Android App Update

Hi All:

The BlowPro Android app is nearing completion, and will be entering a beta test period in the next few weeks.

Current work is focused on putting the finishing touches on the app’s user interface and adding final-stage functionality such as that related to storing and reviewing a piping session.

Look for the Android app to be available this coming September.

Here are a couple of screenshots of the app “under development” in “Android Studio” yesterday:

Kevin

 

YouTube Video

If you are interested in seeing the BlowPro iOS app in action, please watch our brand new demo video on YouTube.  See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvMV1HCuLHY:

App Demo Video Screenshot From YouTube

The video gives you a 5-minute run-through of the use of the app and some of the features it provides.  Kevin’s your host, and although the video is not “Hollywood” quality, it is good enough to show off the app and what it can do.

In production are two additional videos which show the BlowPro (and app) in actual use.  Alastair Lee of the SFU Pipe Band works with Kevin to illustrate how the device works.

BlowPro Android Progress Update

The BlowPro Android app is under development, and is shaping up fairly well.  There are no graphics yet, but the app scans for and finds a BlowPro hardware device, connects to it, and is able to read bag pressure and temperature data and send commands to the hardware device.

Much work remains to be done, but the app is on track for a September, 2018 release.  It will be free, of course, and available via Android’s popular app distribution sites.

For the curious, here are a few screenshots from yesterday.  Note: the app is still “alpha” quality and the screens will be cleaned up prior to app release.

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The Draft Android Start-Up Screen

 

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Draft Devices Found Screen
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Draft Data Exchange Screen

 

BlowPro Around the World!

News in from our distributors, Terry and Alastair Lee of Tartantown.  BlowPro sales have reached many locations around the world.  In no particular order:

  • Canada
  • United States
  • England
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland; and
  • Malaysia

User support is very important to us.  We’ve had two inquiries so far.  The questions and answers will be added to the BlowPro FAQ.  In summary:

  1. We’ve had an inquiry about using the protective cover with the device from a UK customer (Answer: always use the protective cover when your device goes into your pipe bag!); and
  2. An inquiry from a user near Chicago who asked how to import an emailed pressure reading data set into Excel (Answer: Kevin created a short video example of this process – see https://youtu.be/wwG0IsK4Fkk).

That’s it for this update!

BlowPro 1.0 Released to Production

BlowPro MCUsAfter over one year in development and four months of beta testing, BlowPro 1.0 has been released to production.  The initial production run will be 100 units.  All units will be assembled and tested in Burnaby, British Columbia.

The units will be available for sale on March 31, 2018.  See Purchase/Where to Buy for information on where you will be able to buy your BlowPro unit.