- Release Date
May, 23rd 2021
Android 5.1 (Lollipop), Android 6 (Marshmallow), Android 7 and 7.1 (Nougat), Android 8 and 8.1 (Oreo), Android 9.0 (Pie), Android 10.0, Android 11.0 (R)
This release adds a minor feature to a member’s history to find out at a glance if he or she is a founding member and fixes some issues to make the application even more stable.
When opening the Lions History of a member, the list now shows whether the member is a charter member of the club:
In addition, a few bugs have been squashed and minor enhancements integrated:
the application would crash after (successfully) inviting another member to your event; this is fixed;
as an event administrator, the application would crash after updating someone’s answer and returning to the list of participants; this is fixed as well;
still as an event administrator, the participant’s comment is now easier to access and edit, even if initially empty;
the +/- buttons when answering a numeric question are not distorted anymore;
various internal libraries have been upgraded.
About the Large Compatibility with Versions of Android¶
As you see, we do our best to keep compatibility with rather old versions of Android (Android 5.1 - Lollipop dates back from March 2015 and this represents a gigantic jump in the past in the IT world).
If we keep such old compatibility (compared to Apple users), this is related to a very unfortunate fact that Android smartphones and tablets are usually maintained much less than Apple ones. In fact, manufacturers such as Samsung are selling their devices with (usually) the latest available version of Android at that time and provide major updates of the system for something that we estimate for about 2 years in contrast to Apple which supports its devices for as long as 5 to 6 years. We understand that LionsBase application users do not see any need to get a new device every 2 to 3 years (which is totally legit) and as such, we strive to keep compatibility as long as we can.
As problems arise due to this compatibility and as the number of people still actively using older devices decreases, we may drop support for some older versions at any time.
Using iOS? Please see corresponding release notes.