Author Topic: Off Topic: How to easily create (flash) web based GUI for home automation?  (Read 1379 times)


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sorry for being offtopic, but I know that there are many guys that will know about this and have no idea where to ask this elsewhere...

I'd like to add some simple web based (perhaps in Flash ?) GUI for basic operations with home automation system and media players.

Maybe something similar to this :

It should be skinnable as possible (like example above that reads xml file for definition of devices, backgrounds, etc...) and also support live update of shown data over tcp (above example uses XMLSocket)...

I don't know anything about Flash, but have heard of it and also for OpenLaszlo, but I do wonder how would one start working on such project ? What tehcnology, what tools ? Any similar projects out there ?

Thanks in advance,


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Re: Off Topic: How to easily create (flash) web based GUI for home automation?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2008, 05:17:23 pm »
im not a flash expert by any means.

However, i do have some experience with using it and php. I think its entirely possible to build these tools, but we would really need people who are a lot more experienced in actionscript that I am.

Currently im trying to build a flash media browser, mainly from my frustrations with the existing one. However its slow going with maybe %10 done.

So I think yes flash is possible to do what your talking about, but  we would really have to dig into actionscript deeper.

my 2 cents.

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