Sneak peak at Unity: Timeline AND Multi-screen video playback!

Hey everyone!

We’re excited to share a sneak peek of one of our upcoming features for Bluecherry - Unity: Multi-screen Playback. Multi-screen playback that lets you play multiple video streams simultaneously on the same display. It’s perfect for those who want to view multiple cameras at the same time, and have all of the videos playing in a single window.

With Unity, you can easily adjust the playback speed, and switch between full-screen and windowed modes. You can also take advantage of our advanced timeline showing the difference between motion detection and constant recording!

We’re really excited to share this new feature with our users, and we hope you’ll find it just as useful as we do. If you have any questions or feedback, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’re always happy to hear from our community!

Thanks for your support,

The Bluecherry Team

Bluecherry mobile app 'Unity' released to Apple App Store

We’re excited to announce that the Bluecherry mobile app ‘Unity’ is will be available starting Jan 4, 2023 9:00 PM (GMT) to download from the Apple App Store! We’ve been working hard on this upgrade and we’re thrilled to finally be able to make it available to our customers.

If you have already purchased the Bluecherry Mobile App then the new app will cost you nothing.

The Bluecherry Unity code base provides an improved user experience for Bluecherry customers. It has a simple and intuitive interface, making it easy to access the features you need. With the app, you can stay connected to your Bluecherry system, no matter where you are. You can monitor your surveillance system, control your security cameras, and access stored video footage.

We’ve worked hard to make sure the app is secure and reliable. We’ve also added new features, such as the ability to customize notifications, receive alerts, and view live video feeds.

We hope you enjoy the new Bluecherry mobile app ‘Unity’ and that it helps to make your Bluecherry experience even better. We’re always looking for ways to improve our products and services, and we welcome your feedback. Thank you for being a Bluecherry customer!

Prototype for larger screens (aka - tablets) :)

We are working on adding support to give more functionality for larger screens (aka - iPads and eventually Android tablets).  Currently we "stretch" the application which isn't ideal.

P.S. - We are also working heavily on pushing out a new desktop client based on Unity!


New pricing coming September 15, 2022

Starting September 15, 2022, we will be implementing new pricing for our software.

We know that this may come as a surprise, so we wanted to give you a heads up so that you can prepare.

Rest assured, we have carefully considered all of the feedback that we have received from our customers. We believe that the new pricing structure will be more equitable and allow us to continue providing the high-quality products and services that you have come to expect from us.  We have several enhancements coming in version 3 later this year that are exciting!

We continue to plan to keep Bluecherry licenses as perpetual and not charge a yearly subscribe fee for the current features you already know and love.

Number of licensesNew pricingOld pricing
4$50$50
8$100$80
12$150$130
16$200$170
20$250$210
32$375$315
40$450$375
50$550$400
64$650$480
100$1000$680
128$1250$750
150$1400$870


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us on Slack. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Bluecherry Team

New iOS mobile client now available on TestFlight

As previously mentioned we have been working hard on a new cross platform client.  The iOS version is now ready for general testing.  

To install this TestFlight version you need to download TestFlight and follow this link

Please note!  If you already have the Bluecherry iOS client installed this will overwrite any server settings that you have.  This means you will need to add the server(s).

Some new features:

- Pinch to zoom
- Ability to add cameras from multiple servers in the same layout
- Motion event notifications now display of the image created during the motion event
- Snooze notifications until a specific time

Eventually the client will be moved to the App store as a paid app.  If you already purchased the previous Bluecherry iOS app we thank you for your support.  This will be a free upgrade!



Sneak peak at Unity, a cross device / platform client

June 24, 2022

Our team has been working on designing a cross device client code named 'Unity' for several months.  As you may know last year we introduced the iOS / Android mobile client based on React Native.  While this was a good "first step" for a mobile interface we decided to have one code base for the mobile (iOS / Android) and desktop applications (Windows / Linux / OS X).

We looked at different frameworks and decided on Flutter by Google.  Flutter, which uses the Dart language, is relatively new framework that supports multi-platform applications.  While Flutter is still "new", the support from Google and the community is outstanding and development track is rapid.

We expect the new mobile apps to be on TestFlight (iOS) in the next few weeks.  Currently an Android app can be downloaded from GitHub - https://github.com/bluecherrydvr/unity/releases/download/vnext/bluecherry-android-arm64-v8a-release.apk

Android x86 packages https://github.com/bluecherrydvr/unity/releases/tag/vnext

Features in the mobile app of Unity:

- Motion events now show the image causing the event

- Smaller application size (less bloat!)

- Feature parity going forward with the desktop client.

- Motion events can be snoozed for 15/30/1 hour increments.

- Theme settings can be selected for Light/Dark/Systems

- Additional data formats are now available

Select cameras from different servers on the same live view.  This is a big change from Version 1 where only streams from one server could be displayed at anytime.

Notes

If you have already purchased the iOS Bluecherry app this will be a free upgrade.  You will have to add yours servers once you upgrade to Version 2 of the mobile app as this data won't be shared between Version 1 and Version 2.

Screenshots!


Bluecherry Mobile iOS released!

The Bluecherry Mobile iOS app is now available on the App Store.  For a limited time the price is on sale for $2.99, normal price will be $4.99

The TestFlight version will be removed in the near future, so purchase now!



Server 3.1.0-rc1 released

  • FEATURE: Migrate completely to nginx instead of Apache (#436)
  • FEATURE: Support HLS web streaming for live view (#437)
  • FEATURE: Allow trial licenses
  • FEATURE: Start initial work to support Lets Encrypt SSL (will be fully added in -RC2) -- Requires paid license.

Currently packages are available for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04 and Debian Buster.

Update 6/8/2021: Packages for Ubuntu 20.10 (groovy), Ubuntu 21.04 (hirsute) and Debian Bullseye are now available.

 Ubuntu 20.10 and Debian Bullseye are expected in the near future

Note:  Currently the SSL / CNAME section is disabled and will be added soon.

Please post any questions / comments on our community forums or on our Slack channel.

If you are running v2 and want to try v3.1.0-rc1 it is recommended that you first backup your database:

mysqldump -u bluecherry -p bluecherry >> bluecherry-v2.dump

After this you can run this command to update your repository to the unstable repository and install version 3.1.0-rc1

sudo bash -c "$(curl -s https://dl.bluecherrydvr.com/scripts/install-unstable)"