crosien
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Android SSH App "Hot Button" take a look!

Tue Aug 18, 2015 11:31 am

NEW!

Hot Button Premium!
Create your own Widgets!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... tonPremium

Please give it a try! The price is less than a cup of coffee!


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Hot Button (Standard Edition)

Update!

-All configuration data will be synchronized with Google Account

Hello everybody!

I want to introduce my new Android App called "Hot Button"!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .HotButton
With Hot Button you can send SSH commands to any host. You can execute the commands as root! Very usefull, espacially for Raspberry users! If server generates output, it will be displayed in a seperate window!
The most important feature is the Widget support! That means, that you can put a Widget on your Homescreen for each button! So you can execute your commands very comfortable and fast, without opening the App!
Very cool, to start some jobs, for example backups, kill, start or restart some services, change/fix permissions of folders, move files/folders, or access GPIOs! If you have installed a RF module (costs less than 5$), you can even realize a smart home control!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... .HotButton

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I would be glad, if you give "Hot Button" a try and maybe (hopefully) leave a positive feedback in Playstore ;-)

Cheers

Christian Rosien
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scotty101
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Re: Android SSH App "Hot Button" take a look!

Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:34 pm

Some feedback for you.
  • Can you add functionality so that I can sign in with a certificate rather than username and password.
  • Rather than having server settings on each button, can I register a server, give it name and then use that for each button.
  • I don't like that I have to select how many buttons should be shown. Can you provide a button to just add a new button and potentially allow me to sort them as I want?
  • Can you add functionality to access the server from different IP addresses/ports if I am connected via mobile internet rather than on the local wi-fi directly connected to the server.
Some apps you may wish to consider features from: Dromotica and RasPi Check
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Pi Interests: Home Automation, IOT, Python and Tkinter

crosien
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Re: Android SSH App "Hot Button" take a look!

Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:07 am

Hi,

Thanks for the feedback!!!
Most of the topics I am already working on... ;)
But sorting the buttons could be difficult.... :?

I will come back with an update soon! :-)

crosien
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Re: Android SSH App "Hot Button" take a look!

Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:41 am

Update: Now it`s possible to change the color of the Homescreen Widgets!



still working on key (certificate) authentication (nearly finished)
I don`t like the style of the widgets....I will try to make them look better!
Support of different hostnames depending on WLAN or Mobile Connection will be added soon!

blavery
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Re: Android SSH App "Hot Button" take a look!

Sat Aug 22, 2015 4:28 am

Oh,
This is neat!
Definitely going in a good direction.
I find typical response time to be about 10 seconds, rather than virtually instant as webiopi or netio can seem. The widget button replies "success" in a couple of seconds, but the action at the target happens (a GPIO LED in my case) in about 10 seconds.
By comparison app "SSH Remote Executer" turns my LED on/off in about one second.

But the simplicity and effectiveness of the SSH model is hard to beat.

Suggestions?
* Point #2 from Scotty101 above - seconded. Re-entering identical host/port/login etc for each of a number of buttons seems a little raw.
* The REPLY text panel. Can it be in a monospaced font pls? Eg I set a button to command "sudo gpio readall" (Henderson's wiringpi standalone gpio utility) and the table of data returned is screwed up in proportional font. (Even maybe a selectable font/size - that may also help those with big or tiny androids. But a monospace as a minimum.)
* The widget reports the precise command sent. "command sudo gpio -g write 7 1 && sudo gpio -g read 7 was sent successfully" is a %$##@! toast message to display on my android. A nicer toast option would be pleasant.

And a Raspberry Pi note: not sure it needs your "as root" option, under standard Raspbian at least, as sudo asks for no passwords.

Keep going!

update: trying some other commands later with different setup - and response on GPIO was much faster. Not sure what the delay was earlier.

crosien
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Re: Android SSH App "Hot Button" take a look!

Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:44 pm

Update!
-Key Authentication added!
-Connection settings can be set as default and used for other buttons!

still working on:
-widget design
-improve toast messages (as mentioned by blavery, thanks!!)
.......

crosien
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Re: Android SSH App "Hot Button" take a look!

Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:02 pm

UPDATE!

Double-CLick function for Widgets!
Some bugfixes
Design improvements
hide/show Command on Toast messages

cyttorak
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Re: Android SSH App "Hot Button" take a look!

Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:48 pm

Hi

Can we see your source code?

Thanks.

washichi
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Re: Android SSH App "Hot Button" take a look!

Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:04 pm

Very nice app!

I was looking for something like this to to control my RGB LED strip that I connected to my RPI.
works perfect :).

It would be really great if we could get the source code, so I could create my own app to control my lights :p.

crosien
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Re: Android SSH App "Hot Button" take a look!

Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:18 am

NEW!

Hot Button Premium!
Create your own Widgets!
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... tonPremium

Please give it a try! The price is less than a cup of coffee!


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jbert
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Re: Android SSH App "Hot Button" take a look!

Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:24 am

**Update

The issue in my original post appears to be an issue with some sort of background android app deleting any files with a ".key" suffix, not an issue with Hot Button. Post updated to reflect this.

**

I recently tried this app out - I like that each button can be its own widget. It would be nice if you could click the widgets with a single tap rather than double.

ElEscalador
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Elescalador

Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:50 pm

Just found/tried this - still in testing but it's pretty awesome. Now my kids can use it to open the garage door without typing at a tiny command line.
My Autonomous Robot Project and a few of my other projects below.

https://lloydbrombach.wordpress.com/

ElEscalador
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Elescalador

Sat Dec 17, 2016 11:23 pm

Been using for a good month now and it's great! If I may suggest a couple wishlist items:

1. The ability to copy the authentication stuff from one button to another and/or clone existing buttons.
2. As-it-happens debugging- I have a couple programs that take a full minute to complete - and it would be nice if data printed to my phone screen as the program debugs it. Right now I have to wait for the program to complete and then I get to see info that is a minute old.
3. iPhone app! This is great for me but my wife uses and iPhone. I'd like her to be able to command things around the house/garage from her phone with HotButton.
4. Thank you for developing. Paying up for the premium version now. Worth it.
My Autonomous Robot Project and a few of my other projects below.

https://lloydbrombach.wordpress.com/

blaablaaguy
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Re: Android SSH App "Hot Button" take a look!

Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:00 pm

This looks cool. Im gonna try it out next time im at my pi. :)
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