This is a remote control application for Wowwee's Rovio. Of course it is only useful if you already have the Rovio hardware.
Now also available for your Apple Watch. You can play existing paths forwards, send Rovio to the dock and take photos from your wrist.
Full auto configuration in your network or in ad hoc mode. Don't hassle around with IP addresses.
Supports different setting profiles for local network / public access.
Always know the status of your Rovio: docked, roaming, going home, executing path, recording path.
Take photos with a tap of a button.
Easy to use joystick control movement in 8 directions.
Let Rovio talk: send funny audio files to your Rovio.
Set home location, enable / disable IR Radar, reboot Rovio and more!
Shows strength of navigation signal and wifi.
Allows adjusting camera position quickly.
Turn on / off LED light. AGC and night mode.
Play and record paths.
Shows battery status.
All graphics are optimized for the retina display.
This application is not endorsed by Wowwee and Wowwee is not offering support for the app. If you are experience any problems please use www.digitalsirup.com to get in touch with me.
The app received a complete overhaul with a simplified design. Please read the most important changes:
Introducing the "drag to turn"-button. You can drag this button in 4 directions for quick and precise turns: drag it left for a 90 degrees turn left, drag it right for a 90 degrees turn right, drag it down for a 180 degrees turn right and drag it up for a 180 degrees turn left.
Added offline modus - explore the app without being connected to your Rovio.
Added full LED control and light animations. In the upper right Menu there is a new button. You can cycle through a bunch of LED presets like: all on, all off, circle animation, runner animation, KITT (do you rembember Knight Rider?) and other animations. Very sweet and works without hardware modifications. Please note that you can not change the LED while charging on the dock, but when charging is done you can for example turn all LED off. (night mode)
Bigger joysticks, tweaked controls, optimized UI for all screen sizes.
Sound selection menu changed.
User names and passwords can now contain characters like ':', '@' or '&'.
Added sound preview for guard mode.
Requires iOS 9.3 or higher.
Smaller improvements and a lot of under the hood optimizations.
Ratings and Reviews
(Used to be) Solid - Update
Update: unfortunately the new version almost makes the app unusable. I'm on ios6 and the previous version ran fine, but as soon as I updated the app the video streaming became laggy like a slideshow.
The new video brightness feature is a welcome feature. I will be using that a lot if the video lag gets fixed.
This app is a must-buy for Rovio owners. The video feed is better than the browser app!
However a few gripes:
1.)The sound clip function plays static more often than not.
2.)Needs more precise control options. It can be hard to control with the virtual joystick when it lags.
Still a stellar app though!
So far good ap.
Pro: works well and utilize Internet access to Rovio too. I like the Rovio phrases. Worth buying if you own Rovio.
Con: no iPad tilt feature capability to move Rovio and Rovio's easy 360 turn feature is not available. Only turn left and right stick and gliding stick on the right side for control.
I've tried several other Rovio apps, and this by far is the best! Just the ease of control is worth using it, not to mention the other features. Nice work!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.