Setup and Preferences

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Because you can use your RedEye’s browser application to fully configure your system using a PC, and because configuration on a computer with a keyboard and mouse is significantly more convenient than doing so on a relatively cramped smartphone or tablet screen, RedEye setup within the Android application is generally limited to a handful of local preferences.[1]

RedEye Hardware

Tap on a RedEye in the RedEye Hardware section to edit specifics for that RedEye unit. If you do not see a RedEye unit in this list, you may need to manually add it using an IP address. Detailed information about adding rooms by IP address can be found under Find RedEye by IP Address.

Preferences

Disable Screen Timeout allows you to turn off the Screen Timeout preference for your Android device while the RedEye application is open. By default, Disable Screen Timeout is unchecked which means that your Android device’s screen will go to sleep after the amount of time you have specified in Settings > Display > Screen timeout. If you check this box, then while the RedEye application is open your Android device will never go to sleep. The benefit of preventing the Android device from going to sleep is that you will not have to wait for the WiFi radio to turn on again before using the RedEye system. Because the screen is the primary consumer of power in your phone, we recommend only disabling the screen timeout when you have a charger nearby.

Bypass Screen Lock allows you to avoid having to enter your unlock password when the screen times out and RedEye is the foreground application.

Vibration Feedback gives you the option to provide a physical response (haptic feedback) when you tap on a button within an activity. When checked, your phone will vibrate briefly each time you press a button. (Unfortunately we cannot control the duration of the vibration, which may be a little longer than ideal.)

Audio Feedback gives you the option to provide an audible response when you tap on a button within an activity. When checked, your phone will play a short click sound each time you press a button.

Adjust Button indicates whether the activities list and current activity displays an adjust button so that you can adjust toggle commands if your RedEye unit becomes out of sync with the devices you are controlling.

Button Color determines the default color of the buttons in your activity layouts. There are twelve button color choices: white, black, gold, coral, rose, violet, moss, teal, coffee, sand, lavender, and stone. Tap on any row to select.

Button Style indicates the overall look for each button in your activity layouts. There are four button styles: flat, framed, gel, and plastic. Tap on any row to select.

Wallpaper allows you to choose the background displayed behind your activity layouts. RedEye includes twenty built-in styles (black, alligator skin, asphalt, bamboo, brick, canvas, carbon fiber, carpet, concrete, denim, granite, coarse-grain leather, fine-grain leather, linen, paper, sand, stone, stucco, wicker, large wood grain, and small wood grain). The built-in styles are monochrome so as not to clash with your button color choices or make it difficult to see buttons on the page. They also tile seamlessly, accommodating activity layouts of any height. To select one of the built-in wallpaper styles, simply tap on the row to select.

As an alternative to the built-in styles, you can also select your own custom wallpaper from the photo library on your phone or tablet. Tap on the “custom image” row to select this option. If you have not previously selected a picture, doing so will open your photo library, where you can browse your available pictures and select one you would like to use. If you have a previously selected custom wallpaper, tapping on this row once simply chooses the old image; to select a new image, tap a second time.

Technical Support

The Software Version number indicates which version of the RedEye application you are currently running on your phone, and may be useful if you are contacting our support team.

Go to ThinkFlood website opens the browser on your Android device and takes you directly to the support pages here.

Contact by email opens the Email application and addresses an email to support@thinkflood.com.

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[1] Because the RedEye iOS application was the first RedEye application, it provides the full range of configuration capabilities. In developing the RedEye browser application, we have found the PC to be a better environment for the more complex actions of the setup process. In addition, because the configuration side of the application accounts for roughly 80% of code, looking forward we can add more client operating systems and control capabilities if we leave most of the setup process to the browser application, so this is our current approach.

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