Current release: v2.14.0
What’s New in This Version
In this release we focused on simplifying the initial configuration process. In addition to new PC-based configuration utilities (Windows and Mac OS), the iOS app now automatically displays a step-by-step configuration process when it encounters a new RedEye unit. There are numerous changes to the processes for adding devices, adding activities, and configuring the channel guide, as well.
Please Note: Because Apple does not allow applications compiled for iOS 6 to run on earlier versions of the operating system, we are releasing a new version of the app, “RedEye Legacy” to support devices that cannot be updated to iOS 6. As with previous releases, RedEye Legacy will support devices going as far back as iOS 3.0. Functionality between the two applications is the same, except when we explicitly take advantage of newer OS capabilities (e.g., full-screen iPhone 5 support).
- Full-screen iPhone 5 support. Will also rotate screen when using RedEye mini (as iPhone 5 has moved headphone jack to bottom of unit).
- PC-based configuration utilities. We now have PC-based (Windows and Mac OS) configuration utilities that help get your RedEye on your home network. When you run one of these utilities on your PC, it will automatically detect your PCs network configuration, find the RedEye, push the network configuration down to the RedEye. Optionally, you can also update the RedEye firmware.
- Guided configuration process (iOS app). When the app detects a new RedEye unit, it launches a guided configuration process to help people new to RedEye figure out what to do.
- Improvements to process for adding devices (iOS app). Now when you add a device, the app filters information as you go. For example, if you pick device type television, the brands list only displays brands for which we have television codes in our database. Other improvements: you can filter the brand list by typing, there is a dedicated button for adding an empty device, and the screen which lists available codesets now tracks whether you have tested a codeset before.
- Improvements to process for adding activities (iOS app). Now when you add an activity, RedEye is smarter about building your activity launch action list. Based on the devices you select, RedEye may ask you which inputs you use for the activity, and then it employs a more sophisticated sort algorithm to suggest the final launch sequence based upon device and command types. In most cases, you will not have to edit the launch or shutdown sequences, other than perhaps tweaking delay timings.
- Improvements to channel guide configuration (iOS app). When configuring the channel guide, the app now starts by asking for country first, then determines whether more information is required (i.e., postal code) before moving to the next step. If both preset and custom channel lineups are available, the app presents a list of the preset options, which a button to customize. In the guided configuration process, there is also an additional step to choose the guide activity for the RedEye that you are configuring.
- Improvements to software update process (iOS app). When there is new firmware available, the app will now ask before installing. Also, if your app is a version behind the current firmware, you can disable the version mismatch warning using the new “Version Warnings” preference.
- New Preferences screen (iOS app). The growing list of preferences has moved from the Main Setup screen to its own screen (accessed through Main Setup). Preferences now grouped by type.
- Ability to lock controller to a single room (or set of rooms) (iOS app). If you turn off the “Auto Discovery” preference, the RedEye app will no longer automatically find every RedEye unit on the network. Instead, RedEye units that you identify using the “Find by IP Address” functionality will appear, making RedEye suitable for use in larger installations where they may be dozens of units on the same network. In addition, when combined with the setup screen lock preference, you can prevent access to certain rooms from specific controllers.
- Channel guide now rotates properly on iPad in all cases (iOS app). Previously if you launched the iPad app in portrait orientation and then rotated to landscape, the landscape view would not properly display the full hour of programming information until you rotated it a couple of additional times. This now works from the start.
- Fixed issue with remote access via port forwarding/VPN (iOS app).
- Restoring from a backup no longer resets the network connection.
- Added shortcuts to command and activity URLs to browser application. Includes URLs for serial and IP commands.
Release date: (pending approval)