[App] Remote control MediaPortal/HTPC from Android (or iPhone, maybe WinMo...)

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By aikeru, Senior Member on 23rd July 2010, 08:17 AM
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I've written an app I currently call "Andramote" to remote control my MediaPortal Home Theatre PC from my Android smartphone. Here's how it works:

- Small, lightweight C# "webserver" sits on your HTPC, runs on startup
- Navigate to the ip/hostname/port of your HTPC with your Android/iPhone
- You are served with an HTML5 app with buttons that are attached to AJAX events that, when sent back to your HTPC, press buttons/etc on your HTPC.

I did this because my remote broke and I needed a solution.
I am considering open-sourcing this and just releasing it out to the community so others can expand on my humble beginning. It should be really easy to extend as it's all C# / JavaScript / HTML.

It is a bit messy and very minimal on functionality right now so I'm wondering how much interest there is as well. This could easily work with WinMo, too, just that WinMo does not have an HTML5 browser so separate markup/etc. would need to be added.

Edit: Apparently there's a very advanced and feature-filled project here on the MP forums:
Although I notice it does require Apache as this is just a run-and-go solution (currently a console app). I've messages the creator and am considering abandoning this in favor of his app.
Last edited by aikeru; 23rd July 2010 at 03:45 PM. Reason: more info
2nd August 2010, 05:45 PM |#2  
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Here's a screenshot from the latest of what I have so far:
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3rd August 2010, 07:00 AM |#3  
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what about sitting a server on the HTPC like now, cept have an actual android app
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android, htpc, iphone, mediaportal, remote

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