Friday 16 November 2012

More Prototypes

The first batch of prototypes is delivered to testers. There was much more demand than I had anticipated. I have just ordered the components for the next batch. Make sure to contact me if you want one and I will put you on the list. 

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Code on GitHub

I have put the code for the Android app up on GitHub to coincide with the initial release of the app on GooglePlay and the shipment of initial prototypes to testers. If you want to get stuck into editing the code contact me

Prototype 0.3b Shipped

I have lots of good news. The best is that I have shipped the first batch of prototypes to testers in the US, Australia and Peru. Most of the information in this post is for lucky testers.

First - Thanks

A huge thank you for supporting this project as a tester!

Second - Install the app

If you scanned the QR code on the side of the box it would have taken you here.

You will need to install the app on your device. Get it from Google Play.
Android app on Google Play
Third - The hardware

To reiterate and update info from a previous post - some important stuff you need to know:

  • Turn on the switch on the side of the device and you should see the blue light flashing. 
  • Pair it with your Android device using the code 1234.  
  • Ignore the flashing green light, it is left over from some hardware debugging.
  • A full battery lasts 17 hours [at least - that was the old battery - I have not tested the new one]. Plug in a mini-USB connector to charge it. The red light goes on. When it goes off the BlueFlyVario battery is fully charged.
  • The USB connector does nothing other than charge the battery. The data pins are not connected to anything.
Fourth - Using the app