Android 2014.01.15.00

Download and install the latest ARC robot programming software to experience these updates.

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Software Information
You may now control your EZ-Robot from your Android Mobile Device! This includes both EZ-B v3 and EZ-B v4 Robots! The Android App can be installed on your Android Phone, Android Tablet, or Android Game Device. The ARC Mobile for Android Application will load ARC files that you created and save to the EZ-Cloud.

This is the beta release of the ARC Android Mobile App. There are a few known bugs, specifically with the EZ-B v3. As usual, we will continue updating the app and making it more awesome and reliable.

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Installation Instructions

- From your Android Device, select the download link: http://www.ez-robot.com/EZ-Builder

- Once downloaded, select Open from your notification menu

- You will be prompted to active Unknown Sources from the Settings menu. This is because you are downloading the file from our website and not Google Play or Amazon, etc...


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#30  
It installs on the kindle but I have yet to see my library via kindle but I have one using the desktop ARC. A bug or cockpit error?
#31  
Andy1939 ,
Did you get the Android app working on your Kindle? Does the app show on your kindle?
Mine tries to download, but no app.
I read you must "allow" apps from non typical sites. I cannot find that option on my Kindle and it does not ask me during download.
I am trying to download it on my wife,s Kindle 8.9 HD.
Maybe I have to wait for my IOS phone? Hope not, works so cool on my desktop. Such a great feature for the EZB3.
Has anyone successfully used it on a Kindle?
Thank You,
Steve S
#32  
Hey Steve, just buy a cheap Galaxy Tab 3... Got a 7inch from Best Buy for $149 just after Christmas...
#33  
rryerson ,
Thank you for the response, but I wish I could use my current Kindle 8.9 HD tablet. Maybe I am not doing something right?
Is it working ok on your Galaxy Tab 3?
Steve S
#35  
I don't think you can sideload apps on a Kindle without rooting it. It runs Android, but it is an Amazon modified version of Android and doesn't have access to Google Apps, the Google Play store, or many other functions typical of Android tablets (like I don't think the Kindle has GPS or Compass sensors).

Alan
#36  
Alan,
Thank you for the response, what is "rooting It" ?
I think you mentioned in previous response about downloading to a PC, then an Android? How would I do that?
Maybe it not compatible with Kindle?
I received no responses from anyone who has successfully used it on a Kindle.
If not, it is a nice feature that I look forward to on my IOS. Maybe there will be an app for theEZB4 and EZB3 with IOS?
Thank You,
Steve S
#37  
Rooting is basically breaking the built-in security to give you access to the underlying operating system functions. I don't even know if it can be done on a kindle . It was trivial on the first Nook. Best to start your search for information on Android or Kindle forums. Search for "sideload apk on a kindle" to get started.

Alan
#38  
@Steve- I'll save you a little time and recommend going to xda developers web site. You can search for your device and begin more research there. I've rooted most of my Android devices. This is one of the best places I've found for information on this subject. I hope that helps.
#39  
Thank you Alan and Antron007,
I did find the option to allow outside apps on my Kindle and changed it to allow, but still no app.
I will have look into the web sites on rooting.
Steve S
#40  
I would have recommended XDA, but some of the threads can be fairly deep and unfriendly to people who ask beginner questions. You'll find what you need there for sure, but do some searching before asking any questions or you will be treated unkindly:(

You might find easier tutorial or beginner instructions going to Kindle specific forums vs XDA.

Just my two cents.

Alan
#42  
@thetechguru- Lol, I never really paid attention but I guess you're right about the XDA forums.
#43  
Alan the "thetechguru" ,
I finally have EZ-Robot Mobile running on my Kindle 8.9 HD thanks to you.
After looking @ your last post, I downloaded the app "ES File Explorer". I did not have to sideload to my pc then Kindle.
I opened ES File app and I could browse around my Kindle!
I found ARC.apk, clicked on it, and then hit install.
The app showed on my app menu. I could not retrieve my mobile app from the cloud because it was too large?
I created a new small file and mobile app on my PC and saved it. It loaded on the Kindle, and I was able to pair.
My custom Movement Panel mobile app., that works on my PC mobile app screen, would not work on the Kindle. I understand the app is beta.
I created the generic Roomba Movement Panel back on my PC and it later worked on my Kindle! I can not connect to EZB3 and my Bluetooth speaker @ the same time.
Thank you for your extra effort! EZ Robot is kind. Will try other options later.
Steve S
#45  
I had a similar issue with the Mobile app and my RoboSapien. I had to change the movement scripts from forward() to RoboSapien("Move Forward") [or what ever the command is.] You may want to try that.... Never mind I just looked and there doesn't appear to be any kinda of roomba movement script commands. So it looks like you'll probably have to wait for EZ-Robot co. to update the Mobile App to support it.

I was going to mention estrongs but I wasn't sure if you could get it. I haven't touched a Fire since we bought one for a niece the christmas they came out so I couldn't remember how limited its access to the Play Store (Market back then) was. Estrongs is a great app and it just gets better all of the time. It's been on every Android device I've owned since the OG, Droid 1 came out. I just didn't want to send you on a wild goose chase.
Synthiam
#46  
If you're Movement Panel doesn't work, I would recommend building a custom interface anyway. You can click on the ? button in the Mobile Interface Builder control to view a tutorial video.

There really isn't a point to using the desktop view - specifically since you can create custom mobile interfaces.:)
#47  
I install the app on my smartphone whit android 4.1.1, I activate the Bluetooth and paired whit my ez-robot. But when I try to connect to the robot from the app, the app says "Please Wait...." but never doses anything more. Any help? Thx!
#48  
im also having this issues with 2014-02-08.
#49  
Regarding IOS and bluetooth, I had an issue with a bluetooth 3rd party api compatibility that I worked around with CoreBluetooth. One can directly read and decode the packets. This might be a preferred methodology being how inconsiderate Apple is with backward comparability. Otherwise the majority of IOS updates will likely break your app.


Best,

Bill