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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2009, 12:53:00 am »
WB,

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2009, 01:18:16 am »
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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2009, 05:51:51 am »
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....
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I finally got LinuxMCE installed under VMWare. Doesn't do much yet, but installed and went through all the set up and can play with things using the arrow keys on the keyboard. fun. Running it under Mac OS 10.5.8 on a Core Duo 20" iMac with 2GB Ram.

If you install the developer tools on mac os x (may have to get a free developer license from developer.apple.com), there is a simulator located at your-HD/Developer/Platforms/iPhoneSimulator.platform/Developer/Applications/iPhone Simulator.app. In case you do not have a touch device. I currently do not, but plan on getting one shortly, when the new ones are released.

I will pitch in a few lines of code etc if I can on the project, but till then, there is always the web browser built into the iPhone / iPod Touch.

I will have to do some research on how the tilt API's work, and if it is just sending messages to the server (right), then it shouldn't be that hard to set something like that up for these devices and get it working. Can even think of a few clever ways to keep things quick and simple, which is the point ;).

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2009, 06:51:16 am »
why don't you spend some time investigating how BD, DCE, et al work, before worrying about whether you can tilt the phone to make it do stuff?

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2009, 09:40:04 am »
let's ask the other way, how much would you pay for an orbiter in the app store?

br, hari

Hmmm...well lets see most iPhone apps cost either 'nothing' or close to it...so I'll be generous and say $20 ;-)

.... think you would get a lot of 'bites' at that price!

Andrew





isnt 20$ too low?30$ atleast you should pay.
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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2009, 02:24:45 pm »
kinda funny, I did a proof of concept with a friend, sending DCE messages from the iphone. It took us less than an evening to control the lights with a few buttons. Sure, this is no full Orbtier yet, but I really wonder why nobody takes some effort here if so many ppl want this iOrbiter..

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2009, 03:46:11 pm »
Hari,
Did you do it as an app that you built with the SDK, or a web app? I would be more that willing to spend some time making an actual iphone app but I would need OSX to run the SDK and i dont have the $$ to drop on a MAC.
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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2009, 03:47:26 pm »
real app. I use a MSI Wind U100, runs OSX fine (and yes, I have a licensed copy).

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2009, 04:02:01 pm »
Hari,

All that is stopping me from having a stab at this is a lack of a Mac on which to program. I've seen various mentions online on how to get MacOS to run in VMWare etc., but so far I haven't been able to get one to work. The alternative is to use one of the Windows-based SDKs, but AFAIK these only work with jailbroken iPhones / iPods, which is no good at all.

Can you advise on how I can program using a Windows box for the iPhone? Maybe I'm just putting the wrong search into Google! For Example, what is MSI Wind U100?
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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2009, 11:03:07 pm »
Supposing your hardware happened to be supported by OSx86, and some electromagnetic interference happened to arrange the bits in one of your hard drives to mirror one such distribution...

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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #40 on: August 26, 2009, 12:43:04 am »
« Last Edit: August 26, 2009, 12:44:46 am by hari »
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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #41 on: August 26, 2009, 09:46:28 am »
and some electromagnetic interference happened to arrange the bits in one of your hard drives to mirror one such distribution...
Errr, what? You been taking something :o
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=msi+wind+u100+osx
Ok, I suppose I asked for that  ::) However 95,300 hits  :-[ I was kind of hoping for a set of instructions that someone had verified worked. (I've followed MANY HowTos that don't work in the end!  >:()Never mind, thanks for the lead - I'll return IF I manage to get something working!
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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #42 on: August 26, 2009, 10:54:48 am »
rumor says the best way is to use a EFI boot CD and the retail OS-X install dvd.
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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #43 on: August 26, 2009, 11:36:58 am »
Thanks!  :D
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Re: iPhone/iPod Touch Orbiter?
« Reply #44 on: August 26, 2009, 03:43:11 pm »
and some electromagnetic interference happened to arrange the bits in one of your hard drives to mirror one such distribution...
Errr, what? You been taking something :o
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=msi+wind+u100+osx
Ok, I suppose I asked for that  ::) However 95,300 hits  :-[ I was kind of hoping for a set of instructions that someone had verified worked. (I've followed MANY HowTos that don't work in the end!  >:()Never mind, thanks for the lead - I'll return IF I manage to get something working!

Not sure if you're being sarcastic. As I understand it, it's illegal to install MacOSX on pc hardware (partly due to DMCA). If it happened by fluke however, you'd be off the hook.