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New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« on: November 18, 2008, 09:19:52 pm »
ok so I have seen a few posts about iphones as orbiters, and while that would be nice with the touchscreen I am sure that it would be much more involving than getting this new app to work. The app basically turns the iphone into a gyro mouse with some buttons on the touch screen. There is a server app that you download to the PC that runs it along with the iphone app, looks like right now it only supports MAC's and Windoze.....

http://www.mobileairmouse.com/

All I need is someone smarter than me who owns an iphone to lead the way on making this thing work with LMCE or tell me there is no way it will work and crush my dreams.
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Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 09:30:08 pm »
... looks like right now it only supports MAC's and Windoze.....

That should have answered your question.
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Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 09:51:29 pm »
I did some digging and found out that they are looking for people to be beta testers for new versions of this app and possibly different OS'. I shot an email off to their software dept and asked if they would be willing to look into developing a version that will work for us and offered myself and some others here as beta testers. I will post their reply if I recieve one.
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Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008, 11:07:39 pm »
Unless the source is/becomes available, I wouldn't bother.  We're dependent on to many binary drivers already.
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Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008, 11:21:14 pm »
alright, no worries. I wouldn't be surprised if the source for the server is open since it is free. The app for the Iphone is where they make their money. I will still post the email results to see what they say. (If I ever get time I am sure that I could figure out the app for myself in the Iphone SDK, then we could do whatever we wanted....)
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Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008, 12:09:13 am »
I realized this possibility also, I'm probably wrong, but couldn't we just run the server app in wine or use synergy to make the iphone app work?
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Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 03:17:47 pm »
one problem I could see is since this app runs over wifi, I would imagine that it would have an issue determining which MD you are trying to control, unless there was some way to run the server app on the MD itself...

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Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2008, 05:18:02 pm »
well I got an email back, and as of right now they are not trying to make a version for linux.

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Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2008, 02:16:49 am »
Hey krys,

I found a solution! Download remotepad app from the iTunes app store. It supports Linux! I have yet to test it, let know if you try it and it runs successfully. Btw it's a free app
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Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2008, 06:25:38 pm »
you test this program out yet?

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Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2008, 06:32:00 pm »
Naw, I couldn't install 0710 because many problems, However i did sucessfully get 0810 alpha 1 installed but deleted after realizing how many gliches it had. I did DL the App and it looks like it would work, it just asks for a server ip address and a port. or the option to connect to a RemotePad Server
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Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2009, 01:03:03 pm »
BACKGROUND

I have a base Kubuntu 810 which I downloaded, compiled, and demonistrated remotepad working on my machine.  This is awesome.  No need for a gyro remote to control LMCE . 

STEPS

http://groups.google.com/group/remotepad/browse_thread/thread/378148b28871f5e0/be05c9dca6219596?lnk=gst&q=linux#be05c9dca6219596

Now if I can only get LMCE 810a2 installed and working....

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Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2009, 06:24:34 pm »
I don't think it will work while Lmce is running, LMce is somewhat a server and I doubt it'll let u run the remote server at the same time.
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Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2009, 06:43:30 pm »
I don't think it will work while Lmce is running, LMce is somewhat a server and I doubt it'll let u run the remote server at the same time.

Well there can be many 'servers' running simultaneously. LinuxMCE already runs numerous servers...HTTP, Asterisk, fuppes etc etc. As long as they dont clash on the ports etc they use there should be no problem from that perspective at all... there maybe other issues though ;-)


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Re: New app for Iphone came out... Air Mouse
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2009, 07:30:13 pm »
 :)
I want to give this a try this evening. I really am quite attached to my iPhone, now that I have one, it seems it is always with me. And I would also like to look into some sort of orbiter. Smarthome has a control package that works on ipod touch and iphone that is really quite slick. There should be some way to port the orbiter app to iphone. They have like hundreds of apps daily being written for it, so why not one more.

I have tried to use the iPhone with the web orbiter, but I can not seem to get the resolution right, either way too small, or just big enough that you need to scroll up or down.

Anyways, Back on topic. I have downloaded the server source software for remotepad app server and will attempt to get it running tonight.

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