We are still working to stabilise the software which requires changes to the underlying messages that we use to communicate between the phone and the device. When we change these messages for various technical reasons, to make sure new functionality works correctly, it will break compatibility with older firmware. In most instances, the device will not move if you try and use the newer app with the older firmware. So, in those cases we are forcing the firmware update in order for the app and the device to be able to communicate with each other (and thus avoid a non-functional device).
Why am I being asked to allow for GPS location when using bluetooth to connect to my Genie or Genie Mini (Android)?
We don't collect or restore any user’s location information, we just need this permission to enable the discovery of the bluetooth scan.
In order to use Bluetooth features in your application, you must declare two permissions. The first of these is BLUETOOTH. You need this permission to perform any Bluetooth communication, such as requesting a connection, accepting a connection, and transferring data. The other permission that you must declare is either ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION or ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION. A location permission is required because Bluetooth scans can be used to gather information about the location of the user. This information may come from the user’s own devices, as well as Bluetooth beacons in use at locations such as shops and transit facilities.If you want your app to initiate device discovery or manipulate Bluetooth settings, you must declare the BLUETOOTH_ADMIN permission in addition to the BLUETOOTH permission. Most applications need this permission solely for the ability to discover local Bluetooth devices. The other abilities granted by this permission should not be used, unless the application is a “power manager” that modifies Bluetooth settings upon user request.
Do I have to be connected/within bluetooth range to my Syrp device during a timelapse?
No. During a time lapse, you can walk out of Bluetooth range and your time apse will continue on without a connection to your phone. Once the APP has transmitted the signal to begin a timelapse (by pressing the RECORD button), the Syrp device now takes over and no phone connection is required.
*this only applies to Timelapse Mode*
What does the Green or Red Camera Icon mean in the Timelpase mode of the Genie II APP? (when using the Genie Mini/Genie Mini II)
Green - Genie Mini / Genie Mini II is connected and ready to begin recording
Red - Timelapse is in progress