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RE: Dev wanted - simatics5 - 2012-05-14 12:42
Yes that´s what I had in mind… to have XBMC just as the GUI and the script is doing the whole communication and controlling part.
So if there is some changes on XBMC or the HA system you could maybe just adopt the py.script later accordingly.
I have an Ipad Applications like Iridium already controlling the HA system and for XBMC the constellation app. One of the issues with that is that you have to keep switching between apps if you want to dim the lights when you are watching a movie for example. The other thing is you don't really have any status of any of those systems….like lights are dimmed…movie is playing…movie is stopped…lights are full on etc.
I don't want to create a full HA control GUI on XBMC this would overkill the idea, but the basics like Lights, Blinds and some Handshake signal would be perfect.
It might sound like a niche project but I think based on the way you integrate this product it could open up a wide range of application possibilities.
I believe that the TV is becoming anyway the new central control piece of equipment in the house, away from expensive wall screens, keypads and small touch panels. (Of course nowadays additionally supported by the more and more existing smart-phones/tablets in your home)
So why not giving XBMC some extra shoes? so it can run with the possible future development in this area.
Anyhow if anybody is interested on developing this project please do let me know.