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ITOUCH / IPHONE 3g FLASH LINUX MCE SCREENS WANTED NOW!
« on: June 27, 2008, 11:40:56 am »
hello.

I want to be able to use my iphone / itouch as my main home automation remote with linux mce.
setup:  inwall dock (ie. like iport but with wired ethernet or usb back to server) in EACH ROOM.
           *use wifi, usb or ethernet for control
           *specialized flash based screens compatible with linux mce
 
example:   1 itouch flash screen for temp control by room
               1 screen for in room ceiling speaker vol control
                1 screen to open blinds
               etc.
               1 screen to dim lights IN ROOM

I dont necessarilly want to have to click on 5 buttons just to get to a control for audio... so being able to select a default screen would be great.

The itouch is the wall plate of the future so lets integrate it now  ----  thanks!

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Re: ITOUCH / IPHONE 3g FLASH LINUX MCE SCREENS WANTED NOW!
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008, 09:02:02 pm »
again, cool. We do not have an iPhone to develop with. Do you have an SDK? we can answer any questions about the system so you can write an orbiter.

-Thom

p.s. could you please refrain from using CAPS?


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Re: ITOUCH / IPHONE 3g FLASH LINUX MCE SCREENS WANTED NOW!
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2008, 12:31:05 pm »
Thom,

The iphone development kit is free to download and includes an iphone emulator.  i would love to see this developed also.  i am actually looking for commercial partners in an endevour like this for a/v + automation from cell phones (iphone, symbian, winmo, etc.).  i know how to accomplish it but don't write code.  looking for people in the tristate area to start a company with.

if you or anyone you know who develops/writes code, especially in cocoa right now, lives in the tristate (ny, nj, pa) area, and is interested in learning more; please pm me.

Thanks,

Rob

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Re: ITOUCH / IPHONE 3g FLASH LINUX MCE SCREENS WANTED NOW!
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2008, 02:11:52 pm »
very good information about the iPhone emulator and free SDK

Also, keep in mind that  if you do commercial work, you have to get a dealership ID with Pluto (the corporate sponsor of LMCE, and the creator of PlutoHome, which LMCE is built off of). Check out their website for more information

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Re: ITOUCH / IPHONE 3g FLASH LINUX MCE SCREENS WANTED NOW!
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008, 04:51:21 pm »
*shake-head*

"I wanna make money from LinuxMCE, but i'm not an engineer, or a contractor, or experienced in interior design, or a programmer or..... but I wanna make money from it.."

i'm getting very tired of people like this popping up, thinking they can just pop up and do a company, without expending the time, and energy to actually think things through and do them right.

-Thom

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Re: ITOUCH / IPHONE 3g FLASH LINUX MCE SCREENS WANTED NOW!
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2008, 03:34:17 pm »
you don't even know the details of what i have in mind and already you know everything.  *shake-head multiple times*
i'm sure you are a linuxmce guru but that doesn't mean you are the only one with ideas and knowledge on how to put all of the pieces of the puzzle in place.  what i am trying to do is already in the market, albeat fragmented.  i just want to put it all together.  the products are there as well as people who have experience coding.  if i knew coding i would do it myself.

why wouldn't anyone want to make money doing something they like?  that was such a naive statement Thom.

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Re: ITOUCH / IPHONE 3g FLASH LINUX MCE SCREENS WANTED NOW!
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2008, 07:56:38 pm »
naiive?

I've been burned more times by people like you, thinking more with your dicks, than with your brains. Not thinking things through...

do you have business plan? has it been reviewed? do you know how you're going to be able to fund development? can you promise that the people you employ will be able to eat next month? are you willing to be a slave to all those under you?

if you can't answer any one of those questions, go home.

you have the air of someone in their mid-20s, who hasn't been through anything. Get some experience, and then try to be visionary.

-Thom

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Re: ITOUCH / IPHONE 3g FLASH LINUX MCE SCREENS WANTED NOW!
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2008, 10:06:40 am »
no naive not naiive.  you have not been burned by me nor am i an any habit of 'burning' people.  it's a shame you have such a negative and disgruntled view on life.  i wish you nothing but the best of course.

i have a business plan.   i am working with a university as well as applying for srrt/sbir grants.  i don't guarantee success on this project to anyone, never did i state anything like that.  if you are starving to eat then this project is definitely not for you.  you will spend your time looking for the next meal as opposed to how to solve some of the issues that come up in coding.  i already have a regular a/v and automation company so i know what it is like to be self employed.  i am constantly having to pay people before myself and sometimes i wind up losing money on a deal.  that is the nature of being self employed.  i don't complain or rant/rave on forums about it though.  it's a waste of time IMO.

i am in my mid 30's as if age would actually be the qualifying factor for me, lol.  that's another naive statement.  the experience is there with the a/v and automation, i am just not a programmer.  how else would i know the intimate details on how to make this all work.

it was a pleasure speaking to you Thom.  Good luck with whatever you wind up doing.

Rob

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Re: ITOUCH / IPHONE 3g FLASH LINUX MCE SCREENS WANTED NOW!
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2008, 12:58:13 pm »
hello.

I want to be able to use my iphone / itouch as my main home automation remote with linux mce.
setup:  inwall dock (ie. like iport but with wired ethernet or usb back to server) in EACH ROOM.
           *use wifi, usb or ethernet for control
           *specialized flash based screens compatible with linux mce
 
example:   1 itouch flash screen for temp control by room
               1 screen for in room ceiling speaker vol control
                1 screen to open blinds
               etc.
               1 screen to dim lights IN ROOM

I dont necessarilly want to have to click on 5 buttons just to get to a control for audio... so being able to select a default screen would be great.

The itouch is the wall plate of the future so lets integrate it now  ----  thanks!

Hmmm... unless I'm misreading your post above you are suggesting a Flash based UI for the iTouch. As far as I know iPhone/iTouch do not support Flash at all currently. So that would rule out a Flash based UI.

Apple does support this project though http://www.sproutcore.com/ and from what I have heard were pushing SproutCore hard at the WWDC recently.

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