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ROCCAT Issues First Major Update for Power-Grid™

20 Dec 2013

Software updates include Grids that turn your smartphone into a trackpad for your PC and control lighting effects for Ryos MK Pro Keyboard

Highly acclaimed iOS/Android App celebrates over 250,000 downloads, new SDK now available

Hamburg – December 20, 2013 – Today, Power-Grid will see its first major update since its launch back in October. With more than a quarter of a million downloads, the software has been very successful thus far: more than 1,000 positive ratings in the Apple and Google app stores and tons of user-created content on the Power-Grid website clearly show that the app satisfies gamers’ needs to connect their smartphone to their PC. With Power-Grid still being in beta status, ROCCAT aims for continuous improvement, based first and foremost on user feedback. “Running the open beta is very important for us”, says ROCCAT founder and CEO René Korte. “With this large user base we get way more feedback than we did in the closed beta. That makes it easier for us to focus on in-demand features that are beneficial to users, because more free Power-Grid content gets shared through our store”.

 

The recent update to Power-Grid contains new nice-to-have features as well as completely new code – making the software more useable and open overall.

With this recent update ROCCAT also officially releases the Power-Grid SDK. Professional developers and ambitious users are now able to create advanced Power-Grid content based on this documentation.

“Releasing the Ryos MK Pro Grid is the first step towards combining Power-Grid with ROCCAT hardware. You remember our Phobo keyboard concept? Well, we’ve been working on that and I can promise you a mind-blowing solution for 2014,” says René Korte.

 

Power-Grid v0.459 update details:

Auto updater: If there’s a new version of Power-Grid available, the PC host software now opens a small pop-up window when started to inform the user. The installation needs to be done manually.

Plug-in importer:  Plug-ins for Power-Grid allow users to create Grids with extended functionality and are also important for advanced gaming solutions (e.g. created with the Power-Grid SDK). The new version supports plugin import and export.

New home screen: The new Power-Grid home screen now allows for the user to navigate via tabs, before even connecting to the PC host software. It is now possible to browse through the latest Power-Grid and ROCCAT news, open the help section and view general information about the software.

Please check the change log for further details.

Additional Power-Grid content also available

With the new update to Power-Grid, users will also be able to take advantage of brand new, ROCCAT-created Grids for the app. The following Grids are now available:

- ROCCAT Track pad – Make your smartphone a laptop-like track pad for your PC
- ROCCAT Ryos Grid – Control eight amazing effects for the per-key illumination of the Ryos MK Pro mechanical gaming keyboard

 

Links:
ROCCAT Power-Grid Homepage
ROCCAT Power-Grid SDK
Ryos Grid Video

 


Contact:

International

Tim Krause, Senior PR Manager
+49 (0)40 309 9495 112
tim@roccat.org

USA
Max Borges Agency, Matt Shumate
+1 305-371-9736 x115
MattShumate@maxborgesagency.com

ROCCAT Studios Hamburg

Otto von Bahrenpark

Paul-Dessau-Str. 3g

22761 Hamburg

Germany

 

About ROCCAT Studios

Founded in 2007 in Hamburg, Germany, ROCCAT Studios produces innovative, high-quality products for today’s ambitious computer gamer. Always operating in close collaboration with the gaming community, the company’s advanced input devices, headsets and accessories offer extreme precision, first-class ease-of-use and unique, eye-catching design. ROCCAT™ entered the scene with its Kone gaming mouse – a high-performance device that still ranks as one of the world’s premier gaming peripherals. A long list of international awards attests to the ingenious design and world-class quality of ROCCAT products.