KICK – iOS app guide

 

Guide to the iOS app

Connecting the Kick to the App

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To connect you KICK to the app:

  1. Press the Connect button. It will blink green for a few seconds.
  2. Go to the WiFi settings on your iPhone and select RiftNet.
  3. Open the app to control your KICK. The iPhone may spend a few seconds before it recognises the KICK. A lightbulb appears when the app is ready.

Using Multiple Kicks

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Turn on your Kicks. Press the connect button on all. Connect to RiftNet on your iPhone. Start the Kick app on your iPhone.
After a few seconds all the Kicks appear as light bulbs in the lower part of the screen. One lightbulb for each Kick. In addition there is a double lightbulb. If you click the double lightbulb, you kicks are linked and will work in tandem. If you click either of the individual lightbulbs, you can control one Kick at a time.

App Main Page

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You can access all the functionality of the app right from the main page.

On the left you have the brightness slider. You also have the KICK lightbulbs that show up when one or more KICKs are recognised by the app.

On the right you have 3 drawers: The Color Map, the Effects Library and the Color Picker. Each of these offers you a different way to set the color of your KICK.

In the lower part of the screen you have a button that opens up the Camera Roll, a Settings button, the Shutter Button and the Stills/Video selector.

Setting a Color

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The uppermost drawer (button) on the right hand side of the screen opens the Color Map.  Point anywhere on the map and the Kick changes color.  If nothing happens, check that the brightness is not set to zero.

Saturated colors are along the top of the Color Map. Along the bottom are the unsaturated colors. When a color is a zero saturation it is white.

Below the Color map is a row of white color presets: Tungsten, Fluorescent, Daylight, Shade.

Effects

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The middle drawer (button) on the right hand side opens the effects library. There are some predefined effects like Strobe, Sine, Rainbow etc. Tapping on each of these opens a panel where you can adjust the settings.

Color from Camera

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The lower drawer (button) on the right hand side slides out some buttons. You can pick a color directly from the camera, or you can record a color stream by swiping across the screen or moving the camera. See the Selecting Color video for examples.