Corvus v. 2018.2.0

Release date: 
Friday, 21. December 2018
Localisation: 
Czech, English, German, Italian, Polish, Slovak
Supported versions of the operating system Android: 
4.4 KitKat, 4.4.1 KitKat, 4.4.2 KitKat, 4.4.3 KitKat, 4.4.4 KitKat, 5.0 Lollipop, 5.0.1 Lollipop, 5.0.2 Lollipop, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.1.1 Lollipop, 6.0 Marshmallow, 6.0.1 Marshmallow, 7.0 Nougat, 7.1 Nougat, 7.1.1 Nougat, 7.1.2 Nougat, 8.0 Oreo, 8.1 Oreo, 9.0 Pie
Application to download: 

Please run MENU > HELP > VERIFY ANDROID SETTINGS and enable all items to be sure that all new features will work for you.


New module: 
Slovak library for the blind

Allows automatic and manual downloading of books and magazines, shows news from the library, allows communication in direction library > end users. Detailed information about the module can be found in separate document on the web (In Slovak language only).

New feature or improvement: 
There is a free mode of Corvus since this version (Corvus Free variant). Mode is active immediately after Corvus installation. Free mode provides screen reader, some modules (File manager, Slovak library for the blind, Western energetics, music player, Android applications) and settings of available parts. 10 minutes demo was cancelled. 90 minutes demo is still available.
Corvus now provides a simple textual notification which can contain books (used in Slovak library for the blind app), updates, links to the web,… Notifications item is conditionally shown on Corvus main screen.
Corvus now works on Android 9.
There is a favourite items concept in modules related to downloading books and magazines. It is possible to add books and magazines to favourites list and assign short notes with them.
There is a new group in settings, called Notifications. It allows to set how often can Corvus check for new notifications on the internet.
It is now possible to set how long you should keep the finger on the display to activate hold gesture (used e.g. in magnifier module). See environment settings.
Verify Android settings now contains item to check whether Corvus holds all permissions required for proper functioning on Android 6 and higher.
It is now possible to disable beeping when scrolling (see screen reader settings).
Functionality or controll change: 
We dramatically improved gestures recognition in special environment. These changes may help mainly to beginner users.
We now ask users to grant some permissions at start-up of some modules on Android 6 and higher if needed. Use menu>help>verify android settings to grant all required permissions in one step.
Accepting calls on Corvus incoming call screen now works on all devices with Android 8 and higher. The devices with older versions of Android are supported as in previous versions.
Corvus restricts automatic screen off when is recording in recorder active, to be sure that recording will not stop due to the automatic screen off.
Magnifier app now works in landscape mode to make it usable in combination with external monitors.
Fixed bug: 
Fixed a bug, which caused a crash on devices with Android older than 5.0.
Fixed a bug, which caused that music player stops playback when screen of on devices with Android 7 and higher.
We now automatically show the keyboard in enter license id dialogue.
Fixed a bug which caused that Corvus was too chatty after screen of on devices with Android 9.
Information about signal now does not contain operator name when there is no SIM in the device.
Corvus does not speak and beep at the beginning of alarm sound, so wake-up alarming is now smooth and soft.
Beeps emitted at start and end of recording in sound recorder are again short, as in versions before 2018.1.0.
Music player does not speak at start of playback and when switching tracks.
Fixed a bug which caused that hangman game was little bit messy in some situations.
Corrected mistakes in Slovak and Czech localisation.