[mythtv-users] iPad Remote Control - Developers Wanted

Anthony Giggins seven at seven.dorksville.net
Wed Apr 27 23:31:19 UTC 2011

On 28 April 2011 09:23, Gabe Rubin <gaberubin at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
Yes I was hoping this would also work on an iphone

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