It’s been a while since I’ve posted an update and I can see that users are calling for updates, so here’s some details on common questions:
Q: It seems to take a while to connect to peers and or doesn’t connect to peers on some trackers, why?
A: Outside of network connectivity issues on the phone, I have found a bug in swarm’s ability to properly connect to peers given by UDP trackers. Since there are a lot more trackers of this type, this was a big find and is fixed in 1.3. Secondly, I have been working hard on new a DHT engine for swarm to connect to more peers as “trackerless” torrents are becoming more and more popular (a lot of PB torrents are this way now, and since it is a popular site, the usage is way up.) Lastly, a large amount of the time since the last release has been spent on optimizing the core system itself, I constantly check and recheck the code and improve it.
Q: Can you add a select/deselect all button to the box that lets you choose torrent files?
A: Yes, while that feature is not in the current beta, it will be in v1.3.
Q: I can’t download over 4g, why?
A: My phones run on tmobile and I haven’t experienced the issue, mostly Sprint users have reported this issue. If anyone can send a log of their phone attempting to download and failing (with swarm’s debug level at “All”) it may help get to the root of the problem and would be appreciated.
Q: The app slows down my phone. make it faster.
A: Every version has improvements, I’m constantly reworking code for efficiency. v1.3 has more speed improvements.
Q: Where are the instructions?
A: I assumed that the app use was self-evident, that wasn’t very smart on my part. I’ll work on some basic usage and settings pages and put them up soon.
Those are the biggest questions. If you have more post them here and I’ll try to answer and help fix any issues you may have.
If you are interested in trying a beta and helping debug let me know as well (knowing how to use aLogCat is a nice plus).