by Shai Goitein
Hi Christian - thank you so much for your comments and feedback on the app. I have passed this along to our management and design team for review.
Funny thing.. due to a design decision that enables the firmware to be updated over the air via iPhone, there was not enough memory left on the chip to support bluetooth pairing. This is the reason why it won't ever be possible to develop a Windows Phone 8.x app for this gadget. However, Windows 10 embraces Bluetooth Smart technology as it eventually notices that there is an IoT market out there. Chances are, that the Windows 10 API supports BLE advertisements (actually it already does) and that someone finds out how to use it to make the PowerUp 3.0 finally work with Windows 10 for Mobile (and therefor basically with any device running Windows 10).
Just my 2 Cents..
I have emailed you an update on the status of your Reward.
I didn't recived yet my Power up...
@KickStartMe - Hey, thanks for the question. When we started testing Dogfight, we found that with the existing technology, the proximity measured between two fast moving airplanes, was just not accurate enough for the required gameplay we were looking for. Without proximity between airplanes, the play pattern becomes very boring and useless. The Ground-to-Air gameplay looked much more promising and achivable so we decided to focus on it. We will continue developing and searching for a viable Plane vs Plane dogfight gameplay with PowerUp 3.0.
Hi Shai, thank you for working to deliver the stretch goals, although the air defense sounds like a great alternative, in looking at the Toby Rich why couldn't we have both? Even if it would be difficult to use without a camera or being able to see competitors planes from the ground - just being able to turn on a proximity type sensor directionally based and time-limited seems like a great way to accomplish a dog fight mode-if you can stay behind another plane long enough it can be shut down. If it is still possible I think it should still be delivered, however if not, thank you for the ground defense.