Apple's official iPhone Remote App with XBMC?

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markiz Offline
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Would it be possible to support the new Remote App that can be downloaded free from Apple App Store?
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http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=31157
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=34379
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=31367
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=33663

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Gamester17 Wrote:http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=31157
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=34379
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=31367
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=33663

None of the above soulutions actually work. Would it be possible to use the new OFFICIAL iPhone RemoteApp to control XBMC?

http://www.apple.com/itunes/remote/

Since the regular Apple remote workes with XBMC, maby the new remote also works?
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if it has an open API (does it?) then you could maybe write an EventClient for it, ...though as XBMC's EventServer does not yet feature two-way communication I am not sure if everything could be supported as of yet.

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This one does work (now)

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=31157
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grisen Wrote:None of the above soulutions actually work. Would it be possible to use the new OFFICIAL iPhone RemoteApp to control XBMC?

http://www.apple.com/itunes/remote/

Since the regular Apple remote workes with XBMC, maby the new remote also works?

IIRC the official SDK only supports clientside sockets (the unofficial supports both server- and clientside), that means that only one way communication is gonna work, still that is enough for you to controll anything, but its harder to get data from XBMC.

I have been trying to get the SDK to work on linux but have been unable sofar so I cant really help you but if you need anything done with XBMC in this regard (I would loooove to controll XBMC via iPod Touch) please poke me and Ill do my best to help you.

<EDIT> I missread the whole post so its abit null and void but I'lll leave my response if anyone finds it interesting </EDIT>

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"Well Im gonna download the code and look at it a bit but I'm certainly not a really good C/C++ programer but I'd help as much as I can, I mostly write in C#."
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I'm currently working on one for ver 2.0 firmware.

Hopefully should have something ready in a week or two.
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narcan Wrote:I'm currently working on one for ver 2.0 firmware.

Hopefully should have something ready in a week or two.

Great news! Make sure to put a DONATE button somewhere!
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narcan Wrote:I'm currently working on one for ver 2.0 firmware.

Hopefully should have something ready in a week or two.

May I ask how you are creating it? With EventServer system or with the HTTPApi, incase the first please make any requests you want on the EventServer and I will try my best to make them happen Rolleyes
I really want my iPod controll >)

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Topfs2 Wrote:May I ask how you are creating it? With EventServer system or with the HTTPApi, incase the first please make any requests you want on the EventServer and I will try my best to make them happen Rolleyes
I really want my iPod controll >)

I'm using the HTTPApi.

I guess I should be a little clearer though.

The 'remote' I'm creating is pretty much a clone of the iTunes 'Remote' app only difference obviously will be that it will control XBMC.

It currently dosen't act as a traditional remote, like up/down/left/right etc.

Though no reason it couldn't have this as a feature, but currently isn't planned for the first version.

Anyway, current status is that I've got the 'Artists' and 'Albums' tab implemented. It looks and functions exactly like the itunes remote, so has shuffle, cover art and all that.

Next to do is the 'Now Playing' screen.

Only limitation I'm coming up against so far is using the HTTP Api to queue the tracks. As far as I can see you have to make a seperate request for each file that is to be queued. What I would really like is a way to queue via say a SQL statement, in order to make things a bit smarter when queuing loads of tracks. Anyone have any suggestions here ?
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If anyone is interested here's an update on my progress:

http://dave.fumberger.com/?p=11

What's posted there is a fairly complete overview of all the screens/views in the app.

So if anyone has any feature requests/things they'd like to see now would be the time to let me know.
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narcan Wrote:If anyone is interested here's an update on my progress:

http://dave.fumberger.com/?p=11

What's posted there is a fairly complete overview of all the screens/views in the app.

So if anyone has any feature requests/things they'd like to see now would be the time to let me know.

Wow!

Will there be an update to your repository before release? Then I can give you even more feedback.

Feedback:

I'm using the Aeon-skin. The icon size is not the same as in your screenshots. Is that a problem, or do you handle every type/size?

Is it possible to turn of the xbox from your app?

Where can I donate?
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It's looking very good, but you should use standard Apple icon glyphs.
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Will this work on an iPod Touch or is it only for iPhone? Asks a total Apple noob Wink
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will it control my PC XBMC like a IR remote control or is this for watching and listen to files in the IPHONE instead of computer?
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