iPhone App: Rovio Control (now supports Apple Watch)

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iTommy
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For the iOS 6 streaming I recommend to use a lower quality setting. It will never get as smooth as on iOS 5 though.

And shame on Apple for not fixing it in iOS 6.1 :-/

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vinnie said: I can't wait to try the 1.5 update. I just got the latest 1.4 update. I suspect that you are correct, that the AGC might confuse users. I suppose you could keep it as a separate control. I suggest putting it in the "tools" section and include a note that it requires a reboot to go from On to Off. How many levels of gain are you doing? Is it low-med-high?

That's a nice idea. At the moment the light button is setting it to "0x2"8 but low, med, high is way better.

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I really appreciate your effort on this great app. I hope you will be able to find a solution for the lag in ios6. The only real important thing left is the framerate.
Look forward to future updates

8Dave
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I just purchased this app after resurrecting my old Rovio. I was really excited to try it, but disappointed that it has no video feed to the app. I can control the Rovio from the app, play the sounds, control the angle of the head... but no video appears on the iPad screen. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong? I am using an iPad 2, and Rovio with:
v5.03
TrueTrack v5.13.201
Base Build v5.3503

Thanks for any help or advice you can offer!

-Dave

iTommy
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Hello,

what is your iOS version and which video setting did you choose in the app? If you are on iOS 6 please choose the "iOS 6 video option".

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iTommy said: Hello, what is your iOS version and which video setting did you choose in the app? If you are on iOS 6 please choose the "iOS 6 video option".

Hi iTommy-

Thanks for the reply! I am using iOS 6.1.3, and chose the iOS 6 video option.  I've also restarted my Rovio and iPad.  Unfortunately, I still don't have video.  One interesting observation is if I click the camera icon in the app, I do get a visible snapshot in my camera roll.  Any advice or suggestions you have is much appreciated!!

iTommy
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Hello,

Do you have special characters in the username or password? This could be causing a bug like that. Maybe an @ or also a :

You can also try deactivating password access completely (only to test the camera, of course)

vinnie
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iTommy,

When will v1.5 be released to the App Store? :-)

iTommy
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Sorry, been busy lately, as soon as I have time to finish it.

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I'd be willing to pay for the upgrade... can I send you bitcoin? :-)

iTommy
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No need to pay. Updates are free - forever. But thank you.

PS: still no sweet solution for iOS 6 stream. :-/

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iTommy said: Hello, Do you have special characters in the username or password? This could be causing a bug like that. Maybe an @ or also a : You can also try deactivating password access completely (only to test the camera, of course)

Hi iTommy-

Great news!  You were spot on!  I had a special character in the password, and as soon as I changed the password to remove this character, the video feed came in.  Thanks for the suggestion and great suppoort!!  Now I can really start to use this app.  Thanks again!!!

-Dave

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Glad to hear that.

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Now also available for your Apple Watch. You can play existing paths forwards, send Rovio to the dock and take photos from your wrist. You can see a demo video in this thread: http://www.robocommunity.com/forum/thread/21363/controlling-rovio-robot-...Added path menu button. You can play existing paths forwards and backwards and also record new paths.Press and hold the "going home"-button opens a new menü. In this menu you can for example cancel every action Rovio does at the moment, go home (without docking), go home and dock (like pressing the "going home"-button) and update the current position as new home location in front of the charging station.When opening the settings, only the video stream is now shown in background (without all the distracting HUD). There is also a new setting, that allows to turn off the video stream background in the settings.All video streaming issues that came with iOS 6 are fixed, the video streaming performance now is incredible. Unfortunately with this update Rovio Control requires iOS 8.0 or higher.Another new setting: "light switch action". It can automatically enable AGC or Rovios Night Mode when turning on the light.iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus optimization.Increased the status pull time when using the internet profile and decreased the status pull time when using the local wifi profile.Fixed a problem that could cause in some cases showing a wrong head status.Improved the scanning for Rovio in you local network. And added the option to manual setup everything.When the guard mode is enabled the upper left status label shows "guard mode".Minor improvements and optimizations.

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Sorry, I have no idea why to forum does not take me line breaks and I can't edit it :-/

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Okay, there is still love for Rovio. I submitted version 2.0 today. And it should be available very soon. The app received a complete overhaul with a simplified design. Please read the most important changes:

Okay, there is still love for Rovio. I submitted version 2.0 today. And it should be available very soon. The app received a complete overhaul with a simplified design. Please read the most important changes:

Introducing the "drag to turn"-button. You can drag this button in 4 directions for quick and precise turns: drag it left for a 90 degrees turn left, drag it right for a 90 degrees turn right, drag it down for a 180 degrees turn right and drag it up for a 180 degrees turn left.

Added offline modus - explore the app without being connected to your Rovio.

Added full LED control and light animations. In the upper right Menu there is a new button. You can cycle through a bunch of LED presets like: all on, all off, circle animation, runner animation, KITT (do you rembember Knight Rider?) and other animations. Very sweet and works without hardware modifications. Please note that you can not change the LED while charging on the dock, but when charging is done you can for example turn all LED off. (night mode)

Bigger joysticks, tweaked controls, optimized UI for all screen sizes.

Sound selection menu changed.

User names and passwords can now contain characters like ':', '@' or '&'.

Added sound preview for guard mode.

Requires iOS 9.3 or higher.

Smaller improvements and a lot of under the hood optimizations.

Apple Watch app can now talk to Rovio "directly". (not through the iPhone app like before)

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