This is really nicely done. I do hope that avoiding the inevitable product death of acqui-hires hasn't reduced your upside from the new gig too much.
I would suspect that anybody worrying about the future of trigger.io as a result would have worried far more had they found out about this any other way - and I'd imagine that as soon as continued active development in your absence is visibly happening (i.e. the next batch of features rolls out) even those people should largely calm down.
An amusing aside - from the Exchange Visitor Host Site Handbook which is sent to supervisors of J1 program participants:
Signs of Cultural Adjustment Issues
“This country is really stupid…” - A common statement from trainees who are seeing a
cultural trait of the United States through the experience of their own culture, not that of the U.S. A response might be, “Why do you suppose we’ve done that for the last 200 years?”
“English doesn’t have enough words…” - A common statement from trainees who cannot
ﬁnd a way to express emotions that are described in their native language, but not shared
by the Anglo cultures.
“All I want to do is sleep…” – A common statement of depression brought on by the
overload of change.
“I’m gaining a lot of weight…” – The change in food often results in weight gain. It is often diﬃcult for trainees to understand how to use local and diﬀerent foods for a healthy diet.
“Americans ask ‘How are you doing, but don’t really want to know…”– An accurate and
common observation that may indicate the trainee is understanding what is said literally,
but not hearing the underlying or cultural meaning.
“Why should I celebrate your holiday; I’m not American…” – A common attitude that
could indicate the trainee is suﬀering a bit of cultural identity crisis.
It's a reasonably common question and we think we have some quite good answers - you can see a summary on our homepage.
Our customers tell us they choose us vs alternatives for:
- the efficiency of our build / test cycle
- the broader API out of the box including native UI components and integrations with 3rd party SDKs like Facebook, Flurry and Parse
- the ability to push updates to the app without going through the App Store approval process using our Reload feature: https://trigger.io/reload
Right now, the Android app shows the current uptime and system load on the Raspberry Pi in the title bar. It does this by polling a URL which is handled by the PiUi Supervisor (separate python app from your main app). As you can see on github, the supervisor can also list and stop/start apps - I have feature enhancements to use all this planned for Android and yes, I'm keen to expose on iOS in future too.