Swapped out our code for sending SMS notifications for near by locomotives (setup via Website > Profile > Notifications).
Previously we utilized a free way of sending SMS messages but that has been proving to be unreliable over the past year. With this new vendor; they charge $ per SMS per phone number. With this extra cost we'll be monitoring the expense over the next month and may have to lock down the feature to paid accounts only and/or throttle free accounts.
Added - BNSF 1457 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1472 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1640 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Fixed the "Report Photo" button on the web UI.
Removed - NS 4630 - Operation Lifesaver - Being rebuilt to a GP34ECO
If you experienced any server errors or slow down between 1-1:30PM EST today it was due to our server being patched. All should be resolved but we'll be keeping a close eye on it.
Added - BNSF 1746 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 3185 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Resolved an extremely rare issue where an extra dot "." could appear within URLs making them invalid. This only occurred if the server would send you an email with a link within it (notifications, user registrations, etc.).
Added - AMTK 713 - Phase III Empire Service
Removed - BNSF 528 - ATSF Warbonnet
Removed - BNSF 3178 - ATSF Bluebonnet
AMTK145 is reportable again as it has been spotted out of Beech Grove
Added - BNSF 3173 - ATSF Bluebonnet
CSXT576 (NCSTL Emblem) was renumbered back to CSXT527 and has been confirmed by video and photos. The number 576 was temporary for only a one day event in Nashville yesterday.
We've renumbered the unit and leaving it on the site as we've been informed the unit still has the NCSTL Emblem on it.
Suspended reporting on AMTK42 as it's used for training at the Beech Grove facility (News Link)
Added - CSXT 576 - NCSTL Emblem
Added - BNSF 2905 - BN Paint
Reactivated - NS7215
Removed - BNSF 1465 - BN Paint - Repainted
Removed - BNSF 1451 - BN Paint - Repainted
Removed - BNSF 1401 - BN Paint - Repainted
Added - BNSF 3176 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 185 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 558 - ATSF Warbonnet
Added - BNSF 3169 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1506 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1792 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1747 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 1739 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - NKP 757 - Steam
Added - BNSF 159 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 165 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - AMTK 90224 - Downeaster
Removed - BNSF 556 - ATSF Warbonnet
Removed - KCS 4003 - KCS Grey
Added - BNSF 1979 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 189 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 177 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Added - BNSF 169 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Removed all of the NS SD70 units. All have been placed in storage for potential rebuilds to SD70ACC units. Note that even if some hit the road to a rebuild facility that we won't add them back for a temporary move.
Removed - BNSF 3039 - ATSF Bluebonnet - Repainted
Renamed "KCS/TFM - Grey SD70MAC/ACe" to "KCS/TFM - Grey".
Added - AMTK 715 - Phase III Empire Service
*** Note that Phase III Empire Service locomotives are hidden by default unless otherwise specified on your account ***
Added - BNSF 2082 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 2849 - ATSF Bluebonnet
Released v2.5 of the Heritage Units mobile app.
Android should be available almost immediately
iOS is always slower due to Apple Store and hopefully should be available later today or tomorrow
If the server can tie the train # to the database it will provide a link so you can drill down for details
Can view your report history via the profile page
Ability to send another validation email code within the app
Ability to reset your password if forgotten
Increased speed of navigating home/near by screens
Added - BNSF 302 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1670 - BN Paint
On the mobile apps when viewing a locomotive; it will now show the last 20 reports (previously was the last 10).
The timezone issue appears be the opposite of what the initial reports of the bug. Thus the problem was with the web version vs. the mobile apps. It appeared when viewing the details of a report and only if you're timezone was other than EST. This has been resolved. If you experience any other issues please contact me.
We've had a handful of reports from users where the mobile app is showing the report times off by an hour. I have yet to replicate this on our iOS or the Android devices/emulators.
If you're experiencing this please email support and supply the type of hardware device you have, OS version and your timezone. It's likely related to DST on a specific OS version so the more info I can receive the faster I can replicate and resolve it.
Added - AMTK 717 - Phase III Empire Service
Added - BNSF 644 - BNSF Warbonnet
Added - BNSF 9453 - BNSF Executive/Grinstein
Changed KCS4006 to a Veterans Unit as it's been repainted by KCS
Added - BNSF 9402, 9535 and 9731 - Executive/Grinstein Paint
Removed - BNSF 1448 - BN Paint
Removed - BNSF 1441 - BN Paint
Added - BNSF 1618 - ATSF Bluebonnet
One of our iOS testers discovered the map icons on the 2.3 release are rotated 90 deg in the wrong direction. I'm queuing up 2.4 to the App Store today to resolve the issue. The Android app is not effected by this issue.