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Title: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: los93sol on November 29, 2010, 03:36:18 pm
I've been working on a touch orbiter for Android devices for awhile now and think it's time to start a development thread for it.  This is posted in the development thread because it is not ready for the masses yet, and is undergoing constant development.  I'm posting about it here for those that want to help test and follow the development progress.  Anyone testing needs to be sure you're core is up to date.

There are several key differences between this orbiter and the one from DarrenMason, details are below.  We're all experimenting with these devices and trying to find the right combination to really move forward...

Updated 12/5/10
Features

Updated 12/1/10
Partially Implemented

Updated 12/1/10
Known Issues

Updated 12/5/10
Planned Features

As you can see, I'm already doing some things that haven't been accomplished/tried before with the touch orbiters.  I'm also actively looking to enhance the functionality available to these devices.  I've done some preliminary testing for Follow-me Bluetooth on these devices and proved that it is possible, but there is quite a bit of server-side work that needs to be done to pull it off cleanly.  Merkur2k and I worked on a script in the web admin to do some custom lookups and poll the core for information, this script can continue to be enhanced, or we may use the same method in additional scripts to achieve things like Widgets.  I'm very interested to hear back from the community about your ideas to achieve some of the planned features, and any additional ideas you may have to make this orbiter even better.

You can follow the development of this application in SVN here: http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/902 (http://svn.linuxmce.org/trac.cgi/ticket/902)

Latest alpha/beta version will be temporarily hosted on my server until published on the Android Market for debut release

IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE THE ABSOLUTE LATEST RELATED CHANGES IN SVN ON YOUR SYSTEM FOR ALPHA/BETA VERSIONS!

To Get Web Admin Changes (On your core)

To Get Required Changes For Keyboard Support (Continued from above instructions)

Updated 12/14/10
Download
http://los93sol.kicks-ass.net/LinuxMCEOrbiter.apk (http://los93sol.kicks-ass.net/LinuxMCEOrbiter.apk)
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: jondecker76 on December 01, 2010, 12:30:48 am
I like the direction this touchOrbiter is going. Can you put up a download link - I have 2 devices which I would like to test it on

thanks!
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: buckle on December 01, 2010, 09:03:25 pm
IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE THE ABSOLUTE LATEST RELATED CHANGES IN SVN ON YOUR SYSTEM FOR ALPHA/BETA VERSIONS!

Something like this should get you updated, if you didn't already know (like me).
Code: [Select]
svn co http://svn.linuxmce.org/svn/branches/LinuxMCE-0810/web/lmce-admin /var/www/lmce-admin

If you get errors related to un-versioned directories, you may need to add the --force option to the command like this.
Code: [Select]
svn co --force http://svn.linuxmce.org/svn/branches/LinuxMCE-0810/web/lmce-admin /var/www/lmce-admin

Any authorities on the subject, feel free to correct me where applicable.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: jondecker76 on December 02, 2010, 04:00:35 am
los93sol - which latest changes do we need?  pluto-website admin?  Or do we also need the latest orbiter plugin, or even more?
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: los93sol on December 02, 2010, 04:17:36 pm
los93sol - which latest changes do we need?  pluto-website admin?  Or do we also need the latest orbiter plugin, or even more?

pluto-website admin is all that is required currently, per your heads up last night, I'm aware of the crash when installing on 1.6, I don't know why it's happening yet, it only happens when installed from URL though, if I install through USB using ADB the app installs and runs without issues on 1.6.  I'm all ears if anyone may know why it's happening, the errors don't point me in any kind of direction
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: rchamp on December 03, 2010, 03:19:32 am
has there been any more progress with this app?

I just downloaded it, and it looks promising. I was able to connect to my core and create a new orbiter from my device, but after that, the app just sits at the Linux MCE penguin screen.

The orbiter works fine. i downloaded the 'other' android touch orbiter, and I can connect and use that one fine.

Any ideas? I can't get back into the settings screen on your app, so I don't know what to do.

My device is an HTC Hero (sprint), currently running android 2.1

I'd like to see what is different with this app (functionality wise) compared to the other, which is just an interface to the web orbiter, but can't get past the load screen.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: Enigmus on December 03, 2010, 02:02:53 pm
Some user testing has been discussed here:
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=10811.0
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: los93sol on December 03, 2010, 02:24:12 pm
Some user testing has been discussed here:
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=10811.0

That thread is for the other Android Touch Orbiter, not the one mentioned in this thread
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: buckle on December 03, 2010, 06:07:25 pm
I'm aware of the crash when installing on 1.6, I don't know why it's happening yet, it only happens when installed from URL though, if I install through USB using ADB the app installs and runs without issues on 1.6. 

It also crashes upon install on 2.2 for me (direct download from your site).
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: los93sol on December 04, 2010, 04:26:32 am
I'm aware of the crash when installing on 1.6, I don't know why it's happening yet, it only happens when installed from URL though, if I install through USB using ADB the app installs and runs without issues on 1.6.

It also crashes upon install on 2.2 for me (direct download from your site).

This should be fixed now, some time ago I switched to a higher resolution icon, apparently the resolution was way too high...was a pain to find, but it is working fine here now, let me know if you have any issues.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: jondecker76 on December 04, 2010, 01:07:56 pm
Yep, works fine now on my G1 running Android 1.6

Couldn't get https to work, but I'll update my webadmin and try again
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: los93sol on December 04, 2010, 01:42:40 pm
Yep, works fine now on my G1 running Android 1.6

Couldn't get https to work, but I'll update my webadmin and try again

:) Glad to hear it's working for you now

HTTPS is sort of a "pre-feature" lol, you'll have to grab the script from ticket #226 and run it on your core before it will work.  If you want to use HTTPS from outside you'll also have to setup a port forward to your core on port 443.  The manual pieces of HTTPS will be easier once it is officially rolled into SVN.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: rchamp on December 05, 2010, 12:58:11 am
Some user testing has been discussed here:
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=10811.0

This is for darren masons arbiter, not this one.

Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: rchamp on December 05, 2010, 01:03:22 am
Just tried loading this on my girls HTC evo, and it dies the same thing. I used the link at the top of this thread, downloaded it, and then installed it.

It's definitely not a processing issue on this phone.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: aico on December 05, 2010, 07:53:56 am
Hi,

I installed the Orbiter on a Eken M002 (Android 1.6) and have the same problem...

Regards
Johannes
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: los93sol on December 05, 2010, 10:48:55 am
Just tried loading this on my girls HTC evo, and it dies the same thing. I used the link at the top of this thread, downloaded it, and then installed it.

It's definitely not a processing issue on this phone.

Any ideas?

Hi,

I installed the Orbiter on a Eken M002 (Android 1.6) and have the same problem...

Regards
Johannes

What problem are you guys having?  If you can provide more detail I can dig into the issue.

Were you able to create the orbiter?  Did you see it's progress on the phone while it was generating?  Did you make sure to get all the latest web admin packages per the instructions in the first post of this thread?  Do you get any pop up dialogs on the device?

Lots of little things that still need to be validated, a lot of these issues are a byproduct of attempting to automate the creation and management of the orbiter itself.  With the testing that's been done so far I've nailed down a lot of bugs and this thing has evolved pretty quickly to work out a lot of these issues already.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: Crawtech on December 06, 2010, 03:51:46 am
Hi

Working fine for me after the svn update on my Samsung Galaxy S and my 10" epad but I have resolution problem  on the Samsung Galaxy Tab not being set right it has a 1024X600 screen and I do not think we support that as yet ???


Thanks
Chris
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: los93sol on December 06, 2010, 04:27:44 am
Hi

Working fine for me after the svn update on my Samsung Galaxy S and my 10" epad but I have resolution problem  on the Samsung Galaxy Tab not being set right it has a 1024X600 screen and I do not think we support that as yet ???


Thanks
Chris

That's the beauty of this solution, it adds those oddball resolutions on the fly, you might need to use the Forced Landscape option for that device, try checking that option and clicking Update Orbiter.  It may well just solve your issue.  Let me know how it goes.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: rchamp on December 06, 2010, 08:34:20 pm
How do Aw update the pluto website admin?
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: los93sol on December 06, 2010, 08:38:03 pm
How do Aw update the pluto website admin?

The instructions are on the first post, please read through it carefully, this is not a production quality app, and there is a lot of important information in that first post.  I keep it updated with new information from this thread and new developments so you don't have to hunt through a bunch of posts to get the important info.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: rchamp on December 07, 2010, 04:00:50 am
sorry, looked right past that svn update. i did the update, and saw the configuring going on the screen after reinstalling the app and removing my old orbiters to be fresh. Now,I'm stuck at the "login failed. check settings?" so  i checked the settings and now have different options. I tried the use login, and that didn't work either (used same login as my original one to login to the LMCE web admin).

I went into the web login and noticed that the size wasn't set, so  I tried changing that, then doing a full regen, and still nothing. getting the login failed prompt on my phone. same thing happens on the EVO.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: rchamp on December 07, 2010, 04:04:14 am
weird. Got it though.  I added the add keyboard settings line and then changed my login to my standard login to the box, and that worked.

Need to try on the EVO.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: los93sol on December 07, 2010, 02:54:21 pm
sorry, looked right past that svn update. i did the update, and saw the configuring going on the screen after reinstalling the app and removing my old orbiters to be fresh. Now,I'm stuck at the "login failed. check settings?" so  i checked the settings and now have different options. I tried the use login, and that didn't work either (used same login as my original one to login to the LMCE web admin).

I went into the web login and noticed that the size wasn't set, so  I tried changing that, then doing a full regen, and still nothing. getting the login failed prompt on my phone. same thing happens on the EVO.

Regarding the different setup settings screen, there is the Setup Wizard screen that you see initially and there is also the Orbiter Settings screen which you will not see unless you're device has been configured to be an orbiter.  You can access the Setup Wizard through the Orbiter Settings screen.  There is a dividing line between these setup screens that is important to realize, you have server side settings (Setup Wizard) and you have client side settings (Orbiter Settings).  Hope that clears things up a bit, I'll have to think through how to make this more clear to the user.  If you have any ideas I'd like to hear them.

As a side note here the Require Login feature in the orbiter app is a local Login only, it does not have any interaction with your core so you can set that username and password to be whatever you want and it will have no effect on the orbiter.

I'm most interested that your size did not get set.  Can you tell me exactly what you did when you loaded the app to see if I can reproduce the issue, there may be something I haven't considered that caused it.  Also, can you please try to reproduce the issue on your end and provide some details as to how to make it happen.

weird. Got it though.  I added the add keyboard settings line and then changed my login to my standard login to the box, and that worked.

Need to try on the EVO.

I'm not sure what keyboard settings line you're talking about, is this a devicedata setting on your core?  Where did you find out about it so I can check into its functionality.

Please see my above comment about the login, shouldn't matter.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: rchamp on December 14, 2010, 07:13:00 pm
hey los93sol,

I am the keyboard support was in regards to this:
Quote
To Get Required Changes For Keyboard Support (Continued from above instructions)

    * cp /home/lmce-admin/operations/myDevices/orbiters/proxySocket.php /var/www/lmce-admin/operations/myDevices/orbiters/proxySocket.php

I then needed to use my actual username and pas for kubuntu (not my lmce web-admin login) and I was able to then use the orbiter.

Let me walk through the installation and generation of the orbiter tonight after work and I'll post my steps and what happens/doesn't happen.

Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: rchamp on December 15, 2010, 02:35:59 am
I downloaded the apk again from your link and tried again.

I noticed on the orbiter screen on the web admin that the app created 5 generic proxy orbiters and one orbiter with the proper information, BUT the app froze at 9% of stage 1 of 2 of generating orbiter.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: rchamp on December 15, 2010, 03:45:30 am
my computer did NOT like the changes. It started beeping at me and everything. I went to the advanced > configuration > devices, then to the core, and noticed that it created 6 generic web orbiters as well. So I shut down my PC, restarted, and then after it reloaded properly, I removed all of the generic web orbiters and their proxy orbiters.

I created a new web orbiter using the standard method listed here, http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Web_Orbiter_2.0 (http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Web_Orbiter_2.0) and then just used the app to log into it, and everything seems to be working fine. Really don't understand what made the PC go into a tissy and start beeping at me, but it was directly related to the orbiter generation. It stopped once I stopped the generation of the orbiter that the phone was trying to produce....




Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: PKWilson on December 22, 2010, 09:09:56 am
Hi Los93sol

The install partially works on my HTC Desire HD. After the initial install and going through the setup, it created the orbiter and generated the orbiter screens with the phone showing the progress.

It then came up with the orbiter and all was looking good, except that my taps on the screen don't match up with the buttons. When I tap buttons on the bottom row (eg Power) it thinks I'm pressing buttons on the seurity row for my cameras. Taps on the camera buttons then call the dial buttons.

For the initial setup, I set the skin to "Basic" and the UI to "Normal Horizontal (16:9)". When I looked at the orbiter in the web admin, the size(PK_Size) is empty, the ScreenWidth is 800 and the Screen Height is 600. The device has a 800x480 screen. The default room and description that was set in the setup wizard also didn't get populated in the orbiter that was created.

I tried manually changing some settings. I tried various combinations of either the 4:3 or 16:9 Normal Horizontal UI's and different screen sizes(by both the PK_Size and the ScreenHeight and ScreenWidth settings), but I couldn't get anything to fix the buttons being off. If I set the screen size to anything that has a dimension larger than the phones screen, I wouldn't get anything, just a blank screen. I've also tried re-doing the setup wizard to create new devices and using different settings, but I always end up with the same result of the buttons not matching.

It looks great though, and even though it isn't hitting the right buttons, it responds quick.

Thanks
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: wombiroller on December 22, 2010, 10:36:35 pm
Hi Los93sol

The install partially works on my HTC Desire HD. After the initial install and going through the setup, it created the orbiter and generated the orbiter screens with the phone showing the progress.

It then came up with the orbiter and all was looking good, except that my taps on the screen don't match up with the buttons. When I tap buttons on the bottom row (eg Power) it thinks I'm pressing buttons on the seurity row for my cameras. Taps on the camera buttons then call the dial buttons.

For the initial setup, I set the skin to "Basic" and the UI to "Normal Horizontal (16:9)". When I looked at the orbiter in the web admin, the size(PK_Size) is empty, the ScreenWidth is 800 and the Screen Height is 600. The device has a 800x480 screen. The default room and description that was set in the setup wizard also didn't get populated in the orbiter that was created.

I tried manually changing some settings. I tried various combinations of either the 4:3 or 16:9 Normal Horizontal UI's and different screen sizes(by both the PK_Size and the ScreenHeight and ScreenWidth settings), but I couldn't get anything to fix the buttons being off. If I set the screen size to anything that has a dimension larger than the phones screen, I wouldn't get anything, just a blank screen. I've also tried re-doing the setup wizard to create new devices and using different settings, but I always end up with the same result of the buttons not matching.

It looks great though, and even though it isn't hitting the right buttons, it responds quick.

Thanks

same problem here on the HTC N1 (Froyo)...
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: los93sol on December 23, 2010, 12:09:52 am
Use the setup wizard on the phone to set the UI to 4:3 and update the orbiter and try again please.  The key is to do it on the phone.  Let me know what happens.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: Randall on December 23, 2010, 05:53:35 am
I'm just wondering if this will work with any android tablet or if there is anything specific I should look out for.  Cheap 7-10" android tablets, the 'aPad', 'ePad', and 'gPad' :o, all seem to be readily available locally but each has slightly different specs.  Is it even worth considering one of these as a cheap android orbiter?
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: rperre on December 23, 2010, 04:25:51 pm
Hey, i setup my orbiter with the android orbiter and it worked great, now however when i start the orbiter it stays in the splash screen and will not time-out.

Is it possible to make the "options" (left) button abort the program and going into the settings. I'm thinking it can't find the address and keeps trying, so i would like to change the settings, but there is no way to get in it.

Richard
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: darrenmason on December 24, 2010, 03:10:52 am
I'm just wondering if this will work with any android tablet or if there is anything specific I should look out for.  Cheap 7-10" android tablets, the 'aPad', 'ePad', and 'gPad' :o, all seem to be readily available locally but each has slightly different specs.  Is it even worth considering one of these as a cheap android orbiter?
Absolutely- The touchOrbiter (any version) is very lightweight in terms of the demands on the system it is running on. All the processing work is done on the server. The main app itself just requests a bitmap version of the orbiter screen that is rendered on the server and sends back the co-ordinates of any touch events that occurr.
Adam has built in some additional smarts that allow setup to be as painless as possible.

As long as the tablet can connect to your linuxMCE server it should be suitable - so therefore the cheaper the better really. Especially if this is all you will use it for.
Keep in mind that some of the cheaper ones are just slow in general - but that is not related to the orbiter.

Regards
Darren
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: los93sol on December 24, 2010, 02:44:19 pm
^What darrenmason said

Something else I'm going to do with this orbiter is send events back to the core from the phone.  This will let you guys trigger scenario execution from the phone's state.  Eg. If you connect to the SSID at work, you could have a scenario execute that you are at work.  If your bluetooth connects to your car, it could be driving.  All kinds of things can be done on this front.  I think for the sake of battery usage and security this will end up being an application configuration for what events to pass back to the core.  I'm interested to hear what you guys think about this, what would you use it for, how would you setup some scenarios.  Having some of that up front will help me in planning exactly what is needed to do this nicely.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: PKWilson on January 05, 2011, 01:00:51 am
Hi Los93sol

Thanks for the tip on setting it to 4:3 in the setup wizard on the phone. It's regenerating now so I'll let you know how it goes shortly.

I just read your message regarding having it send events back to the core. I was wondering if another option would be to link into the Tasker app. It is on most of the "Must Have" apps list for Android and is a very powerful tool for linking in with phone events (locations, gestures, phone status, wifi status, time, incoming calls, sms' etc etc). It seems to have a way of intergrating with other apps in the 3rd Party Action options. It would be great if it could send commands to the core as Actions in Tasker. Even if it was just sending a scenario ID to the Orbiter app to get it to run that scenario, same as "Execute Command Group" command in the web admin.

BTW, it has finished regenerating after setting it to PDA 4:3 (thats the only 4:3 option I have), but after the regenerate and reload, it is still the same with the taps not matching the buttons. It doesn't seem to have updated the UI when I look at the orbiter in the web admin. It still says Normal Horizontal (3:4), which is what I had it set to previously. The size is still set to 720x480. I'll try deleting the orbiter and starting again and let you know how it goes.

Thanks
Phil
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: sambuca on January 10, 2011, 11:14:46 pm
Hi Los93sol,

There is definitely something wrong when using the orbiter on a HTC Desire HD. After going through the orbiter setup wizard, I saw there was a new size of 533x320 added to the database. (The entry did not have a name, so it won't be displayed in the orbiter web admin page either, but thats another issue). The Desire HD has a 800x480 screen, so why it detects it as 533x320, I don't know...

First time, it created an orbiter image that did not fill the screen properly. I changed stuff in both web-admin and the orbiter wizard several times.
I also tried changing the screen size to 800x480, and this produces an orbiter image that fills the screen correctly. But the touch presses does not match up with the buttons on screen. It could seem like the orbiter maps the touch screen to a 533x320 dimension internally, because pressing the lower right hand corner will result in a touch being sent around the 533x320 position...

I finally got it working in the end. At one point I tried the 533x320 resolution again (with normal horizontal 3:4), and this time it actually fills the screen AND the button presses align. But the image looks scaled (does the orbiter scale the image?) and really bad. I can't recall every step I did up to this though... lets just say it wasn't straight-forward  ;)

I think somehow the resolution detection does not work properly for this device, resulting in this mess.

Other than that, great work  ;)

Best regards,
sambuca

EDIT:
los93sol: See this post for some insight into the issue: ht tp://androidforums.com/application-development/139487-wrong-screen-size.html
Maybe you need to add this ht tp://developer.android.com/guide/topics/manifest/supports-screens-element.html to the manifest?
Forum won't allow me to post links, so you'll have to copy'n'paste them  :-\
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: sambuca on January 13, 2011, 03:10:40 pm
Los93sol,

Don't know if you already read it, but this page seems to thoroughly describe the screen size/density of Android apps http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/screens_support.html (http://developer.android.com/guide/practices/screens_support.html)

best regards,
sambuca
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: los93sol on January 13, 2011, 04:03:53 pm
Sambuca: Thanks for digging into this, I'll read through it and see what I can do! :)
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: MDH1966 on January 30, 2011, 02:34:53 am
I just downloaded the app from the server onto my Motorola Droid.  It installed just fine.  I will test it when I get home.  I have LMCE snapshot 23661 and it seems that the latest update for this app to the LMCE-Admin was in revision 23481.  So I am assuming that I already have the proper revisions to do this.  If this is not correct, please let me know.

I read through the thread but I did not see a reference to the Motorola Droid.  Has anyone tried it on this phone yet?

Thanks <M>
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: MDH1966 on January 30, 2011, 03:31:34 am
What kind of impact would harware like this have on LMCE?

http://www.google.com/tv/

Just a thought...

<M>
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: rchamp on January 31, 2011, 09:10:19 pm
to stay on topic, Los93sol, anything I can do to help with the refinement of this? I've been programming for android for a while at my company now and would love to contribute to this segment of the arena.

What kills me still, is that we are still only using the basic webview orbiter. with a webview, essentially, no? I'm down to create a custom interface, so there would be much better performance on the android devices side, but i'm not sure of what I need to know about the orbiter to create/refine a native android client.

los93sol, if you'd liketo pm me I'm eager to dive in and help if there is a portion you are looking to work on and want some assistance on

Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: MDH1966 on January 31, 2011, 11:16:30 pm
What kind of impact would harware like this have on LMCE?

http://www.google.com/tv/

Just a thought...

<M>


Sorry, I really didn't mean to go off topic, it was more about wondering if the work that is being done on the Android orbiter could eventually evolve into something like the google tv.

Anyway, I tried to setup my Motorola Droid and it kind of worked.  It seemed to do whatever it felt like.  I know that I was having trouble getting the screen to format correctly.  I decided that I needed to concentrate on getting the rest of my system working the way I want and then come back to this. Once I start trying to make it work again, I will keep a log of what I do and what it's response is.  Maybe that will help you get the bugs out.

Thanks for working on this,

<M>
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: l3mce on February 06, 2011, 07:29:25 am
Attempted on g1 droid running 2.2.1 (froyo).

Originally I got a menu. Unfortunately it seemed that the only buttons that worked for me were lights on and off. These worked as if the area below them were a big column, so if I hit "tv" or "direct dial" or "sleeping menu" it would turn the lights on. I then made the mistake of multitouch resize, and all went black.

Background and L shaped gradient "button" is all that is now visible. Will attach a screen cap later.

Tried every res/aspect.

I will retry to make work/break again and attach log.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: purps on February 08, 2011, 11:16:03 pm
Adam,

Firstly, thank you for giving us this orbiter, exciting stuff.

I am experiencing the exact same problems that have already been mentioned. Screen doesn't quite fit (black vertical strips to left and right), and buttons don't appear to be mapped correctly. Resolution of my device is 800x480 (Storage Options Scroll 7" tablet).

Tried 4:3 as you suggested, but any options I try on the tablet don't seem to stick, description, UI, etc. Is it safe to go poking around in web admin?

This is my first Android device! Just bought it. Please let me know if I can be of any help with testing.

Cheers,
Matt.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: rages on February 09, 2011, 12:59:04 pm
I have the same problem with HTC Tattoo with Froyo and CyangenMod.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: bulek on February 12, 2011, 01:36:29 am
Adam,

Firstly, thank you for giving us this orbiter, exciting stuff.

I am experiencing the exact same problems that have already been mentioned. Screen doesn't quite fit (black vertical strips to left and right), and buttons don't appear to be mapped correctly. Resolution of my device is 800x480 (Storage Options Scroll 7" tablet).

...

Cheers,
Matt.
Hi,

I have similar problem, although I'm on 7.10 and have installed 2.0 of Orbiter proxy... This touch orbiter seems to work, only I get different actions than presses done. Is this false mapping of touch events limited only to certain cases ?

Thanks i nadvance,

regards,
Bulek
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: huh on February 13, 2011, 06:52:55 am
I have a Pandigital 7" android tablet- got it on the cheap and found out why... but it works excellent as an orbiter.  Only big issue I've found is that when I set the device to force landscape, the way the picture is displayed is 180 from what I would like for this tablet.  Usually it wouldn't matter, but the power cable connects through the base when the device is placed in landscape mode, but in doing so, the UI is upside down. 

I don't have to force landscape, but then every time the orbiter restarts/device hibernates, I have to rotate the tablet to get the image to flip correctly.  I see that there is a "rotation" box in the web admin pages- can I type in "-1" or "180" or whatever value is necessary to force landscape- just corrected for this device?
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: pdanders on March 13, 2011, 03:43:42 am
Anyone have a good link for the apk?
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: bulek on March 18, 2011, 10:31:34 pm
Anyone have a good link for the apk?
Hi,

I'm also searching for a link. HAve found this :
http://svn.linuxmce.org/svn/people/los93sol/LinuxMCE%20Orbiter/bin/ (http://svn.linuxmce.org/svn/people/los93sol/LinuxMCE%20Orbiter/bin/)
but I'm not sure if this is the right one - also there are three of them and have no clue how to choose...

BTW, are there any instructions how to setup this app (what port,etc... ) ?

Thanks in advance,

regards Bulek.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: posde on March 18, 2011, 10:56:33 pm
Regarding setup: The same information that are relevant for every touch orbiter should apply to los93sol's orbiter. He did try some autocreation stuff, but I have no idea how far that has come, before he dropped from the face of this beautiful planet.
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: totallymaxed on March 31, 2011, 08:21:58 pm
Just a heads-up for anyone working on an Android Touch Orbiter;

http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=11582.msg80407#msg80407 (http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=11582.msg80407#msg80407)

All the best


Andrew
Title: Re: Los93soL Android Touch Orbiter
Post by: daci92 on April 27, 2011, 10:52:11 am
doesn't work well on galaxy pad ,i've tryed to reinstall but same thing happens all the time ,when i try to go somewhere it gives me nothing and i cant control it ,next moment opens something that i dont need ,and i cant get back ...