FreeSK8 Mobile App (Android & iOS)

What’s this? Why it’s the FreeSK8 Mobile App thread! Stay tuned for development updates & release information on the state of our mobile app development projects!

FreeSK8 Mobile is a rider-focused multi-function mobile application that provides an ever growing number of features, and also serves as our primary datalogging interface for our FreeSK8 Robogotchi (more on this soon).

The app has been designed from the ground-up by our very own @skate420, in Flutter so that the app can be made available cross-platform. Renee has been a one-woman-army behind our software engineering efforts, and if you’d like to support her development efforts or buy her a cup of “coffee” feel free to throw a donation her way via our FreeSK8 Patreon.

And of course, we will be open sourcing our entire codebase when it’s ready for release.

Logging Please note that our logging features are based around our soon to be released Robogotchi modules which have integrated flash to facilitate always-on logging features. This means you won’t need to maintain a bluetooth tether to your phone to log; just turn your board on and the Robogotchi will start logging when your ride starts, and afterwards you can sync up to the FreeSK8 Mobile App to transfer your logs over from your board!

NRF/BLE modules can still connect to the app to view real-time data & make configuration changes.

Currently we are holding a limited Early Access Closed Beta Test in the Google Play Store for Android devices, and are expected to have our iOS version of the app available in the next 2 weeks.

Screenshots shown below are from previous alpha builds and should not be considered final in layout or form.


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FreeSK8 Mobile App Beta Signup is here, however please understand that we’re currently limiting the number of early access participants, so sign-up does not guarantee an invite. Public open beta testing will likely begin around the same time that we launch Robogotchi beta (later this month).

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.derelictrobot.freesk8_mobile

FreeSK8 Mobile App Bug Report here.

Release Notes:

v0.9.0

* New logging file format
* Reduced sync time
* Estimate sync time remaining
* Swipe right in ride logging list view to share CSV
* Support for smart BMS on CAN ID 10 or 11
* Updated map icons
* Map centers on chart selection
* Display top speed and highest ESC temp on map
* Increase map size for larger devices
* Reduced points rendered on chart and map
* New secret "feature"
* Other fixes and improvements

v0.8.0

  • Shareable fault reports
  • Display faults observed since power up
  • Chart in ride log viewer highlights faults
  • Data popup in ride log displays fault code
  • Faults are displayed on map when viewing ride log
  • Map fault indicator will report fault code
  • Faults observed report generated for each log
  • Fix duplicate timers on iOS

v0.7.2

  • Fix incorrect date bug in calendar view
  • Fix hidden chart series selectors in Ride Log Viewer
  • Send NACK if no message is received during sync
  • Alert if Robogotchi is running unexpected firmware
  • Stop Robogotchi status timer before initiating sync

v0.7.1

  • Fix database schema when creating for the first time
  • Fix missing DFU mode message
  • Fix hidden connect button with large system font
  • Fix flickering avatar in config tab on iOS
  • Allow connection attempts to be aborted
  • Showing connection attempt for all devices

v0.7.0

  • Calendar view in logging tab (tap robot for old list view)
  • Robogotchi status bar displayed on connection tab
  • Fix discovered BLE devices grid to 2 items wide
  • Fix missing selected CAN devices from Robogotchi config editor
  • Sequentially communicate required data upon connection
  • Testing SafeArea in RideLogViewer to reveal chart series selection
  • Minor fixes and improvements

v0.6.4

  • Will not attempt automatic reconnect
  • Notify user when disconnected
  • Display dialog when a connection attempt is in progress
  • Larger area to dismiss keyboard in ESC Configurator
  • Confirm before closing the ESC Configurator
  • Minor fixes and improvements

v0.6.3

  • Show file sync on user input instead of device response
  • Send out syncstop message when user aborts file sync
  • Storing relative path to log files and board avatars
  • Increase height of RideLogChartOverlay
  • Display app version in title (temporary)

v0.6.1

  • Use the imperial units user preference in ESC Profiles
  • Hide select series data on chart to reduce clutter
  • Switch Log Auto Start Duty Cycle to eRPM in Robogotchi Configuration
  • Minor fixes and improvements

v0.6.0

  • Configurable Robogotchi alert thresholds
  • Store board avatar(s) in Shared Preferences
  • Board avatars can be selected from Gallery
  • Smooth voltage input on real time data
  • Disabled charting PanAndZoomBehvior for performance
  • Minor fixes and improvements

v0.5.2

  • Add SafeArea where appropriate for various manufacturer occlusions
  • Capture state of ESC communication
  • Restrict ESC Configurator access to connected & communicating devices
  • Display message if Motor Configuration was not received

v0.5.0

  • Added ESC Configurator for modification of settings
  • Default all users to dark theme
  • Reduced required user settings by requesting from ESC
  • Minor UI changes and bug fixes

v0.4.1

  • Fix applying ESC profile minimum and maximum watts
  • Enforce negative value for Max Power Regen in ESC profile
  • Added Robogotchi Configuration Editor
  • Removed background location permission requirement
  • Ride Log Viewer supports dual and quad ESC configurations
  • Added confirmation before entering Robogotchi DFU mode

v0.3.0

  • Editable ESC Profiles to control speed and power output
  • Display DieBieMS discharge as red progress bar in cell grid
  • Show DieBieMS State of Charge with current voltage
  • Fix DieBieMS battery temperature decimal place
  • Dart serializer for mc_configuration data structure
  • Minor UI adjustments and fixes

v0.2.2

  • Editing board details sets the cursor to the end of the text field
  • Improved DieBieMS view
  • Added DieBieMS cell comparison
  • Evaluating asymmetric sigmoidal approximation for battery % remaining
  • Positioned RideLogViewChartOverlay to fit better on those smol phones

v0.2.0

  • New location package that does not execute in background
  • DieBieMS Data Visualization
  • Non linear battery curve to estimate % remaining

v0.1.1

  • Sync without Erase will not show last file until you switch back to logging tab
  • Sync with Erase while Logging is active will not erase files (could be robogotchi fw, see renee)
  • Chart in ride log viewer not optimized for large number of points. Try mp_charts
  • Duty Cycle gauge on Real Time tab may flicker the red highlight on and off
  • Editing board settings may put the input cursor at the start of the entry
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What are the main features of this app?
For example, stormcore and llt bms. I could connect to both in this app? Then what? Logging, tweaks to settings, fault finding? I’m not esk8 app savvy
Btw, @Andrew beta apps can’t be loaded :shushing_face:

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You’ll have to give us 24-48H to grant access to new Patrons, it’s currently a closed testing group so we have to manually add folks. I’ll go and update the access list in a few minutes here.

I’ll give a bit more detailed write-up on the existing features + feature roadmap and get it added to the first post, but we’re looking to bring most core ‘out for a ride’ type features to the app while leaving the more fully featured configuration menu experience to VESC-Tool. You’ll be able to check your RT data, run detection, configure & switch between Speed Profiles, change your most common ESC settings, and sync up to any Robogotchis that you’ve paired the app to so that they can upload their logs for viewing. The Robogotchi can interface directly to a GPS module, and we have a baseplate mounted GPS module that will be an option alongside the Robogotchi release. The app can also talk to canbus enabled BMS such as the DieBieMS & FlexiBMS, and of course our upcoming FreeSK8 sBMS as well.

This app is still considered an alpha release and we still have a lot of work to do to finish it- but the features that we do have are working well. Given that Renee only really started digging into this at the end of April, she’s made massive strides already. Excited to show you guys what we have in store for the future too.

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Sweet, gonna need that in a simple form factor. Making a liion battery to go with the LiPo bearing mbs I built.

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Finally we have a thread to it :ok_hand::+1:
Looking forward to the iOS version.
Also, who had this glorious idea to gps track write „hello“ … golden

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That would be Renee, who is also on vacation this week so I’m a big jerk for waiting until the day she was leaving to make this thread.

That’s from an integrated GPS module connected directly to the Robogotchi.

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This is exciting, happy to hear you are making it for IOS too!

I want to do a set up on my upcoming e bike with this. I love the way the interface looks, it looks actually planned instead of “thrown together” like the other ones out there.

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@skate420 has done it again, we’re officially live in the iOS world with the FreeSK8 Mobile App.

Right now we’re running our beta testing via TestFlight, invitations are being sent out from our beta sign-up list found here:

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Hi champs, thanks for adding me to the TestFlight list.

I tried connecting to an older model metr module (hm10 iirc)on my crummy iPhone 6 - both are all I have right now, although the metr app can find the module freesk8 app cannot.

Perhaps it’s my inner caveman not thinking through things but I thought to mention it.

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Not sure the hm10 is supported (yet), those modules tend to struggle bus a bit. Our testing & validation has been focused on NRF BLE devices such as the FreeSK8 NRF52, Trampa NRF, stormcore nrf, newer Metr pro modules, etc.

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Yo, signed up for alpha/beta testing. I plan to connect to freesk8 app with NRF52 module hooked up to stormcore.

Does app provide info on battery voltage (capacity)? I’m using lipos and no BMS.

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Yep! It’ll show you full vesc telemetry/speed as well + you can run detection, set speed profiles, and change your motor configuration.

It’s coming along nicely.

We’ll get the beta access list updated today to grant access to the new signups.

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Makes sense, I have some new shit coming along to try against, plus planning on hitting your store when robogotchi is released

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Are we supposed to get an email?

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Yes, I’m slacking. Updating list tonight.

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Bruh we understand…life happens

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FreeSK8 Mobile App v0.7.2 update has been pushed live to TestFlight & Google Play. Thanks @skate420!

If you are in the Robogotchi Beta test, you will need to update your firmware.

Getting caught up on release notes, the first post has been updated & we’ll get new notes posted with each future update moving forward.

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FreeSK8 Mobile v0.8.0 is currently awaiting review for iOS and Android :clap: This update is mainly focused on improving the reporting of faults seen and recorded by the Robogotchi.

v0.8.0

* Shareable fault reports
* Display faults observed since power up
* Chart in ride log viewer highlights faults
* Data popup in ride log displays fault code
* Faults are displayed on map when viewing ride log
* Map fault indicator will report fault code
* Faults observed report generated for each log
* Fix duplicate timers on iOS

Faults observed since power up can be seen by tapping the fault indicator on the connection status tab

and can be shared or copied to your clipboard :tada:

Faults are highlighted on the chart in the ride log viewer :eyes:

If you have GPS data faults will also appear on the map :sunglasses:

Tapping the icon on the map will tell you about the fault

Swipe up and tap the fault indicator in the ride log viewer to get a full report of all faults recorded during a ride :call_me_hand:

That’s pretty much all there is to see. There is an updated Robogotchi firmware (v0.6.0) necessary for sending the faults message to the application. We’ll update the wiki with the updated firmware!

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This is really deadly, big thank you!

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