ROCCAT releases first major upgrade for Power Grid

by: Sean Cahill -

Roccat Power Grid users will be happy to hear that the first major update for the phone application has been released, and the results are wonderful to have.  It wasn't enough to have pre-set commands for games as well as CPU monitoring built into the system, but the update now include the addition of a mouse trackpad, integration with the Ryos Light FX for the latest keyboard from Roccat, as well as other small additions and updates to the features already offered by the program.  Be sure to update the program on your Android/iOS device to get the latest version and enjoy the newest add-ons!

Software updates include Grids that turn your smartphone into a trackpad for your PC and control lighting effects for Ryos MK Pro Keyboard

Highly acclaimed iOS/Android App celebrates over 250,000 downloads, new SDK now available

Hamburg – December 20, 2013 – Today, Power-Grid will see its first major update since its launch back in October. With more than a quarter of a million downloads, the software has been very successful thus far: more than 1,000 positive ratings in the Apple and Google app stores and tons of user-created content on the Power-Grid website clearly show that the app satisfies gamers’ needs to connect their smartphone to their PC. With Power-Grid still being in beta status, ROCCAT aims for continuous improvement, based first and foremost on user feedback. “Running the open beta is very important for us”, says ROCCAT founder and CEO René Korte. “With this large user base we get way more feedback than we did in the closed beta. That makes it easier for us to focus on in-demand features that are beneficial to users, because more free Power-Grid content gets shared through our store”.

 

The recent update to Power-Grid contains new nice-to-have features as well as completely new code – making the software more useable and open overall.

With this recent update ROCCAT also officially releases the Power-Grid SDK. Professional developers and ambitious users are now able to create advanced Power-Grid content based on this documentation.

“Releasing the Ryos MK Pro Grid is the first step towards combining Power-Grid with ROCCAT hardware. You remember our Phobo keyboard concept? Well, we’ve been working on that and I can promise you a mind-blowing solution for 2014,” says René Korte.

 

Power-Grid v0.459 update details:

Auto updater: If there’s a new version of Power-Grid available, the PC host software now opens a small pop-up window when started to inform the user. The installation needs to be done manually.

Plug-in importer:  Plug-ins for Power-Grid allow users to create Grids with extended functionality and are also important for advanced gaming solutions (e.g. created with the Power-Grid SDK). The new version supports plugin import and export.

New home screen: The new Power-Grid home screen now allows for the user to navigate via tabs, before even connecting to the PC host software. It is now possible to browse through the latest Power-Grid and ROCCAT news, open the help section and view general information about the software.

Please check the change log for further details.

Additional Power-Grid content also available

With the new update to Power-Grid, users will also be able to take advantage of brand new, ROCCAT-created Grids for the app. The following Grids are now available:

- ROCCAT Track pad – Make your smartphone a laptop-like track pad for your PC
- ROCCAT Ryos Grid – Control eight amazing effects for the per-key illumination of the Ryos MK Pro mechanical gaming keyboard

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