Leading specialist and Chief of Technical Support Team at iRidium Mobile
Today I can say that the majority of Smart Home system installers are familiar with iRidium products and iRidium capabilities. But knowing does not always lead to using. That is what I would like to talk to you.
In this article I will present examples of using iRidium capabilities for completing various tasks. And I hope you will be able to give your own examples too.
You can start with a well-known object – Static List. It is the list of popups you can scroll left-right or up-down (just like the iPhone desktop).
If you worked with iRidium v1.5 then you could notice that Static List exceeds functionality of old iRidium lists. Indeed, the List item, a standard list, can be filled only with the help of iRidium Script. It is used for playlists with covers, etc. but not for simple menus.
Keeping all these wonderful features in mind you should know that work with smartphone system parameters requires use of iRidium Script. So we can recommend you the related training in iRidium Academy. And you can add information about date, time and network status to your project in just one movement. Do you want to know how? See iRidium Wiki.
If you offer your customers installation of cameras for monitoring the gates and the house surroundings, most likely you will receive the positive response. And the setting up of cameras in iRidium is easy. Thus you can receive profit without spending much time on implementation of this function:
You can add different effects for popup opening: a popup can slide from the page side, appear gradually, etc. Just don’t overdo it as it slows the navigation in the interface. Besides, the effects are interesting for users only for the first few days.
The animation is appropriate when demonstrating the project menu. It also helps to attract attention to notifications and information blocks which appear for short periods of time.
It is a set of several Buttons which are related in a special way: only one of them can be active at a time. Radio Buttons are very convenient when creating the project menu: the button you pressed the last stays active. Thus you will always be able to see what project zone you are in.
The problem with iRidium Script is not how it looks but how you take it. And inexperienced users take it as torture. Actually, you just need to be logical and have some engineering skills to write a simple program.
You might ask: “What do I need the scripts for?” Well, at the very least, to be able to create a simple relation between the state of one variable and the behavior of the other when you need it. Any relatively large installation requires using logics – there are no simple AND/OR/NO blocks in iRidium.
For example, you use a terrestrial receiver in the living-room and you need to disallow its use as a source of the TV signal in the kitchen. It can be easily done. But the task might puzzle you if you are not acquainted with Java Script or other programming languages.
Of course, you can buy an expensive controller, invite a programmer and get what you want for a certain price. But very often your goal is to create a project fast, at a cheap price, using familiar equipment and without any invited specialists.
Wish you to create without any limits!
And, of course, if you want to receive more information about other iRidium tools which you cannot find application in your projects for – leave your requests and comments and I will try to help you with making your projects the best there can be.