Using Iphone to control R Pi, via same NetWork


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by husemin » Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:58 am
Has anyone been thinking about possibly using their IPhone to control the R Pi, even if its just to play thye media on the board, Because the R Pi is connected to the same router your Phone is connected to when ur at home, this should be possible, Like the VLC media player APP on IPhone, using that to control the player on your PC just by adding some network IP settings.

If this is possible then think about the devices you could control via the serial connection on the R Pi with your Iphone! or even.

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by SN » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:25 am
even if there isn't an app, you could easily build a website on the raspi with python providing the dynamics which would then drive the raspi display / sound output
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by the_burk » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:13 am
or ssh or whatever you would like .. if you control media ... xbmc already is capable of it ..
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by CoolNameHere » Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:59 pm
Archos have a similar thing with their andoid tablets whereby you can remote control them from an android phone. But that's their own proprietary closed solution.

I'm thinking of doing the same thing for when I get my R-pi (only I have android, not IPhone).

I think all it needs is some wrapping around the xdotool with a server that accepts mouse / keyboard commands to come from the client.

The client side would need an android / iphone app that provides a mouse/trackpad function and keyboard - more fully featured than the default ones provided. (I think this part would be the hardest, to be honest).

This would be really handy for websurfing on an HDTV from the sofa, without the need for bluetooth gear.

However, I don't have an IPhone, so I'm not sure could develop and debug the app for that platform.

Once I have a working prototype running on 2 linux machines, I'll post the code up at google code or somewhere like that.
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by the_burk » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:21 pm
wasnt there a vlc remote that did that? for android and iphone ... gmote i think it was called..
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by Antihiro » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:58 am
I was thinking of getting a BlueTooth dongle and using an app like WeBe++ (Jailbroken app) to connect my iPad and/or iPhone. Any ideas if that might work or potential issues?
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by MINKIN2 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:52 am
You could use something like this?

http://lifehacker.com/5462304/.....ipod-touch

There is a plethora of remote access tools for i devices. I have been looking into using similar input tools to the one above for the HP touchpad too :)
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by Antihiro » Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:47 pm
The only problem with apps that allow you to remotely use a mouse and keyboard over wifi is they require the use of software installed on your computer. The one mentioned above is for Mac and Windows only. I haven"t found one for Linux yet.
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by poing » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:03 pm
http://synergy-foss.org/

This is an open source app to use one mouse and keyboard on several Linux, Windows and Mac computers over the network. As the source code should be available maybe someone has use for it in the above context.
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by CoolNameHere » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:24 pm
Yes, I have seen synergy before, maybe I'll have a poke around in it's source.
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by Antihiro » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:10 pm
Nice. I'll check it out!
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by CoolNameHere » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:42 pm
I have a rudimentary mouse controlling client/server running now.

I'm currently attempting to build MoSync for linux... wish me luck.
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by poing » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:44 pm
Cool! Good luck ;-)
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by CoolNameHere » Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:15 am
Well, I tried following the instructions on here:

http://www.mosync.com/document.....urce-linux

But failed with some different errors... So, I'll do it in windows instead in a Virtual Machine.

Such a shame MoSync don't really support Linux :(
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by dom » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:06 am
I use:
XBMC Commander to control XBMC
iSSH for remote console connection, and launching apps
HippoRemote for wireless mouse/keyboard (after installing VNC server on Pi)

All iPhone apps on app store.
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by hzrnbgy » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:36 am
I had built an android app to control stuff in my home



Though I have a Pandaboard instead of a RPi. The good thing is, my custom wireless expansion board talks to the Pandaboard via serial which makes its extremely easy to port over RPi
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by merlino3737 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:33 pm
There is a vnc app for idevices, but it is 9.99.  There are free and non-free vlc apps as well but I haven't tried them on linux, although they work tolerably well for winxp.
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by CoolNameHere » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:28 pm
I might be ready to pop some early code up soon... but before I do, I need a name for the project. It's an R-Pi remote mouse / keyboard controller for Iphone/Android devices that uses xdotool. Not for remote viewing, just for controlling input over WiFi.

Any suggestions anyone? All ideas welcome.
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by SN » Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:53 pm
iRasp?
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by poing » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:56 am
CoolNameHere said:


I might be ready to pop some early code up soon... but before I do, I need a name for the project. It's an R-Pi remote mouse / keyboard controller for Iphone/Android devices that uses xdotool. Not for remote viewing, just for controlling input over WiFi.

Any suggestions anyone? All ideas welcome.


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by CoolNameHere » Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:59 pm
Gives me an idea:

How does PiControl / PiCommander sound?
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by SN » Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:16 pm
piphone ... doh!
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by CoolNameHere » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:17 pm
PiControl is boring. PiCommander is too close to XBMC Commander.

How about Pi-Ro…?

EDIT: http://code.google.com/hosting.....h+Projects

Hmm it seems that name's taken already.. :(
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by poing » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:37 pm
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by Phil Spiegel » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:57 pm
Raspberry Source /Sauce ?
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