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alanu1000

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Simblee suggestions
« on: January 10, 2016, 12:42:05 PM »
The new Simblee device has a lot of potential.  The ease of integration with mobile devices opens up many possibilities.

I understand the use of Bluetooth low energy rather than wifi for communication, but this leads to a limitation which reduces the usefulness of Simblee.  In order to have a permanent connection to the internet, the Simblee needs to be permanently linked to an iOS device.  Yet a permanent internet connection is surely a necessity for a IoT device - the limitation of requiring proximity to the controlling device prohibits a lot of potential uses.

Might I suggest that this limitation could be reduced by providing desktop PC/Mac apps as well as iOS ones to link with the Simblee.  That way, a Simblee could be linked to a server within Bluetooth proximity and hence permanently to the internet. 

Are there any plans for such apps?

Thanks

Alan