Mark R just posted a bunch of great updates over at the Developer site for Sensordrone. Full text in the quote box below, but I wanted to highlight a few critical ones:
1.) There’s now a data logging app. Lots of folks have been looking for data logging capabilities on their Sensordrones, so check that out. The app is used to tell the Drone what data to log.
2.) All 7 of the apps we submitted to the Apple store are now live.
3.) New firmware is out for the Sensordrone. It’s running as Version 2.0.
All of our submitted apps to the Apple App store have been approved. That brings the count up to 7; more info about the apps and links to them on the app store can be found http://developer.sensordrone.com/
There is a new firmware out! We are calling it Firmware 2.0! (You will need the SDFirmwareUpdate-1.4 installer to install it). This can be found directly at http://developer.sensordrone.com/downloads/
New Firmware (2.0). Changes (from last non-beta) include
1. Bluetooth Low Energy connection time greatly improved.
2. Discoverable for 30 seconds over BT classic after reset, and then non-discoverable after. Blinks blue during this period.
3. Data logging implemented.
Just to talk a little about these points:
1) This is an improvement over the connection times for LE/iOS from the last non-beta version (this was included in the BETAs). There was a bit of a bug that could cause a (rather lengthy) delay in attempting to connect in iOS, but we seem to have squashed it.
2) We have changed the way Bluetooth behaves a bit for classic bluetooth (Android, or typical Serial Port use). Previously, the Sensordrone would broadcast its name/MAC address all the time (meaning that any time you scanned for it, it would appear). We have changed this behavior so that now it only broadcasts its name/MAC address during the first 30 seconds it has been powered on. It will also blink blue during these 30 seconds. Along with saving a bit of battery life, this also has a further implication to all of our apps (which we have recently updated).
From now on, in our, apps, you will have to have already paired the Sensordrone with your phone. Previously, all the apps scanned for the Sensordrone, and would connect if it was detected. (A slow and bit annoying process). Now they all show a list of paired Sensordrones from a list of those paired with your phone, showing up much quicker to connect to. This also means when you pair it once with your phone, it should show up in all of out apps with no extra work!
3) Data logging! We now support on-board datalogging for the Sensordrone (though any in the Sensordrone App beta Testers community have already had an early peak at this). Now you can tell the Sensordrone which sensors you want to log, at a specified interval, for a specified length of time. Come back later, and get the data! You will need an app to configure this though! That app should live (non-beta) in a few hours, and more info can be found at http://developer.sensordrone.com/android-apps/sensordrone-data-logger