ThinkFlood WiFi remote Beta – First Universal Remote System for Android released
ThinkFlood today announced a new app, which makes their award winning RedEye controls compatible with Android phones and tablets. The new RedEye app for Android is available as part of a public beta test program for free download at thinkflood.com/support/redeye/android-beta/.
On June 2, 2009, flood was the first company to think that a universal remote control system be introduced for IOS devices. Company representatives say the past few months, Android compatibility has become the top requested feature for their products.
“RedEye has a hit with iPhone owners from the beginning. Android has grown in popularity as we have seen a corresponding increase in requests for our software to make that platform as well,” said Matt Eagar, president and co-founder of Think flood. “Today we are pleased to announce that our networked RedEye products are now fully controlled using Android smartphones and Tablet PC.”
RedEye beta app for Android is compatible with the network RedEye products (and RedEye RedEye Pro) and supports devices running Android OS 1.6 and later, including Honeycomb (3.0) for tablets. RedEye customers can now use Android phones and tablets with IOS devices and PCs to check their systems RedEye. For now, configuring hardware Redeye still an IOS device, the ability to install the operating system from an Android device comes in a later version.
“We love the amount of choice and flexibility that brings the Android platform, but with these opportunities, there are challenges,” Eagar continued. “In particular, with so many different handsets and operating systems, it is virtually impossible to test every configuration. For this reason, we chose to keep the app simple and a first beta release. As we gather feedback from our beta testers, we can be more confident with regard to handset compatibility and take more advanced functionality for the point of Android app matches all the characteristics of our current IOS app. ”
The RedEye app for Android comes on the heels of the recent introduction of its second generation think of flood control products. Last month, the company debuted RedEye Pro, an affordable, professional home automation network controller, and an updated version of the original WiFi RedEye product.
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