[mythtv-users] iPad Remote Control - Developers Wanted

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 23:23:38 UTC 2011

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 3:53 PM, Ben Curtis <mythtv at nosolutions.com> wrote:
> First off, thanks everyone for the input. I spent some time investigating
> all the platforms mentioned. In the end, I decided to write this as a WebApp
> that can run via PHP and Javascript. I've made this decision for a couple of
> reason:
> 1) It will allow for integration directly into MythWeb once I figure out the
> structure there.
> 2) It will give me the ability to support on-the-fly transcoding through an
> HTML5 player for display of video on the iPad.
> 3) It will be more portable to other devices.
> I've already got a large portion of the front end done, including themed,
> elastic, scrolling lists, and the ajax code is up and running for acquiring
> data without reloading, making it more application-like. I'll probably
> release it once I get the first usable features out, which include: frontend
> selection, recorded programs selection and frontend playback, MythVideo
> cover browser with frontend playback, controls, and settings such as
> background and theme color.
> I'll post it here first, and I'd love feedback on it, especially the
> user-centric items such as placement of controls, etc. I've tried to lay
> things out so that if you're holding the iPad with both hands, then certain
> functions will be available with your thumbs.
> Also, I'll throw together a basic iPad application that is a full-screen
> browser with a settings window for the URL. It's not the best scenario from
> an installation standpoint, but considering the MythTV audience, it
> shouldn't be a big setback.
> Thanks,
> Ben

Is your project going to work on an iPhone as well?  I assume, being
as that is a webapp it could work, but I am asking if it will be
worthwhile to use on an iPhone or the configuration will make it so
that it is really only designed for an iPad.

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