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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #195 on: January 09, 2011, 12:40:56 PM »

...Can you detect when the WiFi connection is made at the PC running AHP?  The WiFi range is greater than the range of Bluetooth (with the possible exception of Class 1).
I'd find a wifi approach better as well. I turn off my bluetooth when it's not connected to my ear piece.
BTW... Can your software detect the bluetooth of my phone while it's connected to my ear piece?
If you Phone is continually sending the discover signal. Most definitely.
If your phone will pair to more then one device at the same time. Most definitely using the Pairing option and pairing your phone to Windows.
If the answer to either is no then no it can't. :(
I'm currently looking at adding the ability for BlueWatch to discover devices on the HomeNetwork.
The issue is BlueWatch can't do both at the same time as it gets confused. ::)
And I got confused in the Code trying to debug it! rofl
It may end up I build a separate version for wifi which will work if your home network is wireless!
I'm just putting the finishing touches on a new trial version that has all the options of the full version and even uses the same drivers.
This way users can tell for sure if the pairing option will work for them!
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #196 on: January 24, 2011, 04:49:44 PM »

I finally have a new trial version on the server!  :)%
The link on the BlueWatch web page still points to the old installer. ::) :'
However thouse that wish to get it early can find a link @ the Tuicemen Forum
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #197 on: January 25, 2011, 12:01:26 PM »

Thanks for the update. I'm looking forward to playing with this version. My budget  :'( is still limiting new software and toys as of yet. But It's on my list of things to do.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #198 on: January 26, 2011, 08:01:19 PM »

hey no problem!
Speaking of toys..... I got thinking my SoundPilot doesn't have a car charger (never came with one).
I ordered one off ebay today for $5 it may be worth getting one of these S705s just for the car.
They are small enough that they could be hidden any where!
Coupled with the fact that it is a class 1 device makes detecting it in the driveway a breeze! :)%
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #199 on: January 27, 2011, 11:30:21 AM »

Many users use this with their Bluetooth enabled phones.
Even more complain about the range for detection!
The answer is use a class 1 device!
How many phones are class 1? Not many!
Why not get a class 1 headset?
The prices aren't as high as they once were!
It's true none will stay in discovery mode but that isn't needed using the ping option in BlueWatch
True many don't deliver the range that a class 1 device is suppose to but it is still more then the average user would need!
They say many will only pair to one device at a time.
Hey I found one that will pair to 2 at once and will remember up to 8 paired devices and is Class1. :)%
Expensive?
Well if you think $15 is then yes! rofl
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #200 on: February 09, 2011, 03:32:32 PM »

While I've been playing with code to attempt multi device connection /pinging, I've been playing with some BT head sets.
Some have good sound when matched to the PC others are plain garbage! ::) :'
I've also discovered that some will stay connected while connected to a charger and reconnect when they come back into range.
Others won't do this but will continue to send out a discovery signal with a very short pause between sends.
A simple dual loss check keeps BlueWatch from reporting the device is lost if it is still close by!
Now these discoveries are for class one headsets, BlueWatch can utilize either way! :)%
I could have one in the car and connected to the cars 12 adaptor keeping it in charge mode. :)%

The class 2 headsets I've tested turn off when connected to a charger.
Not that that is going to make a difference as my car is out of range for a class 2 BT device anyways :(
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #201 on: February 13, 2011, 10:10:12 PM »

Since adding code for multi pinging of BT devices is proving to be more of a challenge than this novice can handle.
And there was little interest in it @ the Forum. I've turned my coding time to creating a Wifi only version of BlueWatch
I had this partially coded into the BT version but there were several conflicts as devices supplied the same name for a network connection as a BT connection.
As soon as I have a beta version ready I'll make it available to those willing to give it a test run!
Once I have a Wifi version tested I'll look again at combining the 2 versions!
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #202 on: February 14, 2011, 11:43:44 AM »

...I've turned my coding time to creating a Wifi only version of BlueWatch...
I'd like to give a Wifi only one a try.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #203 on: February 14, 2011, 06:07:16 PM »

Thanks steven r!
From playing with Wifi in the past it is going to take a bit to get this working with the current options of BlueWatch
Of coarse there are curtain options that don't need to be coded for Wifi like dual loss.
Pinging is still needed but it won't be a issue with multi devices.
I should have a beta build by the end of the week if current progress is any indication! ::) :'
I think with the Wifi it will be possible to get notification on your Smartphone that BlueWatch has seen you.
Maybe with a welcome home message! ;)
I'll start a Wifi version thread @ my forum so those that are interested can keep on top of my progress.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #204 on: February 16, 2011, 01:29:27 PM »

First Beta Build should be ready this evening! :)%
Since only steven r has expressed interest in this and I'd like to get as much feed back as possible I've decided to make the trial version the beta.
Anyone will be able to beta test and have the ability to add input! ;)  :)%
For more info and the down load, Look here!
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #205 on: February 16, 2011, 02:13:28 PM »

I would also like to try a WIFI version, I have registered on your website.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #206 on: February 16, 2011, 03:27:35 PM »

Thanks DeeJayT,
I'm just putting together a installer now! ;)
Last alfa test ran fine.
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #207 on: February 17, 2011, 05:59:06 PM »

The Wifi beta version is now ready for testers! ;)
I had some initial hang issues but they seemed to be worked out now! ::) :'
My forum has been updated to the newest release so hopefully that solves registration issues! ::) :'
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #208 on: February 19, 2011, 12:54:46 PM »

I have tried several times to activate registration on your forum without success. Am I doing something wrong?
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Re: [AHP ADD-ON] BlueWatch (Control via BlueTooth or WIFI Detection)
« Reply #209 on: February 19, 2011, 02:18:16 PM »

You Should be activated now!
There seems to be a issue with the forums out going mail and my server seems they are filtering on the heading or something!
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