Battery drain issue and Dropbox sync’ing
Yesterday, Apple responded to our question regarding the battery drain issue. They communicated that Cell Tower Monitoring does not require setting the location flag in UIBackgroundModes and we are implementing this change in the 1.1.2. version of Find My Car Smarter. The updated version should be approved by the end of the week. We’re interested in having some beta testers stress test this change a bit more. Please email us if you’re interested in helping.
Honestly we’re not entirely sure why clearing the location flag helps, but it appears to work. We will be running a few more tests to help us understand this behavior more.
Last week, we released our 1.1.1 update with a few UI tweaks, which were based on feedback from our forum. We have also added a feature to temporary disable the compass rotation to make map reading easier and we hope that you find the new UI to be less cluttered.
We are continuing to work on the 1.2 update and it is progressing well. We have the Dropbox sync’ing feature working now and just need to integrate the functionality into the UI. With this new feature, anyone who shares a car will now be able to sync that car’s parked location with others. We think we’ll be able to release this in another two weeks or so.
Thank you again for your continuing patience while we improve our product.