Aside from editing your User Account, in this new design, you will not need to use the “Hamburger Menu” that you are accustomed to from the earlier versions of the app in day to day use.
Across the bottom of the screen, you’ll see
+ Recipes – more on this below.
+ Roast – tap this to connect to your roaster and follow progress during the roast.
+ Shop – easy access to our freshest green coffees.
+ Add – more on this below too.
Additionally, we’ve added a search function in the top right of the screen. Use this to search anything from the Roast Recipe names – for example, Brazil, or Espresso. And you can even search emojis 😉
You’ll notice during the roast the status bar now includes time to end of roast including cooling time.
As before, IKAWA created roast recipes have a red icon, and there’s a different colour for your personally customised ones. In this new version of the app, we’ve added some new recipes for you to play with, building in a variety of espresso roast recipes especially.
Our newest green coffees from Kenya, Brazil and Ethiopia…look out for a post about these roast recipes soon.
The order these roast recipes appear is chronological, based on the last roasts you did.
Add & Create
As well as improving our range of recommended roast recipes, we’ve introduced the ‘Add’ option to the app, so you can make your own from scratch. When you tap Add, you’ll have the choice to scan a QR code, which comes with our green coffee packs or Create New Roast Recipe. After naming your roast, you’ll see a template roast recipe that you can iterate from. With most green coffees, it will create a good medium roast – and we’ll talk more about this in a future post.
The most recent version of firmware is V24.2. If you have the most recent version of the app, you probably won’t need to update the firmware. But if you’ve not updated the app or firmware for a while, you may be prompted when you connect to your roaster. Firmware is the software that controls the hardware. One additional benefit of the app is that we can continually improve and update firmware and the app interface itself to the benefit of existing and new users.
Version V24.2 of firmware includes some updates to default settings. The update will take a couple of minutes and it will not impact on your roasts.