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Software Development Tools Overview

Here you can find an overview of our Software Development Tools. Whether you want to write a simple Windows application for PalmSens, integrate the EmStat Pico in your own hardware or develop an iPhone app for the Sensit, you can do it with our Software Development Tools and code examples.

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Software Development for Windows

If your plan is to develop your own Windows application to control any of our potentiostats or potentiostat modules, it is best get started with any of our PalmSens SDKs for .NET. Even with little programming experience you will be able to build your own application. Every SDK is accompanied with a set of code examples that can easily be changed to suit your requirements. The SDKs allow you to target different .NET frameworks, including:

  • WinForms (classic Windows applications)
  • WPF and UWP (for modern Windows apps)

 

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Developing an iOS or Android app

There are two ways to develop an app for our potentiostats (or potentiostat modules).

Option 1: use MethodSCRIPT and write a native app for Android or iOS

The PalmSens4, EmStat Go (with EmStat Pico) and Sensit BT all have Bluetooth which can be configured for use with iOS. A tutorial and code example in Swift is available to show how to build a native iOS app using the MethodSCRIPTTM communications protocol. A similar example for Android Studio is available written in Java for both Bluetooth and USB communication with our hardware.

Pros:

  • Use any programming language for your app (Swift, Objective-C, Java).
  • Full freedom using MethodSCRIPTs to run any custom script on-board your device.

Cons:

  • Implementation of the protocol means more complexity and more code.
  • Data processing and data analysis needs to be programmed manually by yourself.

 

Option 2: using the PalmSens SDK for .NET with Xamarin

The easiest and fastest way to develop an app is by using the PalmSens SDK for .NET. The SDK takes care of the device’s communications protocol. The Xamarin .NET platform allows you to write a single app targeting both Android and iOS. Our libraries for .NET are compatible with Xamarin and we have a code example available that shows how to build such an app for any of our potentiostat (modules).

Pros:

  • Run measurements with a few lines of simple code.
  • Use the libraries for doing data analysis like peak detection or equivalent circuit fitting on EIS data.

Cons:

  • Bound to Xamarin .NET which means you need experience with C# or VB.NET.

 

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