An innovative new wireless device being developed by DiveNav, Inc. called the Dive Computer Buddy (aka DCbuddy) will finally make it possible to support direct dive computer download into Dive Log on iOS. More Mobile Software is excited about the possibility that this device and our recent agreement to license the API offers our users. Using DCbuddy and a dive computer specific cable or Inferred (IR) interface, it will be possible to import your dive data into Bluetooth 4.0 low energy capable smart phones, tablets and computers. We are working with DiveNav to bring this support directly to Dive Log on iOS. We will also have the option to integrate support for the DC Buddy directly into Dive Log Manager/Dive Log DT for Mac OS.
Dive Computer Buddy is currently the subject of a Kickstarter campaign that ends on March 19, 2014. You can pledge to the Kickstarter campaign (use this link) to help ensure that Dive Computer Buddy comes to market in a timely fashion. Don’t forget to spread the word by telling your diving buddies and your dive club how much you like Dive Computer Buddy and ask them to become backers too. The success of the Kickstarter campaign is key to our ability to start integrating support for this device.
We have fielded requests since we first launched Dive Log to be able to directly import dive computer data while traveling without having to bring along a laptop. The ability to do this has been limited by the inability of iPhones and iPads to talk directly to the USB interface cables supplied by the dive computer manufactures. DCbuddy solves this problem by providing an interface to the dive computer and the ability for a Bluetooth 4.0 low energy equipped iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Mac to receive the dive data from the DCbuddy. You should visit the Kickstarter page for details on the DCbuddy and DiveNav’s plans to bring it to market http://kck.st/1bZYhll.