[mythtv-users] MythTV Companion for iPad Update

Anthony Giggins seven at seven.dorksville.net
Mon Nov 14 05:28:35 UTC 2011

On 14 November 2011 14:25, Robert McNamara <robert.mcnamara at gmail.com>wrote:

> <Senseless self promotion follows>
> Hi all,
> For those following the "android API" thread, I sort of let the lid off my
> new iPad application for MythTV .25.  MythTV Companion is a full featured
> control, library browser, recording manager, and (in the near future)
> streaming frontend for MythTV.  It takes advantage of our new API to stream
> recording and video metadata, imagery, scheduling, setup, and guide info to
> a native iOS application.  Best of all, because of the nature of our
> backend uPnP server and API, there is absolutely no configuration required
> in most cases.  Backends and frontends are autodetected, and no MySQL
> usernames, passwords, arcane setup, or other steps are necessary.  You
> simply fire up the application and go.  I'll say it again because it bears
> clarifying:  There is absolutely no setup of any kind required, nor are
> there any additional software requirements on any of your PCs-- everything
> you see here is native to a out of the box MythTV setup.  The only
> requirement will be MythTV frontend and backends running .25 (upon release).
> The following video is an up-to-the-minute walkthrough of what the app is
> capable of today, though there's quite a lot more on the way.  I'll keep
> quiet on the upcoming changes, but suffice to say you ain't seen nothing
> yet.  ;)
> http://vimeo.com/32063038
> Some FAQs:
> * I will probably put this on the App Store when I am done.  I have
> purchased a iOS dev license.
> * License is TBD, but will not be GPL.
> * Cost, if any, is TBD-- I would like to recoup the cost of the dev
> license/iPad, but I may just make the app free and see if people would be
> willing to donate a bit to offset these development costs.
> * Documentation on the new Services API is available here:
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Services_API
> * The Services API framework was written by David Blain, and has been
> substantially extended by a number of us since then to include lots of new
> services and methods, including Frontend state checking and control,
> capture card configuration, and a bunch of other goodies.  It is the basis
> for our work on the HTTP Backend setup rewrite, due in a future version of
> MythTV.
> Enjoy!
> Robert McNamara
> MythTV
Looks awesome Robert, actually already tossing up purchasing an ipad and
this might just have tipped the scales :)

Would be happy to donate but you could get the same back as a low cost


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