One area we knew we needed to improve was the profile library. Profiles are easy to make and easy to download, so the list of profiles quickly became long.
We have added 3 tools to help you organise your profiles:
1. Search – yep, you can now search the Profile Library
2. Favourite – separate out your favourite profiles into their own “Favorites” tab
3. Archive – move old versions of your profile to the Archive. You can always restore a profile from the Archive if you want it back, but this will help clean up your main Profile Library.
Some familiar, some new. It was time to update our icons in app. Helping you to quickly and intuitively navigate the new interface.
The same functions for roasting exist in 3.0, with some modifications:
When editing a profile, you can now see where your profile started before you made changes. This means your original profile acts as a template while you’re making edits.
Similar to the current app, to start, you can ‘send to roaster’ by hitting “send”.
When roasting, you can mark events (colour change, cracks) on your roast. New for 3.0, this information now carries through to the roast log, where the stages of your roast are displayed for you as a percentage of the overall roast.
Make sure to check out Landscape Mode while roasting.
In the Roast Log, you will notice a 3-digit code next to each roast. This is a searchable number, and allows you to randomise your cuppings. Rather than labelling your cuppings with sequential numbers, using a random 3-digit code helps reduce bias and allows for a fairer cupping table. (It also really helps us sync your account live over multiple devices!)
In version 3.0 of the IKAWA Pro App you can move an event marker. Simply press on the marker line and drag to the desired location.
We’ve observed that while the graph view is popular, some users prefer a table view to set specific control points. Now, both iOS and Android apps now have Table Edit function.
This allows users to enter the exact time and number they want to achieve at every control point.
Sharing a profile is easier now. We want to make sure everyone knows they can collaborate and share with roasters around the world.
There are 3 locations from which to share a profile:
1. Roast screen (same as always)
2. While roasting
3. Profile library
Users with Cropster integration have a quicker way to export to cropster now.
If your IKAWA Pro App is signed into a Cropster account, the app will give a prompt after each roast to export.
Additionally, you can export any roast from the roast log.