When google released Android Marshmallow, they introduced a new permission model. I jumped on the band wagon too eagerly and as a result, the OnScreenClock app had become unusable on Marshmallow and up due to an unimplemented feature on Android TV. Complaining to google did not help.
So I did the only thing I could do: release a new app targeting an older api. This app is known as “OnScreenClock Marshmallow” (a bit of a paradox, i know 😉 ). Recently, however, just when I was about to migrate all users of the old app to the new one, I discovered Google has relaxed their policy, so now the “old” app is good to go again! I guess it was causing too much trouble for users everywhere.. This is undocumented so I guess Google wants to keep that change low profile. 😉 This also means the future is uncertain, but that’s life, right?
To all users using the “OnScreenClock Marshmallow” app, please migrate to the “OnScreenClock” app as I will not be further developing the “OnScreenClock Marshmallow” app anymore.
Apologies for the inconvience.
After a long hiatus, finally an (unfortunately minor) release 🙂 Let’s hope for more in the near future.
Since on Android TV, you never know when an app has been updated, I added an optional notification on upgrade so you know when the app has been upgraded. You can choose how you get notified:
- Either a web page pops up right after the upgrade (this usually doesn’t bother since apps get updated at night when you don’t use the tv) where you can read up on the changes,
- Or you get a visual indication in the clock widget. In the latter case, next time you open up the app, you will be presented with the changelog and the indicator disappears.
The latter option is default since it is less obtrusive.
In other news, you can finally change the text clock format to 12-hour notation if you wish so!
+ optionally show clock notification after upgrade (default)
+ show D-pad instructions above release notes webpage
* fix 12 hour clock starting at 0
v0.3.2 2017-03-02 (not released)
+ added 12-hour clock format preference
+ optionally show release notes after upgrade