Faves, Recents added; much fixed in RF version 0.2.0
We’ve made a lot of changes to the RF dialer over the past 10 days, and have put them into the production version, now at 0.2.0.
We’ve added Recent call and Favorites list “Click-to-Call” functionality, revised and beefed up the dialer pulldown menus, fixed some tricky URL encoding problems when making calls, and tightened up the registration process to reduce the number of time-out related issues you have reported.
Try things out and let us know what you think at http://forum.rf.com.
Following is a complete list of changes:
- Click-to-Call dialing from the Favorites menu is now enabled;
- Click-to-Call recent calls is now enabled. A user can now click on the body of a recent call listing to immediately place a call to the recent destination using the service/pbx previously used;
- A user can now click on a “star” icon to the right of a recent call listing to add that destination and calling service to the user’s list of favorites. The user will be asked to provide a name to appear in the Favorites menu for the added listing;
- A user can now manually enter a listing into the Favorites menu. User must input a name (as it will appear on the menu), a destination number or IP calling address, and the calling service to be used;
- If an Internet call was placed with the cellular carrier (i.e.: AT&T) selected in the calling services pulldown, it would be saved in recent calls as having been made by the cellular provider, and not via the Internet. This has been fixed;
- Recent calls now show the favorite name if the call destination is included in the Favorites list.
Main Dialer Service Pulldown Menu
- The service pulldown menu on the main dialer has been reorganized into two sections: Calling services/carriers/PBXes listed on top, and some popular Internet and IP calling destinations listed on the bottom;
- When choosing Google Talk, MSN Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger form the calling services pulldown menu, the destination call does not need a suffix. Thus, when calling “MyPal@gmail.com”, if “Google Talk” is selected in the pull down menu, only “MyPal” needs to be entered in order to dial;
- There is a new item in the calling services pulldown menu called “Internet”. When selected, an attempt will be made to route any call placed through the RF server, with no need to use a third party calling server or PBX. If such a call cannot be routed through the RF server (i.e.: a call to a PSTN telephone number, or a call to a non-supported service) the call will fail. SIP URI calls, FWD calls, and calls to supported Voice over IM services (Google Talk, MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, etc.) will route directly over the RF server;
- A bug that allowed a user to set the default Call Settings to blank, generating a dial error, has been squashed.
- A call to a telephone number prefixed with a plus (“+”) sign would not complete. This has been fixed. All dial strings are now URL encoded to avoid such errors;
- The RF POP number that appeared when making a call through the RF dialer did not include a plus (“+”) sign or country code, making it impossible for non-US users to even try ringFree while it is limited to US POPS. This has been fixed.
- Entering a back key, manually changing the URL, and other activities during the registration process on the iPhone was breaking the registration so that an account was only partially created. We’ve added catches for these conditions;
- If iPhone caller ID information was spoofed, a caller could have used the phone activation process to impersonate a user account. Re-activating an existing user account now prompts for a login after the phone activation process completes. To keep the database size down, Activation Codes are now deleted from the database immediately after the user account is matched to the caller ID.