View basic Onewheel info on the web



  • Hello. I'm new here. I'm a developer, lurker on here, and I just got my Onewheel!

    I wanted to do something for the community as a first introduction, so I built a little web app to view current battery status and your lifetime odometer. I did this for two reasons: 1) I'd like to see the status of my Onewheel charging as I do something else on my computer. 2) I have seen complaints about people not knowing their lifetime odometer because they haven't purchased an app, have the right phone, etc.

    This is utilizing an experimental feature on Chrome (Only usable on desktop and Android Chrome) and you will need to enable a labs flag to get started. To do that visit chrome://flags/#enable-web-bluetooth and enable the feature. alt text

    EDIT: Got a special token from Google that should make the above unnecessary.

    Then go to My Onewheel app and give it a try. I'll add more later if people find this interesting. And probably drop unnecessary graphics.

    Looking forward to getting to know the community more!



  • @drewbaumann Welcome! Always good to have more developers pushing the envelope and figuring out what's possible on the software side. Future Motion hasn't even updated their app since it was first released.



  • Woah! Super cool. Do you have logs somewhere? It's showing 85 miles odometer, but it should be 340.



  • @akraut Good to know... I will see if I made a mistake. Very possible considering I just got it.



  • I'm showing only 58 lifetime miles, that's a bit short! Great start on a web based app. Keep up the good work!



  • @jim Thanks. Same issue @akraut was having. I must either be grabbing the wrong value and mistook it for Lifetime Odometer or the unit isn't in Miles.



  • Just wanted people to know that I added some more things: Fixed the bug @jim and @akraut were experiencing and added web notifications so you can have the app on in the background and get a notification when your battery is at 100.



  • @drewbaumann Thanks for the update. I'm out of town till next weekend so won't be able to do any testing until I get home...



  • Can confirm. I forgot I had the tab open and suddenly a popup told me battery was now charged! :D Works pretty well.



  • hey guys i havn'te looked at this in detail but always be cautious when you are granting some entity you dont know access and permissions to your computer :D



  • @kelp Chrome is handling the permission granting and it only grants access to the single bluetooth device you specify. It's also not holding that grant past the single page-load. (ie: reload the page, ask for permission again.)



  • @thegreck it's pretty crazy that @Future-Motion still hasn't done any further improvements on their app. I would love for them to add some new riding modes but I fear it is just wishful thinking.



  • @ahxe45 Have they done any firmware updates since releasing the product?



  • @akraut said in View basic Onewheel info on the web:

    @kelp Chrome is handling the permission granting and it only grants access to the single bluetooth device you specify. It's also not holding that grant past the single page-load. (ie: reload the page, ask for permission again.)

    Exactly. It's a new technology for web clients and I think it's awesome that I can take advantage of it. I made this with charging in mind. Imagine you rode to a coffee shop, plugged in the Onewheel to charge, and took out your laptop to do a little work. Now you can easily see your stats and get a notification when it's filled up.



  • @drewbaumann said in View basic Onewheel info on the web:

    @ahxe45 Have they done any firmware updates since releasing the product?

    Yes. Mostly for the best, but one of them made pushback kick in earlier. This makes it safer for less experienced riders, but makes it a literal pain for more experienced riders because we have to fight to keep the nose down so much of the time.



  • @thegreck I can see how that would be frustrating. I had my first ride with a friend and it was a ton of fun.



  • @drew Your app saved me Friday night. I couldn't get either POwheel or the official OneWheel app to connect, but your webapp did. Loaded it up right on my phone.



  • @akraut Nice! I've never used it on an android phone. That's cool that it worked out for you. What were you checking or were you tracking battery as you rode?



  • @drew I ended up doing both.





  • @akraut I'm pretty surprised! They wanted to release it fully in January, but the start of February is great.


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