pfod™ (Protocol For Operations Discovery)
Try out this free demo version on your mobile to test its compatibility and to see how example screens are displayed before downloading pfodApp to do real work
Use the free pfodDesignerV2 app to design Android menus for Arduino and generate the Arduino code. No Android Programming required. No Arduino coding required.
The lastest version of pfodApp V2, adds interactive drawing, cached menus and images, colour and text formatting as well as sliders and data logging and plotting, so you can easily capture and display those measurements on your android, and wifi support with 128 bit security so you can control you devices over the internet easily and safely.
Control Arduino and other microprocessor devices from your AndriodTM mobile via Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) or Wifi or SMS with 128bit security
NO Android Programming required. All screens, colours, font size and style are completely controlled by your Arduino.
Installation Guide: http://www.forward.com.au/pfod/Android_pfodApp/pfodAppForAndroidGettingStarted.pdf
Unleash the power of your Arduino or other micro project with pfodApp. Show people that you are not just playing with circuits but building useful devices, like a garage door remotes, dimmable room lighting, etc, that they can control from their Android mobile. This one pfodApp can control multiple devices each with different functions.
see www.pfod.com.au for examples of how to convert your existing projects to android control.
See the YouTube at www.pfod.com.au/KnightRider_pfodApp/index.html for an example of how pfodApp V1 is being used to control Knight Rider Lights with an extensive set of options that required NO Android programming at all.
Using the pfodApp on an Andriod mobile, your users can read text prompts, send navigation commands, traverse menu hierarchies, choose from single and multi-selection lists, input with sliders, and numbers and text and view data sent by your micro, in their own language. This version of pfodApp supports non-English menus and screen texts.
The contents of each screen shot here, including the language, is completely controlled by the microprocessor the app is connecting to.
The Protocol For Operation Discovery (pfod) is simple request/response protocol for use with micro-controllers. Think HTML replacement, but with a much simpler format and much shorter messages designed for ease of coding in a micro processor. The pfodApp functions as micro-browser and the pfodDevice is the micro-server.
The pfodApp does all of the Android stuff for you and remembers the menu hierarchy. You only need to code your micro to be a pfodDevice which responds to simple requests over Bluetooth or wifi/internet and sends back simple micro-pages in response. The text and user choices displayed by on the Android mobile by the pfodApp are completely controlled by what you code in your micro. No Android coding is required. The pfodApp handles it all.