[APP][2.3+] Mac.remote (Linux version soon)

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qbait

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Why I created this app?
I couldn't find good looking, simple and customisable remote app for mac in google play that works great out of the box.

Previously I was using the most popular mac remote by Agusti Bau http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2163664, main reasons why I create my own app was:
1) Customisation - I wanted add my custom commands like switching slides in Impress.JS, and I couldn't. So I added posibility to manage applications (adding own, hiding default items, changing order).
2) Unfortunately most remote apps on the market are ugly, so I created good looking remote.
3) I need sometimes current track info when I lying on couch, so I implemented also this option.
4) I implemented media buttons that works the same way as media keys in mac, e.g. long click on "next" button works like "fast-forward" in iTunes.
5) I use remote for several hosts (work/home), and with previous remote I had to always write ip manually. My mac.remote remember correct usernames and hosts.

Plans for future:
Mac.remote is the first product from .remote family, next linux.remote is on the way.
I share some ideas about future plans here http://www.dotremote.net/plans/55/ and I am waiting for your feedback what I can improve and which ideas are the most awaited.

You can download app from: http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.szwiec.mac_dot_remote

Project page is at: http://www.dotremote.net/
In the future I will write more tips and tricks about custom configuration on the blog.

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very nice indeed, and with a hell of a better GUI!! I really like it, kudos!
If I may suggest, though, the only thing I'd say this app lacks is a built-in way to be used as a touchpad to control the mouse pointer. There is always going to be that one, stupid command you've never used in your life but you just happen to need, requiring you to go to the mac and therefore rendering this app less useful... if it had this option, I think it'd be the best ;)
 

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Big thumbs up!

Yes I'd also love Touchpad controls and quick left/right options similar (not provided) in Valence but integrated in Mac.remote.

Keep up the great work and look forward to my support! Sorli...
 
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Sathom

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Great app and beautiful UI.

Is it possible to implement the usage of the volume up/down button to go to the next/previous song/slide?
 
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qbait

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Thank you for feedback :eek:

the only thing I'd say this app lacks is a built-in way to be used as a touchpad to control the mouse pointer.
Yes I'd also love Touchpad controls and quick left/right options similar (not provided) in Valence but integrated in Mac.remote.
Yep, I'm considering keyboard/trackpad in the future. It will be separate app (but integrated with current one) or landscape view will change app to trackpad/keyboard. Currently I prefer to create separate app, because unwanted rotation when you laying on the couch is often and that feature spoils simplicity

Is it possible to implement the usage of the volume up/down button to go to the next/previous song/slide?
No, sorry, but if it is good news for you, I plan to give you customizable right drawer, you will be able to create any command with icon of your choice.

I share more ideas at http://www.dotremote.net/plans/55/
New features largely depends on yours votes.
 

qbait

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I think you should change your app name, your app looks cool but the copying the name is not cool.

I was thinking a lot about name convention for my product:
Main name for all family of products is .Remote (dotRemote) because dot is my trademark.
It's also scalable because products from .remote family can have name linux.remote and windows.remote

So I didn't copy name from you, it was natural fulfillment for .remote brand name.
 
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qbait

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Great app, just wrote a review. In Hungarian: http://androidportal.hu/2014-03-07/macremote

I wanted to create a remote app for the Prezi Desktop app, but wasn't successful. The app does not recognize the sent left and right arrow.

Here is configuration that uses arrows:
previous
Code:
tell application "System Events" to key code 123
next
Code:
tell application "System Events" to key code 124

tested on prezi desktop and impress.js

Thank you for review :D

[EDIT] Some users request me about PowerPoint, but Microsoft doesn't give trial version :(
If someone has working configuration, please share.
 
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    Why I created this app?
    I couldn't find good looking, simple and customisable remote app for mac in google play that works great out of the box.

    Previously I was using the most popular mac remote by Agusti Bau http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2163664, main reasons why I create my own app was:
    1) Customisation - I wanted add my custom commands like switching slides in Impress.JS, and I couldn't. So I added posibility to manage applications (adding own, hiding default items, changing order).
    2) Unfortunately most remote apps on the market are ugly, so I created good looking remote.
    3) I need sometimes current track info when I lying on couch, so I implemented also this option.
    4) I implemented media buttons that works the same way as media keys in mac, e.g. long click on "next" button works like "fast-forward" in iTunes.
    5) I use remote for several hosts (work/home), and with previous remote I had to always write ip manually. My mac.remote remember correct usernames and hosts.

    Plans for future:
    Mac.remote is the first product from .remote family, next linux.remote is on the way.
    I share some ideas about future plans here http://www.dotremote.net/plans/55/ and I am waiting for your feedback what I can improve and which ideas are the most awaited.

    You can download app from: http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.szwiec.mac_dot_remote

    Project page is at: http://www.dotremote.net/
    In the future I will write more tips and tricks about custom configuration on the blog.

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    Great love it ! great appearance ! :)
    love the simplicity ! thumbs up
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    very nice indeed, and with a hell of a better GUI!! I really like it, kudos!
    If I may suggest, though, the only thing I'd say this app lacks is a built-in way to be used as a touchpad to control the mouse pointer. There is always going to be that one, stupid command you've never used in your life but you just happen to need, requiring you to go to the mac and therefore rendering this app less useful... if it had this option, I think it'd be the best ;)
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    Testing

    Interesting one.. Testing right now..
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    Big thumbs up!

    Yes I'd also love Touchpad controls and quick left/right options similar (not provided) in Valence but integrated in Mac.remote.

    Keep up the great work and look forward to my support! Sorli...
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