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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2009, 05:14:51 pm »
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Good point...bluetooth for follow-me might be worth reinvestigating for sure.

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2009, 01:09:00 am »
$20 bucks is peanuts for the use of the Iphone or other Windows mobile 6 as an orbiter

Count me in

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2009, 11:59:02 am »
Does the iPod Touch have Bluetooth? I don't think it does (at least, if it does, I can't find it on mine!)

I only say this because, assuming someone takes this one up, they need to make sure that Bluetooth is used if present, but that the app will still work without. I don't want to be accused of pointing out the obvious, but any developer needs to have access to both ;) As other have said, WiFi for data and Btuetooth for follow-me (if present).

So, when should I start checking the Appstore to download this? ;D
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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2009, 12:47:28 pm »
Does the iPod Touch have Bluetooth? I don't think it does (at least, if it does, I can't find it on mine!)

I only say this because, assuming someone takes this one up, they need to make sure that Bluetooth is used if present, but that the app will still work without. I don't want to be accused of pointing out the obvious, but any developer needs to have access to both ;) As other have said, WiFi for data and Btuetooth for follow-me (if present).

So, when should I start checking the Appstore to download this? ;D

Currently only the iPhone has BlueTooth. So my thinking is that we would use Wifi for the network connection like we do with the WebDT's and the Nokia N810's etc. We may be able to use the BlueTooth capability in the iPhone to trigger proximity to an MD and therefore FollowMe.

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2009, 01:16:59 pm »
I don't want to be accused of pointing out the obvious, but any developer needs to have access to both ;) As other have said, WiFi for data and Btuetooth for follow-me (if present).

I did the iOrbiter proof-of-concept without any of them. But I would, if you'd send an iPhone and an iPod Touch so I can verify, that my iOrbiter is working on both. PM if you need my german postal address.

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #20 on: April 25, 2009, 10:16:58 am »
Any plans for Orbiter for Win CE 5.0 and 6.0? Please take note I mean WinCE not Win Mobile? The existing Orbiter download from web admin is not work for Win CE 5.0 and 6.0. And, the WEBPAD 366 orbiter develop by Thom is a good choice for users. But the device already face off from the manufacturer.  Why don;t we develop an Orbiter for most of the MID can use? So that users from Iphone, Winmobile, WinCE, and ArmLinux can use it. Just a suggestion.... ;) 

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #21 on: April 25, 2009, 10:35:07 am »
Why don;t we develop an Orbiter for most of the MID can use? So that users from Iphone, Winmobile, WinCE, and ArmLinux can use it. Just a suggestion.... ;) 

Well, there is a simple reason.

We have, up to now, about 112000 times people tried to install LinuxMCE (or its predecessor PlutoHome). But right now, we only have a handful (and I mean that literally) of people doing development work. We have tons of people coming up with suggestions. Mind you, I do not have a problem with people suggesting stuff, infact, I have done so myself on a couple of occasions.

Our problem is, we do need more people doing development work. And if you would have taken a look at the current iOrbiter proof of concept, you would have realized, how little that thing has to do with the iPhone or iPod Touch, and further more, how little it has to do with being able to program. The iOrbiter was created without a lot of programming expertise, no compilation is involved, and the result can be used by anyone with a fairly recent browser on their device.

Even if the name suggests otherwise, the iOrbiter PoC is more about having a new web based Orbiter, that is snappier than any other Orbiter we currently have, than about anything else.

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2009, 10:34:06 am »
If this supports using the cellular data networks when away from home, and eventually the background notifications in the iPhone 3.0 software, then I would happily pay up to $50 for this app.

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2009, 04:57:13 pm »
similar thread started for Andoid phones. rational is that it will be supported by many more companies to meet more peoples needs.
http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8070.0

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #24 on: June 11, 2009, 04:59:36 pm »
Has anyone started work on this?

Just curious as to progress :D
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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2009, 05:01:06 pm »
Has anyone started work on this?

Just curious as to progress :D

No...not yet.

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #26 on: June 17, 2009, 09:20:00 pm »
I'd contribute $40

My iPhone 3GS 32GB is on its way  ;D

Am I allowed to ask if development will be going ahead, and if so when it will begin?  ;D
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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2009, 11:26:48 pm »
Yes, you are allowed to ask. We're weighing the options for development (i.e. dev environment to create iPod/Phone app, time involved, costs, etc...).

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2009, 06:24:54 pm »
I'd pay $20 for an iPhone orbiter app, and buy two.

Good luck with the development, and let me know if you need a beta tester :)

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2009, 09:44:28 pm »
Ok,

I'm probably biting off WAY more than I can chew here, but EVERYONE who has (or it would seem has heard of) an iPhone or an iPod Touch thinks this is a good idea, yet NO ONE appears to have taken up the challenge.

So....

I'm currently trying to set up an iPod/iPhone development environment. I have a Laptop for work and spend quite a bit of time on planes etc., so intend to set up a development MCE system in VMWare on that. IF I can get it all working, I'll take a stab at this. That seems to be Thom's philosophy and who am I to argue with the great man himself?

BUT...

1) PLEASE, if you are an experienced iPod/iPhone developer that has considered looking at this, don't let my post stop you.
2) I will be trying to learn about 5000 things at the same time, so it may be a while
3) PLEASE, if you are an experienced iPod/iPhone developer that has considered looking at this, don't let my post stop you.
4) I need some pointers to resoirces explaining how the orbiters communicate with the core. (DCE messages sent / received, format for the UI skin etc)
5) PLEASE, if you are an experienced iPod/iPhone developer that has considered looking at this, don't let my post stop you.
6) Any help anyone can offer will be gratefully received.
7) PLEASE, if you are an experienced iPod/iPhone developer that has considered looking at this, don't let my post stop you.

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