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SIGNUL for Android is Here!

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We’re extremely excited to announce that the SIGNUL App for Android has been released on Google Play!

As you know, SIGNUL is a Bluetooth Low Energy beacon based on the Apple iBeacon standard. While this standard is implemented natively by iOS, it is not adopted natively by Android. Our crack team of Android developers worked tirelessly to capture the functionality and nuances of iBeacon, implementing an Android service that provides the best possible beacon experience on the platform.

We think it works great, and hope you will too. For our early adopters with pre-release SIGNUL beacons, we invite you to try out the Android App and provide your feedback. Everyone else – we’re coming soon! Our electronics manufacturing run is less than two weeks away, and we’re finalizing plastics production as we speak!

 

iOS App is Live!

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We’re very excited to announce that the SIGNUL App for iOS has been approved, and is now live on the App Store!

Android is on it’s way next, and we hope to have both live by the time our shipments start arriving for the early SIGNUL backers this week!

3D printed units continue to ship daily, and we’re drilling down our production run for the final build of production SIGNUL units.

Thanks again for all your support! SIGNUL is coming to life.

 

 

Progress report – this one is a pretty big deal!

As of this morning we’ve booked our certification testing! We’ll be doing an FCC pre-scan in early January at QAI who are just down the road from us in Pitt Meadows (that’s a suburb of Vancouver for those of you who do not live in the Metro area). If the results are good we’ll continue on with full FCC/CE certification testing in the following days. If the results are bad we’ll rush back to the IoT Design Shop lab to figure out what went wrong. We did a pre-scan on an old rev of the Signul hardware, and nothing has changed significantly, so we’re confident there won’t be any issues. There’s a bit of firmware work to do on our part before the testing so we’ll be plugging away at that over the holiday break. There will most likely be some eggnog involved.

We’ve also selected a partner, Colpitts Design, to work with on our plastics. They’ll start by correcting all of the flaws in our mechanical design (well, our model was designed for 3D printing so they are actually optimizations) and then produce prototypes for assessment. If those are good we’ll move on to tooling, test shots and manufacturing. We’re sure it’ll be that simple and that there won’t be any roadblocks along the way. Right. What’s super cool about all this is that Colpitts are based in Southern Ontario meaning all of our plastics work, from model revision to manufacturing, will be done onshore.

This is definitely a milestone moment for Signul as these items are what we set out to fund through our Indiegogo campaign. But with that sense of accomplishment comes the realization of how much work we still have ahead of us.

That’s all for now!