[Ovmsdev] changing android app server IP

Lee Howard lee.howard at mainpine.com
Fri Jun 27 07:22:09 HKT 2014

On 06/11/2014 05:23 PM, Mark Webb-Johnson wrote:
> I think the 'tmc' server is hard-coded in the Android App.
> The code on github is up-to-date, if anyone wants to take a stab at making it configurable.

I spent a few days getting acquainted with Android development and 
toying with the OVMS Android app code, loading it onto the Android 
emulator, etc.

I couldn't decide where was the best place was to put an "app settings" 
menu item, and so I caved and downloaded OVMS from the App Store onto my 

> The iOS App has it in the system settings tab.

I don't see it.  Is this in unreleased/unpublished code?

There is the "OVMS Server IP" in the "Parameters" section of the 
"Control" menu for each configured car.  However, I believe that refers 
to the server IP configured in the car module and not for the app.  AND 
this same section and menu exist on the Android app (after waiting 
long-enough for it to populate... or getting lucky... I can't figure out 
which since it often doesn't populate at all).

Since for each car the app needs to talk to the same server as the car 
module it would be ideal for changes made to this "OVMS Server IP" in 
the "Parameters" section to apply to both the IP where the module 
communicates *AND* to where the app communicates for that car, but since 
this "Parameters" section doesn't even come up at all until the app can 
talk to the server and module, I don't think that's how it works, 
presently, and it would appear to need a lot of effort to get it working 
in that fashion.

It would be nice if I could have different car modules talking to 
different servers and for me to be able to use one app to rule them 
all.  The app would merely talk to different servers for each car.

Anyway... since my initial interest is in doing server-side and 
car-module-side developments (and not so much the app-side of things) 
I'm inclined to just make a hard-coded change to the server IP address 
in my Android app and move on for the sake of being productive.



*Lee Howard*
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