I know this thread is a few months old but thought it worth adding my two penneth as a new member. I have recently (today) been experimenting with the Android version of Stagecaller and triggering from a Windows 7 PC.
YES, IT WORKS, couple of small problems that I hope will be cured soon.
I am running Multiplay show control software, which outputs Midi control commands, so a good starting point from a control point of view.
I have also had to install two other software packages in order to make the connection to the phone. I have to say that it was a lot easier to set up than I imagined, couldn’t actually believe I had achieved it till the phone rang.
Firstly, you need to load LoopBe1, which is a free download and sets up an internal Midi port on the PC. It was very easy to set this up to communicate with Multiplay. There is no setup procedure needed for LoopBe1, it sets itself up.
Secondly, you need to download rptMIDI from Tobias Erichsen’s site, again, this is a free program. There is a tutorial page which explains how to download, install and setup the program. Again, that was very easy to do. Within the rptMIDI setup screen it is very easy to call up the LoopBe1 midi port using the tutorial as the guide.
When Stagecaller is loaded onto the phone and appropriately activated, the phone name appears in the participants box of rptMIDI. Just enable it and you should be connected.
I have a couple of problems at the moment, which I hope will be sorted soon, as I have a show to do in 4 weeks, only local AmDram stuff.
The swipe to stop does not appear to work at the moment, but that is documented in the Play store for this App. The other problem is a bit more serious and is that the ringer is triggered and stopped OK by the Midi commands on the first pass, but cannot then be triggered again until the action setup is altered and re-saved. Same again on the next pass. Did notice that the connection seemed to get lost after I sent the Note Off command to the phone to turn the ringer off. This may well be something I have done and not understood, or it may be a feature of this early version App, I have no idea which it is at the moment.
Think it is also worth mentioning that the delay between sending commands and the phone actually doing them was extremely fast, ideal really as I have to synch the phone ring with particular words in the script.
Anyway, thought I’d share this with you.