This is great to hear even though some of it might be over my head in understanding what this means and the mbt teams vision of what possibilities will come of this one of my only requests yet and only major request yet was more robust control.
What I would like to see and I hope its in the cards but can ios and android developers for those apps have access to adding full blown controls to control mbt. Even in the web browser it would nice be able to see navigation buttons on screen to do things in mbt, and a button to bring up the star command osd. I cant do any of that with the apps. And i dont use harmony or hard button remotes anymore (hard button remotes seem to be more popular on here then on xbmc where alot of users prefer touchscreen apps like myself), i use an ipad and iphone to control my house now. The configuration and ability to do things a hard button remote cant made it more appealing for me (while not always liked by some who prefer hard buttons).
One of the only things i miss coming from xbmc was the apps for android/ios (iphone/ipad) came with a full blown remote. It simplifies the entire thing for us general users as one of the biggest hurdles with a general htpc user is controlling the thing. It has navigation arrows, every button you would ever need, the ability to wake on lan. I suppose alot of this should be requested with ios and android developers but i am curious if they have access to the api that would allow them to add more robust mbt controls to their apps. I know the ios developer doing a search commented he would like to add more controls for controlling mbt on his to do list.
I was talking to a friend the other day, hes a computer guy but knows little about htpc's and software, he set xbmc up on a pi connected to a tv, and i was showing him media browser theater since i switched to it, and one of the first thing he mentioned was how slick the xbmc remote control was in the app when he noticed i couldnt control mbt with certain functions from my phone. I had to pull out the old keyboard.
I also use roomie remote home automation for most of my home control, its a hobby of mine, i created a request on their forum to add mediabrowser support (its about the only thing they have not added full blown support for yet when it comes to media players) and im hoping they add what they can as well to control mbt. It got quite a few thumbs up from members of the roomie remote forum who are also media browser users, so im hoping we see other companies like them add and also look into adding control of media browser and the htpc clients. I just hope they also have access to api controls for media browser theater that they could actually add and that this ability even exists. The same way it works on xbmc where the roomie remote team easily added navigation and many other functions to the roomie remote app. The amount of commands and control they added to their xbmc control upon request was staggering, and i hope this information and ability exists for developers to add more control to mbt.
Edited by Ghostm, 20 February 2014 - 03:42 AM.