Back to the IDE 2.3 let’s see the main news.
Flyport GPRS: Standard mode and Manual mode.
The new version supports Flyport GPRS and the libraries we developed for it. It tooks over 4 months but we think you’ll enjoy.
The main advantage is that you don’t need to handle the wide list of AT commands of the Sagem Hilo GPRS transceiver since we created functions like we did for Flyport Wi-Fi and Flyport Ethernet.
We called this “Standard Mode”. In this mode our framework handles all the events coming from the GPRS transceiver giving you the maximum flexibility. Most of GPRS events are asynchronous and quite difficult to handle directly, so we did the dirty job!
However if you prefer to go directly with AT commands no problem since the GPRS transceiver is just connected on the UART port and you can switch to “Manual Mode”.
Flyport GPRS is the most amazing module we created since it has SIM Card holder onboard to create wireless stand-alone connected devices!
Possibilities? Send/receive SMS, HTTP client, TCP and client and voice calls!
IDE 2.3 improvements and bug fixed.
- Autocomplete function of the editor has been fixed and improved
- Inline Help
- Project Templates for Grove Nest (including the Grove basic library)
- You can create external libraries inside the IDE
- Improved the external libraries compiling: now is much faster!
- Lot of users asked to add the “Save As” function. Now is there.
- Now is also possibile to open a firmware as .hex file and flash it to the Flyport directly.
- Fixed FTP functions (some users noticed a problem using the FTP function with Flyport. That was not a real problem of FTP but of the TCP. We fixed this and now you are able to connect to any FTP server to save data or to make firmware upgrade over the air.)
- New I2C functions
- New RTCC library
- Minor general bugfix and improvements
As you noticed we moved all the tech information on our Wiki so just go to Getting Started page to download the compiler (C30 v3.24 as usual) and the new IDE 2.3 installer.
Please also download the read the Flyport GPRS programmers’ manual where are the info about the new functions of Flyport GPRS.
Note that Flyport GPRS is pin compatible with the others Flyport (on connector J1) and the basic functions are not changed (easy porting eh?)