Lightning Bug version 1.0.13 is now available in the Android market. For those of you that have followed us you know how serious we take feedback from our users! To that end, we have some additional enhancements and new features for you by request in our most recent version.
Here is a quick summary of improvements:
– Earth Attack! now has sounds. Hope you like them! Plugin model is soon to come!
– We improved the rain loop by request!
– Added a new feature that allows you to control the volume of the Lightning Bug Alarm!
– Created a new setting called Alarm Sync so that Lightning Bug only runs in the background if you want it to! See note below for more information!
Alarm Sync allows Lightning Bug to ensure that your alarm goes off at exactly the time you’ve set.
We recommend this setting because alarms set in Android can get out of sync due to changes to the internal clock. These changes can occur whenever your device time-syncs with its local network as well as
daylight savings and when you change timezones.
If Alarm Sync is such a good thing, why is it disabled by default?
In order to provide you with this feature, Lightning Bug must be periodically called by Android even when it’s not running. The result is that Lightning Bug appears to be running in the background, a fact that has concerned many of our users. So, as of our 1.0.13 release, we’ve moved the Alarm Sync code into a service and made it optional!
This means that when Alarm and Alarm Sync are enabled a Lightning Bug service will always be running on your device. This service has a *minimal* footprint, meaning that you’ll hardly notice it battery-wise. But be aware that if you kill the service using apps like TasKiller, it will not start up again until you next run the main Lightning Bug app and your alarm may not be synced with the clock!