[mythtv-users] iPad Remote Control - Developers Wanted

Ben Curtis mythtv at nosolutions.com
Fri Apr 22 12:29:42 UTC 2011

> Maybe it's obvious, but have you contacted the authors of the Myth
> iPhone remotes? Eg:
> http://web.mac.com/grhowes/Generally_Helpful_Software/RRgh_for_iPhone.html
> There are others.
> Craig

I plan to reach out to  Remote Remote GH, MyMote, and MythRemote, but
figured I would check here first.

At the risk of taking this off-topic, will it have the following features?
> * Stream recordings to ipad (a must have these days IMHO)
> * Bi-directional communication like MythDroid
> * auto-discovery of front-ends
> * A skinnable interface
> I've been waiting for the WebOS TouchPad to drop in June, but if a viable
> iPad remote for Myth comes out that needs testers, I'll pick up a used
> iPad
> on eBay and help out where I can (I'm a user, not a coder).

Streaming won't exist at launch, but I'm looking into how I could get the
ASX decoding stream worked in. Given that it's an Apple product, without a
jailbreak this would most likely require a separate on-demand streaming
service built into MythWeb (or added on), however.  I haven't tried
MythDroid, I'll have to give it a shot. What do you mean by Bi-directional
comm? Auto-discovery will exist, and the interface will be "themeable", I.E.
color selections for icons and selectable background.

My goal is to make this a quick usage remote for recordings, video, and
music, plus whatever else fits in. I've yet to find a good solution that
does things like cover-art, etc. I have hundreds of videos in MythVideo as
I'm sure many others do, and there is no easy, visual way to navigate them,
even using the Frontend (jump to letter, etc).

Long term I plan on creating a service that can be run on the Frontend that
will allow other controls, too, such as startup of Hulu Desktop, etc.

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