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The differences appear to be outside the main features (list as of today):

iOS only - MIDI, gyro positioning of movers, Ableton Link, Custom dial (allow for dial to control iris size or speed of roller barrel)

Android only - direct powering dongle via USB, direct connection to dongle via USB

So, if you don't have a tablet, I would recommend an iPad. If you have one, or prefer Android, doesn't seem like you give up much.
I can see some features being different between the platforms. I'd guess that iOS probably has more bells & whistles, based on the functionality of their libraries. On negative on iOS is that libraries get deprecated pretty quickly, forcing you to keep updating the app and the OS. In my last job, we had an iOS kiosk app to go dark, simply because we'd failed to update it before the app certificate expired. I'm pretty sure that Android doesn't force as many OS and product updates as Apple does so, if my iPad mini truly can't be used, I'm likely going to get a Kindle Fire. Only thing I hate about Kindle is the ads but I believe you can turn those off for $15.
 
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I can see some features being different between the platforms. I'd guess that iOS probably has more bells & whistles, based on the functionality of their libraries. On negative on iOS is that libraries get deprecated pretty quickly, forcing you to keep updating the app and the OS. In my last job, we had an iOS kiosk app to go dark, simply because we'd failed to update it before the app certificate expired. I'm pretty sure that Android doesn't force as many OS and product updates as Apple does so, if my iPad mini truly can't be used, I'm likely going to get a Kindle Fire. Only thing I hate about Kindle is the ads but I believe you can turn those off for $15.
These are the listed supported iPads ..

Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
Compatible with iPad Air, iPad Air WiFi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 WiFi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 WiFi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 WiFi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 WiFi + Cellular, 12.9 inch iPad Pro, 12.9 inch iPad Pro WiFi + Cellular, 9.7 inch iPad Pro, 9.7 inch iPad Pro WiFi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad WiFi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9 inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9 inch iPad Pro WiFi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5 inch iPad Pro, 10.5 inch iPad Pro WiFi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation), iPad WiFi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11 inch), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (12.9 inch) (3rd generation), and iPad Pro (12.9 inch) (3rd generation).
 
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The unit is "semi-proprietary" in that it is made by Nicolaudie (their LightRider brand) .. both the hardware and software .. but it will work with ANY dmx products either via the 3-pin DMX connector or via the wireless of your choice plugged into that connector (including Chauvet D-Fi). The antenna IS for connection to the tablet, not for wireless DMX. ADJ has another product (Airstream Bridge) that does both WiFi connection AND wireless DMX connection.
Perfect! Thanks for answering that Steve! Always wondered about the proprietary piece. This helps!
 
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haha hey tom! i think steve answered the lions share of your questions..

i will say this thing has the most comprehensive library of fixtures built into it that ive ever seen... i had a pair of cheap scanners from a pretty no name company and it actually had them in its fixture list.... chauvet is fully represented! They also make a dmx profile builder app thats supposed to be fairly easy if u absolutely have to make a new profile for a weird light

The donner master dongle will go right into the mydmxgo receiver box and BOOM... you are wireless....as steve said... these work with any 3 prong fixtures... and definitely bypass the d fi..

The donner dongles simply replace dmx cable where ever you place them...i normally dongle one fixture per truss totem or tripod... and then daisy chain with dmx cable to any other fixtures on it...

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Huge help, man! Thanks! I've not used the dongles before and was thinking I understood the general setup but wasn't exactly sure, especially when it came to proprietary stuff. Thanks again!

-Tom
 
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i would honestly love to just connect directly into the receiver... that little wireless jump is my biggest concern as far as reliability is concerned

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Huge help, man! Thanks! I've not used the dongles before and was thinking I understood the general setup but wasn't exactly sure, especially when it came to proprietary stuff. Thanks again!

-Tom
glad to help sir!

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its got the small end input...which is connected to the power source...but it would need a big end input to connect my tablet

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Only tablet connection is for Android, iPads must connect via WiFi. For an Android, might use something like this (depending on the connectors) ..

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-USB-Type-C-Micro-B-Cable/dp/B01GGKYAIU/ref=asc_df_B01GGKYAIU/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167151358503&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1588770243340126633&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9003394&hvtargid=pla-490647422072&psc=1

And if you're going to go cable, could have saved by using a Sushi-DMX with the Light Rider software.
 

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Only tablet connection is for Android, iPads must connect via WiFi. For an Android, might use something like this (depending on the connectors) ..

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-USB-Type-C-Micro-B-Cable/dp/B01GGKYAIU/ref=asc_df_B01GGKYAIU/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167151358503&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=1588770243340126633&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9003394&hvtargid=pla-490647422072&psc=1

And if you're going to go cable, could have saved by using a Sushi-DMX with the Light Rider software.
i have a samsung tablet... the issue would be...if i connect the two units this way... there is no other option for getting power to either of them...

i think you are right about the sushi unit....dangit

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i have a samsung tablet... the issue would be...if i connect the two units this way... there is no other option for getting power to either of them...

i think you are right about the sushi unit....dangit

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They have these kind of adapters .. https://www.amazon.com/TUSITA-Adaptor-Charging-Adapter-Raspberry/dp/B00LTHBCNM

or

https://www.amazon.com/AuviPal-Micro-USB-Cable-Power/dp/B07FY9Z9GD/ref=pd_sim_470_4?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B07FY9Z9GD&pd_rd_r=3767fa86-2b2b-11e9-bc59-4fcf3b72f982&pd_rd_w=HCgQI&pd_rd_wg=rdchq&pf_rd_p=90485860-83e9-4fd9-b838-b28a9b7fda30&pf_rd_r=VC4MXE65E5M3AMMEHPKV&psc=1&refRID=VC4MXE65E5M3AMMEHPKV

Some of these have issues powering tablet but can power the connected device
 
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Rick....did you get your unit?

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Yes, but the iPad mini that I have won't go past ios 9.3, so it won't work. I didn't even un-box the unit yet. Planning to go by Target this afternoon, when I get off from work and pickup a Kindle Fire HD8.
 
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So, I ordered a pair of small Chinese moving heads...
and they arrived yesterday.
So last night, I set one up in the garage to test it out with the LightRider app.
I set up a cloud account, and sure enough...I found the light I own in the fixtures menu.
Only problem is....
LightRider has NOT recognized my Sushi interface.
I hit "refresh" a few times...
played with the little button on the Sushi...
unplugged and re-plugged it...
re-started the app....

NOTHING!

I though it was supposed to recognize the interface automatically.

Any idea what I am doing wrong?
 

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So, I ordered a pair of small Chinese moving heads...
and they arrived yesterday.
So last night, I set one up in the garage to test it out with the LightRider app.
I set up a cloud account, and sure enough...I found the light I own in the fixtures menu.
Only problem is....
LightRider has NOT recognized my Sushi interface.
I hit "refresh" a few times...
played with the little button on the Sushi...
unplugged and re-plugged it...
re-started the app....

NOTHING!

I though it was supposed to recognize the interface automatically.

Any idea what I am doing wrong?
How do you have the tablet connected to the Sushi?