EnduroRacer wrote:Here's a sneak peek of 1 version of the UI overhaul I've been working on:
WifiLapperDev wrote:That looks really good so far. One comment is that at some point the user has to select which SSID they want the phone to connect to, before it can start scanning for pitsides. In a world where wifilapper is really popular, there might be 3 different teams running routers at the same race (even though the ideal would be for them to share)
EnduroRacer wrote:the user has to select which SSID they want the phone to connect to, before it can start scanning for pitsides....
there might be 3 different teams running routers at the same race
I'm not sure if you describing a User Interface preference, or a current limitation with WifiLapper at the code level.
The current behavior is to only display "Saved" Wifi Networks that are accessible from the phone. For me, this only is my own router. There are many other routers around me within range, but they are secured, so they don't show up in the WifiLapper list.
If it is a code limitation, can we change it so it automatically starts scanning the currently connected SSID on selecting "New Race" without the user having to select anything?
From an ease-of-use perspective, this would greatly simplify both the interface and the user experience
If no Pitside Servers are found on the current SSID, then the Manual IP/Change SSID Screen should come up. I'll add a "Change SSID" (Access Point, AP?) button in the Manual Pitside config Screen.
We should move this thread to a new topic, since it's getting mixed in with other features.
WifiLapperDev wrote:That'd be good. Myself, my brother, and my friends all use their normal phones with a dedicated router for wifilapper, so the phones often aren't defaulted to the racing router once they get to the track. It needs to be considered normal that wifilapper won't use the user's normal router.
That said, I think it'd be a fine assumption to make that the user might always use the same router at the track, so maybe the SSID selection could be moved to the options page, so they'd set it up once and forget about it.