Updated app, much improved for Note 8 tablet A big thanks for the app update! Everything now appears, literally, to work on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet. So happy the live video feed is working after the update. Very happy with the purchase. The slider motion controls could be better, as it almost seems just no go or full speed, but otherwise a fun toy.
Useless. About the only thing this app is good for is the camera. The controls (slider and g-drive both) lag, don't respond at all, or randomly move forward propelling the rover into the nearest stationary object. Even from a distance of 2 feet away the controls simply don't work. The interface is clunky, too. How about an app that offers forward/back and left/right instead of this? It might make driving a little easier. Dissappointed and feeling very real buyers remorse.
Won't work on galaxy s4 I bought this for my father this Christmas (he's been eyeing it forever) So he got all excited and asked me to try it. "Dropped connection because internet connection is slow" is what I got. Restarted my phone and rover, same thing. It connects to my dad and sister phone (lg optimus l9 and G2x with google)
Useless on Nexus 7 2013 This is unusable. The controls are 80% of the way up for no apparent reason and usually ignore being pressed. I can typically get one pressed but not both at same time, so it'll only go in circles. The "G" mode almost works except once I start moving, it won't stop... it'll just reverse... there seems to be no "hey stop driving at all" position. Pressing G again doesn't turn it off so it just bangs into something and keeps spinning wheels until I pick it up. The video lag is several seconds, also making driving without seeing it impossible. Also, the wheels either spin at maximum speed or not at all, no in between possible. If I can't control it properly, it needs to go slower so it doesn't bang into wall within 2 seconds. Utter festering sack of crap.
Just got. Crashing. Any way to stop crashing? Brand new app just bought Rover. Also anyway to secure a password on device.? No email or contact info. Many here complaining about crashing and that manufacturer is silent. Samsung Galaxy s3 Verizon. Note 4 soon. Hope I don't hafta return this. Will update better review if/after reply or answers. For now I'm concerned I just wasted $ but potential & hopefully wrong.
Improved since last update Update: App has been improved! Video doesn't freeze anymore! Glad to see the devs are working on it, even of they are silent. As others have reported, it is a taggy and the slidder controls would do better to be buttons. Tried this app on my friends iPhone and it works perfectly. The Android market is unfortunately not the devs top priority, and it is a shame because the tank is really cool otherwise.