@sommo It doesn't seem to be a full problem with our QA/Testing. As you can see the update worked for someone else. As with many things, the vast diversity in settings on different hardware and software complicates things. The best thing we can hope to do is debug the problems when they come up. @grant_iota can help you debug you hue.
@realreview Did you check your spam or your Kickstarter account? We aren't able to resend the survey. If it turns out that you actually didn't receive it, you can message our kickstarter account with your address and preferred Dot colorings.
This was my understanding as well. Companies need to stop using IFTTT as a crutch and lame first option integration method. IFTTT is STRICTLY a secondary integration method. It is not even close to good enough. Iota should really think about what Steve is saying. With the smartthings community working on smartapps to use with iota, the completely complicated iota system could be broken down for end users who were not expecting having to come here and go through all this information they do not understand to even approach a use for iota.
@mindfuse The specific scenario you describe can be done without Facebook/Friends, no problem. You simply install the Iota Connect app on "superstar"s phone, they discover the Iota in question and set it to run the mod to light up when they are nearby. Done, you can now have your Iota light up when this other person walks by, no need to be Facebook friends.
@Fred42 Admittedly our manufacturing process wasn't as smooth as it could have been. We definitely didn't approach the case in the correct manner. As for the LED, what problems are you experiencing with it? Is it not turning on at all? Are you testing it with any specific apps?
The Dot is going to be 1 inch in diameter and .5 inches in width. It's possible these dimensions could change slightly as we interface with manufacturers. But generally, we're aiming to make it as aesthetic and small as possible.
We are experimenting with different sticking substances. We can update you guys in the testing process if you're interested, but right now we're trying everything from 3M Sticky Backs to different sticking polymers that we would speckle onto the Dot.
@rishabh_iota Nice! Thanks for the links. That was an interesting experiment. What I'm envisioning is this:
Install 3 or more Dots in fixed permanent locations within the home, preferably evenly spaces around the perimeter of the home and on different levels. Then have a learning mode in the app that allows you to define a room and walk the perimeter of the room several times so that the app cal learn the boundaries while watching the dots. Do this for each room/area to allow the app to build a logical map of the space(s). What he was doing was looking for an exact position within a room. I'm only interested in knowing what area i'm in with a high level of certainty. His experiment clearly shows the issues that I encountered with using iBeacons for this purpose.
@drak41 Your lights will definitely be able to turn on when you walk into a room. For turning lights off, you can set situations in which the Lighting use case won't run (Time periods, ranges, presence of other people). So for the going to sleep situation, you could possibly have Dot turn off lights in a room after a certain point in time. Our plan is to give you as many options as possible to allow you to customize it to your specific life/contexts.