A warm welcome for beta v126.96.36.199(364).http://sdmaid.darken.eu/downloadhttp://sdmaid.darken.eu/changelogbeta
The Systemcleaners "/data/log" filter now also targets "/data/log_other_mode". This at least affects "Cubot" devices but possibly more. It's basically the same thing as /data/log, not sure why they had to diverge here.
I'm still investigating a problem where people without root can't gain external sdcard access on 5.0+. Normally this is possible via the storage access framework. Under some circumstances though the external sdcard doesn't provide the system with a UUID (or the system can't read it). The system seems to randomly name the sdcards, while normally it's name is the UUID. Guessing isn't really a good solution to this, but currently it looks like it might not be SD Maids fault, but an sdcard issue. It's an issue important issue that needs to be understood. This version will send a crash report (without crashing) if an sdcard has no UUID, such that I can get an Overview if it's a device specific issue or something broader. So far seen on the LG G3. I suspect it's not device related, but sdcard related.
I've already talked about it sometime ago, my self-made statistics system was cute and simple, but just not up to the task. While i had data i wanted to see, e.g. Android versions or root types, i couldn't get the data out of the database in a meaningful way or timely fashion (< a few hours) :(. This update removes the last traces of the old system and introduces Piwik (piwik.org
) as replacement.
I researched a lot of analytics systems and while the most popular certainly seems to be Google Analytics, I've opted for Piwik because it's open-source and I can host it on my own server (i.e. full control).
I hope to use the provided information for focusing my development efforts (e.g. SD Maid v4). It will tell me things like Android versions, root-state, what the most/least used features are, what devices, landscape/portrait etc.
Only anonymous device information is collected and all data is only used to improve SD Maid. Nothing is sold or otherwise misappropriated. I've updated the privacy document to reflect this: http://sdmaid.darken.eu/privacy/
You can now also opt-out through the settings. I kindly ask you not to, just like with crash-reporting, but hey it's your choice :). I'll probably post some interesting stats in 1-2 month for the curious (I always like it when other apps/websites post such stats).
Just as it has always been, SD Maid still works fine without internet, so restricting it's access or having no signal has no adverse effect.
This is a pure BETA as there will be at least one more update for updating translations before anything goes into production.
Exchanging the stats system was also my last big milestone before SD Maid v4 so I can now start dreaming about Material Design :). Don't expect an ETA, it's done when it's done, but I'll try to start early with beta versions.