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2018-12-11: New app versions

HMI Droid 1.7.8.90 (Android) now in open Beta test.

Odrid HMI 1.3.1 (iOS) released as production version.


2018-11-06: Odrid HMI 1.3.0 now in Open Beta test !!

Please use the link below to participate in the test:

https://testflight.apple.com/join/ygG7exNF

Odrid HMI 1.3.0 on an Iphone 5s


2018-10-24: Odrid HMI 1.3.0 (Alpha) with multiple concurrent connections

The first successful test run on an Iphone 5s, connected to a Modbus/TCP slave and to a Siemens LOGO! 0BA8 PLC simultaneously.



Odrid HMI 1.3.0 on an Iphone 5s


2018-10-17: Upcoming support for Android TV in HMI Droid 1.7.8.90




2018-10-15: Beta test of HMI Droid 1.7.8.89 started

Many new features and improvements in this version like e.g.:
  • Simultaneous connection with up to 8 PLCs in the same panel (page)
  • Screen rotation and mixed landscape/portrait orientation
  • New button actions for bit operations on Word variables
  • The poll optimizer in the Modbus protocol drivers can be disabled
  • Improved communication diagnostics dialog
Please contact info@idea-teknik.com to apply to become a beta tester.





HMI/SCADA


2018-09-29: Public beta test of Odrid HMI 1.2.36

Now you can participate in the public Beta test by using this link.


2018-08-28: First run of HMI Droid with multiple simultaneous connections

HMI Droid 1.7.8.89 connected to multiple PLC:s in the same panel (page).

This upcoming version will support up to 8 simultaneous connections or "channels".




2018-08-24: Beta-version of HMI Droid Studio 6.7.7.2073

New command Position in the Format-menu for changing position and size for selected GUI objects numerically.




2018-08-23: External Beta test of Odrid HMI 1.2.36

This version of Odrid HMI is built for iOS 11.4.

Please contact info@idea-teknik.com to apply to become a beta tester.



2018-08-14: End-of-life warning for the iOS-version

Due to technical reasons, we are currently not able to publish any updates of the iOS-version of the HMI/SCADA app Odrid HMI.

The version 1.2.33 published 2018-04-11, should currently be considered as the last version.

We are trying to solve this problem.

Odrid HMI 1.2.34
We suggest that you use the Android version of the app instead if possible.

If you have purchased the iOS-version of the app before 2018-08-15, you can request a code for downloading the Android-version free on Google Play.


2018-05-31: Alpha version of HMI Droid for Linux

Alpha version of HMI Droid running on Linux Mint 18.1 Xfce with live Modbus/TCP communication.




2018-05-19: Out Of Memory Error

We have received some reports of Out Of Memory Error on a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (grandprimevelte), 1024MB RAM, Android 5.1 when using image objects or image buttons. We are keen to solve the problem. If you own this device, please contact us at support@idea-teknik.com.


2018-05-15: Preview of HMI Droid for Linux

Upcoming Linux version of HMI Droid for e.g. PC or Raspberry Pi.

HMI/SCADA for Linux


2018-05-04: HMI Droid Studio on Microsoft Store

HMI Droid Studio can now be downloaded on Microsoft Store at a low cost. This version does not have the 15 minutes time limit for the test run panel (page) feature.


2018-04-12: HMI Droid Studio as Windows 10 Desktop app

HMI Droid Studio will soon be available in the Windows App Store to simplify download and installation.

HMI Droid Studio as Windows 10 Desktop app


2018-04-02: HMI Droid on tour 2018

HMI Droid on tour 2018

                 
From Tuesday April 3 and about a week forward the HMI Droid will be on tour in Sweden and Germany. 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.

Send us an e-mail if you want to make sure to meet us.



2018-03-17: Siemens S7-1200 and HMI Droid

Many customers are using HMI Droid (Android and iOS) with Siemens S7-1200/1500. A few settings are required in TIA Portal to make it work. See this section in the FAQ for details.

Siemens S7-1200


2018-02-26: Occasional crashes and ANR (App-Not-Responding) errors

We get reports about occasional crashes and ANR (App-Not-Responding) errors from some Android devices using old versions of HMI Droid. E.g. a Lenovo Vibe P1 (P1a42) with Android 6.0 and version V1.7.5.72 of HMI Droid. The crash can occur when tapping a Button very fast and multiple times, but the write operation to the PLC fails. Please update this device with the latest version of HMI Droid to eliminate these problems.


2018-02-25: New Beta-versions of the apps

Extended addressing range for Siemens S7 datablocks and Write only option for Modbus data type Coil.

HMI Droid V1.7.7.85 (Android) and Odrid HMI V1.2.29 (iOS) are now available for Beta-testing.

Please contact info@idea-teknik.com to apply to become a beta tester.


2018-02-13: Upcoming support for Arabic character sets

HMI Droid V1.7.6.84 is now available for Beta-testing.

Update: HMI Droid V1.7.6.84 is now in production.
HMI Droid

2018-02-07: Occasional crashes on one particular Android device

After version 1.7.5.79 was released, almost all crash and ANR-problems seems to be resolved. However, we still get some crash reports for a Galaxy Grand Neo Plus (grandneove3g) with Android 4.4 and are interested to get in touch with the user to solve this issue. If you use a Galaxy Grand Neo Plus and have experienced any crashes recently, please contact us on support@idea-teknik.com.


2018-02-06: Upcoming feature - multiple simultaneous connections




2018-01-30: New Beta-versions of HMI Droid Studio and HMI Droid for Android

Version 6.7.6.1062 of HMI Droid Studio is available in the download area.

Version 1.7.6.82 is available on Google Play for Beta testers.

Update: Version 1.1.27 of Odrid HMI (iOS) is now available for Beta testing too.

Please contact info@idea-teknik.com to particitate in the Beta tests.


2018-01-23: New Beta-versions of HMI Droid Studio and HMI Droid for Android

Version 6.7.6.1061 of HMI Droid Studio is available in the download area.

Version 1.7.6.81 is available on Google Play for Beta testers.

Please contact info@idea-teknik.com to particitate in the Beta tests.


2018-01-15: New Beta-versions of HMI Droid Studio and HMI Droid for Android

Version 6.7.6.1060 of HMI Droid Studio is available in the download area.

Version 1.7.6.80 is available on Google Play for Beta testers.

Update: Version 1.1.26 of Odrid HMI (iOS) is now available for Beta testing too.

Please contact info@idea-teknik.com to particitate in the Beta tests.


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      Odrid HMI

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.

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