I’ve decided to publish v2.00. We’ve made a great step forward. Now we are able to control Holding Registers in PLC. Have a look at Release Notes for details. So far I’m very proud that I’ve done it. It was really great challenge to implement this functionality, especially GUI in Android. As you know, one of our most important principle is to have simple user interface without redundant clicks or dialog boxes, so I’ve “invented” quite simple trick to archive it. I use ListView Item itself as the slider. So, you can just swipe the item on the list to set the value for Holding Register. Works great, so I’ve decided to name this Idea as: “Lazy Slider”. I’ve never seen such idea implemented anywhere in Android Market, so I’m believe that I’m the first one 🙂 So of course, since it’s not the rocket science, You can use this Idea in your own projects as long as you mention IQarium as the inspiration.
I’ve also changed some bugs related to reading procedure of coils status. It is also worth to mention that I’ve get rid of screen rotation according to you suggestions in the poll.
There are some major changes in Configuration file. See new Release Notes tab for details.
I’ve also corrected very annoying bug where some coils with the address greater then 2000 could not be controlled by IQarium. Now it works.
Thank you Piotr for reporting this bug.
That’s one small step for this app, one giant leap for it’s users 😉
Switching to Android fragments opens infinite possibilities including “giant leap” towards control of modbus-tcp registries. As you probably have noticed the main screen is rotating at the first application start-up. It’s one of the possible consequences of fragmenting User Interface in an Activity.
I had to find the way of displaying the numeric slider and I have did it – Android Fragments was the answer! I cannot say anything more now! It’s going to be awesome 🙂
Meanwhile, to test the Polls implemented in wordpress, I ask you what kind of animation do you prefer at the application startup:
I’m still working on the new functionality of reading and writing registers using Modbus-TCP. In the meanwhile I’ve prepared a little bit more modern layout of the main screen for left-hand people. If you like it I can change it. Drop me an email or write comments what you think.
The first version of User Guide is valid for IQarium v1.32
Writing the documentation is really challenging! So, I’m very proud to announce that the first release of the Users Guide is finished. I’m looking forward for your comments or suggestions. As always, I’ll be very happy to help you!
The number of active installations of IQarium is rapidly growing, according to Google Play statistics. So I strongly believe the documentation I wrote will be very helpful.
v1.32 bug fixes:
– icon is flashing when a user toggle state
– some minor changes with background network communication thread
– after changing the name of XML configuration file, it is loaded in background now
I’m very proud to announce, that after 4 weeks of first release of IQarium we are lunching this web site for all users who are interested in Home Automation systems based on PLC. After tons of e-mails from IQarium users I’ve decided to run dedicated website with latest Documentation (User Guide) and Blog. Thank you for your support.