We are releasing our biggest update yet. You will need to update your mobile apps and Monument. Both iOS and Android apps now have the same version number of 2.0.0 and Monument firmware jumps to 1.3.0. The updates can be summarized as follows:
• Multi-user support
• Easier setup
• Full-HD HDMI output support
• exFAT Support (Needs to be activated separately)
• Improved FAT/FAT32 filesystem support
• A lot of stability and performance improvements
To enable the exFAT support, please visit here to pay the license fee for your unit.
Thank you all for your support.
The Monument Team
General Problem Resolution After version 2.0.0 (app) / 1.3.0 (Firmware) Update:
1- Update your App first before updating the firmware. If you don't update your App, communication will be impossible, as we changed protocol.
2- If you updated the Monument, you can verify firmware version by looking at the HDMI output on a TV/Monitor, you should see it at the lower left corner (1.3.0).
3- If you successfully updated the firmware but now cannot connect after updating the App, delete the App, and reinstall. You do not need to reset your Monument.
If you have done these and still cannot connect, or if you have persistent RED or YELLOW LED on your Monument, please file a ticket.
Thanks for your support. Uninstalling and then reinstalling the app worked.
This has been a great update, the sharing of photos between users is a great feature.
Keep at it! People are complaining but they don't understand, it's a great little product and you're an enthusiastic team doing a great job. Keep the improvements coming and your success will come!
Update: I just tried to recover using a USB stick. Didn't work. I then tried with the SD card. I went through the whole process, waited until it was bright solid green, unplugged the SD, Monument restarted and the LED on the front again turned into yellow. I would say there is something wrong with the firmware. Please advise asap.
Device bricked after new 1.3.0 code on Monument and 2.0.0 app on iOS. Had to do a factory reset to get beyond "Cannot Connect to Monument"... reloading photos now
@ Brian, we are working on clearing tickets.
With regard to remote access, I can report a bit about it. I used a local phone carrier to provide my internet access. With that setup I could set external access with monument as it arrived and I could indeed access it through external connections (my 3G connection or my connection at work for instance). More recently I switched from that carrier to my local cable tv connection. With the new setup Monument fails to setup the external connection. It is clear, henceforth, that the external connection depends a lot on how your internet access provider handles the connection. I am yet to further investigate and check if some port forwarding could help to get things working again, but I can attest that the external connection worked fine with my previous setup.
In my books Monument is performing most of the promised features. Of course that there are lots of improvements that need to be addressed (some listed below), but things are progressing steadily.
The one issue that I am unable to fix is how to allow a user to access the pictures submitted by other (and vice-versa). Right now I can see my pictures and my wife can see hers, but no sharing has been possible so far (is that in the roadmap?). The only way I found to fix that would be for both to upload under a single account, which although not ideal would do, if needed,
Some other issues I can recall quickly (I do know that some have been listed in this thread):
a- To allow one to select the order in which the pictures are presented;
b- To provide some sort of (automatic) slide show which can allow us to see pictures in the HDMI output without the need for the App to be connected to the device. Suppose that I enter an album with pictures of my dog and select a "Slide Show" icon. The device could display random pictures of the album until other output is chosen (even after the App disconnects).
c- Import from the HD, actually inserting the content in Monument's file system.
d- Import RAW files (and perhaps videos)?
e- Some more I'll get to in a while when I can write back about them :^)
@King Pi: we are looking into this.
@Jauvane: First, and foremost, thank you for the kind words. We really appreciate it. We have been working very hard to close the feature gap, inching our way to where we need to be, and it is good to see that it is being recognized. The respond to some of the feature requests you listed:
a- We will have simple sorting released very possibly next week. It will start with a a way to see last edits easily, followed by improved sorting options.
b- We fully intend to implement slideshow, but currently not in the shortest implementation track.
c- Big debate here about this one on import or categorize in place, going back and forth. But it is looking like we will give the users the option to do one or the other. It will not happen next week, but in the next month or two.
d- RAW coming by the end of the month.