We’ve been really lucky to get tons of requests from our users. We decided to keep our 2.6 release small though to quickly address some issue with Lightning Bug not showing up in the Android Market on some tablet devices. We also added Local Weather reporting, a new clock font, and some other bug fixes.
Unfortunately, we had some issues with the initial release. In fact, as soon as we dropped it in the Market we started getting crash reports originating from the new Local Weather feature. We tested this new feature quite a bit, but clearly missed some use cases! So we quickly located the defect and released two patches to the Market.
If you installed 2.6, but none of the patches, please upgrade as soon as you can. As of this writing, the most current official release of Lightning Bug is 2.6c.
Thanks so much for all your support and ideas!
– Winter Pack, From the Fans Pack
– Multiple Alarms, Use Scene as Alarm, Gradual Alarm, Sleep Bot Integration!
Why does Lightning Bug now require permission to access my location?
The *only* reason Lightning Bug needs this permission is to give you accurate local weather data. That is, if you don’t have the Local Weather feature enabled, Lightning Bug *will not* access your location. Also note that Local Weather is disabled by default, so if you never turn it on, your location will never be accessed. If you do have weather enabled, we send your latitude and longitude, and *only* your latitude and longitude, to a trusted weather reporting service. Otherwise, your location is *never* logged or reported to any kind of marketing company.
In the near future we’ll be adding a TOS to Lightning Bug for those of you looking for more thorough disclosure on this and other issues of privacy and usage.