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malbry
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Doggcatcher posting excessive numbers of Android notifications

Hi,

I'm an Android developer working on one of my own applications which needs to listen to Android notifications. I've noticed that Doggcatcher is posting an excessive number of notifications. The same notification (currently-listened podcast, I think) is being posted repeatedly hundreds of times. This is flooding my notification listener with unwanted noise. No other Android application that I have installed posts anyway near this level of notifications. This excessive notification posting from Doggcatcher is adversely impacting the performance of my application and of the whole phone.

Please can the Doggcatcher developer investigate and respond. You can contact me directly at malcolm(at)freepoc.org.

Many thanks,
Malcolm

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That is required when

That is required when notifications change after they have already been displayed. I spent quite a bit of time getting the nots to continue to update properly...wasn't able to find another way to get this working without redisplaying the same notification.

You could disable notification for the app if it's causing problems.

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Eric,

Eric,

Thanks for the reply. With respect, I don't think your notification solution is a good one. Apps shouldn't behave in a way which adversely impact other apps or the system as a whole, especially when the user wouldn't normally be aware. I've now blocked notifications from DC but I strongly suggest that you consider changing this behaviour. Alternatively, you could add an extra DC setting which allows the user to this turn off (while explaining why they might want to).

Thanks,
Malcolm

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Eric / Wayne,

Eric / Wayne,

Can we return to this problem, please. Other Android media players don't post excessive numbers of notifications. Can I respectfully ask whether you intend to fix this problem - your previous post seemed to imply not. I have temporarily turned off DC notifications, but obviously this isn't a solution. Just to repeat my view on this: IMHO Android apps should be 'good citizens' and not adversely impact other apps.

Please can you let us know if this problem will be added to the bug fix list or if you intend to leave it as it is.

Thanks,
Malcolm

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Eric / Wayne,

Eric / Wayne,

I'm sure you are both busy, but it would be great if you could at least acknowledge my posts. This is a support forum after all. My question is really simple and just needs a yes/no answer from you. If you intend to address the issue I've raised then I'll gladly provide whatever help I can. If you don't intend to address the issue then, regrettably, I'll switch to a podcasting app that doesn't post excessive notifications. Just let me know one way or the other.

Thanks,
Malcolm

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Update to the latest version

Update to the latest version of the app - DoggCatcher - 1.2.4149 (Released 09-08-2017) Issue 0000260: [Miscellaneous] Remove persistent notification when episodes are in the download queue - closed. http://mantis.doggcatcher.com/view.php?id=260

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Thanks Wayne, but that's

Thanks Wayne, but that's clearly not the answer. The issue description is nothing like the problem I reported. And the version 1.2.4149 release date of 09-08-2017 is before I reported the problem on 09-12-2017. If this really were resolved, then Eric would have said "that's already fixed" in his reply to me on 09-14-2017. Instead he said "disable notifications" which I don't think is a good solution for the reasons I've said above.

It's a shame, but there's no indication from you or Eric that this notification problem is going to be fixed. And I can't use Doggcatcher while it continues to post excessive numbers of notifications. I think the time has come for me to move to another Android podcatcher app. Please can you contact me at malcolm(at)freepoc.oirg to arrange for a refund.

Many thanks,
Malcolm