Despite the lack of visible progress, we have been working to get a releasable app out. I had really hoped to have something we could shove into your stocking for the holidays, but it doesn't look like that will happen. Our estimate for release is to have a V1 iPhone/iPad app (with supporting firmware for the dongle and scanner) by the end of January. It is possible that before that time I will be able to release an open beta version for you to try at your own risk, but that is not guaranteed.
Our next focus is to complete the analysis functionality for both the BCD436HP and BCD536HP. Some work has been done on this, but it will take a bit more to have a release. We expect to release this in the March time frame. Again, we might have something to try, sooner, but, also again, no guarantees.
Following that, we'll have continuing improvements and enhancements to the app-supporting codebase in the scanner that will provide remote access capability (without using a fixed IP address on the scanner...I believe you'll be able to remotely access it in V1 if you know how to put it on a fixed IP), full menu navigation, and more (like f/w and db updates w/o having to use Sentinel).
Upon release of the V1, I will also release the protocol/API so that 3rd party developers can also work on their own apps for direct access of the scanner w/o a PC.
We finally feel like we are not being held hostage by our vendor...we have dongle firmware that appears to be stable, functional, usable...I've run out of 'ables, but seems like there should be more.
That said, we at Uniden cannot nearly apologize enough for the delays in adding this functionality. We know that it has hurt our relationship with you and has eroded your trust in us. We thank you for your patience and understanding (and, believe me, we do understand those of you who have not been quite as patient and understanding).
Please enjoy your holidays. Look forward to a great new year.