Sunday, December 9, 2012

Baby Monitor update version 2.5

New functionality to search the Baby's device automatically on wifi networks.

This new feature allows you to locate the Baby's device in a wifi network and connect to it automatically.
If the search operation fails, the Baby Monitor will ask you for the ip address or pin as usual.

Now imagine that you are in a public network like a camping or a hotel and that possibly some other Baby Monitors All-in-One could be there. How the Parent's side will know which is the Baby device I want to connect?

Very simple: take a look at the settings and you will find an option where to introduce a key. This key will identify your devices and mus't be the same on both.

Please remember to change it when using public wifi networks to prevent that one else except you can connect to Baby's device.

Fixed user interface issues with Google Nexus 7 and Samsung Tab 7 (P1000).

Solves reported interface issues with those models.

Remember last pin/ip used.

After a successful wifi connection the pin or ip address used will be remembered for the next connection.

Internal improvements.

Monday, November 19, 2012

How to avoid wifi disconnections using Walkie-Talkie

On your Android phone:

For Android 2.3 and earlier

1) Navigate to Menu > Settings > Wireless & Networks > Wi-Fi settings> and select the menu button again.
2) You’ll be prompted to either scan or select advanced. Select “Advanced”
3) Select “Wifi sleep policy” , and you will have a couple of options to select from. Choose “Never”.

For Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and later:

1) Navigate to Menu > Settings > WiFi and select the menu button again.
2) Select Options, Advanced
3) Set “Keep WiFi on during sleep” to “Always”

Friday, November 16, 2012

Baby Monitor update version 2.4

  • Polish translation. 
  • Now adapted to tablets and landscape orientation. 
  • Parent's side device make a short vibration when detects noise from Baby. 
  • Minor bugfixes.

Corrects some issues with Samsung Galaxy S devices and Nanny mode.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Baby Monitor update version 2.3

Changes on version 2.3:
  • Fixed issues under low memory conditions that appear on some devices.
  • Improved notifications.
  • New activity indicator icons.
  • New options at preferences screen to contact the author and to visit the official website.
  • Baby's mic sensitivity preference now affects both modes.
  • Baby's device voice recordings will appear at the playlist.
  • New menu option to record voice messages at Baby's device.

Changes on version 2.2:
  • Adapted to Android 4.1 and 4.1.1. Tested on Galaxy Nexus.
  • Internal improvements.

Mic too sensitive?

Some people reported that they can listen every little noise coming from the baby even with the sensitivity at the lower position.

To avoid this case and due to the existence of many different Android devices with many different mics, there is an option at the preferences screen called "Baby's mic sensitivity".

There you can choose the Baby sensitivity scale. Try Normal or Low values.

If this is not enough for you please contact me and I'll add a Very Low option.

Baby Monitor

Monday, August 20, 2012

Baby Monitor All-in-One Licensing

The most extended model for this kind of apps is "per user".

What does it mean? Very simple: if you have 2 Android devices with the same Google account that you used to buy the app you don't need to buy a second license. If the 2 devices use different Google accounts then yes, you need 2 different licenses.

Some users said that simply adding as a second Google account the one used to by the app on a second device, the app can work with a single license. A small group couldn't... and finally a small part of them needed to reset the terminal after this test (depending on device model).

This license model is also used by Apple at their AppStore.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

How can I improve Bluetooth range of my Baby Monitor?

The Bluetooth technology was designed to make wireless connections over short distances between portable devices. The class implemented in our devices by manufacturers has a maximum range of 10-15 meters with no obstacles in between.

From an article published at we can consider the following points to improve our Bluetooth connection:

  • Minimize as many large obstacles as possible between the Bluetooth-connected devices. Range improves if, for example, there are fewer walls between the devices. Range also is affected by large furniture between devices, so move the electronics or rearrange furniture to improve performance.
  • Turn off or move away from competing wireless signals, such as Wi-Fi connections. Wi-Fi works like Bluetooth, but is much stronger. The signals can disrupt Bluetooth connections, shortening the Bluetooth's range.