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Daniel Ciao
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Velociraptor 1.6: HERE/TomTom Speed Limits

The update came out a while ago, but I thought I'd post about it here, along with my thought process.

The largest flaw of the app was the poor coverage of OpenStreetMap's speed limits. I finally found a somewhat affordable speed limit provider, so I purchased and pre-paid one year's worth of their service.

The price for Velociraptor's TomTom and HERE speed limits are 1.5 USD and 2 USD per month. This is as cheap as I could make it - after Google's cut, 86% of the money goes towards paying the provider. The other 14% goes towards paying for the 7-day trial periods and the OpenStreetMap server.

Google is somehow still rolling out speed limits, which is why I decided to take this risk. There's a good chance I won't be able to make back the payment to the provider. I suppose that makes my interests in conflict with the wish that Google rolls out speed limits quickly, but that's pretty much only for these first few months, when I'm making back the initial payment.

If I have time the next few months before I go to college, I might make Velociraptor a standalone app for driving info and whatnot. We'll see.
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This kills the Velociraptor.

Edit: Guess not, the killing has been delayed.
Will +LastPass be forced to remove Accessibility support for autofill too? Their Oreo Autofill API support is still in beta and leaves much to be desired.

Oreo market share is 0.2% btw.
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Parameter name hints in +IntelliJ IDEA 2016.3 🎉 - patiently waiting for the next Android Studio version!
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Velociraptor 1.5.0 Released!
Google Maps has been slowly adding more areas to show speed limits. As such, Velociraptor now detects when the Google Maps speed limits are shown and hides itself - in other words, it will only show to compliment Google's speed limits with OpenStreetMap ones.

Other new features of this update (and 1.4.2):
• Android 7+ Quick Settings Tile for toggling Velociraptor
• Activate only in navigation in Google Maps setting
• Improve caching (Devs: I switched to saving road segment data in SQLite, using Square's SQLDelight and SQLBrite, combined with AutoValue. They're super nice - I recommend trying these libraries!)
• Increase refresh speed
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No wonder - I just saw one of these biking home, and did a double take when I saw the green logo instead of Google. With Google, Tesla, Uber, and various other companies developing self-driving cars, it will be interesting to see which one succeeds in bringing it to the consumer market first.
Say hello to Waymo—the next chapter of the Google self-driving car project! Waymo stands for a new way forward in mobility. After 8 years at Google, we're stepping out today as an independent self-driving technology company.

Over a year ago, we invited an old friend, Steve Mahan, for a ride. Steve had ridden in our cars in the past—first accompanied by a test driver in 2012 and then on a closed course in 2014. This time was different. Steve experienced the world’s first truly self-driving ride on public roads, navigating everyday traffic with no steering wheel, no pedals, and no test driver. This ride is just the beginning of what Waymo hopes to bring to the world.

Learn more at waymo.com and watch the video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHbMt6WDhQ8
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Facebook just released a library called Keyframes - essentially, After Effects shapes & animations -> Android.

That's the pitch anyway, I haven't played around with it much yet. It looks like there are some limitations on bezier animations and such, but if it works, it would make collaboration between designers and developers much easier.
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"Along with the API Level 25 SDK, we have also updated the Android Support Library to 25.0.0. The new version lets you add image keyboard support with compatibility back to API level 13. It also introduces BottomNavigationView widget, which implements the bottom navigation pattern from the material design guidelines."

https://developer.android.com/topic/libraries/support-library/revisions.html
The Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview is now available and gives you everything you need to test your app on the new platform or extend it with new features like app shortcuts and image keyboard support. It includes an updated SDK and tools, documentation and samples, as well as emulators and device system images for running your apps on supported devices.

Learn more here: https://goo.gl/bPlknU
Now available: Android 7.1 Developer Preview
Now available: Android 7.1 Developer Preview
android-developers.blogspot.com
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Hear hear! Finally. I'll be retiring Velociraptor to maintenance releases only.
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"Schrödinger's Impression"
made a feature graphic for a project that may/may not be coming back to life...

cc: +Daniel Ciao 
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