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  1. VaporSuite

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    As a (serious) vaper, and DIY enthusiast I’ve been searching for apps that can do what I want to (do it well and do it easily), but I have not been able to get anything that fully meets my needs… So, I started to do my stuff in Excel. This soon evolved to an Access database. But being stuck to a computer is a problem, so I started to develop bits and pieces in Apps for my smartphone. I have now comped all the different pieces into a single app – VaporSuite.

    My goal is to have the ULTIMATE tools for DIY coil-builders and juice-makers, as well as help vapors to keep track of their consumables and vaping expenses.

    The app is just about ready for testing. I am just busy with some final cleanup and my own vigorous testing, but it should be ready for external testing in a couple of days. I am looking for people that will be willing to help me with beta testing.

    My requirements for beta testers are:
    • Have an Android Smartphone (version is not important).
    • Regularly design and make your own coils.
    • Design your own recipes and make your own juice. (Doesn’t have to do both coils and juice, but it will be beneficial.)
    • Will do vigorous testing and report back on any crashes, funnies and questionable results.
    • Give feedback on what they like and don’t like, and suggestions for improvements.
    • Willing to sign a non-disclosure agreement – valid until the app is released publicly.
    Anyone interested in (or willing to do) testing can contact me here via pm. Please give a bit of information about yourself and why you would be a suitable beta tester. I will send you a questionnaire and make a final decision in a couple of days.

    In the next couple of posts, I will give a short description of the app, the different modules, and some of the features.
     
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    VaporSuite_0_MainScreen.png

    VaporSuite main screen: gives access to the 5 different modules:
    • Juice Recipes
    • Coil Design
    • Journal
    • Ohm’s Law
    • Vaping Achievements (shown on the main screen). This module keeps track of the motivational info: days smoke free (or days vaping), cigarettes eliminated, cost savings, etc. Makes provision for completely quit smoking, or reduced smoking.

    General Features of the VaporSuite app:
    • Live calculations throughout – i.e. no need to ever click “calculate” to see the results.
    • Three-way data entry for often-changed data: number input, increment/decrement, and slider.
    • Full CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete) functionality for all data tables with easy access to each.
    • Most items can be set as favorite or not, enabling all lists to be rapidly changed to show all items or only favorites.
    • Automatic backup at exit, including user selectable copy of backups to Dropbox.
    • International - User selectable currency symbol, date and time formats.
    • Notes can be added for just about everything. Note boxes expands to always show all the notes entered.
    • Help for every screen (under development).
    • Video tutorials (under development).
    • First development is for Android devices. iPhone app may be developed after that (if allowed by Apple).
    • User Interface is designed specifically for phones (smaller devices). It will work on tablets, but may not look as nice as on phones!
     
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    VaporSuite_1_1_RecipeList.png VaporSuite_1_2_RecipeView.png VaporSuite_1_3_RecipeDesign.png
    JUICE RECIPE MODULE

    1) Recipe List – this is a list of all the saved recipes.
    • Unlimited number of recipes can be saved.
    • Filter favorites with one click.
    • List shows: Recipe Name, Status, Category, Nic, VG%, two main flavors, and Favorite Status.
    • Search and filter to find any recipe quickly (handy if you have a lot of recipes).
    • Quick access to components and batches.
    • Add new recipe button.

    2) Recipe Display – this shows the detail of a recipe selected from the list and is typically used when you make a batch.
    • Shows several recipe variables and parameters (incl VG/PG/Thinner ratio, Nicotine content, total Flavor concentration, Steep parameters, Batches made and Cost (total and per ml).
    • Set the volume to make.
    • List all the components with %, volume, weight, or drops for each.
    • Components will be highlighted (with red values) if you don’t have enough stock necessary for the volume to be made.
    • Quick access to show a list of the batches already made or this recipe.
    • One click to make a new batch (OK… technically two clicks).
    • Quick access buttons for: Previous recipe, next recipe, edit recipe, new recipe, clone recipe, and delete recipe.
    • Export recipe in csv format, with options for save to device, email and/or copy to DropBox.

    3) Recipe Edit – this is where you make up the recipe.
    • Unlimited number of components.
    • Shows ratio, nicotine level and total flavor live.
    • Auto or Manual design. In auto design the user can set the VG%, Nic base and nic content, Viscosity equivalent (if wanted), and flavors and the app will generate the recipe. In manual design, the user can simply add any components together to make the recipe.
    • Recipes can be converted from Auto to Manual and vice versa.
    • One-click for Maximum VG design – no more juggling the ratios to get true max VG recipe.

    Other features of recipes:
    • Comes pre-loaded with all popular base, nicotine and thinner components.
    • Comes pre-loaded with about 1400 flavors from the seven most popular flavor manufacturers.
    • Can easily add your own components.
    • Increment revision when recipe is cloned. (user can set default behavior to increment number, add copy or clear name when a recipe is cloned. This facilitate an easy and quick way to modify recipes without changing the original.
    • User can lock a recipe to prevent accentual changes.
    • Control Stock of components. Will automatically reduce the stock level of each component when a batch is made, and if the stock level of a component falls below the user-settable warning level, a warning is given.
    • Several defaults can be set to your preferences.
     
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    COIL DESIGN MODULE

    1) Coils List – this is a list of all the saved coil designs.
    • Unlimited number of coils can be saved.
    • Filter favorites with one click.
    • Shows image of the coil type.
    • Add new coil button.

    2) Coil Design – this is where you design a coil.
    • Use Ohm Target or not. With target the coil diameter or number of wraps (your choice) will be adjusted to give a coil with as close as possible a resistance to the target.
    • Different coil types available. Currently there are 9 (single, parallel 2-strand, twisted 2-strand, twisted 3-strand, twisted 4-strand, clapton X1, clapton twisted 2-core, clapton twisted 3-core, and clapton twisted 4-core). More will be developed and added in the future.
    • Two styles of coils are available – legs on the same side (with half-wraps) or legs on opposite sides (with full wraps).
    • User adjustable coil diameter, number of wraps and leg length.
    • For multiple wire designs, user can select all to be the same, or different. When different, each wire can be configured with material, profile, and size individually.
    • User can add an adjustment factor for the coil if necessary.
    • Quick access buttons for: Previous coil, next coil, edit coil, new coil, clone coil, and delete coil.

    Other features of coils:
    • Comes pre-loaded with more than 25 popular materials that can be used for coil-making.
    • Can easily add your own materials.
     
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    deleted contents - duplicate
     
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    JOURNAL MODULE


    1) Diary – where the user keeps track of daily vaping actions.
    • Unlimited number of entries.
    • Actions available: refill juice, new coil, refurbish coil, and note.
    • Gives a summary of Month, Year and Total values for Juice Consumption (ml/day), Coil Life (days), and Consumables Cost Per Day.
    • Add new action button.
    • Quick Duplicate with long-click on existing entry.

    2) Purchases – this is where the user keeps track of all vaping related purchases.
    • Unlimited number of entries.
    • Gives a summary of Month, Year and Total values for Total Purchases, Average per Month, and Average Per Day.
    • Total purchases entered here are used in calculation of savings in Achievements Module.

    3) Hardware – this is where the user keeps track of all vaping hardware.
    • Unlimited number of entries.
    • Three types: Atomizer, Mod or Misc.
    • Use Atomizer capacity to auto-fill volume for diary juice refill.
     
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    OHM’S LAW MODULE


    Instantly see the relationship between Volt, Ohm, Amp and Watt.
    • Live calculations.
    • Any two can be selected to be set and the other two are calculated.
    • Quick adjustment of values with data entry, increment/decrement, or slider
     
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    Any chance of iOS version?
     
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    Vape apps are prohibited in the Apple store.
     
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    Cydia.
     
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    Not exactly a solution for the mainstream cell phone user.
     
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    I would like to port the app to iPhone as well (after development on Android has been completed), but I believe that Apple is not allowing any vaping related apps on the iStore. I Will look deeper into this when the time is right.
     
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    Good choice of text and background colors, easy on the eyes.
     
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  14. Alex198802

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    So where are we suppose to get this app to test ? Like the presentation and like to see also how ease of use is.
     
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    As mentioned in the first post, just send me a PM and I will send you the information.
     
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    Hi
    Good job for your work
    Please can i testing your application

    Thanks

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    Hi
    Can't send a PM due to. Some reason.

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    Wow this looks epic!! I've only just started with diy juice and currently using premade coils and wicking myself so no point in me testing, but will definitely purchase on release as looks exactly like what I've been trying to find!
     
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    AndriaD Shine on, you crazy... VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee

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    Couple of spelling errors:

    . "Glycerin" or "glycerine", not "glycerene"

    ."Propylene", not "propolene".

    Would it be possible to be able to specify nic level and PG/VG ratio for each individual ingredient? I've continued to use http://www.ecigvape.com/pvn_calculator.php and absolutely NO OTHER precisely for that capability -- no other calculator has it, except ecigvape's.

    Andria
     
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    @AndriaD
    Thanks for the corrections!!! I need that kind of critical person on the beta test team! (I've sent you a PM).

    With VaporSuite you can "design" your own components (ingredients) and specify the VG%, PG%, Water%, Alcohol% and Nicotine mg/ml, individually. You can also "tag" each component as a Base, Nicotine Base, Thinner, or Flavor (Flavour ;);)), to be used as such in your recipes.

    With VaporSuite you can even create a recipe for this component from the "pure" components easily! You can use this to make batches of this base and maintain full stock control!

    Here's a screenshot of such a recipe:
    VaporSuite recipe for base.png

    And here's the screenshot for the component design:
    VaporSuite base design.png

    PS: I haven't corrected the spelling yet, but I will!
     
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    Thanks for the compliment!

    I am sure that using the app will be even better than what it looks like here.

    Hopefully launch is just a couple of weeks away!
     
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    My cash is waiting.... :giggle:
     
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    Hmm, that could be workable. I first started using the ecigvape calc because of the ability to specify nic and PG/VG for each individual ingredient because I was using WTA at the time, which is 100% VG, yet I need extremely high (85%-87%) PG in my vapes, so I had to be VERY careful. Nowadays, I'm not using WTA any longer, but I do use Flash, for better TH, and I make it into a "premix", to make it easier to handle -- too much of it, and I just cough, too little and I might as well not even bother vaping, if there's no TH. I'm currently up to "Sweet 5X Flash" -- I add a bit of nic and sweetener to 100% PG, along with the Flash, so that the presence of the Flash doesn't bother the flavor too much. Being able to specify that as a "thinner," with its own nic level and 100% PG status, would be helpful.

    I returned the completed PDF, PM. :)

    Andria
     
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    what's an app.
     
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    Its short for "Application", which is a program that runs on a smartphone.
     
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    whats a smartphone
     
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    Just a note on iOS. My company has several apps for iOS which they don't put up on the App Store. They are downloaded through a URL instead. Maybe worth looking into? That may get around the App Store.


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    Will look at it when I'm ready.
     
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    I'd love to beta test. I am constantly ripping out builds and trying to build the greatest to suit my vaping needs. I'm also going to be blending juice and would love to have it as easy as your set up looks.

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    The beta testing is over and VaporSuite has been released on Google Play. You can download and test it for free. Your feedback will always be welcome!
     

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