As I said I'm at a total beginner level when it comes to coding, but I've been a user of LinuxMCE for sometime and would love to be able to give back and contribute.
I was thinking of using something like this http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/titanium_10_launches_build_native_apps_for_desktop_mobile_ipad.php
to build a proof of concept which will basically be a cover flow style app flicking through either movies or albums viewing cover image and title and a flick of the top of the screen to play on the TV.
Again total beginner so I'll scour the wiki for how to access the media tags I need in pluto_media
and I've played around with implementing dce commands so I'll need to work out how to launch specific media files using them.
I'm probably over simplifying massively and my ambition likely out ways my skill but hey you gotta start learning somewhere
any pointers in the wright direction wouldn’t go amiss