At this point we’ve shipped hundreds of Perks and assembled thousands of Wimoto’s. We appreciate everyone’s patience — it sounds easy to get a product out the door, but it’s actually a lot of work and goes beyond just licking a stamp.
Climate, Sentry and Grow are now available for shipping with the latter just starting to creep out the door. You need to have any combination of this trifecta, have previously settled your shipping fees, and have clicked “Confirm” on the shipping app to get your Perks shipped. We can entire minor changes in your selections, but we’re fairly stretched on Climate commitments already. We will be reaching out to those 471 people who still have incomplete shipping in the next week.
On iOS, we’ve just pushed v1.0.4 to the App Store. This mainly cleans up some glitches and bugs, as we all returns the Sentry’s connected screen to purple rather than grey — which was causing some confusion.
We’re continuing to bring the Android app up to par with the iOS app and will make another Android release available next week. This will address some issues around Sentry, too.
v1.0.5 should be ready in the next week or two and introduces time-of-day alarms for Sentry. For example, if you only wanted to get alerts when your toddler gets out of bed between 8pm and 6am, you’ll be able to do that. This feature will be available on both iOS and Android.
Thermo and Leak
Thermo and Leak haven’t started shipping yet. The changes we had to make for them to meet EU safety requirements (ESD) had a very unwelcome side effect. The only place we could put the ESD diode comes is somewhere that comes into contact with the plastic shell the sensor lives in and we didn’t expect the diode to “pop off” as soon as it comes into contact. We’re actively working on this and will make an update in the next couple of weeks — we may ship “the rest of the world” in the meantime as this level of ESD protection is only required for European regulations.
We’ve made both some firmware and app improvements to how the data logger works including dramatically increasing the speed at which the sensors upload data to the app (where it gets put into the NoSQL database we use — Couchbase Mobile).
The app improvements will make it in to v1.0.5 app, but they’ll be dependent on our first public firmware release. Firmware updates are handled already within the app and fetch new firmware from a web service. Unfortunately, you have to upgrade each sensor sequentially.
We’re hoping to have some good news on the Cube (well, it’s really called Mesh these days) in the next couple of weeks. The Wifi driver for the Mediatek chipset we’re using has been problematic, but once that is resolved we’ll be in good shape to get things finished and shipped.