Forums » Support

Back To Topics

SBrick Android App

    • 13 posts
    April 7, 2020 12:04 AM CEST

    What phone model and Android version you're running? Did you activate location on your phone before searching for SBricks? Yes that's stupid, but Android requires location access to be able to search for Bluetooth (at least BT LE) devices.

    • 1 posts
    April 6, 2020 5:51 PM CEST
    My sbrick does not connect with my smartphone and my sbrick-app. Could anyone help?
    • 7 posts
    April 5, 2020 9:39 AM CEST
    With the latest version 4.6.6, I can use it again with the Xbox One s controller.
    Thank you!
    • 7 posts
    March 3, 2020 12:40 PM CET
    I see it again the app.
    But yesterday, can't find in playstore...
    • 245 posts
    March 3, 2020 12:32 PM CET
    Sebastian Q said:
    Wheres the App? I cant find the App in the Playstore

    Hi Sebastian,

    I can see with iOS and android too.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vengit.sbrick&hl=en

    https://apps.apple.com/hu/app/sbrick/id897834246

    • 2 posts
    March 2, 2020 6:14 PM CET

    Yes this is right. 

    Please but the APK files in the forum or send a Download link

    • 7 posts
    March 2, 2020 5:40 PM CET
    +1
    I like sbrick, but the support is terrible... ????
    • 2 posts
    March 2, 2020 5:30 PM CET
    Wheres the App?

    I cant find the App in the Playstore
    • 245 posts
    February 19, 2020 12:22 PM CET
    Hambone said:

    Is it possible for the Sbrick Android App to send and receive commands with an ESP32 micro computer through it's bluetooth module?

     

    If you can implement the SBrick protocol with the ESP32 I think yes.

    • 14 posts
    February 19, 2020 8:10 AM CET

    Is it possible for the Sbrick Android App to send and receive commands with an ESP32 micro computer through it's bluetooth module?

    • 245 posts
    December 2, 2019 12:38 PM CET
    Donát Raáb said:
    Tamás Fábián said:

     

    " This is a limitation of the Android OS and this is so to protect your privacy."

     

    How the hell does turning on location services protectin my privacy? It is idiocracy to make phone/table lose battery faster, but I see no point how this protects my interest and why I can't run my trains without turning on GPS...

    I totally agree with that. This is an android rule, so we can't bypass it.

    We also check the screen freezing problem.

    • 5 posts
    December 1, 2019 8:35 PM CET

    And wow, the same url, I just had to scroll down for it. However I found the older .apk on my phone, so succesfully restored the original version.

    This location service stuff will be permanent?

    What about this freezing screen? It seems that it does it after some time without shutting down the screen or changing to different application, but also these provoke the bug to happen. I like the percentage battery indicators, it is a really nice add-on and I would like to use it.

    • 7 posts
    December 1, 2019 7:50 PM CET
    You can find the older versions here:
    https://m.apkpure.com/sbrick/com.vengit.sbrick
    Donát Raáb said:

    And yes, until today I was fine with the older release, but doing the update was the worst idea.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqxnE2B3bqU

    After some time the touchscreen goes "inactive", I can use the buttons and sliders, but there is no effect on SBrick output, even the "Close button" is not working so the only way to stop creations before crash is to shot down the app. 

    This is the first result when I tried to stop a train when it reached the station but the sliders went out of work:

    brickshelf.com/gallery/AshiValkoinen/MISC/20191201_160336.jpg 

    Video was taken by second case, but now I'm experiencing the third and nothing prevents this to happen.

    Please release .apk for older version, I can't use this one. (The site I linked here before now updated its resource and I have no resource for older version...)

     

    • 5 posts
    December 1, 2019 4:57 PM CET

    And yes, until today I was fine with the older release, but doing the update was the worst idea.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqxnE2B3bqU

    After some time the touchscreen goes "inactive", I can use the buttons and sliders, but there is no effect on SBrick output, even the "Close button" is not working so the only way to stop creations before crash is to shot down the app. 

    This is the first result when I tried to stop a train when it reached the station but the sliders went out of work:

    brickshelf.com/gallery/AshiValkoinen/MISC/20191201_160336.jpg 

    Video was taken by second case, but now I'm experiencing the third and nothing prevents this to happen.

    Please release .apk for older version, I can't use this one. (The site I linked here before now updated its resource and I have no resource for older version...)

    • 5 posts
    December 1, 2019 3:52 PM CET
    Tamás Fábián said:

     

    " This is a limitation of the Android OS and this is so to protect your privacy."

     

    How the hell does turning on location services protectin my privacy? It is idiocracy to make phone/table lose battery faster, but I see no point how this protects my interest and why I can't run my trains without turning on GPS...

    • 7 posts
    November 25, 2019 9:02 PM CET
    I can't do the test... Because the step 3. is not clear. Can't find "mode 1 or 2"...
    (magyarul tudjuk valahol folytatni a beszélgetést? Úgy lehet könnyebb lenne. 
    A legújabb szoftverrel a Galaxy s8-ammal is ugyanez a hiba) 
    Lénárd Pásztor said:
    Mikes Attila said:

    Thank you. 

     

    ... And can you make "driver" for Xbox one elite controller via otg cable?

    Because my phone (galaxy s9) handles my controller, but the sbrick app controller settings not work (elöször csatlakoztass egy kontrollert) 

     

    Can you do the steps mentioned below? We need some logs to make it possible. Thanks!

     

    • 245 posts
    November 25, 2019 8:53 PM CET
    Mikes Attila said:

    Thank you. 

     

    ... And can you make "driver" for Xbox one elite controller via otg cable?

    Because my phone (galaxy s9) handles my controller, but the sbrick app controller settings not work (elöször csatlakoztass egy kontrollert) 

     

    Can you do the steps mentioned below? We need some logs to make it possible. Thanks!

  • November 24, 2019 2:56 PM CET

    I have updated the android-app to v 4.6.3, but now the app on my phone (Samsung Galaxy A40, Android 9) does not even see my sbricks (2 connected, hardware v 4, firmware v 0). My phone does see the 2 sbricks, but cant be paired with them (I already had paired and dispaired them once, and after that I never could pair again). With v 4.6.1 the app at least could see the sbricks, but I could not update them (there was no update button vissible), according to v 4.6.1 the sbricks had hardware version 4, firmware version 0. I also have installed sbrick simple control, but that could not see the sbricks either.

    When powering the sbricks, both show a blinking light for a short moment, as expected with firmware v 0.

    Then I tried to connect with an ipad (ipad air 2, ios 12.3.1 (no permission to location!)) and sbrick v 4.5.4. This version does see the sbricks and the led-test works. Surprisingly, today I am also able to update my 2 sbricks to firmware v 25 (which did not work about a week ago).

    Then I tried connecting again with the android app 4.6.3 .... and it works!!

    So, with some minor work around things work again. But it is still strange that the android-app  4.6.3 didnt see my sbricks with firmware v 0.

    Hope this may help others.

    • 7 posts
    November 24, 2019 2:49 PM CET

    Thank you. 

     

    ... And can you make "driver" for Xbox one elite controller via otg cable?

    Because my phone (galaxy s9) handles my controller, but the sbrick app controller settings not work (elöször csatlakoztass egy kontrollert) 


    This post was edited by Mikes Attila at November 24, 2019 9:53 PM CET
    • 245 posts
    November 24, 2019 2:30 PM CET
    Mikes Attila said:

    404...please update this link. 

    Thank you! 

    "Strange.. Can you help with the debugging?

    Please install this app: 

    application link

    then follow these steps:

    1. restart the device (or eat least the bluetooth
    2. pair the gamepad
    3. test the mode "1" (from the 4 options) to  walk in the menu with the gamepad, or mode "2" to move the cursor
    4. set the gamepad mode to "1" from
    5. start the SBrick app
    6. please choose the OK from the shown up pop (input method question)
    7. tap to the pre-selected hw keyboard"

    Then hopefully we have some logs about the problem.

     

    Sorry, fixed.

    • 7 posts
    November 24, 2019 2:23 PM CET

    404...please update this link. 

    Thank you! 

    "Strange.. Can you help with the debugging?

    Please install this app: 

    application link

    then follow these steps:

    1. restart the device (or eat least the bluetooth
    2. pair the gamepad
    3. test the mode "1" (from the 4 options) to  walk in the menu with the gamepad, or mode "2" to move the cursor
    4. set the gamepad mode to "1" from
    5. start the SBrick app
    6. please choose the OK from the shown up pop (input method question)
    7. tap to the pre-selected hw keyboard"

    Then hopefully we have some logs about the problem.

     


    This post was edited by Lénárd Pásztor at November 24, 2019 2:29 PM CET
    • 245 posts
    November 24, 2019 10:53 AM CET
    Krzysztof Marczewski said:

    Looks like the newest version of Sbrick App (4.6.3) still doesn't recognize pad controllers.

    Device is paired! I can even move around app, but cannot set any controls! Still sticking with version 4.4.13 and Brick Controller 2.

    Strange.. Can you help with the debugging?

    Please install this app: https://a.dewsys.com/apps/com.vengit.sbrick-4.6.3-221.apk

    then follow these steps:

    1. restart the device (or eat least the bluetooth
    2. pair the gamepad
    3. test the mode "1" (from the 4 options) to  walk in the menu with the gamepad, or mode "2" to move the cursor
    4. set the gamepad mode to "1" from
    5. start the SBrick app
    6. please choose the OK from the shown up pop (input method question)
    7. tap to the pre-selected hw keyboard

  • November 23, 2019 8:38 PM CET

    Looks like the newest version of Sbrick App (4.6.3) still doesn't recognize pad controllers.

    Device is paired! I can even move around app, but cannot set any controls! Still sticking with version 4.4.13 and Brick Controller 2.

    • 169 posts
    November 20, 2019 4:52 PM CET

    Hello everyone,

    a couple of you complained that no SBricks could be seen after upgrading the SBrick app and/or Simple Control.

    One of our collegues had the same issue, and we successfully reproduced the problem.

    The issue were finally resolved by changing certain settings on the phone.

    The SBrick apps need permission to access the device's location, and the location services must be enabled. This is a limitation of the Android OS and this is so to protect your privacy.

    Since the list of Bluetooth devices correlates with the physical location of the device, all application need to have permission to access location services.

    So, If you suddenly unable to see your SBrick on your device, please follow these steps (the name of the menu items and settings might be different on different devices):

    1. Go to "Settings" and then "Apps & notifications". Choose "SBrick" and/or "SBrick Simple Control". Open "Permissions", and make sure that "Location" is enabled.

    2. Got to "Settings" and then "Security & lock screen". Choose "Location" and make sure "Use location" is on.

    So again, you have to give the application permission to access location AND make sure that location services is actually enabled.

    Feel free to give to give us feedback on this.

    Cheers,

    Tamas

    • 245 posts
    November 18, 2019 2:26 PM CET
    Cristian Sala said:
    1: what does it mean? Your saved configurations, or there is no profile on the "market"? Have you seen that you can adjust the aspect ratio, so the app can scale? It is a new feature that enable use of profiles that not designed for your screen ratio.

    After the automatic update of the app all the configurations stored on mobile are gone. had to re-download all the profile and configure the on all the models.

    a feature to export/import config will be very good!

    5: new bug, you are the first reporter about that. Can you tell your device / OS type?

    Samsung A7 (2017) Android 8.0.0. It seem to happen if I leave the app unused for some time while having the profile loaded and the model connected.

     

     
     
     

    Ok, thanks! Started to fix them. I will report here if I have the date for the next release.