As many of you know, we released an update to the Republic Wireless app to 10% of our members, starting on July 24. Click here to read our Announcement regarding this new version of our app.
With this new version, we resolved an issue on Nougat devices that prevented our app from updating automatically (if you have this option enabled in the Google Play Store). This will allow you to stay up-to-date with the current version of our app without needing to manually check for updates.
Additionally, we’re always looking for ways to improve our app and service, and significant part of our effort is working to future-proof our application. This led us to another change you will notice in this version of the app - a change in the behavior of the Republic Wireless app notification. In the past, the Republic Wireless notification, and by extension, the Republic arc at the top left of your phone’s status bar, has always been a persistent notification that could not be dismissed (swiped away). In app version 3.14, this behavior has changed on Nougat phones - our notification will no longer be persistent, and you will be able to dismiss this notification just like any other Android notification.
If you do dismiss the notification, don’t worry! Our app is still running and functioning correctly in the background. The icon will be displayed again anytime a network connection change is made (ie, moving from WiFi to cell, cell to WiFi, etc).