*** Video now fixed by linking to Vimeo **
Android Companion App
To differentiate between the apps we’ve developed and the demo apps we’re providing for various platforms, we’re now referring to the app you’ll be able to download and use immediately with Wimoto’s as the “companion app”.[vimeo http://vimeo.com/103438630]
We’ve finished the major components of the Android app (local Couchbase implementation/replication/CRUD operations, BLE helpers, sensor helpers, most of the GUI). There are some UI bugs to clear up (see attached video — it’s not really 450c in my garden!) and we still have to integrate the firmware update features and data logger downloader.
It very closely mimics the iOS app — which, unfortunately, is no small feat on Android!
As a reminder, this app requires Android 4.3 (Developer API 18) and hardware support for Bluetooth Smart (which means the vendor must integrate with the “Google APIs”). We develop and test on Nexus 4, but any device meeting these requirements should work.
Android Demo App
I haven’t had a chance to clean up the Android demo app code base (which is a source code example for those who want to develop their own apps with Wimoto’s), but will do that this weekend and get it onto the public side of our Github.
The demo finds a Wimoto Climate and reads sensor data from it via BLE. It’s not meant to be an exhaustive demo, but should give the adventurous some clues on how to get started.
We will release an iOS demo app, but that’ll have to wait until after shipping!