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Anyone search for 'VCDS-Mobile' in the App Store recently? :D

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Love the beeper function too !

HAPPY SNOOPY DANCE !!!

 
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I have one request for Shaun though... I'd like it to play this as a 'ringtone' when you press the button:



<runs> <hides>
 
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Response for Knight Rider.

I'm too old for this "stuff". He said "stuff" :D
 
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I like it.... Now for the first "serious" enhancement request (with all due respect to jakematic :D) - Can you guys make this work when the iDevice is sourcing the WiFi network via the built-in iOS7 "personal hotspot"? It worked great on my home network (where of course I already know the IP) but says it's not connected when my phone is in hotspot mode.



iPhone4S, iOS7.0.4 legitimately enabled Personal Hotspot (T-Mobile USA).
 
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Honestly, I'm not sure that's possible.

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Huh, I haven't had a chance to try with hotspot yet.... good catch solomon.

Having used Fing and iNet in hostpot mode before I do know:
  • they usually try to scan the WAN connection
  • my guess is they try WAN as it's the default gateway
  • I've had to manually have them search in this mode
  • the DHCP range is 172.20.10.X with iOS 6 and later

I bet if the broadcast packet was sent to the 172 network it would pick it right up.

That said, it would mean hardcoding the app... which as a programmer gives me the shivers.
There should be a way to find the subnet of the broadcasting hotspot and check it though.
 
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the DHCP range is 172.20.10.X with iOS 6 and later
I bet if the broadcast packet was sent to the 172 network it would pick it right up.

That said, it would mean hardcoding the app... which as a programmer gives me the shivers.
There should be a way to find the subnet of the broadcasting hotspot and check it though.
I was going to give jakematic credit for steering me to those tools :) and suggest the following:
-offer a user-configurable subnet to scan (defaulting to 172.20.10.xxx would be ideal, but as long as I can set-it-and-forget-it I'd be happy)

I've not tried playing with ifconfig or similar (my iPhone is jailbroken) to see, but I'd imagine there are well-defined networks corresponding to WiFi and Cellular. Whether Apple allows mere userland apps much access is another story :(

I tried hotspot first (well Ok, second - I did try WiFi to be sure it worked) because that's exactly the usage model that limited me in Germany :( I foolishly (I was really busy, the dog ate my homework, etc) didn't try the setup in the US and then found in Germany that I didn't know the IP of the Hex-Net on my hotspot :( :( :( Plus I could see this being a common "help a buddy" mode where I just use my own phone hotspot network to connect Hex-Net.

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It should be 172.20.10.0/28 on bridge0

I *think* the iPhone is .2 for some reason but can't find anything to corroborate that.


Edit: I can't test it because my hotspot keeps shutting off - will try to debug that later
 
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I would expect no less innovation from the Team who created the best automotive diagnostic platform available :cool:
 
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Sorry it took me a few days to get a round tuit, but I was able to test 1.0.1 in hotspot mode and it simply works! The app shows "Connected to network: Not Found" but auto-detects the HN and connects up to it quite easily.

Thanks Ross-Tech, this makes a HUGE difference in the usability on iOS HotSpot!!!!

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without a hex net to test yet, does the ios app scale in resolution according to the device used? i.e.,will the icons and text on a larger device such as an ipad air look more grainy compared to smaller device such as iphone?
 
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Not having a HEX-NET doesn't prevent you from downloading and installing the app. ;)

Remember, the app doesn't do much except locate the HEX-NET for you on your network and then open a browser, either separately or in the app itself, so in the end, what really matters is the browser.

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thanks for the quick reply uwe! I've download the app to both my iphone and ipad already, but without a hex net device, it won't allow me to proceed to the browser.

as a comparison, with a Lenovo thinkpad 10" tablet running windows 8 running vcds (not mobile), I found the user interface windows could not be maximized to fill the entire display. I was hoping vcds mobile browser would allow the screen real estate to be fully utilized.
 
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