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Can I make own app for GAN 356i?

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can I make own app for the GAN 356i? (I am quite good android developer, so this will not be the problem) Is there some documentation of the protocol, that the cube uses? Is it legal to make this app public? If there isn't any way how to do it, are some other smart cubes more open?
 

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Hi there,
can I make own app for the GAN 356i? (I am quite good android developer, so this will not be the problem) Is there some documentation of the protocol, that the cube uses? Is it legal to make this app public? If there isn't any way how to do it, are some other smart cubes more open?

Ooh. I am pretty sure that it is legal to make this app, and make it public. If it was available on iPhone I would be very excited as the Gan app is really bad.

Don’t just listen to this, because I am not an expert, but cstimer and many other timers have Bluetooth features to connect to smart cubes like the Gan i, so I think it is just fine. As far as I know, they can’t/haven’t copyrighted an app that connects to their product.
 
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Ooh. I am pretty sure that it is legal to make this app, and make it public. If it was available on iPhone I would be very excited as the Gan app is really bad.

Don’t just listen to this, because I am not an expert, but cstimer and many other timers have Bluetooth features to connect to smart cubes like the Gan i, so I think it is just fine. As far as I know, they can’t/haven’t copyrighted an app that connects to their product.
I think cstimer supports only giiker...
 
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but cstimer and many other timers have Bluetooth features to connect to smart cubes like the Gan i, so I think it is just fine
But cstimer doesn't support reconstruction. I have time so I am also thinking about adding features as correcting mistakes in solve (as inefficient cross) and this really can't be done by cstimer ;).
 
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But cstimer doesn't support reconstruction. I have time so I am also thinking about adding features as correcting mistakes in solve (as inefficient cross) etc and this really can't be done by cstimer ;).

Yeah, I know cstimer has limited features, which is why I am so excited for yours if it were to happen, I was just using that as an example as why I think it is legal
 
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