A first preview of the newest member of the Reemote family

Reemote for Boxee mini.

This demo only scratches the surface of what’s possible with this little remote, stay tuned for more!

 

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With GadgetConnect, Reemote for Airfoil and Reemote for Boxee on my iDevices, or things like tablets, smartphones and htpcs in general life already feels a little like living in the future to me, and I love it ! But I’m not really satisfied yet.

Today I finally managed to fix my broken openAMI system and again it felt like moving one step closer to living in the future, not really the hyped smarthome future with a talking avatar you know from tv, but rather a future where your smartphone is the gateway to pretty much anything, not only the outside world but also your home.

I think this is the way to go, it’s possible right now and doesn’t have to cost a fortune see for yourself.

I love Boxee, and I love the Boxee Box, but there were a few things I didn’t like so much.
First of all, the new UI wasn’t so great but I could live with it, then the Last.fm and YouTube Apps missing which was pretty bad as they were my top most used apps plus the latest firmware update broke all the fancy features in Reemote for Boxee.

I’m sure the devs at Boxee have put a lot of work into delivering these updates, especially the UI part, so I feel kinda bad to show people how to get rid of them, but in the end I think users should get the experience they want, so here it is.

How to downgrade the Boxee Box

As it turns out, downgrading the Boxee Box is not a big deal. No custom firmware flashing or anything is required, the box itself includes a recovery mode that allows to restore the firmware to factory settings or in other words Boxee Beta.
Of course it’s possible to update again at any given time. Read More

I’ve got several requests to define what features of Reemote for Boxee are also working with the Boxee Box, so here it is.

Working:

  • Navigation – you can use gesture-based navigation or a virtual stick to navigate the Boxee OSD.
  • Now Playing – you get now-playing infos, depending on what’s playing these may include cover-art, ratings, plot outlines…
  • Lookups – you can search google and youtube on what’s currently playing.
  • Sharing – you can easily share what’s currently playing on twitter and facebook.


Not Working:

  • Media Shares – content browsing breaks with the latest Boxee Box firmware.
  • Shortcuts – all shortcuts to directly jump to a specific section e.g. Movies or Apps also break with the latest update.

Please note that the Boxee Box still remains unsupported and none of this is guaranteed to work!

 

 

So here are the things that keep me up at night, and also from writing extensive blog posts…

010dev

This is one of my main projects and is generally dedicated to developing fun and innovative applications of iOS and Mac OSX.

010dev is the name under which I am publishing my work.

Reemote for Airfoil

What is Airfoil ?

Airfoil from Rogue Amoeba is an advanced streaming solution that let’s you easily send all kinds of audio all around your house.

What is Reemote ?

Reemote for Airfoil enables you to control your Airfoil installation from your iPhone ,iPod Touch or iPad.
With Reemote you can turn individual speakers on or off, change their volume or even control iTunes and many other media players directly from the palm of your hand!

Read more or checkout a video demo on the official website.


Reemote for Boxee

What is Boxee ?

Boxee is the best way to watch movies, TV shows and clips from the Internet on your TV.

Read more or download Boxee for free on Boxee.tv

What is Reemote for Boxee ?

Reemote for Boxee is the most advanced Boxee remote available on the iPad yet.

Reemote comes with a beautiful, gesture driven interface.

With Reemote you can browse the contents of your media shares directly on the iPad.

Reemote shows extended infos like cover-art or ratings on what’s currently playing.

Reemote allows you to easily share what you like on facebook and twitter.

Reemote can instantly search google or youtube on what’s currently playing, solving any argument about who starred in what movie.

Read more in the AppStore or checkout the product website.

iCouldUse.net

This is a little project I’ve developed as a submission for the INCA10 (Innovative and Creative Application) Award

iCouldUse.net presents a social platform that enables users across the world to connect their real-world neighborhoods by sharing needs and helping each other out on a non-profit basis.

iCouldUse.net won the INCA 10 Bronze Award.

Read more on the project website or at INCA10.

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