GoDaddy hosting upgrade

My back-end API’s are all running on a GoDaddy hosting account. Until yesterday, I was using one of their shared servers and the response times started to bother me. The median response time for a call was about 760ms, which is bad in API terms. What is worse for me, is the disparity – the…

It broke!

I have a post ready to tell you all about the new functionality that I launched for bus information, but during a migration to a better service today, it broke a bit. This doesn’t affect anything except for the additional bus information telling you which routes the buses run on historically. All the prediction stuff…

London Bus Pal v4.4.1

Version 4.4.x introduces more bus information into London Bus Pal. Firstly, I tried to keep the design of all of the functionality to ensure that it is unobtrusive to users not interested in the information, but still easily enough to access for those who are. Changes which can be observed in the main functionality: When…

Flutter – the honeymoon is over

In January, I created a post where I sang Flutter’s praises over Android native. Three months later, does this still hold true? First, let me give you a brief background. I launched my app back in 2013 on Android and the app has naturally grown from there. Late in 2018, I decided to do a…

Monetisation – the results

It’s been a while since I posted here, mostly because I’m busy behind the scenes with huge new features. It will take a while, so I can’t promise or really say anything yet. Today I had to do a bit of housekeeping and had a look at how sales were doing. It’s has been about…

London Bus Pal v4.3.1

The next release is here. I fixed a few small issues which I picked up on the journey planner (for example, if you asked for a route where it wasn’t possible to see it on a map, it would mostly just break!). For the rest of it, I spent a lot of time testing small…

London Bus Pal v4.3.0

This version brings the beta version of the new journey planner to you and a few small fixes: β€’ Journey Planner is here – it is very much in beta phase, but should be very usable! Let me know if you experience any issues. πŸ—ΊοΈ Small improvements to ensure very efficient battery use. πŸ“š Mostly…

Bad apps will wreck your battery

Following my previous post where I did some rudimentary experiments on other bus apps, I decided to leave my phone running for another couple of hours and see the effects on battery usage. This experiment involved opening and viewing specific stop and then simply leaving the app by pressing on the home button. I left…

Kinder to your battery and data

London Bus Pal now has a dark mode which will help you to save some crucial battery life. This was just a quick experiment, rather than something users have been asking for. London Bus Pal has never been accused for draining battery – and this is for very good reason as I carefully think about…

London Bus Pal v4.2.4

β€’ Introduced dark mode which you can activate and deactivate in the settings. This should save your eyes and battery life! πŸ‘€ β€’ Library updates to make sure that everything is as efficient and stable as it can possibly be. πŸ“š β€’ Please don’t forget that you can support me by leaving a rating in…