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  1. SJonesGSO's Avatar
    Bump .
    09-10-2012 03:43 PM
  2. delco714's Avatar
    I decided to install it..it's the same thing as battery circle which has been around for a long time.. while running, battery circle uses 3mb, whereas your app around 30mb ram. Choice was obvious, unfortunately.
    09-10-2012 05:42 PM
  3. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Hmmm... On mine, the app is only using 1.4 MB storage, plus 5.58 MB cache.
    09-10-2012 05:54 PM
  4. delco714's Avatar
    Hmmm... On mine, the app is only using 1.4 MB storage, plus 5.58 MB cache.
    Storage yes... Go into "running" to see the ram memory usage!
    09-10-2012 09:57 PM
  5. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Storage yes... Go into "running" to see the ram memory usage!
    4.3 MB there. You're talking about the section where it says how many processes and services an app is running, right? 1 each btw for me. Sounds like something on your end, maybe a bug. Guessing you tried the usual clearing of cache, data, reboot, etc to see if it gets any better?

    Edit: I opened the app popup via the notification bar monitor and then went to the settings before using the back button back to the home screen and mine now reports 36 MB.
    09-11-2012 01:16 AM
  6. delco714's Avatar
    Maybe i caught it doing something particular that caused a spike..but i mean i did check both apps right next to one another so there shouldn't really be a discrepancy. Either way, it's a good app, just have no purpose for it personally.
    09-11-2012 08:37 AM
  7. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I'm wondering if this is related to some of the widget ad bugs like what I and others have reported. Rebooting the phone and letting it auto start brings usage back down to almost 3 MB. Actively using the app, or manually starting it causes the spike. Have you tried leaving the app on, then rebooting and letting it auto run, then check the usage again? Even after a day of monitoring, it stays low as long as i don't open it.

    I know the OP is working on the ad issue, so this may be resolved with the next update.
    09-11-2012 02:42 PM
  8. delco714's Avatar
    If that's the case and the op can describe to me the/any benefits of the app over battery circle then I'll reinstall it for sure.
    09-13-2012 05:43 AM
  9. SJonesGSO's Avatar
    If that's the case and the op can describe to me the/any benefits of the app over battery circle then I'll reinstall it for sure.
    It's a matter of preference, of course! I created AccuBatt because I didn't like what any other apps had to offer, and therefore designed this one to better meet my needs . As far as memory "issues", as I'm sure you know, Android actually attempts to fill the RAM as quickly as possible. This allows applications to run better and respond quicker. Yes, AccuBatt can suck up some memory when the GUI is loaded in multiple instances (actually a pretty simple fix that may be in the next release), but this has NO adverse effects on the OS.

    When RAM is needed, the Android OS simply clears some with applications no longer being run. Only in the most extreme of cases is RAM usage something you should worry about.
    09-14-2012 11:56 PM
  10. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I'm still seeing the high use issue after opening the app. This time I pulled it off the charger to see what the stock battery use reported. AccuBatt showed up and climbed to about 15% usage after 20 min., ranking #3 behind display and the OS. Clearly there is something hanging on my phone causing the app to take up processing use after opening it. I rebooted to reset it to its "unopened monitoring" state and it is back to normal. I know high memory use isn't the big problem, but it is at least related to the processor usage after opening it up.

    I don't mind dealing with it for right now so I can maybe help figure out what's going on.
    09-15-2012 01:19 AM
  11. SJonesGSO's Avatar
    @Mooncatt

    I really have ZERO idea of what could be causing this..and it seems like you're in the minority with this problem. Unfortunately, as it's not an OS malfunction specifically, I can only speculate and try to fix things one at a time. Thanks for being a trooper and helping out though!

    I'll continue to fix little things that may be the culprit one at a time as time goes on.
    09-15-2012 09:13 AM
  12. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Looks like the usage issue may have been resolved. I can't remember if I rebooted after the last update, but I did earlier today and was going to poke about but the problem never surfaced. The memory use was a little lower at 25 MB after opening the app, but processor usage never remained high. Still going to keep an eye on it, but I guess I had something hung up after updating that needed a reboot to clear out.
    09-16-2012 03:30 PM
  13. SJonesGSO's Avatar
    Looks like the usage issue may have been resolved. I can't remember if I rebooted after the last update, but I did earlier today and was going to poke about but the problem never surfaced. The memory use was a little lower at 25 MB after opening the app, but processor usage never remained high. Still going to keep an eye on it, but I guess I had something hung up after updating that needed a reboot to clear out.
    Well that's certainly good news! The latest update (1.2.4) should be available soon and will hopefully prevent it from happening again!

    Thanks for your help .
    09-16-2012 03:41 PM
  14. SJonesGSO's Avatar
    Bump
    09-22-2012 03:11 PM
  15. SJonesGSO's Avatar
    The latest update includes new notification icon colors!
    09-27-2012 07:38 PM
  16. SJonesGSO's Avatar
    Bump!
    10-02-2012 08:12 PM
  17. SJonesGSO's Avatar
    Say hello to the green circle widget theme in version 1.2.7!
    10-06-2012 09:04 AM
  18. johnb6767's Avatar
    Works for me. Upgrading to pro shortly.
    10-24-2012 10:22 AM
  19. SJonesGSO's Avatar
    Thanks for your support and comments!
    10-24-2012 06:59 PM
  20. DBMaSterRWB's Avatar
    Actually I have tried your app and found it not to be nearly as functional as the Battery Monitor Widget Pro. It provides more features than your app, including graphs of the charging history, calibration and usage history. It also allows you to test your battery. Besides, I think plugging your app is fine, but to include the full app description from Google Play is a bit much. It is equivalent of giving us the full Monty.
    11-05-2012 10:33 AM
  21. SJonesGSO's Avatar
    Actually I have tried your app and found it not to be nearly as functional as the Battery Monitor Widget Pro. It provides more features than your app, including graphs of the charging history, calibration and usage history. It also allows you to test your battery. Besides, I think plugging your app is fine, but to include the full app description from Google Play is a bit much. It is equivalent of giving us the full Monty.
    Thanks for the feedback! We like to add as many features as possible when they are requested! Some features (like battery history, etc.) are native to Android so we felt there was no need to duplicate them.
    11-09-2012 07:33 AM
  22. Mooncatt's Avatar
    I think a lot of people want a one stop shop type of interface, where they can see it all from one app and not have to hunt everything down with 2, 3, 4 different apps. And I would rather have an app with extra features I don't want/use than an app without features I would use.
    11-09-2012 09:01 AM
  23. SJonesGSO's Avatar
    I think a lot of people want a one stop shop type of interface, where they can see it all from one app and not have to hunt everything down with 2, 3, 4 different apps. And I would rather have an app with extra features I don't want/use than an app without features I would use.
    Are there any specific features people would like to see in future updates?
    11-09-2012 11:36 AM
  24. SJonesGSO's Avatar
    Bump
    11-17-2012 11:32 AM
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