ScottE -- collecting and building robots for 40 years - details in profile
I use a blackberry and was disappointed that I could not control my Rovio with it.
So as an experiment I created a native Blackberry Client.
DOWNLOAD VERION 0.1 HERE:
UPDATE DOWNLOAD VERSION 0.11 HERE:
UPDATE DOWNLOAD SOURCE CODE HERE:
1) Extract the archive to a webserver
2) edit the .jad file to update the URL to the cod files
eg add your info to the RIM-COD-URL and RIM-COD-URL-1
3) Add a link from your site to the JAD file
4) Navigate your BB browser to the link and install
IMPORTANT: I am not a skilled BB developer, this app is not signed, use at your own risk.
It works fine on my sprint 8830, OS 4.5 but should be fine on curve, pearl and 4.3 OS.
1) Menu->Settings..-> EDIT YOUR ROVIO URL, MENU->Close
2) From the main screen, EDIT->Start Video
Rot Left: h
Go Home: p
Head Up: q
Head Mid: a
Head Dwn: z
Space: update image
* Only tested with BES, theoretically should work with non BES, but may need to add ";deviceside=true" to the end of your URL to enable direct TCP (I cant test this)
* After initial installation and start, rovio goes to back ground just launch again to bring to top, this only happens after initial install.
* There is almost no error detection
If I get time I'll add more commands,
How's the video, smooth? Also, what is the Internet backbone here (provider)? That is, what network access route to Blackberry users use, if iPhone users use AT&T's 3G network?
- No more router setup hassles
- 2 way audio on any system
This is great news... Just got my Rovio a couple of days ago and own a Storm ( may have to use compat mode for the controls) Im on BIS so ill give it a test ( wont be able to test till Monday when im back home to load the program)
Thanks for all your work.
This is great - I just published the application and it should now be accessible by all members. I also added the instructions in with the download.
Can anyone post some screenshots of the program running on a BlackBerry? (I'm on an iPhone, and don't know anyone with a BB, so I can't help unfortunately!)
Thanks again for your contribution. Remember that you can update the download with newer versions as the application moves forward. You can also indicate version numbers in the download so you can post multiple downloads/versions of the same program!
Anyone get it to install yet?
HTTP Error 406: Not Acceptable
The page you are trying to load is not supported by the browser.......
I'm using a Sprint 8330 and BES.
I changed these two URL's in the JAD files.
PLEASE LET ME BE A BETA TESTER!!!
bbrovio said: Thats all I had to change int the JAD to make it install (the JAD is created by the dev environment). The 406 error sounds like an issue between the webserver and the browser, maybey some permissions or config ont he webserver side ?? I am by no means an expert on the COD install process, so if there are any changes problems I am happy to correct. I have used the following process with an SD card for other apps, see link maybey that helps. http://supportforums.blackberry.com/rim/board/message?board.id=java_dev&messa...
You were correct. I had to set up the MIME Types on my web server.
jad = text/vnd.sun.j2me.app-descriptor
.jar = application/java-archive
.cod = application/vnd.rim.cod
Works now. I noticed that it does not save my ip address.
You are off to a great start. Keep working on it.....
PLEASE LET ME BE A BETA TESTER!!!
A newb needs a little help. How do I install this? I tried to go to http://www.robocommunity.com/download/file/15188-104 from my 8310 on ATT. I get an error. "The item you selected cannot be displayed. Would you like to save?" If I say yes it gives me a successful message, but nothing else happens. What is the trick here? Thanks.
I managed to install from the card but so far im not able to get any video. This could be as im on BIS ( added the ";deviceside=true")
Is it possibly as i have a user and password on my rovio? I tried the http://username:password@ipaddress:port;deviceside=true and that also didnt seem to work for me.
It also could be as i have a Storm running in compat mode but the program does launch and pressing keys gives a HTTP error but does then say " head up" etc.
Thanks bbrovio. Ill keep an eye out on the thread. Ill only be able to test basic head up mid and down as the Storm uses suretype and the J/K keys are the same. That will prob throw the rovio a little crazy if i try to drive it.
I'm so amped about rovio...I got him up and running on my internal network and from outside my network.. I see people having to add a port number at the end of there ip in the address bar? I for some reason do not have to do that? ANYWHAY... I also own a BlackBerry Storm and simply do not have the understanding of working with the files to get control of rovio through my storm... Is there a simpler howto explanation and maybe some day a simple ota dl to make this happen? Thanks, Jerry
I installed the BBRovio program in this thread by unzipping the files and putting the BBrovio folder on my storage card of the Storm. Then go to media ( press blackberry key and select browse) and then go to the jad file in the bbrovio folder you put on the card. It should install ( ill have to check to see if i needed to edit the file as im not 100%)
However at the moment it will not work for me as im on BIS rather than BES. Also i think the key layout will be a problem for the storm as with the program the forward and back keys are J/K. On the Storm thats the same key.
If you are on BES it may work for you.
Got it installed on my storm but no video/movements...need help
If it's properly working on BES pls let me know wat hav u appended to url for Http Connection? I hav appended
Pls let me know wat hav u appended to URL so that it works finely on BES. m trying for HttpConnection through BES. I hav appended - ";deviceside=false;". but its not working. i hav tried for BIS for which it worked. U CAN MAIL ME ON -"email@example.com".
Did you post that version yet?