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General => Simblee Announcements => Topic started by: chipmc on March 19, 2017, 12:02:28 PM

Title: Is Simblee still being developed / supported
Post by: chipmc on March 19, 2017, 12:02:28 PM
It seems like there has not been much progress since September 2016 on updating documentation, adding functionality or interacting on the forums. 

I have committed to Simblee for the commercial offering I am developing - is this a mistake?

Thanks,

Chip
Title: Re: Is Simblee still being developed / supported
Post by: mjkuwp94 on March 20, 2017, 02:59:45 PM
I recommend you try contacting the manufacturer or the new owner (Heptagon?  ams sensor solutions?).  Google it to see latest news.  Depending how commercial your product is I think it is best to stay away from any rapid prototype tools as a general rule.  I doubt they intended this but evidence suggests Simblee is done.

For compiler some options are GCC, Keil and IAR.  The Keil IDE is pretty easy to set up and so is Segger Embedded Studio.

For apps there are many options.  The last time I investigated this I briefly looked at Cordova and Ionic Framework.  I had some success with Evothings.  It should be noted that in this environment any technology or service can evaporate.

If you have a hardware design I would think the primary concern would be getting a proper quote and/or contract for purchasing the hardware.
Title: Re: Is Simblee still being developed / supported
Post by: RFD_Patty on March 21, 2017, 10:01:23 AM
Absolutely!

We've been busy -

Acquisition by ams AG annouced in January http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170124006198/en/ams-Announces-Completion-Transaction-Acquire-Heptagon-Related

Exhibiting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and CES earlier this year with our parent company Heptagon

We just launched our IoT 3D ToF Sensor kits (In stock in Digikey!) https://youtu.be/OYE-wJar49s

Working on a bunch more new kits and shields to the eco-system.   

The products are in full production and we are supporting customers who already have products on the market. 

Lots of exciting stuff and more to come.   Don't hesitate to contact us directly if you have questions. 
Title: Re: Is Simblee still being developed / supported
Post by: RFD_Patty on March 21, 2017, 10:10:36 AM

...If you have a hardware design I would think the primary concern would be getting a proper quote and/or contract for purchasing the hardware.

We sell through our global authorized distributors - Arrow, Digikey, Mouser, Rutronik, Symmetry - Any of them can provide a quote, and most products are kept in stock. 

We are also happy to provide budgetary quotes on qualified projects direct, just contact us via the email on the Simblee or Rfduino web pages.   Just include the following information and we can turn a quote around quickly:

Company Name
Application
Estimated annual usage
Planed Production Date
Title: Re: Is Simblee still being developed / supported
Post by: chipmc on March 26, 2017, 01:55:13 PM
RFD_Patty,

Very happy to hear this.  I buy though Digikey and availability has not been an issue.  Was wondering if we can expect to see future development of the libraries and materials for developing Simblee Cloud applications.

Thanks,

Chip
Title: Re: Is Simblee still being developed / supported
Post by: RFD_Patty on March 27, 2017, 01:08:11 PM
Hi Chip,

Lots of exciting things coming soon, including a library update.  We will post as soon as it's live.

Thanks for all the support!

Title: Re: Is Simblee still being developed / supported
Post by: Wayne on March 27, 2017, 01:28:06 PM
Any hints, maybe a tiny hint.. Itsy bitty one?
Title: Re: Is Simblee still being developed / supported
Post by: RFD_Patty on May 05, 2017, 03:58:41 PM
Check out the new shields and kits -

Time of Flight (ToF)
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ VoC)
Color, Proximity
Temperature & Humidity

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJKNqIEHkJebPFseRFDwgZ6Nju2rKVGFW

This kits come programmed out of the box, just insert batteries, stack the Simblee breakout board and sensor shield and you can start visualizing sensor data on your mobile device through the Simblee app.    From here, follow our Cloud videos, and program your Simblee to transmit to the Cloud.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJKNqIEHkJebMpso_196RneEfcLKPNrZm

New library update should drop in 1-2 weeks and products are on their way to distributors next week. 
Title: Re: Is Simblee still being developed / supported
Post by: wookie1 on May 06, 2017, 12:07:15 PM
Are there release notes somewhere for the libraries so I can see what changed?
Title: Re: Is Simblee still being developed / supported
Post by: tolson on May 17, 2017, 12:28:38 PM
Check out the new shields and kits -

Time of Flight (ToF)
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ VoC)
Color, Proximity
Temperature & Humidity

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJKNqIEHkJebPFseRFDwgZ6Nju2rKVGFW

This kits come programmed out of the box, just insert batteries, stack the Simblee breakout board and sensor shield and you can start visualizing sensor data on your mobile device through the Simblee app.    From here, follow our Cloud videos, and program your Simblee to transmit to the Cloud.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJKNqIEHkJebMpso_196RneEfcLKPNrZm

New library update should drop in 1-2 weeks and products are on their way to distributors next week.

Hi Patty,

People want the libraries and SFM APP fixed before wanting more hardware peripherals. The documentation, website, and APPs all need updated.