By Harman International Industries
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JBL OnBeat App can browse and play music from your iPod, iPad or iPhone, and offers alarm clock functionality.
What's New in Version 2.1.3
Optimized UI design
So poorly designed it's hard to imagine
I recently got a JBL Soundfly Air, and for the sake of comparison I'm an IT professional and also own Sony SAN-NS airplay speakers and their companion app too. In the end, I got it set up, but I just want to lay out a few things here with the hopes that JBL/Harman ever reads these.
1. Why try to replicate the iOS music player functionality by layering your own garbage over it? This app should do stuff not already built into the phone.
2. The pairing setup is a joke, you most hold your iPhone in landscape mode to read it, and it forces you to use a re-formatted browser page within its own app instead of something simpler and quicker built into a real app.
3. I can adjust some make believe setting called "3D music" from the app, though I cannot do something simple like EQ settings.
4. The app/setup webpage have no built in way to query for a firmware update for the device (and the link on the web is dead).
5. One of the four tabs of the app is a link to a (not even easy to navigate) listing of other JBL products. . .try worrying about the one I already bought before trying to sell me more.
6. Cannot check/adjust settings of the speaker (with the exception of "3D effect") from the app.
Useless garbage for a device that is mediocre at best on its own.
Lame app to the core
I downloaded the app to find s way to connect my JPL Soundfly Air to my phone. The instructions were absolutely lame to say it nice. So I had to follow the manual to connect to it. The manual is going through the steps properly. However, the software portal does not allow the user to type the wireless SSID manually (I have my network SSID hidden). You can only select from the listed networks. I don't want to make my wireless network ID visible. The bottom line: avoid JBL product (hardware and App) all together.
I've always held JBL to a higher standards. This app is just terrible. the setup to connect to the wifi network doesn't work. the screen appears when you touch the setup button. I can only use it while connected to the base. support is nonexistent. better buy Sony if you want the wireless feature.
- Category: Music
- Updated: Sep 01, 2012
- Version: 2.1.3
- Size: 29.6 MB
- Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Harman International Industries
- © Harman International Industries, Incorporated.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.