PLUGMIND released an update which brings us to Version 1.9.6. I think that the community will be happy for this update. I say that because its seems that many people will relate any degrade in app performance (even if it is related to their own network latency) to the need for an update to be unleashed. I believe that it is an unrelated issue as the English channel of the app is down from last month evening prime time average of 140-150 users to on average about 100-120 users (calculate from periodic monitoring). Although, this time around we may see further improvement in app performance with “Cache Optimization”. The last update was released approximately June 2 and PLUGMIND does a pretty good job releasing updates on a fairly consistently basis.Check out the update history on the CB Radio Chat History Page
What’s New in version 1.9.6 ?
+ Mic Noise reduction disabled by default (distortion on some devices)
The Mic Noise reduction feature was made available in the 1.9.5 version. It actually ended up being a nice feature if you had a lot of background noise. I guess apparently some users had issues when they installed version 1.9.5, their devices did not agree with the feature and either some or all audio came out distorted.
+ Bug fixing
You can always make something better. An app like CB Radio Chat requires attention and maintenance. Not to mention when your a developer you have to keep up with firmware updates and new devices coming out on the market.
+ Cache optimization
I believe this update (along with the bug fixes) we may see some improvements on app performance. Possibly with transferring data during a room with heavy traffic. A Cache is a component in software that stores data so that future requests for that data can be served faster. I believe that the area, where thecache improvement was made was in regards transfer performance and also how the app temporarily stores the batches of voice messages and also how it stores and receive transfer headers. Now there is a difference between a buffer and cache but web caches do improve transfer performance. Again in regards to CB Radio Chat, this is all theory and my opinion.If you have browsed over the “How CB Radio Chat Works” page. You will read that voice messages are sent from the central server in “batches”. By sending in batches, this reduces the number of times the server and you phone has to communicate to each other resulting in less transferring data. I did notice that the cache size does carry a large memory footprint now then what it did before. No worries its only bigger by a few hunder Kilobytes.