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R2-D2 App update Options
Tomick
#1 Posted : 26 September 2017 09:07:25
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There is not going to be any usage fee for the R2-D2 App - it will be free Cool

The Google Play/Android App can be found here: https://play.google.com/...tails?id=com.bullb.r2d2

The IOS App is awaiting update


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that is great news, another bonus. BigGrin BigGrin BigGrin
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Result !
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great news!
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#5 Posted : 26 September 2017 21:55:09

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will there still be support/updates available, say 3 years (or more) after the release? with the ever evolving mobile device market, i dont want to find in the future when i get a new phone, or get a OS update it renders the app, and therefore the droid pretty useless. that would be very disappointing indeed.

just a thought and not a moan.
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#6 Posted : 26 September 2017 22:04:27
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Its a simple WiFi connection that is dependent on the strength of your WiFi. You also have the option to use Direct Wifi for its operation, therefore won't be inoperable providing your mobile device is WiFi compatible.
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Excellent news Cool
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TBH in regards to the app going out of date on new operating systems if not supported in the future ... well if that happens old mobile phones are readily available for less price than may remotes out there ... if that was to be the case , I'd just get one and use it dedicated for R2
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New to the board, and can't wait to get into the build. Love the App option. thanks for the update.
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The Official word..

Dear customers,

Since the launch of our Build your own R2-D2 Collection we have worked extensively to ensure we deliver the best remote controllable droid experience we can.

We can advise that the user can connect their R2-D2 droid with a mobile device with and without a WIFI network background. This connection allow the user to control the movement and most of the functions of the R2-D2, and can stream video from the camera of R2-D2 to a mobile device during the WIFI connection.

Our App will allow you to control your R2-D2 droid remotely without incurring into any extra usage fees, even after the first 3 years period has expired, so that you won’t have to pay any extra usage fee, contrary to what we had initially advertised.

We hope you continue to enjoy building your own R2-D2 droid.

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#13 Posted : 26 October 2018 18:36:44
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Issue 100 only provides a brief explanation of how the App works - A detailed User Guide can be found on the R2-D2 web page (behind "The Build" tab)
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The R2-D2 droid control App is available for Apple iPhone 5S or later running iOS 11 or higher, or Android smartphones or tablets running OS 4.4 KitKat or higher.
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I too have immensely enjoyed this build. Being in the US, months behind all of you UK'ers, I can't say that I'd be disappointed if the app was delayed a few months... so we finish the build at the same time!Flapper
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Hi All,

First, I’ve got to say how jealous I am that you-all are finishing this build now! We’ve still got 2 months to go over here in ‘Murica.

I got to see, and mess around with the prototype in April of last year at Star Wars Celebrations in Orlando. At that time, he was a PROTOTYPE. there was very limited functionality, and it was controlled through a remote. The batteries were a dozen Aa cells in a pack that was difficult to access. (I really got to know R2 while I had him at here at home, while I was building a fitted crate for him to travel in)

I have a proof copy of the user guide. I will say that the lot of you are going to be absolutely blown away by what the completed R2-D2 is capable of, and how the app looks, and will function. The thought, and design that has gone into the development of this build is incredible.

I have found the build to be completely enjoyable. Sure, there have been a couple of delivery slow-downs, but that is a part of partwork models. Trying to be patient can really suck, especially when the build is REALLY getting good, and it takes a bit longer than normal to get the months parts pack, but all that goes away as soon as the pack hits the stoop.

At any rate, I am anxiously awaiting the finishing of my own R2, and will have to be content by living vicariously through all the YouTube videos of you-all having fun!
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Nice to read the online guide. Lots of fun and control. Its looks really well thought out. Very impressive.

I thought r2 had bluetooth too? There is no mention anywhere in the guide how to use these features
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#18 Posted : 05 December 2018 17:19:27
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semaj wrote:
Nice to read the online guide. Lots of fun and control. Its looks really well thought out. Very impressive.

I thought r2 had bluetooth too? There is no mention anywhere in the guide how to use these features


WiFi direct mode has replaced Bluetooth as it handles video better due to the volumes of data being transferred. R2-D2 has two methods of WiFi that you can set up....

Local WiFi mode - a user has an existing WiFi network that their devices attach to. In this case, R2 can also attach to the existing network, and any device on that network can run the app and communicate with R2.

WiFi Direct mode - is where a user wants to connect the device that can run the app, directly to R2. No other connections to R2 are allowed, and the device that runs the app won't be able to connect to a second WiFi network at the same time it's talking to R2 (of course, if it's a phone, it could still be connected to 4G or whatever phone line you have).

The first is great if you have a home network set up and just want to plug R2 into it without having to change your phone settings every time you want to run the app, and the second is best if you don't have a WiFi network where you want to run R2 (such as outdoors) or you just want a connection that doesn't interfere with anything else. In actual fact WiFi direct mode is better than Bluetooth.

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Tomick wrote:
Its a simple WiFi connection that is dependent on the strength of your WiFi. You also have the option to use Bluetooth for its operation, therefore won't be inoperable providing that your mobile device is Bluetooth or WiFi compatible.

Only 3 months ago you mention it still had bluetooth operation as well as wi fi. Nothing stating otherwise has been mentioned anywhere on this forum.
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#20 Posted : 05 December 2018 18:06:08
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semaj wrote:
Tomick wrote:
Its a simple WiFi connection that is dependent on the strength of your WiFi. You also have the option to use Bluetooth for its operation, therefore won't be inoperable providing that your mobile device is Bluetooth or WiFi compatible.

Only 3 months ago you mention it still had bluetooth operation as well as wi fi. Nothing stating otherwise has been mentioned anywhere on this forum.
Have only just been informed of this myself Blink

Can we please keep comment here to being App related and post Bluetooth matters into the Bluetooth topic you've started, thanks..
https://forum.model-spac...amp;m=298095#post298095

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