Version History

Because we're transparent about the good, the bad and the ugly .

1.0.34Latest

January 28, 2017
Enhanced

Fixed

1.0.33 Latest

October 24, 2016

Enhanced

  • Added support for Android 7 (Nougat/API Level 25).
  • Added a Cancel option to the Extants menu popup.
  • Streamlined and improved several facets regarding synchronization.

Fixed

  • A deleted Hive having been tagged in a ToDo was not recognized as such, causing the ToDo History view to fail.
  • When the maximum hives allowed was met, deleting hives would not then allow the addition of new hives until the application was restarted.
  • For a Ratings input, the associated rating stars (above and right of the input) would not reflect changes to the rating value.
  • For Inspection reports that have a rating, undoing report changes did not display the new rating.
  • The 'last inspected' date display format on an Apiary tile is now congruent with the rest of the application.
  • For a hive with no inspections, the text "No Inspections" appeared twice.

1.0.32

October 7, 2016

Enhanced

  • Improvements to the Account view experience.
  • Added changes to speed up view transitions slightly.
  • Streamlined some facets of the Subscription module.

Fixed

  • It was possible to dismiss some dialogs by tapping outside of the dialog box.
  • Cancelling out of the Play Store during a Subscription change or purchase would result in an unnecessary error message when returning to the app.
  • In a few Help files there existed sentences that would cause your grammar school teacher to swoon.
  • A condition where a stale Play Store cache interfered with our Zero Network Operation promise, causing an application fallback to Community Edition for Subscription and Trial accounts. Thanks Dave N.!

1.0.30

September 21, 2016

New!

Community Edition

Community Edition provides a limited, ads-based free version of HiveTool Mobile that is perfect for entry level beekeepers.

Hive View

The Hive View combines Inspections, ToDos and Notes with context sensitive Tabs for an improved experience.

Themes

Via Preferences, choose a Theme to suit your mood!

Enhanced

  • The Hive View is now a carousel. Swipe left or right to traverse the list of hives displayed in the parent Apiary view.
  • Added the following fields to the Sightings report: Capped Brood, Larvae, Queen Cups, Queen Cells Aborted, Queen Cells Hatched.
  • Added two data points to the Queen/Requeen reports: Shade and Color.
  • Added "Flow" to the Frame Type (Flow Frames) field list in the Langstroth Builder's Super area.
  • In the Queen/Requeen report, choosing Type "Supersedure" or "Queen Cell" automatically sets Age to 0, Quality to 5, and clears all other fields.
  • All popup selectors now display a title bar which corresponds to the field name.
  • Added extensive Help to the My Account area.
  • The Apiaries, Apiary and Hive Help documents have been expanded upon significantly.
  • The Queenlessness hive extant uses the theme's "warning" color if set by the Requeen report; the extant's badge now reads "Requeen"
  • If Queenlessness is derived from the current Sightings report, the hive's queenless extant badge now reads "Sightings"
  • If the current Queen report's type is Queenless, the Requeen Queen Type does not offer "Queenless".
  • The apiaries view now displays the total hives deployed in all apiaries.
  • Tapping on the Hive's Inspection tab panel enters the Edit Inspection view.
  • Transitions from one view to another are now consistent and the 'working' spinner icon modernized.
  • The Downsize Wizard eases the task of downsizing hives when changing an account's Service Level requires such changes.
  • The tiles displayed in the Delete Apiaries view are now congruent with those in the Apiaries view.
  • The app preference "Remember Position in Apiary" has been removed.
  • The app preference "Enable Program Cache" has been removed.
  • To harmonize theming we've removed some color coded elements in the Inspection Sightings report tile.
  • Changed the main menu item "Subscription" to "My Account"

Fixed

  • The carousel (swiper) chevron tips were not rendering when first entering the Hive Inspections View.
  • When uninstalling and the reinstalling the app, a condition where data could not be recovered for an expired trial.
  • When uninstalling and the reinstalling the app, a condition where upon recovering data from the cloud changes to Preferences would not persist.
  • A condition where navigating away from Sync with the hardware button could cause the app to appear hung up.
  • A visual aspect disparity between the Metric and Imperial sections of the System of Measures dialog.
  • The calendar displayed the weeks of the year, which was not intended.
  • Where multiple Feed reports exist in an inspection, a custom Feed label displayed incorrectly in the selection list.
  • Undoing a Strength or Configuration Inspection report would not update frame count mismatch indicators.
  • Setting Queen type to Queenless via the Queen report did not produce the queenless hive extant.
  • Setting Queen type to Queenless in the Requeen report did not hide extraneous fields as does the Queen report.
  • Incorrect extant labels for hives reporting a Dead Out.
  • Notes for the following report types were not displayed in "tabular" Inspections views: Disease, Queen.
  • The Super form field "Frame Type" was mislabeled "Frame Composition" (Langstroth Builder)
  • The header for creating or editing a note always read "New Note"
  • A condition where the delete ToDo History view could be incomplete.

1.0.22

June 7, 2016
Fixed

  • The app does not suggest sync'ing data if the device is offline.
  • It is no longer possible to schedule a To-Do reminder in the past.
  • Cancelling a sync attempt due to being offline would cause a redundant dialog confirming the cancellation.
  • A condition where weak/intermittent network connectivity could interfere with application initialization.
  • A rare condition where changes to an Apiary Filter might prevent changes to Preferences.

1.0.21

June 2, 2016

New!

Versions

The application now hosts its complete version history via the Apiaries Versions menu item.

Enhanced

  • The "selected" icon in a To-Do's Tag Hives view is now away from
  • The To-Do's header now displays the context of the To-Do's view with an Apiary or Hive name.

Fixed

  • Several Help areas were decidedly not helpful.
  • The Queenless extant should only appear when both Queen and Eggs are not sighted (Sightings); otherwise the Hive is queenright.
  • "Other" types for Pest, Disease and Predation did not render correctly in the "Compact" Current Inspection Panel view.
  • When a To-Do's Task Completed field is checked the Edit action should not be accessible.
  • In Hive tiles, the inspection icon leading the last inspection date was misaligned.
  • Removed the circular Help button, which is reserved for form field views, from the To-Do's View.
  • The To-Do Edit page header text e.g. "Edit To-Do" or "New To-Do" was lost when returning from Help or Hive Tagging.

1.0.20

May 27, 2016

New!

$ Pricing Tiers

The addition of $0.99 and $1.99 USD Subscription Tiers completes a pricing spectrum that balances the needs and budgets of most any beekeeper.

To-Do History

To-Do History makes it easy to review past, completed To-Do's.

Enhanced

  • The To-Do system is now highly integrated with both Apiary and Beehive views.
  • The To-Do system now exhibits a look and feel consistent with the rest of the application.
  • The Apiary To-Do Filter has been greatly enhanced to narrow the list of pending To-Do's.
  • Improved the useability of the Apiary Beehive Filter.
  • Tapping within a Beehive View's Current Inspection panel opens the Current Inspection for editing.

Fixed

  • A condition where tagging multiple Beehives for a To-Do may result in the application becoming unresponsive.
  • A rare condition where the Billing System could interfere with Zero Network Operation.

1.0.19

May 11, 2016

New!

Beehive Filters

Beehive Filters lets you narrow the list of beehives in the Apiary view by focusing on select beehive Inspection Report facets such as Queenless, Pests, Disease, etc. The filtering feature is accessed via the Apiary menu.

Move Beehives

Via the Apiary menu, move beehives from one Apiary to another in 3 easy steps.

Enhanced

  • Preference Remember Position in Apiary Return to the prior Apiary beehive listing position when this preference is enabled, for example returning from a beehive view.
  • Preference Remember Beehive Filter When enabled this preference will remember your Beehive Filter across Apiaries.
  • Added Beehive Extant Queenless
  • Added Beehive Extant Moved
  • Added a transition spinner when tapping on an Apiary's beehive tile.
  • Added "Queenless" as a Queen Type in the Queen Inspection Report.
  • The Message feature now uses the device's email subsystem to facilitate communication with support.

Fixed

  • The application no longer requires Google Accounts linked to Gmail. A Google Account is still required.
  • Configuration/Strength counters were not working as intended for Langstroth 8 Beehive.
  • Configuration/Strength counters were not working as intended during an Express Setup and Express Inspection.
  • A condition in Express Setup where the Configuration report tile color suggested a required status whilst the report is not required.
  • A condition where adding Beehive to an apiary would cause subsequent "Add Hives" for the same apiary to fail silently.
  • Deleting a super did not update the frame counter in the Langstroth Builder.

1.0.18

April 26, 2016

Fixed

  • In the Langstroth Builder view, a graphical artifact randomly appeared when a Queen Excluder's Condition was rated.
  • On some devices, when repositioning a component in the Langstroth Builder the dragging "ghost" was oversized.

1.0.17

April 25, 2016

New!

Configuration Report

The HiveTool Mobile Inspection System now supports an optional Configuration report, where the physical components of a beehive may be tracked.

Along with support for Top Bar, Stewarton, Glen and Other (user defined beehive type), use the interactive Langstroth Builder to fully specify the physical components for Langstroth-style beehives!

For more information about the Configuration feature, tap here.

Enhanced

  • If a Sightings report indicates Queen Cells sighted, the beehive will display the queen cell extant icon
  • Top Bar beehives - Where appropriate, the application now uses terms based on "bar" rather than "frame".

Fixed

  • The tap behavior of the left and right scroll chevrons in View Inspections were inverted. With respect to time, tapping on the left chevron now visits the prior inspection, and the right to the next inspection, corresponding with the left and right screen-swipe behavior.
  • In an Apiary's Delete Inspections view, a (rare) condition existed where a deletion would not occur when an inspection time was within the local timezone offset relative to Coordinated Universal Time.

1.0.16

March 30, 2016

Enhanced

  • The Add Hives function has been enhanced to provide far greater flexibility and control over beehive name generation. For example, if there is a gap in your apiaries for the beehive names 10 to 20, you may create beehives to fill that gap (10,11,12...20).
    For more information, refer to the Help area in the Add Hives or Apiary view.
  • The Rename Hive function has been updated to support the new flexibility of the updated beehive naming system. Please refer to the Help area in the Hive view for more information.
  • Certain topics in the Apiary and Beehive Help documents lacked substance and have been enhanced.

Fixed

  • For some devices the system status bar was not visible until the soft keyboard was shown and would then interfere with the app's navigation bar.
  • A condition related to beehive deletions where trial users could not create additional beehives.
  • A condition where a trial period might prematurely expire.
  • The Apiary and Beehive Help documents are up to date with the current feature set.

1.0.15

March 26, 2016

Enhanced

  • In a To-Do Reminder popup, the color of the AM/PM switch now changes when toggled.
  • In the Apiary view, tap on the To-Do's pill for a quick jump to your To-Do's.

Fixed

  • In a To-Do Reminder popup, the Time button was not reflecting changes to the Reminder time value.

1.0.14

March 21, 2016

New!

The To-Do's has been improved with Reminders. This optional feature allows you to set a date and time to be reminded about a To-Do. When triggered your device will display the Reminder in its Notifications area.

For more information about the To-Do's feature, see this article.

1.0.17

March 26, 2016

Fixed

  • On extremely small devices the Rating Stars might wrap to a new line of text.
  • In the Apiary view where a mix of inspected and not inspected beehives exist the Forward Inspections, Insights and Delete Inspections functions would not work as intended.

1.0.12

March 17, 2016

Fixed

  • Visiting the Insights view from the Apiary view would result in a bounce back to the Apiary view if one or more of the apiary's beehives had not been inspected.
  • In the Hive view a condition where the To-Do and Notes menu items might be disabled due to conflicting rules regarding subscription status.
  • In the Delete Hives view we removed extraneous padding on the list which would cause Rating Stars to wrap to a new line of text.
  • In the Hive view, Delete Inspection was a non-operation when there was one and only one inspection.
  • In the Apiary view, if the Program Cache is disabled an error would raised when the user interface renders before the dataset is ready.

1.0.11

New!

The To-Do's feature lets you note activities associated with the apiary and optionally one or more beehives. For more information about the To-Do's feature, see this article.

Fixed

  • The Export view layout was not responsive to large devices.
  • A condition where editing a form Date didn't set the form as dirty, preventing form completion.