Originally Posted by mrooding
I've just released the first public version of the Android app: Adrian: link removed as I have too few posts to leave this in my reply!
In the coming weeks, I'll keep working on the remote tab. Not quite sure what I'll do regarding keeping it free or asking for a small amount. What do you guys think?
Any feedback is of course welcome
As a dedicated Android user I have felt very sad to have been unable to try Markus' app. Great that you have been busy with your project! I have installed the app on my Mii 8 smartphone and Nvidia Shield tablet, on both it has installed and connected to my t758 flawlessly. There is zero observable latency in the data updating when changing volume or other settings, so this is very promising.
Relating to the other comment regarding a "lights out" mode, I normally prefer brighter themes but for this use-case I agree that a dark theme would be best.
Most noticeable if in landscape mode, and then also more of an issue on the Shield tablet, it is not so easy to correctly track my eye from the data field's title to the data on the right. My suggestion would be to have some Excel-style banded shading to mark out each row.
Perhaps there could be a tabbed, or swiped to, second data summary so that the default is to only see "Video" and "Audio" information? I think most of us will rarely need to view the "Speakers" info so it might be neater to split it out.
Might it be possible to have custom names for the DIRAC profiles? For example, so that the info screen would allow me to set it to show "sofa" or "chair" instead of "Profile 1/2"?
In response to your question about pricing, it looks to be tricky to me. As others have stated, I think it reasonable that you receive donations for a biertje or two, as compensation for your efforts, but I doubt that such a niche app for a relatively niche audio product will allow you to quit work;-). My suggestion would be for the current version to be free to use, allowing potential users to confirm that they can install and correct without issues, with the version having full remote capabilties being a paid-for app - perhaps EUR 5 or 10?
Anyway, that's the total of my thoughts for now. I look forward to the enhanced version...