XBMC Commander - Yet another unofficial third-party XBMC remote for iPad

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zepfan Offline
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If you want help testing I'll gladly help. I've got all the xbmc iPad remotes, none work correctly. I use ubuntu, darma, and media center scraper in virtual box.
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grywnn Wrote:A few quick updates on the current state of this "little" project:

I've run into some serious memory problems and discovered that the open source coverflow implementation i was using didn't do well at all when handling huge numbers of thumbnails (huge meaning more than 100).
While this wasn't a problem when testing on the iPad simulator that is shipped with xcode, the real iPad constantly crashes when confronted with my XBMC library (which obviously has more than 100 items Wink).

So i made the decision to completely rewrite the interface, this time based on the look and feel of the ibook app.

Imagine rows of shelfs full of video covers, scrollable with top performance (takes me just a few seconds to scroll through my ~200 videos). Tapping on a cover will flip and magnify it, revealing the backside containing all the infos that xbmc scraped for the item plus action controls.
Similar for TV Shows and Music.
Ability to search / filter by genre remains the same.

I just began with this today, will post videos after the weekend.
Anyway i already like it a lot more than coverflow!

@angrycamel:
I'll think about streaming once i've got the basics ready Cool
If you need a good streaming app: Try Airvideo. It's AWSOME.

Sounds great, look forward to it!
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Awesome app, cant wait to try it out when I get my ipad.
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Hi folks,

i've completely rewritten the interface for movies and tv shows now, no more coverflow.
Must say i'm really content with the first results Big Grin

New video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aIwN6bbtZ8
(quality sucks, need to do a few screenshots next)

I'm gonna start on the music library now.
That'll be a tough one though, challenging my photoshop skills Nod

I'll keep you posted on the progress.
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Wow that was awesome. I love what you're doing with this app. Cant wait to see more.
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Very impressing.

Can't wait for the release!
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looking good!
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Im sure i speak for everyone here:

Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie

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Nice work, looking forward to using it. Nod
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grywnn Wrote:I'm gonna start on the music library now.
That'll be a tough one though, challenging my photoshop skills Nod

I've been in Photoshop since v4.5. Let me know if I can help.

Looking pretty slick!

Integrating with XBMC through the JSON-RPC interface?

Try the JSON-RPC Browser

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Ooohhhh...that looks really nice - and I dont' even have a ipad. (I had my first play with one a couple of weeks ago and immediately thought how great it would be to access xbmc :coolSmile

So...you will be able to start the movies / TVshows from it?

Will it handle a lot more movies than 200?? More than a 1000? How many TV shows?

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If this was on itunes, I would buy it in a second.... Unless it costs €100,- then I would pass Wink
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Updated the first post.
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jeromem75 Offline
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It looks spot on !
Hope it works as well as it looks Wink
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Your new design layout has some potential. I'm just not a fan of the brown iBooks bookself background for a controller for a modern HTPC. I hope you've designed it to easily support different skins down the road?

Of course functionality, performance and stability should come first!
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