iPad App: Rovio Control HD - Preview

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iPad App: Rovio Control HD - Preview

Meet Rovio Control HD for the iPad. Available soon in the app store!

Video Preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvq_A2fJrrY


  • Full auto configuration in your network or in ad hoc mode.
  • Don't hassle around with IP addresses.
  • Supports different setting profiles for local network / public access.
  • Always know the status of your Rovio: docked, roaming, going home, executing path, recording path.
  • Take photos with a tap of a button.
  • Easy to use joystick control movement in 8 directions.Let Rovio talk: send funny audio files to your Rovio.
  • Set home location, enable / disable IR Radar, reboot Rovio and more!
  • Shows strength of navigation signal and wifi.Allows adjusting camera position quickly. 
  • Guard mode.
  • Turn on / off LED light. This also activates the night mode (AGC)
  • Shows battery status.
  • All graphics are optimized for the iPad retina display.

There is also an app available for iPhone and iPod, please see this thread: http://www.robocommunity.com/forum/thread/19010/iPhone-App-Rovio-Control-now-supports-iPhone-5/

vinnie's picture

Hey this sounds great, can't wait for the release.

crmfghtr's picture

Looking good Tommy!

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It just hit the app store.

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Update 1.8 is live: 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. 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". Instead of a small video frame, the video is now fullscreen like in the iPhone app. Minor improvements and optimizations.

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Sorry for the line breaks, the forum eats it all up :-/