Poll: Would you like Master/Slave multiple tablets control option added to MobileSheets?
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Bluetooth master/slave multiple tablets control
#11
(11-12-2014, 10:40 AM)otnt Wrote: Hi Mike,
do you think Bluetooth multiple tablets control will be included in version 5?

For people voting:
Example is shown on iOS app called unrealBook: www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiYcF6UhVGw

For this to be effective it really would need to, in this day and age work with both Android devices and iOS devices. Also it would need to do more than just turn pages. Often times different instruments will have a charge paginated in a different way, meaning the pages turns aren't always at the same time.
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#12
Ms is an android only app, so it's impossible to do it on both ios & android. I think that the main purpose of bluethoot control is to select one song from a master tablet. It works for teaching, bands, etc.
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#13
(01-07-2015, 07:32 PM)popoff Wrote: ...it's impossible to do it on both ios & android.
This is very true. In fact, Apple made it so that Android tablets cannot pair to their iPads (or iPhones, AFAIK) via Bluetooth. Sad but true[emoji21]


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#14
(01-08-2015, 02:00 AM)Kyle Wrote:
(01-07-2015, 07:32 PM)popoff Wrote: ...it's impossible to do it on both ios & android.
This is very true. In fact, Apple made it so that Android tablets cannot pair to their iPads (or iPhones, AFAIK) via Bluetooth. Sad but true[emoji21]


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It's not impossible, it's being done right here:

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#15
(01-08-2015, 06:02 AM)BassPlayaYo Wrote: It's not impossible, it's being done right here:
It is possible that he had a jailbroken iPhone in that video. http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/how-can...-bluetooth
However, according to Apple's own website, you cannot pair an Android device with an iOS device.



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#16
He may be using wifi to control the two tablets. Are you sure it's bluetooth?
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#17
(01-11-2015, 04:18 PM)Zuberman Wrote: He may be using wifi to control the two tablets. Are you sure it's bluetooth?
According to iGig, they are using bluetooth. http://www.igigbook.com/i-gig-book-pager.aspx
You will have to decide which method you want to use; bluetooth is probably the easiest to implement, but Wi-Fi has a much better transmitting distance and would most likely be the most user friendly. You could get around the problem of whether or not there is an existing Wi-Fi network because most tablets and phones nowadays can behave as a Wi-Fi hot spot. (Airdroid's hot spot feature is a good example of this.)
Also, not all Windows devices have bluetooth, so Wi-Fi would be better in those cases.

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#18
(01-07-2015, 01:00 PM)BassPlayaYo Wrote: ...it really would need to, in this day and age work with both Android devices and iOS devices.

Not really sure why iOS is mentioned (and discussed) when MobileSheets is clearly Android app. Apple boys have tons of apps with multiple iPads control.

(01-07-2015, 01:00 PM)BassPlayaYo Wrote: Often times different instruments will have a charge paginated in a different way, meaning the pages turns aren't always at the same time.

1. I'm making my own sheet music
2. It ain't so difficult to rearrange pages to "be on the same page"
3. Ensemble/band sheet music on tablets is 90% for gigs and teaching. 90% of this sheet music would be suitable for multiple control.

(01-11-2015, 04:35 PM)Kyle Wrote: You will have to decide which method you want to use; bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

I hope to be able to TURN SHEET MUSIC "hands free" as most of the musicians do use both hands while performing. All wireless turners I know are Bluetooth. Please let me know if you know about some Wi-Fi wireless page turners. In this case I would get Sony DPT-S1 and I can forget about android apps to TURN SHEET MUSIC "hands free".

(01-11-2015, 04:35 PM)Kyle Wrote: Wi-Fi has a much better transmitting distance...

This was discussed five years ago at the iOS forums. Since then most iOS developers are using Bluetooth. Most of the places are cluttered with interfering WiFi signals. WiFi is dodgy in this case. It is advantage to use localised little Bluetooth network. And Bluetooth 4 is ultra low power.

(01-11-2015, 04:35 PM)Kyle Wrote: ...not all Windows devices have bluetooth...

Not really sure why Windows is mentioned but you can get tiny BT dongles for Windows devices.
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#19
(01-14-2015, 10:52 AM)otnt Wrote:
(01-11-2015, 04:35 PM)Kyle Wrote: You will have to decide which method you want to use; bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

I hope to be able to TURN SHEET MUSIC "hands free" as most of the musicians do use both hands while performing. All wireless turners I know are Bluetooth. Please let me know if you know about some Wi-Fi wireless page turners. In this case I would get Sony DPT-S1 and I can forget about android apps to TURN SHEET MUSIC "hands free".

In this case, the discussion was more along the lines of "master/slave multiple tablets control" which makes sense in an ensemble, where one person makes the musical selections "on the fly" for the rest of the group. I play the viola in a string quintet, and when we are playing an unstructured gig (in other words, we're making musical selections "on the fly"), the first violinist decides what song to play, then verbally tells the other four musicians. This happens after every song. However, in a noisy (read 'party') environment, it is often difficult to catch the name of the song we're supposed to play. This is where the "master/slave" control would come in very handy. The leader (first violinist, in my case) would simply select the song he was going to play, and it would automatically load on the connected "slave" tablets. Each individual would still have their own hands-free page turning device, since not all songs can be efficiently paged the same.

(01-14-2015, 10:52 AM)otnt Wrote:
(01-11-2015, 04:35 PM)Kyle Wrote: Wi-Fi has a much better transmitting distance...

This was discussed five years ago at the iOS forums. Since then most iOS developers are using Bluetooth. Most of the places are cluttered with interfering WiFi signals. WiFi is dodgy in this case. It is advantage to use localised little Bluetooth network. And Bluetooth 4 is ultra low power.

Most mobile devices have Bluetooth distance of 30'~60' compared to Wi-Fi at ~150'. Most Android devices can also be their own Wi-Fi hot-spot, removing the need for an existing Wi-Fi network. To be fair though, 60' really is plenty for most occasions!

(01-14-2015, 10:52 AM)otnt Wrote:
(01-11-2015, 04:35 PM)Kyle Wrote: ...not all Windows devices have bluetooth...
Not really sure why Windows is mentioned but you can get tiny BT dongles for Windows devices.
I mentioned Windows because Mike plans to port MS to Windows as an app sometime in the future.


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#20
Seems to me that a "Pro" labeled app should have all the bells and whistles. My limited experience with professional musicians is that if they use a tablet, it's always an iPad. I'm a totally amateur ukulele player and I started using music with an iPad, but the screen was too small for me so I found a 13.3" Android for $199 and MobileSheets, which works very well for me now (when my friends heard I bought an Android, they were shocked).
Chuwi 13.5 inch, Windows 10
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