Reef Angel Remote on Windows Phone 8

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:21 pm
Reef Angel Remote has been released to the Windows Phone Store. You can download and install it from this link:

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/reef-angel-remote/6bedfc8f-ee26-43f9-a703-14bd47008765

I am looking for feedback on the app. I am targeting Windows Phone 8 right now, if enough of you are on Windows Phone 7 and intend on staying on it, then I may port it over. Otherwise I am continuing to work on the Windows 8 app.

Future roadmap:
    - Label Syncing
    - Label Editing
    - Memory Editor
    - Custom Variable to Text (i.e. a custom variable value of 1 could read "on")
    - Water Leak Detector support
    - Charting
    - Journal (i.e. log water parameters such as ammonia, nitrites, etc... so they can be charted with Reef Angel parameters)

Again, I look forward to your feedback as I intend to actively support this app and the Windows 8 apps. I may also port this to Android in the future, if there is demand.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:25 pm
Awesome!!!
I need to find someone with a W8 phone now :)
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:48 pm
Nice!!

Installed and works fine, will give the tires a good kick on the weekend.

Thanks a lot for the effort!

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:47 am
A couple of things, I am trying to figure out is how to best communicate the status of the connections to the portal and controller. I have the C and P indicators to the top right that show red for not connected and green for connected. I am going to tweak that to include yellow to mean available but not retrieving data from. If anyone has a suggestions, let me know.

Out of the future roadmap items, is there anything you would like added or prioritized?
- Label Syncing
- Label Editing
- Memory Editor
- Custom Variable to Text (i.e. a custom variable value of 1 could read "on")
- Water Leak Detector support
- Charting
- Journal (i.e. log water parameters such as ammonia, nitrites, etc... so they can be charted with Reef Angel parameters)

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Location: Auckland, NZ
PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:06 pm
Few very minor things.

- label the plug board the same orientation as the relay box. #1 is top-right. Or let me choose the orientation
- feedback on refresh. it's not clear if hitting refresh fails or succeeds

Requests

- configerable alerts on the device
- live tile for parameters

If you'd like a hand please let me know, I'm a developer by trade.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:32 pm
Awesome thanks... I was debating that on the relay layout. I think I will add it. As for refreshing, I was thinking of having a rotating icon on top of the "C" or "P" depending where the data is coming from.

I totally get the live tiles and it is in my plans. Can you elaborate more on the configurable alerts? do you mean something similar to the Reef Angel Portal website? And when an alert happens, how do you want to be notified? Would you want alerts synced between the Windows Phone app and the Windows 8 app?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:03 pm
@bubbles. I just submitted a new release of the app that includes an indicator when the data is refreshing and allows for a reverse order of the relays. By default the order is reversed like the Relay Box layout... It should take a week or so to get through the submission process.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:41 am
Looking forward to the new release.

For the alerts, exactly like you said re: custom alerts via the portal. Maybe a toast notification every time an alert trips with an alert log in the app?

BTW: Showed the app to someone at our LFS today and their jaw just dropped.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:24 am
Thanks for the feedback... Its too bad, I can't create the same functionality on other mobile platforms.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:20 am
Version v1.1 just hit the Windows Phone store. The key thing it is going to do is add is an indicator of when and how the data is being refreshed (either from the portal or controller) and it will reverse the order of the relays be default there is a new setting that will allow you to flip it back.

If anyone has any issues, please let me know. The Windows 8 app should be submitted to the Windows Store by the end of this week.
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