[mythtv-users] iPad Remote Control - Developers Wanted

Wes Brown thewbman at gmail.com
Fri Apr 22 19:21:32 UTC 2011

On Fri, Apr 22, 2011 at 12:45 PM, Ben Curtis <mythtv at nosolutions.com> wrote:

> Be aware that external access to the database will be removed when the
>> devs move to an embedded mysql instance...
> I had not realized they were doing this. In any event, plugins like MythWeb
> will need libraries to access the data, so there will have to be some way to
> continue to get what is required.  Thanks for the tip.
> No, the only thing that's slower with the "official" upstream source is
> waiting to get your changes reviewed and integrated.
> I should be more specific in my response. The slowness isn't the difficulty
> in using the github system for me, it's more the going through and learning
> the current coding standards in MythWeb then implementing an iPad specific
> theme on top of that. Along with that, I would have to release an iPad
> application to the App Store anyway, to enable full-screen use of the
> WebApp. I just know I could pump out a native iPad application much more
> quickly (because of my skill set), and it would enable me to consider an
> independent daemon for launching external Frontend programs, like Hulu
> Desktop. (I could do this through MythWeb, but it would also require changes
> to the frontend source, which I am not at all familiar with.)
> That being said, I will probably spend at least a little time reviewing the
> MythWeb source, and potentially in the Dev list, to see if there is an easy
> way to integrate. Certainly something built specifically into the existing
> distribution would be favorable.
> Thanks,
> Ben
Have you thought about PhoneGap? http://www.phonegap.com/ The app would be
written like a web app, but then be installable as a native app for many
different OS's.  I haven't used it myself but it seems to be well supported.

I am the developer for a MythTV app for HP/Palm webOS called WebMyth.
http://code.google.com/p/webmyth/  I ended up creating a server-side python
script to give me good access to everything I needed from the backend.  I
think if you want to be cross-platform that would probably the best way to
do it. (I also wrote a phone-side executable that handles the MySQL and
Mythprotocol parts itself, but that is pretty specific to the OS.)

 - wes
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