Volate!lo, app's creator, wrote this a few days ago:Good day.
I want to buy your application, but in Russia it is not available in Google play! How do I make a purchase?
These devices are compatible. But Russia is disabled completely. Play store wrongly lists the app as available in Russia but incompatible with your devices.
The Russian market for TelloFpv is too small to justify localization. I sold fewer licenses in Russia than in Venezuela which is already a tiny market. So while I am sorry for a few individuals I think that protecting the app from bad ratings is more important than the 50 or so licenses I would sell there.
So the only thing you can use is the free demo version. Sorry.
Completly disable, cause i use a T1s and it toggles between Student(onscreen) and Master Control.There is already an option in the settings to hide the onscreens when not in use.
Or do you mean to completely disable them?
Would it be possible to have a dumb viewer mode on a second device?
I know there is master and student modes, but I'd love to have a second copy of the app running on a tablet to allow my daughter to view what I'm seeing inside my headset. I don't want her to be able to do any control actions though, just view.
It's no big deal, and I'm sure you have lots on with the app anyway, but I thought I'd ask.
It's a great app, has transformed the hobby for me at a very reasonable cost, I'm very grateful!
I now have TelloFpv running on one phone, and a special "viewer-only" version on another phone. I haven't measured latency yet but does not seem to have a tremendously negative effect.
Control works only through the main phone running TelloFpv. Both master & student controllers have to be connected to this device. The TelloFpv-Viewer app shows video, telemetry including home position indicator, and a couple of messages that are brokered by Tello (like handland timers and most warnings).
A few things will not be shown on the viewer: the red/green indicators for Video / Sport mode and active controller, autopilot messages, maybe a few more things I haven't thought of yet.
The viewer and main phone both can be put into normal or VR mode independently. So it would be possible to use TelloFpv on the phone in your hands for control, and use another phone with the viewer in the VR goggles. Or use the main phone in VR mode in your goggles, and use a tablet running the viewer for some audience. Or fly with your main phone and let your kids / wife / SO passively enjoy the flight with VR goggles.
All kinds of combinations and use cases are possible.
TelloFpv viewer is completely passive, that is you can't fly Tello with it, can't connect a controller, or trigger any functions or autopilots. The only "function" it will offer is screen recording.
I will need a few days to iron the bugs out, and customize the layout for the TelloFpv Viewer app. So there will be a release in the next few days for the main app, and a new separate Viewer App.
Any smart ideas for the name of the viewer app version? Just TelloFpv Viewer? TelloFpv Slave? TelloFpv Monitor?
Would be a lot of work, and gives some headaches.Would it be too much work to implement a small map in the top left corner of the app showing the live drone position? Something like larger DJI drones have?
I'm aware it wouldn't be 100% accurate.