Android Apps created to interface with BCS Control Systems
Yeah, apps designed specifically for the smaller screens and other limitations of phones are really nice. But you are right, since the BCS interface is a webpage it is usable with Androids (and iPhones) browser. I use both on my iPod Touch, usually lean toward Brewbuddy since it fits betterNakedDave wrote:Pardon my illiteracy, but I suppose it is not so simple as to just accessing the bcs with your android's browser?
I tested the browser interface on the SDK on Android2.2, and didn't see any obvious issues. I'm able to start/stop processes, and watch the timers increment. The datalog doesn't work because its Flash, and these phones don't support it. May possibly change that to an html5 chart in the future. I haven't tested this on real hardware yet. Banjolawyer, you mentioned that you saw issues with your Droid? Which version of Android is on that phone?
The Android browser actually looks better than the iPhones. My iPod doesn't display the text in the gauges, which is why the temp table option was introduced.
what phone is that? i didn't realize 2.2 was out yet. I have 2.1 and connecting via browser didn't work well for me. I said App, but connecting via browser is fine with me. It just isn't working with 2.1. Or maybe since the BCS firmware has been updated to 3.1 I'll have a different result. I'll check tonight.