v10.10: No more overlays in the phone app!

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What’s new

  • eliminated overlay requirement for widget app: widget toolbar, tweak, measure, animation:
    • new expandable embedded (“inner”) widget toolbar (appears on bottom by default, but you can click on the arrow on the left to move up/down)
    • Tap the 3 dots (⋮) to “expand” the toolbar:
      • to include the bubble spacing seekbar (not allowed inside widget)
      • to include long press options for
        • layout  button (opens main settings),
        • rotation arrows (rotates to exact 45° positions)
        • cloud configuration (⊕) → widget measure (also available as new direct button in the embedded toolbar)
      • tap anywhere on the screen (outside the extended toolbar) to restore the embedded toolbar or tap the checkmark to end editing
        • bubble editing is only available when the embedded toolbar is shown (we cannot pass on taps to the launcher any more with this new non-overlay type extended toolbar)
    • enabled bubble animation / launcher compatibility mode, petal options on Android Go devices as well
    • measure / animation symbol changed to the expand icon
    • include widget measure button in widget toolbar
    • slightly darker / more opaque widget edit toolbar
    • improved petal options and bubble animation for rotating screens
    • widget measure help screen can now show in landscape
  • attempt to fix Samsung Watch HR complication bug (again!)
    • only check for botched Samsung complications on Samsung watches (DUH!)
  • Updated system library dependencies: AndroidX, AppBilling, Material, AppCompat etc.

Smaller improvements

    • instantaneous bubble picker in updated Taser plugin (Using cached list of bubbles within 24 hours of last use of Wear Cloud Editor) [inspiration: Shawn Austin]
  • new option to reset Notification Icons plugin under “Restore defaults” (and in the Filters section of the plugin)
  • using new improved home screen widget size API on Android 12 and over
  • tested and rejected adding Android 12 style “Settings” option on long press of the widget (setting causes problems below Android 12). Keeping own pencil and double tap
  • rephrased button to “Clear theme/font” on the watch [Dudee]
  • added option to only clear theme font when using the button in Clock bubble settings on the watch
  • include contact widgets section in easy/basic mode
  • show contact widgets preview for non-premium users
  • removed TrueContacts recommendation from main app
  • improved layout for widget measure fine adjustment box and help screen
  • improved redrawing many widgets at the same time (it sometimes failed in the past)

Privacy Policy

  • new prominent disclosure and consent prompt before backing up bubble clouds (transmitting user data)
  • include Privacy policy in the drawer
  • removed blanket privacy policy agreement when starting the app
  • updated privacy policy to explain handling of sensitive user data (contact list)
  • updated privacy policy text included in the app

Bug fixes

  • fixed a crash in Bubble Cloud settings on watches set to Greek
  • replaced PhoneDeviceType checking for iOS/China in the watch app
  • fixed a crash attempting to open Play Store page for Notifications Plugin
  • fix for disappearing home screen widget badges
  • crash when tapping on Notification settings section in phone app
  • cloud config screen sometimes did not appear during initial home screen widget setup
  • fixed auto-populate contact cloud database corruption issue
  • eliminated a race condition invoked crash in Tasker plugin edit screen
  • fixed rare crash on watch face


Beta test

Version 10.10.3 is released in a staged rollout. Check Play Store if the update is available for you. The update is already available to all beta testers: become a beta tester

Update app

Both app variants are affected, update the one you are using from Google Play:

Get it on Google PlayBubble Cloud Wear OS Launcher / Watch Face
Play Store link:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dyna.logix.bookmarkbubbles

Get it on Google PlayBubble Cloud Widgets+Folders for Phones / Tablets
Play Store link:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dyna.logix.bookmarkbubbles.widgets

Please test and report any issues

I give this version now into the hands of beta testers. You are the first to enjoy these new features, but in return for the early access I ask you to report any problems you find:

  • crashes, hangs, regression issues (especially if they are reproducible)
  • operation problems (unexpected behavior, mistakes)
  • grammatical errors in text
  • layout color / visibility / alignment problems (it helps if you include a screenshot)
  • illogical or missing functionality
  • further improvement suggestions

Thank you for your help!

Author: greg

the dev