I think the R2 is an amazing piece of tech. It's capable of a lot but I think the app holds it back. I really want manual head controls like I saw before I bought mine. Like a lot of other reviews, I think reacting to sounds and phrases would take this to the next level. I'd hope to see an advanced mode where more features are available for better control.
Would be great if the app had voice control features. Would also be great if you could put your droids in patrol mode without having to leave the app open. All i want out of my expensive droids is to have them move around our place on their own. Would be great if they could do that without having to have this otherwise useless app open and running on my phone. I don't see why these things are so expensive when they tether you to the app to use the thing just as if you had bought one of the ones with a physical remote control for a third of the price
Why have I lost the ability to control R2's dome? I like that the app updates on every launch but hate waiting for it to update on EVERY launch. Maybe limit it to update at first launch every 24-hour cycle.
I hate that it kills my battery very quickly and not much in the way of making programming easy. As of yet, I haven't figured it out. But hopefully we'll get a more battery effecient app soon.
Update* So after having confirmed head slider for R2 is coming back! , I changed my review to 4 stars it's not perfect, drains phone and has to be on to use Droid, the patrol mode for r2 leaves something to be desired as my Droid drove against a wall for 10 minutes and even after moving him several times he kept going to the same spot but that could be the Droid itself, but he should react when facing resistance. Otherwise happy with my Droid and the app is good but has a long way to go to feel like it should occupy my phone 100%, as I have go use another phone to film x). I'm harsh but fair because I see the potential in these Droids/bots in the future and an advanced app would definitely help :) keep up the good work!
Will the latest Star Wars Droid apps? Work on the old BB-8 of last year model. 2016
Various stability improvements