August was a busy and productive month for the QTemp team. We’ve made significant progress and finalized some important details before manufacturing. We have parts from various vendors coming together to build each unit, and we’re happy to bring you a fantastic progress update.
- New QTemp app design
- Manufacturing process
New QTemp app design
Although we aim to send regular updates to make sure you have a smooth experience with the QTemp app, we haven’t sent any updates in July. While we always try to incorporate your comments and feedback continuously as much as we can, this month our team has been busy working on the BLE connectivity for QTemp Pro, and we’re also working on a huge update which needs more time.
Last month, our electronic and app development teams were working together on BLE connectivity. Right now, the QTemp device connects to all iOS and Android devices, however, we’re still working on improving connection time.
We have a fast and stable connection between the QTemp device and iOS devices. However, we aren’t satisfied with our Android app. Our team spent almost a month on this without achieving satisfying results. We were worried that our project would fall behind schedule if we were to spend more time on connection time, so we decided to hire an expert consultant to resolve the Android BLE connectivity issue. We’ve achieved some improvements. Currently, QTemp connects to Android 6 devices in almost reasonable time. However, the connection between Android 5 devices and the QTemp device is not fast enough. We’re working with our consultant to resolve this issue. Hopefully, when we ship QTemp, all iOS and Android users will have a smooth experience.
In the current UI design, when you run the app, you have to tap on a button to opt into the Lite version, which uses data from an online weather station, or the Pro version, which uses data measured by the QTemp device. Then, we have two separate pages for weather data and safe sun time. Based on your feedback, we found out that we need make the app faster.
So, we made a fundamental change to the QTemp UI design. In the new design, you will get all data in a single glance. We’ve incorporated real-time weather data, sun protection tips, and sunscreen reminders, all in the home page. To access the weather forecast or previous days, all you’ll need to do is swipe horizontally. You can easily switch between the Lite and Pro versions by tapping the Bluetooth button at the bottom of the screen.