Covenant Eyes 2.9.9.50 Released to Google Play

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Good News Everyone!

The Covenant Eyes mobile team is proud to announce the release of Covenant Eyes 2.9.9.50 for Android as a staged rollout to Google Play!

*Applause/cheering*

Here is what you need to know about 2.9.9.50:

Fully compatible with Android Lollipop (whoo!)

Added Accessibility monitoring which allows coverage of the following APPS:

  • Browser (incognito)
  • Chrome (incognito)
  • Chrome Beta (incognito)
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • Google Search
There are also new features that 2.9.9.50 brings:

  • Vastly updated & polished UI
  • Ability to generate Uninstall Code within the App

Obviously this is a HUGE improvement over what we have had in Google play for the past year. Furthermore 2.9.9.50 contains all of the previous functionality that 1.8.3 had (app locking & reporting) 


Wooo!!!!







- Covenant Eyes Mobile Team
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TheKneeland

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Awesome! Can we get a link when it becomes available please?

 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.covenanteyes.androidservice&hl=en <- that one still says "Users on Android 5.0 or higher will be asked to upgrade to a beta version of the app."
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It is in a staged rollout, so it should be available shortly. (I think the update is still technically pending with Google)

Thanks for the excitement
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HJ

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Hi!

Curious, will the new version be able to monitor app activity beyond the ones listed above? If not, are there plans to do so?

Thanks and regards,
- John
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Patrick Smith, Official Rep

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Hi, John. Thanks for checking in. 

The apps listed in the description on Play are the apps CE currently monitors.

-Added monitoring for Chrome, “Browser,” and “Internet” in regular and incognito modes.
-Added Facebook app monitoring.
-Added Twitter app monitoring.
-Added Google Search app monitoring.
-Added YouTube app monitoring.

Yes, we have plans to monitor others too. Ironic you should write about this, John (other rep) and I were just talking about crowd sourcing a prioritized list from you all! 

On what would you like to see us focus our efforts in terms of additional monitoring? We'd love to hear for which apps you'd like coverage.
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Is there filtering on Android?
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HJ

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Hi Patrick,

Thanks for the response. Additional monitoring for any of the more popular apps would be appreciated.

Spotify and Wunderlist come to mind, at least for myself.

Regards,
- John
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Jonah Sonner

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Greetings,


I cannot seem to find the app in Google Play anymore, and consequently cannot update the app! Is Google dragging their feet on getting the new app out or something?

Edit: I should mention that for a period of 4-5 hours I could update the app but waited. Suddenly its gone and no update is available now :(
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Hello Jonah,
I am not exactly certain as to why Covenant Eyes has been removed from the Play Store but for the time being, you can get the .apk from this link here. Keep in mind that because you are installing the app from a place other than the Play Store, you will need to enable unknown sources first.
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Thanks - just what I needed! :-)
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Darryl Wero

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Is there a reason the .apk is not available? I clicked the link above and it just says page not available. Covenant Eyes is updated on my phone but doesn't monitor incognito mode. Trying to figure out how to get this updated.
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Darryl,

I'm not sure what problem you are running into here, but I have a couple general suggestions.

1. The apk is available on Google Play now, we scrapped all of our old external testing sites. Your version number should be 2.9.9.68

2. If you can't get access to that version from Play, we also have it hosted in the downloads page of Covenant Eyes.com

My hope is that one of those two avenues will allow you to get up to date.
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I love the idea of Covenant Eyes, and have been using it for about 6 months now. I recently downloaded the update to the App on my phone, and it essentially ruined my phone. Whenever I tried to open anything, this prompt would come up to enable accessibility. I assume this is for it to monitor more than just my internet browser, and I'm excited about that feature. It redirects me to the accessibility section of my settings where I can enable Covenant Eyes. The issue is that my phone won't let me enable it. It just doesn't let me hit the OK button. So I'm stuck in an endless loop of doing nothing. I had to uninstall for my phone to be usable. Any help would be useful, I would really like to still use the Covenant Eyes app!


Samsung Galaxy S5

Android 5.0


Thanks!
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W

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The Pinterest App would be a good one to add to monitoring.
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Funny that you should mention that... we were talking about that in our meeting this morning.

This is something we plan to add, no ETA on release though.
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Bob Johnson

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Monitoring for all stock Google apps should be enabled if possible, as some of them can open their own browsers, independent of the default browsing app. This then bypasses the CE filter. For example, going through "Terms and Conditions" and then once the Terms list is actually pulled up, by tapping the Google icon an unmonitored web browser will open.
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As one person said, on some devices there are major bugs related to the accessibility settings requirement. On my device, Samsung Galaxy Express with Android 4.1, accessibility can be enabled, but now everytime I change the home screen left or right, my phone speaks to me and says, "page 2 of 5," "page 3 of 5," etc. This happens even with Talkback and Explore By Touch both turned off. Can you please update us regarding these bugs and provide a link to the previous Android version of the app so that we can at least revert back until these problems are resolved?
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Hi Ken,
Thanks for posting your issue. This is an issue with some older Samsung Devices and basically happens with any app that uses Accessibility. You definitely had the right idea by checking Talkback and Explore By Touch, but there is one more thing I would like you to try.

On your device is an app called Google Text-to-speech Engine, I would like you to disable/turn it off. You will need to do this from Settings > Application Manager.

Turn that off and please let us know how it goes.
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Ken F

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Thank you. This works only temporarily but the problem persists. Please see my detailed reply on this page:
https://helpforum.covenanteyes.com/covenanteyes/topics/covenant-eyes-for-android-2-9-9-50-problem
--Ken

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