issue.
Yesterday (Sat Dec 1) I worked on a few updates and bug fixes to GSam Battery Monitor.  I got them all working and tested on my various test devices, and I was ready to publish.

Publishing is a pain.  I have 6 different builds to run.  2 for Google Play (free & paid), 2 for Amazon Appstore, and 2 for the Nook Store.  I do each one manually - yes, I know...I should have automated this a long time ago).   Once built, I will test install one of the builds onto a phone - make sure it installs and do a very basic test (I've already done my full code tests before the formal build).  Then I have to go into each 'store' and upload them.  It's easy enough when there are no screenshot changes - but it still takes about 5 minutes per i…

Icon Pack - Overlay Support

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The GSam Battery Monitor Icon Pack contains support for overlaying your default battery icon.  Take a look at the top right of the screenshot below.  You see the 12?  That's the overlay icon, replacing the normal drab battery icon that doesn't show you any details.


Why Overlay?
Some devices don't show the icon in the normal notification bar, so you have to drag down the notification to see the % of your battery.A lot of custom ROMs for your phone/tablet support a 'mod' that allows you to control the battery icon itself.  Great for those who have it - but this brings you similar function without rooting your device!The overlay shows up on your lock screen - so no more unlocking your phone just to see your battery %.  Some phones already show the battery % in the lock screen, but a lot don't.

Enabling the Overlay: