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General Discussions / Free iPhone and Android App
« on: January 13, 2016, 06:32:13 PM »
Hi All,

Just wanted to share a mobile app I created a few months ago.  It was made specifically for Triangle Research's smart PLCs and allows you to connect to and control your PLC.  

It also allows you to make a limited but custom graphical user interface.  

Feel free to try it out.

App Store

Google Play

Opinions & Feedback / Custom Libraries
« on: November 03, 2015, 03:09:37 PM »
It would be a really neat feature if you were able to allow users to make custom libraries for other people to implement in their applications.

I use the term libraries in reference to how the Arduino IDE sets up there code.  It is also used in many different areas of programming as well (jQuery, Prototype, ect)


I make an email library.  Another user who wants to use this library may download it into a library folder on their computer.  They can then slect to include this library through the iTrilogy interface.  Then they use use custom keywords such as "SendEmail,  "Sub: Hi", "Message: This is an email".  Etc.

The library would then take the information and send an email just like the PLC normally does but it would not clutter up a users code and keep everything simpler.

The Library would essentially just be an embedded or hidden function (Like your other TBASIC Keywords).  But it would keep the code and functions cleaner and easier.  It would encourage user generated data.

I am always having to go back to old programs and copy and paste long lines of code.  If I could make and use my own libraries it would be simpler, plus user would be motivated to share their libraries with others and create a list of simplified functions.

Sorry for the rambling.  Hopefully this makes sense what I am trying to say.

General Discussions / Bluetooth LE Apps
« on: August 27, 2015, 03:54:50 PM »
Hi Guys,
I have used Tri-PLCs for years and love them.  Can't say enough about them.

For a while now I have been creating custom mobile apps that connect to PLCs (locally or remotely) over wifi/LAN (see for more info). Recently I have been making custom apps for the "Arduino crowd" using Bluetooth Low Energy.

Just for fun I have also made a few apps that communicate with industrial PLCs (like Tri-PLCs).  For the most part, I don't see the real need for this type of application since BLE only works locally within 30ft, but I thought I would throw it out there just in case any body could have a use for such an application.

If you have a need for something like this, let me know.  If you have any suggestions on how this might be helpful in an industrial use application, or modified to meet a need, let me know.

 I am looking for ways to experiment and grow in the internet of things applications.

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