From: Pete Schwamb (via Facebook post about the release)
I’m happy (and nervous!) to finally release my code as a public testing version of Omnipod support for DIY Loop. The omnipod reverse engineering effort started in earnest 3 years ago, and has involved a lot of people. But there is one person that really pushed the project through its hardest moments, and contributed hugely in many different ways, and that person is Joe Moran who is also the first omnipod looper!). The project nearly died several times but thanks to Joe’s persistent efforts, we were able to pull off a few miracles. So thank you Joe!
I’ve pushed to a branch that is not part of mainline loop just yet. This is the next stage in testing the omnipod integration. There are still more stages to go before it’s an official part of standard Loop (see my earlier post), and there may still be significant issues that need fixing, even though it has undergone a fairly large test with about 30 testers.
If you are interested in testing, and contributing back with issue reports, and have the right hardware: 433 MHz RileyLink , pods (non-dash), and a compatible iPhone or iPod, then go read up at https://loopkit.github.io/loopdocs/ . Katie DiSimone has done a great job of revamping the docs to cover Omnipod. I’d also recommend that you sign up at Zulip (https://loop.zulipchat.com/) to keep abreast of development changes, since you’ll be on a branch that is being actively developed.
The story is long, and this post is already getting long, but I’d like to squeeze in a few more thanks. While I wrote the bulk of the code (and so bugs are my fault ), others have put in a ton of time in testing, analyzing issue reports and comms logs, and working to make this a better app. Joe, Eelke, Marion, and Katie have been very active in the last big push to make this usable by others. And thanks to everyone who donated pods or money. We haven’t been very nice to the pods, I’m sorry. We’ve sacrificed hundreds to the pod fault gods. But they served a crucial role. And I can’t forget James Wedding and the Nightscout Foundation who really kicked this off with the openomni pledge page. So thank you all!