Original Helium Hotspots
Nova Labs (formerly Helium Systems, Inc.) manufactured the first set of Hotspots on the Network. (These are often referred to as "OGs."). Nova Labs no longer manufacturers Hotspots, but there is now an extensive list of approved manufacturers (known in the community as "Makers")
Helium Hotspot App Overview
The Helium Hotspot App previously focused on people who want to send or receive HNT or manage Hotspots. other activities, such as managing end-devices and OUIs (i.e. users of the network) are generally best suited for the command line wallet.
It currently is specifically for managing only Helium Branded Hotspots.
The Helium app (available for iOS and Android) includes everything needed to on-board and maintain an Original Helium Hotspot and view its activity. With the app you are able to do things like:
- Add the Hotspot to the Helium Network
- Set or Modify the Hospot's location
- Configure the Wi-Fi connection of the Hotspot
- View Hotspot's activity
There are four tabs on the Helium Hotspot App interface, tab the buttons below to see more information on each Tab.
- Hotspot Tab
- Account Tab
- Notifications Tab
- Settings Tab
The Hotspot tab shows your Hotspot(s). There's a location map, the Hotspots Settings section (gear icon), as well as a general health status (Online or Needs Attention). The settings provide access to updating the location and WiFi network, as well as running the Hotspots diagnostic report if needed.
The Account tab shows your wallet and account balance, Notifications, the Send and Receive options, and recent transactions.
This sections gives you a timeline view of all notifications relevant to your Hotspots and wallet transcations.
In this section, you can configure your apps PIN settings, set the app Language, reveal the 12 security words (your private key) for your wallet, and view your current app version. There are also access to some help articles and the community Discord channel.
Original Helium Hotspot Warranty
The Helium Hotspot limited warranty is only valid for the original sale to the original owner. Resold Helium Hotspots from anyone other than Helium directly are not under any warranty whatsoever. Please refer to their documentation for any authorized reseller policy.