I have successfully built an API that will work with Ipad/ Iphone and will be able to port it to Android. This app can create missions, follow live mavlink .9 (Still working on 1.0) data with telemetry data. Cool thing is that it is a cheap cable to make. I want to know how many people would be interested in this App and the cable. There will be two versions one for jail broke devices that will have a few extras and for regular IOS and Droid OS. If there enough buzz I will give a lucky few in couple weeks a free beta pass through iTunes to be able to test and use for flight. What the app does is that it send a mavlink message to the xbee or 3d radio back and forth so you be able to fly and track using your tablet or phone.
Yes, with jailbreak device. The non jailbreak needs a iAD authroization chip that can only be available with the Apple MFI program. Jailbreak feature will have direct connections feature btstack. However, the non jailbreak will have the iad chip will be part of the bluetooth module. I can buy the modules without it, but I would rather buy the APL modules all in one same size as the regular bluetooth module. I just threw in $20k towards apple for this project. So I can get the APL modules.
Update. Still waiting on Apple. I be going to Cali this Sunday again for couple weeks to get some stuff work out. Hopefully we can get the ball rolling so I can get these chips. Software is still being workout and has a good foundation for options.
I'm also very interested in Ipad app. No matter it will be for jailbreak or not.
I know how to wright programs and stuff. I never used google projects how do you link the git to your computer I know it a stupid question, but I like to start getting code online. What program do you to publish code. Also, xcode and mavlink are one finally got the kinks on the messages back to the gui interface to present data on screen. I have few new buttons to help change flight modes and draw lines to new waypoints.
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oh and don't use google code, github is where it's at. google code is kind of a graveyard imo.
Yeah, I notice github was more used than google code. I might have to switch over. There a book for this. Might have to download this on my flight to Cali. Thanks.
Been working on the code lately it been Mavlink, Mavlink, and Mavlink, Oh I forgot Mavlink is keep me busy. Xcode/objective C is the main language readers at this time. Working on GUI interface to be able to set modes. Probley will test it when I get back from Cali. Will be moving project to Git soon. I will hopefully be able to get a basic.app out soon for beta testers. Hardware is being proccessed couple of weeks till I get the boards.
Finally back from California been super busy. Project is back on progress. Apple is working on another contract of course and still working on the app to be user friendly. Wasn't able to get on the net since I was in a mil op. Boards are at my house so making the casing sometime this or next week. Will have pictures soon.
Zachary, I would like to add myself to the list of people that would love to get this. Thank you for working on this application. Sounds like there is a lot of demand for it.
Update test module is working like a charm with 3DR radios and xbees. Works better with 3DR though. Will try some long distance radios soon. Working with Apple still they have millions of questions and I have millions of answers. We are now down to two questions. Who going to make them and what brand? So good to go there. I know they are going to take 20% of anything I make but that is ok. The device is still projected to be 50-100 bucks range. The app will have to be fix with the bluetooth and wifi api that is only provided with apple MFI program. Won't take to long. Almost there.
Update. Still waiting for Apple after new contract was signed. I rewriting some code for the iAP chip for non jailbreak devices. MAP and telemerty is coming out pretty nice. Since the hardware I am making is not off the shelf working on the final touches for for AIRMAVGCSv1.0 module. The module will come with a adapter for Android device connections. So far cost to make one device for R and D perpuse. $10 board + $15 bluetooth Apple + $5 SMD chips + $25 Time and labor = $55 Total. Don't know how much the adapter will be should be cheap. All made in the USA. So cost is going good. The app will be $9.99 both for Iphone and android. Now for bet atesters the app is free. However, the hardware will sell at cost and not at commercial cost. So I have a list of names all ready so be prepared for a email in the near future.
That all at this time.
When/how can I get my hands on beta ? - looking forward to test 3DR modem on USB host and BT.