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    • 34 posts
    March 26, 2015 6:34 PM CET

    4.2 stable firmware isn't available at the moment, we'll publish it next week with the new android version.

    The quick drive is provides the same experience, but it's optimized better, so the old method will be deprecated.

    • 19 posts
    March 26, 2015 5:44 PM CET

    about the FW update: i guess updating on iOS now gives the same result as updating on Android with the future app, so it's more secure to use an iPad/iPhone and update to 4.2 asap.

    about quick drive: this "different control possibility" means a completely new and not a selectable method? i mean this new way of control replaces the old one which will be obsolete from now on (because of the poorly optimized BLE data sending). or this new method is lesser but more compatible and still ok to use for controlling SBricks?


    This post was edited by Gábor Polczer at March 26, 2015 5:45 PM CET
    • 34 posts
    March 26, 2015 4:59 PM CET

    Hi,

     

    In the past weeks, we tested on plenty of different devices, and we noticed that some of them has really weak BLE management service.

     

    We send four packages for each channel per 90 milisec to support a really responsive and flawless drive experience, but these devices dies in this large amount of passed data (for example the galaxy S3).

     

    The good news is that we created a different control possibility in the 4.2 firmware named quick drive, that requires to send quarter so much data over BLE, and it seems to work on devices with weak bluetooth layer.

     

    The "bad" is that everybody must update the firmware to use the app. It's recommended for other reasons also, so it isn't a big problem i think.

     

    At the moment we are working on implementing quick drive at android, and finalize + test the OTA.

     

    A version is coming in the middle of the next week with these changes, we really hope this resolves all of your problems.

     

    • 34 posts
    March 23, 2015 9:40 AM CET

    [blockquote]Maxim Baybakov said:

    [blockquote]Tamas Misik said:

    @For the others
    The new App will be availabe soon. Our developers are working hard on it. They are fixed many bugs. More info about the new application the next few days.

    Thanks for your help and your patience! 

    [/blockquote]

    May I (and not only me) expect the fixing delay/freeze while giving the command and its running (5-8 sec) on Samsung Galaxy S3 9300?

    [/blockquote]

     

    We bought an S3 (I9300) to fix this problem, we're working on it.

    Really strange, because on S3 (I9301) it's working fine, we'll find the solution.

    • 21 posts
    March 19, 2015 5:44 PM CET

    [blockquote]Tamas Misik said:

    @For the others
    The new App will be availabe soon. Our developers are working hard on it. They are fixed many bugs. More info about the new application the next few days.

    Thanks for your help and your patience! 

    [/blockquote]

    May I (and not only me) expect the fixing delay/freeze while giving the command and its running (5-8 sec) on Samsung Galaxy S3 9300?

    • 19 posts
    March 19, 2015 2:33 PM CET

    looking forward to trying new app on android 5.1 @ nexus 5.

    • 164 posts
    March 19, 2015 2:13 PM CET

    @Karl
    We made porfile, instructions and extra parts list for the 42009S, and you will get your color cases soon, but please contact us here: info@sbrick.com for more informations because this topic only for the Android Application.

    @For the others
    The new App will be availabe soon. Our developers are working hard on it. They are fixed many bugs. More info about the new application the next few days.

    Thanks for your help and your patience! 

    • 13 posts
    March 19, 2015 6:55 AM CET
    On Moto G2 (lollipop 5.0.2) still no function. Sometimes the motors/servos start for a few moments in the port test and stop. Sometimes the port test doesn't even work. Port test twice again? No way. I think I have to put in the old IRs.
    • 1 posts
    March 19, 2015 3:37 AM CET

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3. Android 4.4.4.

    Bug report. App crash.
    - If my brick IS powered AND BlueTooth was already ON: Every time I go to "Manage Bricks" the "Discovering Sbricks..." message comes up, then I see my brick listed in the background, and then the app crashes.
    - If my brick is NOT powered, the app does not crash upon going to "Manage Bricks".
    - If my brick IS powered AND BlueTooth is OFF, the app does not crash upon going to "Manage Bricks". The app asks me to turn on BlueTooth, I say yes, then it discovers my brick and lists it correctly. I am able to connect to the brick correctly.

    I uninstalled and reinstalled the app and it still happens.

  • March 17, 2015 7:08 PM CET

    [blockquote]Christian Treczoks said:

    [blockquote]Alexey Tikhvinsky said:This is international forum, so please DO NOT SPEAK YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE, use English. Using your native language here is rude and impolite.[/blockquote]

    Well, I can understand them. They are so seriously pissed that they returned to their native language for their rant.[/blockquote]

    Thank you Christian for your understanding!
    Not everyone needs a foreign language but he is Legofan;-)

     


    This post was edited by Karl Fensterstock at March 17, 2015 7:09 PM CET
  • March 16, 2015 7:52 PM CET

    [blockquote]Alexey Tikhvinsky said:This is international forum, so please DO NOT SPEAK YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE, use English. Using your native language here is rude and impolite.[/blockquote]

    Well, I can understand them. They are so seriously pissed that they returned to their native language for their rant.

    And like them I hope that SBrick starts to get their act together. I withhold any recommendations and purchases until you have a real, working product. The software I've seen matches the reports I've read: The SBrick App is far, far away from being a marketable piece of software. If I was in charge I would reassign the person responsible and find someone to start from scratch.

    Your Developers are lost with their heads in the clouds without being able to produce a working, basic product. The line of appearence, disappearence, and re-appearence of bugs indicate a completely messed up development process without even the most basic attempts on verifying the product before shipping. My boss would rip me another one if I was "working" like that, and in my company I am a one-man-show with a way more complex product...

    • 13 posts
    March 15, 2015 7:53 PM CET
    Today, first test with sbrick and Moto G2, and failed. The sbrick port test works sometimes on my 42030. But I can't assign the default profile. The app tries to connect and hangs. The ports cannot be assigned to anything (blank windows). After restarting the app, evety time the profile is gone. The sbrick is found and as I said accessible (port test). But nothing more. So I'm still hoping you get this solved.
  • March 15, 2015 6:13 PM CET

    Ok, then in English. I'm going to wait until June 2015 and then when the whole does not work I'll return my SBricks and demand my money. I paid for 2 pieces SBricks in yellow including a profile for the 42009. I get to today two bricks in gray, no functioning app and no functioning profile for the 42009.

     

    • 6 posts
    March 15, 2015 8:46 AM CET

    hello!!

     

    Good news, i have an update one my phone and sbrick can work now!!!!   

    But i have a question, can i connect 2 or 3 sbricks on the same MOC??, because  I have already 4 IR lego one my MOC and I want to drive them with 2 or 3 sbrick.   I try with Jurgen joystick, but it doesn't work!!!

     

    Thanks

     

    ben

     

     

  • March 14, 2015 4:09 PM CET

    klaus eicherMarco RocholzKarl Fensterstock 

    This is international forum, so please DO NOT SPEAK YOUR NATIVE LANGUAGE, use English. Using your native language here is rude and impolite.

    Regards, Alex

  • March 14, 2015 3:27 PM CET

    Mir geht es genaus so wie Klaus,

    es wurde viel versprochen und bis jetzt fast nichts gehalten. An und für sich stehe ich

    solchen Projekten ja positiv gegenüber und bin auch bereit zu investieren, aber irgendwann

    möchte ich auch Ergebnisse sehen. Auch ich werde jetzt noch max. bis Juni 2015 warten.

    Sollte das ganze bis dorthin nicht funktionieren wie versprochen werde ich meine SBricks ALLE

    zurücksenden und mein Geld zurück verlangen !

     

    Egal ob iOS, Android oder Windows, es muß funktionieren !!!

    • 5 posts
    March 14, 2015 2:57 PM CET
    Ich glaube dass das die Entwickler interessiert. Geld haben Sie ja kassiert und sie werden sich noch mehr kassieren von gutgläubigen Interessenten.

    Die haben aber scheinbar kein Interesse was zum laufen zu bringen. Die 0.8 Version ist nur Hinhaltetaktik.
    Es gibt so viele Spielzeuge für 30,-€ ca. die über Bluetooth oder WLan gesteuert werden auf dem Markt. Da läuft alles mit einer eigenen App.

    Nur seltsam warum die SBrick-Entwickler das nicht auf die Reihe kriegen.

    Gruß
    M.R.
    • 7 posts
    March 14, 2015 2:11 PM CET

    Hallo SBrick Team,

    ich erlaube mir hier  in meiner Muttersprache mich mitzuteilen.

    Kurz vor Weihnachten kam das Päckchen mit den SBricks zu mir nach Hause geflattert. Mit großem Tatendrang ging ich die Sache zunächst an und habe gedacht das sich die Lego-Technik Modelle mit dem Tablett oder Smartphone steuern kann. Da ich kein Geldscheisser habe kann ich mir kein Apple Produkt zulegen und bin deshalb auf die Android App angewiesen wie bestimmt viele Andere Nutzer auch.

    Es ist nun ein gutes viertel Jahr vergangen seit die ersten SBrick bei den Nutzern eingetroffen sind.Ich verfolge seit dieser Zeit regelmäßig dieses Forum und hab auch alle Appversionen bisher versucht zum laufen zu bringen.Leider ohne Erfolg.

    Es ist leider ernüchtern festzustellen das bisher die App nicht funktioniert !!!

    Wenn sich bis zum Sommer 2015 nicht eine wesentliche Verbesserung der App einstellt so das  die Grundfunktion zur Steuerung funktionieren werde ich die SBricks  so leit es mir tut zurückschicken und das Geld zurückverlangen.

    Die Entwickler der App sollten sich meiner Meinung nach auf die Grundfunktionen der App konzentrieren und nicht um den ganzen Schnick Schnack drum herum.

    Viele Nutzer wären bestimmt zunächst mit einer einfachen App die funktionert zufrieden.

    mfg Klaus Eicher

     

    • 41 posts
    March 14, 2015 12:51 PM CET

    @Zsolt

    My Samsung Galaxy S3 have the Android 4.3 version.

    I upload a few log with the 0.8 log version of the app..... why you tell people to use the log version of the app, upload the Logs....if anyone of the Sbrick-Team look at it. PLease look at those log and fix the app!! another week is past.

     

    • 1 posts
    March 12, 2015 10:50 PM CET

    Im using sBrick with my Samsung Note 4 and the previous version was working really good. But since 0.8 the profile gets always removed from my MOC.

    I've already delete the App Data and did a reinstall.

    • 34 posts
    March 12, 2015 1:49 PM CET

    [blockquote]Denis H said:

    Any news about this app...more than 1 week from the 0.8 vesion.....also i send a few log using the "log" version in my Samsung Galaxy S3......still nothing?!?!!

    My sbrick is getting more and more DUST!!!

    [/blockquote]

    What android version are you using?

    SBrick app works properly on S3 with android 4.4.4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8StTYY-fgGs


    This post was edited by Zsolt Majoros at March 12, 2015 1:50 PM CET
    • 41 posts
    March 12, 2015 12:39 AM CET

    Any news about this app...more than 1 week from the 0.8 vesion.....also i send a few log using the "log" version in my Samsung Galaxy S3......still nothing?!?!!

    My sbrick is getting more and more DUST!!!

    • 1 posts
    March 11, 2015 6:37 PM CET

    hi! the app for galaxy s3 doesn't work! how can i solve this problem? thanks!

  • March 11, 2015 6:33 AM CET

    [blockquote]Jurgen Krooshoop said:

    Just installed version 0.8 and I could notice some improvements. Most functions work now, exept for one:

    I can now assign 2 SBricks to 1 profile and assign all the profile functions to the SBrick ports, but the profile can controll only 1 (the first) SBrick. All functions assigned to the second SBrick do not respond. So only half of my excavator profile works.

    Using Sony Z3 Compact, Android 4.4.4

    [/blockquote]

    I do have the same problem as Jurgen. I can assign all functions but only the first SBrick is working within the profile.

    Galaxy S4 Mini, Android 4.4.2

    • 95 posts
    March 10, 2015 11:11 AM CET

    According to Lénárd, we should be able to control more than one channel with on slider with v0.8

    But it is not working for me...

     

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