We’re all really excited at 10base-t about Panic’s new iPad app, Status Board. Of course, the first thing we set about doing was getting our popular network scanner, IP Scanner, to play nicely within Panic’s widget spec. While it works out of the box, we added a few features to make the experience smoother. Here’s how to get the most out of Status Board + IP Scanner:
Status Board integration necessitated adding a new function to our ‘reports’ feature, namely the ability to overwrite previous reports, instead of appending a date and time to each report file. You’ll find that feature in IP Scanner starting with version 3.12b8 (you can get it here: http://10base-t.com/downloads/IPScanner_3.12b9.zip)
We’ve also added a Status Board-specific output option, which is just a csv file containing Panic’s specifications for establishing column widths. We’ve found that the standard HTML output also looks great, and uses smaller fonts, which may work better for some. It also includes the current Ping status for a device, if you have enabled that pref.
Then, tell IP Scanner to save reports at regular intervals to your DropBox , or other cloud storage account. Here’s a nice tutorial on doing just that.
Finally, make sure the new ‘overwrite’ option is checked, and with each report cycle the list will get published to the cloud and then picked up by Status Board. Cool.