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2017-12-05: New version of HMI Droid for Android

Version 1.7.5.79 released on Google Play and on Amazon appstore.


2017-11-28: Upcoming change in color scheme for buttons

Better match between colors in the development tool and in the apps.

New color scheme for buttons     

2017-11-23: Upcoming animated image button




2017-11-19: Occasional ANR-errors on some devices.

There have been a few reports of ANR-errors (App Not Responding) when using the Siemens S7 Communication (ISO-on-TCP) protocol on some Android devices like e.g. Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (E5823). We are currently working on an update to solve this problem. If you experience any problems please contact us on support@idea-teknik.com for advice.


2017-11-17: New version (1.7.5.78) of HMI Droid available for Beta-testing

See version history for info about changes.

Please contact info@idea-teknik.com to particitate in the beta test.


2017-10-30: Occasional ANR-errors on some devices.

There have been a few reports of ANR-errors (App Not Responding) when using the Import command on some Android devices like e.g. Samsung Galaxy Note5 (noblelteskt) and Sony Xperia Z5 Compact (E5823). We are currently working on an update to solve this problem. Until an updated version of HMI Droid is available on Google Play, we recommend using another method for transferring the files from the PC and to the target device.

Please read this section in the FAQ.

Update: A new version is now available as Beta.


2017-09-15: Windows version of HMI Droid now in Alpha state



Please contact us at info@idea-teknik.com if you want to participate in the Beta test.


2016-06-17: Review for the iOS-version of HMI Droid (Odrid HMI)

"Over the last 4 years I was using SCADA apps to control my house via our iPhones and iPads. I have used some apps for that, starting with MODBUS GEM and then continuing with HMI Draw/View after MODBUS GEM has been discontinued.

As the author of these apps got ill and is not able to maintain them anymore I was forced to look for an alternative before a major iOS update (11) renders my control inoperative. With >300 data points I was looking for a solution which fulfills these requirements:

- The ability to design a nice interface which can be used by the whole family
- MODBUS/TCP communication
- Easy creation/configuration, preferred on the PC. HMI Draw was nice, but creating pages on the iPad was painful and slow
- Must run on iPhone and iPad
- A reasonable price tag. Many apps charges per data point, and I can't afford several hundreds Euros just for private use with >300 data tags
- The app should be maintained and not be 2 years since the last update ;-)

I found all this in Odrid HMI. The creation of the pages is absolutely easy with a PC app, the price is sensational and if you need support or have questions, Jan replies usually within a few hours. Also suggestions to improve things are always welcome. I created the pages for my house within half a day and it's working like a charm. I can highly recommend this app!"


2017-05-30: New version of HMI Droid Studio (V6.7.5.50)

The Beta-version is available in the english download tab.


2017-05-20: Crashes in the Android-version of HMI Droid

We have received some crash reports for the Android-version of the app and are currently working on an update.
Please contact us at info@idea-teknik.com if you experience any problems.


2017-05-11: Upcoming support for more colors

The next major release of HMI Droid Studio will add more color options to the Button object.

HMI app - Lighted Pushbuttons


2017-03-23: New version of HMI Droid Studio (V6.7.5.46) running on Linux Mint with WINE

The Beta-version is available in the english download tab.

HMI Droid Studio running on Linux Mint using WINE


2017-03-15: Upcoming support for Siemens S7 Communication in HMI Droid Studio

Support for Siemens S7 Communication in the Test panel mode of HMI Droid Studio simplifies the development of panels (pages) for the Siemens S7-300, 1200, 1500 and LOGO! 8 controllers.

Watch short demo on YouTube.

English Beta version (6.7.5.45) available in the download tab.

HMI for Siemens S7


2017-03-02: Version 1.0.11 of Odrid HMI is now released

We will add Siemens S7 Communication (ISO-on-TCP) to the Test panel mode of HMi Droid Studio too.


2017-02-11: Upcoming support for Siemens S7 in the iOS-version

Version 1.0.11 of Odrid HMI with support for Siemens S7 Communication (ISO-on-TCP) will soon be released!!

Please contact info@idea-teknik.com if you would like to participate in the Beta-test.

Watch short clip on YouTube.

Siemens S7 HMI on iOS Siemens S7 HMI on iOS


2016-11-17: HMI Droid on Chromebook

Now HMI Droid runs on Chromebook too!!

HMI Droid on Chromebook

HMI Droid on Chromebook


HMI Droid - Siemens Logo! 0ba8

Short demo on YouTube.

The sample panel can be downloaded here, just enter the IP-address on the Android-device.

A LOGO! Soft Comfort project with settings for HMI Droid can be downloaded here as Circuit Diagram1 - HMI Droid.lsc.

NOTE: Designations for Inputs, Memories and Outputs in the LOGO! starts with one (1) but in HMI Droid Studio the first variable has address zero (0).


2016-09-13: New version for iOS

Version 1.0.8 of "Odrid HMI" released.


2016-07-27: Crashes in the iOS-version

There has been some crashes on 21/7, 25/7, 26/7, 29/7, 2/8, 5/8, 12/8 and 17/8.

The crashes has occured on iPhones with iOS 9.3.x and with version 1.0.6 of the app.

We are trying to find the reason to the crashes.

Please report any problems with HMI Droid (or "Odrid HMI") to:
e-mail adress


2016-06-16: Upcoming Windows version of HMI Droid

Use same HMI on Android, iOS and Windows.

Same HMI on Android, iOS and Windows


2016-05-16: Review for the iOS-version of HMI Droid

"This is a very simple and highly effective HMI for iOS. I looked for years for something simple, quick to setup, and cost effective. So far, this is the best. Very reliable communications drivers. For the price, there is enough functionality. The support is immediate and accommodating. I needed an enhancement done to the scaling routine and it was ready and released in a couple of weeks. I am using this app to allow operators and maintenance people to remotely read a critical water tank level and backup power IO for a small town public water system."


2016-05-08/2016-05-12: Crashes in iOS-version

There has been some crashes on (11/4,) 20/4, 21/4 and 4/5.

The most crashes has occured on iPhones (iOS 9.3?) and with version 1.0.3 of the app.

We have found that invalid settings for communication e.g. WiFi ( = tcp/ip ) selected but port number left blank can sometimes cause a crash.

Please report any problems with HMI Droid (or "Odrid HMI") to:
e-mail adress


2016-03-15: Upcoming new version

Beta version of 1.7.4 available.

Many new features:

Images buttons.
Formatting of floating point and hexadecimal numbers.
Variable area for constants.
Password fields.
Document information in panel files.
Timestamp in panel files.
Settings for S7 Rack and Slot stored in the panel files.
Hyperlinks.
New language: Russian.

Please contact us by mail for instructions how to download the Beta-version.
e-mail adress


2016-03-08: Use HMI Droid free in training

Student-licenses for HMI Droid are now available without cost for educational organizations. (Limited supply)

Please contact us by mail for more information.
e-mail adress


2016-02-01: Support for Siemens S7-1200 and 1500

HMI Droid V1.7.2.59 released with support for the Siemens S7-1200 and S7-1500 controllers.

This version might work with Siemens LOGO! too.


2016-01-20: Upcoming support for Siemens S7-1200 and 1500

In the next version (V1.7.2) of HMI Droid, there will be support for connecting HMI Droid to the Siemens S7-1200 and S7-1500 controllers.

Please contact us by mail for a Beta version of V1.7.2.


2016-01-16: HMI Droid at amazon appstore

HMI Droid is now available at amazon appstore for the Android and Kindle platforms.

Amazon, Kindle, Echo, Alexa, Dash, Fire and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.


2015-12-17: iOS-version of HMI Droid released

The iOS version of HMI Droid is available on App Store as Odrid HMI.


2015-12-05: Beta Test of HMI Droid for iOS

Apply to become a beta tester by sending mail to
e-mail adress

2015-11-27: HMI Droid for iOS - Release Candidate #1 on iPad




2015-11-24: HMI Droid for iOS - Release Candidate #1




2015-11-19: HMI Droid on iOS and Android devices side by side




2015-11-15: HMI Droid on a real iOS device




2015-11-05: Beta #3 of HMI Droid for iOS




2015-10-30: Beta 2 of HMI Droid for iOS




2015-10-28: HMI Droid upcoming feature - Change Slave Id using GUI objects




2015-10-25: Beta 1 of HMI Droid for iOS (Better quality)




2015-10-18: HMI Droid Studio - A first panel (page)




2015-10-16: Beta 1 of HMI Droid for iOS




2015-09-27: HMI Droid on YouTube




2015-09-02: Siemens S7 Communication

The next release of HMI Droid will include support for the Siemens S7 Communication / ISO on TCP protocol. This protocol will simplify the connection of HMI Droid to a Siemens Step 7 PLC and also improve the functionality in HMI Droid.

Siemens S7 Communication ISO-on-TCP Siemens S7 Communication ISO-on-TCP


HMI Droid on tour 2015

HMI Droid on tour 2015

                 
From Sunday July 26 and about a week forward the HMI Droid will be on tour in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. We would love to meet interested customers and potential users on our journey. Take the opportunity to discuss your solutions, reflections and questions directly in real life.

You can follow us on Facebook to see where we can be found. Send us an e-mail if you want to make sure to meet us.

We wish you all a great summer.


2015-04-14: Die beste HMI-App / The best HMI-App

Die beste HMI-App / The best HMI-App

Read full review on Google Play



2015-03-22: iOS HMI Droid - Alpha version ready

We are proud to announce that we have reached the very important milestone of having an alpha version of the iOS HMI Droid in place.

The present version have basically all the functions already available in Android HMI Droid for Modbus/TCP. Panels with all content, the swiping function, communication with a PLC over TCP/IP and diagnostics for communication are features all up and running.

The next period of time we will focus on testing the alpha version and proceed to approval from Apple and App Store to approach the market with a top quality product as soon as possible.

Meanwhile we look forward to your feedback on this coming release and of course on the continued updating of the HMI Droid to meet your customer demands.

The activity on developing the HMI Droid is still and as always high and we have met several requests on new features since the last news bulletin. For example:

  • Minimum time between two polls can be set to save battery and network traffic.
  • Address range extended to 20,000 holding registers when Modbus is used.


2015-01-27: Growing and improving

The year 2015 has started off splendidly for HMI Droid. The sales is accelerating and we are lucky to have new customers in Australia, North America, South America, Australia as well as Europe.

Our customers have brought new ideas and suggestions which are of great help for us in our continued work to keep HMI Droid the best choice for a flexible operator panel.



2014-11-12: New review

HMI android app review

Read full review on Google Play



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