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December 19, 2023 Software Update

December 19, 2023 Software Update

Over the last few weeks we've done a lot of web app housekeeping to improve reliability, add support for upcoming hardware kits, and give the app a bit of an aesthetic update. Here are all the details:

Consistent buttons styles

Nearly all of the buttons throughout the app (with text, or with just an icon) have been updated to provide more consistent styling, hover effects, disabled states, sizing, and spacing.

 

Some buttons have also been moved from the bottom of panels to the panel headers to provide for a more consistent layout across the app and a more compact design.

 

Genesis v1.7 and Express v1.2 software support

In preparation for our next generation of FarmBot kits, we’ve added software support to both the web app and FarmBot OS for Genesis and Genesis XL v1.7 and Express and Express XL v1.2. The changes include adding FBOS download options for these kits, including the correct firmware, and adding account seeding profiles so app users with these models can get setup quickly with the appropriate resources.

While the Express kits are still several months out, Genesis and Genesis XL v1.7 are available to order today with shipping expected in mid-January.

Demo accounts for every FarmBot model

We’ve updated the demo account feature to work with all of our FarmBot models (Genesis v1.2 - v1.7 and Express v1.0 - v1.2, both standard and XL). Previously, only Express v1.0 accounts were available.

While this change may not affect existing users, it is a valuable tool for prospective customers to try out the app, and for doing internal testing of model-specific features.

 

Miscellaneous

  • Improved the reliability of auto-generated Lua code being streamed into the text field.
  • Fixed a bug where the final character added or removed from the Lua code field was not being saved.
  • Added a warning for when the camera RESOLUTION is set to a different value than the previously calibrated value.

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