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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby jbdc » Tue May 06, 2014 12:11 am

finnkc wrote:Nexus 4 and 5 didn't work.
LG Optimus One worked.


Thanks for posting this; now I know not to get one for my N4.

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby ryanroberts1983 » Thu May 08, 2014 6:06 pm

There are some reports of Nexus 4 and 5 working, if any of you are interested in testing and have these phones and can report back we will send you a wind meter.

iOS Compatibility:
iOS 7.x, iOS 6.x, iOS 5.x
iPhone 5 / iPhone 5s
iPhone 4S / iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPad (Gen 1 - 4)
iPod Touch (Gen 3 - 5)

Android Compatibility:
Android 2.3, 3.2, 4
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S4
HTC Evo 4G
HTC Evo 4G LTE
Motorola Xoom
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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby jsquid » Fri May 09, 2014 3:11 pm

ryanroberts1983 wrote:There are some reports of Nexus 4 and 5 working, if any of you are interested in testing and have these phones and can report back we will send you a wind meter.

iOS Compatibility:
iOS 7.x, iOS 6.x, iOS 5.x
iPhone 5 / iPhone 5s
iPhone 4S / iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPad (Gen 1 - 4)
iPod Touch (Gen 3 - 5)

Android Compatibility:
Android 2.3, 3.2, 4
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S4
HTC Evo 4G
HTC Evo 4G LTE
Motorola Xoom
Droid 4
Droid Razr, HD, M
Droid Maxx & Ultra XT1080


Do you have any interest in compatibility on Blackberry 10 devices?

I have two of these meters, one works and one does not. Tested on iPod touch Gen4 and on a Blackberry Z10 with the android app sideloaded.

Haven't tested on Z30 yet but I will.

As far as test criteria what are you after? On both my iPod touch and Z10 one of the meters is reliably detected, the other meter is rarely detected. Swapping meters between devices, the symptom follows the meter, not the device/phone.

Other than detection, what app features would you want tested? I have no means to verify the validity of the windspeed readings...

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby ryanroberts1983 » Wed May 14, 2014 7:36 pm

jsquid wrote:
ryanroberts1983 wrote:There are some reports of Nexus 4 and 5 working, if any of you are interested in testing and have these phones and can report back we will send you a wind meter.

iOS Compatibility:
iOS 7.x, iOS 6.x, iOS 5.x
iPhone 5 / iPhone 5s
iPhone 4S / iPhone 4
iPhone 3GS
iPad (Gen 1 - 4)
iPod Touch (Gen 3 - 5)

Android Compatibility:
Android 2.3, 3.2, 4
Samsung Galaxy S2
Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S4
HTC Evo 4G
HTC Evo 4G LTE
Motorola Xoom
Droid 4
Droid Razr, HD, M
Droid Maxx & Ultra XT1080


Do you have any interest in compatibility on Blackberry 10 devices?

I have two of these meters, one works and one does not. Tested on iPod touch Gen4 and on a Blackberry Z10 with the android app sideloaded.

Haven't tested on Z30 yet but I will.

As far as test criteria what are you after? On both my iPod touch and Z10 one of the meters is reliably detected, the other meter is rarely detected. Swapping meters between devices, the symptom follows the meter, not the device/phone.

Other than detection, what app features would you want tested? I have no means to verify the validity of the windspeed readings...



Hey jsquid yes sure. I was unaware that Blackberry phones could run Android. I can add you to our beta test list. PM me your email address. We can work out some testing and I can also set you up with a comp account to ikitesurf.com. Thanks for helping out, looking forward to hearing from you.

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby juandesooka » Wed May 14, 2014 11:18 pm

Disappointed that it doesn't work on samsung note 2. Happy to be beta tester when you get a new edition.

Best way to test it is with a fan and another wind meter side by side

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby tautologies » Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:36 am

What say ye guys? Will Apple abandon the headphone jack?

Its a dick move from a large company when there are so many businesses designed around it.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonkelly/2014/06/05/apple-to-abandon-headphone-jack-suddenly-beats-deal-makes-sense/

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby POACHER » Fri Jun 06, 2014 2:43 pm

"for headphones which connect using the company’s proprietary Lightning port instead of the standard 3.5mm jack."

Cuz that's really what devices need..............a proprietary headphone jack. Unreal. Can Apple shoot themselves in the foot any worse than they already have? I think this will do it.
Reason # 4,109 to give Apple the finger.

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Re: check this out: a very cool new wind meter

Postby ryanroberts1983 » Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:05 pm

It is possible but very unlikely, regardless we are prepared to address this. In fact, I started working on a solution for his August of last year. Some updates for everyone, there is a new version of the app in the iOS store, Android to follow suit soon. A few small fixes and we have full integration with our other apps now. When you post an onsite report you can now see other reports that are relevant to you nearby. For example, if you are a kiter in most cases you dont care about fisherman inland who are posting reports - so we push users to the iKitesurf branded app where the map is readily available for viewing those relevant reports. Check it out, let me know what you think.. feedback is always welcome.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weather ... ?ls=1&mt=8


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