Join Date: May 2015
Location: in the Finger Lakes, NY, USA
I think the problem is that what we really need ISN'T a device that sits between all the bluetooth devices you're using and therefor messes everything up if you don't use it in the one narrow way it was defined... but rather one that provides remote controls for those devices without interfering with their basic operation (when you shut off the bike you shouldn't lose your connections for instance). Problem is that such a control scheme doesn't exist for bluetooth that I'm aware of... as a result I find the controls on my headset to be MUCH less invasive than trying to use the Ducati controls.
The Ducati app is a tragedy (maybe a bit of an overstatement... but when I think about it I feel that way ;-))... I could build something with a small team in less than 6 months that would basically be seamless remote telemetry for the bike (not just cool as hell... but a real competitive advantage product for Ducati) instead of this clunky user interaction intensive and needlessly limited thing we currently have. Makes me sad how easy it would be... hell if they shared the spec for their interface it would be worth doing as a skunkworks project.
Possibly it could be reverse engineered... but that usually ends up being more work than the actual software you're trying to build and they could break all your effort with an update.
15 Multistrada S Touring/Urban/Enduro, 04 Tiger 955i, 86 MaximX 750 (son), 13 Ural (wife)
"Go soothingly on the grease mud, for there lurks the skid demon"
Last edited by DaveK; Sep 5th, 2017 at 2:32 pm.