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Developing an Android app

If you would like to develop an Android app for the EmStat modules or Sensit Potentiostats, you can use our Software Development Tools and code examples.

Check out the two development options

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

The PalmSens4, EmStat Go (with EmStat Pico) and Sensit BT all have Bluetooth. A tutorial and code example in Swift is available to show how to build a native 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.
Read more about MethodSCRIPT
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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 Android. 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.
PalmSens SDK for Android using Xamarin
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Downloads

NameTypeLast updated
PalmSens SDK 5.7 for Android PalmSens Software Development Kit for developing Android applications in Visual Studio .NET using Xamarin. Can be used with all PalmSens instruments and EmStats.14-12-20
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