Newer Web Skins?

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sargasso Offline
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Hi! I want to know if someone have done a lot better webskin for XBMC? The Project Mayhem is old and only in English... 2008/09 it´s time to create a skin for the new computers and ofcause Mobiles like S60 and IPhone...
( User of XBMC both for XBOX and PC)
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There are a few ones out there, no one as complete as PM, but this is being adressed and worked on, not that high priority though.

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Hi,

I'm a web developer/designer type by trade- I'm interested in developing the web interface a bit further, especially with regard to mobile devices.

There's an iPhone interface that someone made but it's pretty buggy... its something I might work from, though.

My question is this, though- is there any way to access the Library on the web interface? I assume not as nothing has implemented it, but it'd be great to get the full Library (and thumbnail, etc?) functionality going over mobile too.
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chocky Wrote:Hi,

I'm a web developer/designer type by trade- I'm interested in developing the web interface a bit further, especially with regard to mobile devices.

There's an iPhone interface that someone made but it's pretty buggy... its something I might work from, though.

My question is this, though- is there any way to access the Library on the web interface? I assume not as nothing has implemented it, but it'd be great to get the full Library (and thumbnail, etc?) functionality going over mobile too.

Here's whats possible, if you're serious about developing something:

http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=WebServerHTT...e_Commands
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=List_of_Built_In_Functions


The http api has QueryMusicDatabase & QueryVideoDatabase which would allow for library-type functionality.

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chocky Offline
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rwparris2 Wrote:Here's whats possible, if you're serious about developing something:

http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=WebServerHTT...e_Commands
http://wiki.xbmc.org/?title=List_of_Built_In_Functions


The http api has QueryMusicDatabase & QueryVideoDatabase which would allow for library-type functionality.

I discovered them a while after posting and started playing around. Got an app that looks like this so far:

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Very early days but I've been modelling it on the Apple Remote app. I'd like to target mobile platforms other than the iPhone but without javascript I'm not sure how to grab/manipulate the data. Obviously it can't really be anything server side... and client side options are limited.

Does anyone know about S60 browsers and their javascript capabilities?
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Hi chocky,

one of a good starting point is Forum Nokia for this:
http://wiki.forum.nokia.com/index.php/Ca..._%28WRT%29

BTW any news?
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chocky Offline
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Hm, that's an interesting read- I'll give it a look through.

I haven't really got any further with the skin than what I posted above. If the skin only works on the iPhone/Touch then it seems a little useless- there are App Store apps out there that will be able to work far better than a web app (though the only free ones out there right now are crap... I'm sure this will improve).

I definitely still want to contribute something to the project, though. I think the big question though is who's using the web interface, what with, and what do they actually use it for? I imagine that most people do use it with mobile devices though I've got no proof. I get the impression that most people don't really use it at all!
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If I could get something like this working with my Blackberry, it would be used every day; I currently have an IR remote hooked up to my PC, which is in a poor location in relation to where I watch movies, making the whole thing pretty pointless. Controlling it from my phone would rock!

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BTW, I'm guessing AJAX is the answer to this...unfortunately I don't know it well enough yet to be of much help!

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chocky Offline
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zeuss-axis Wrote:BTW, I'm guessing AJAX is the answer to this...unfortunately I don't know it well enough yet to be of much help!

AJAX is definitely the answer. But mobile browsers have variable/terrible support for any kind of javascript, it's difficult to make something that works on every device. Also, not owning every mobile phone ever created, it's difficult for me to be able to test too.

It needs a fair bit of preparation, is all.
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@choky: you can take the advantage of Mobile Ajax technology. Here's a nice overview if you're not familiar with it so far.

http://www.horizonchannel.com/archives/26

Thing is; currently there is no nice way of controlling xbmc remotely, except the IPhone implementation of Event Server API AFAIK.
Having IPhone is not obvious to many of us but several 10 million guys running out there with Symbian devices. Many of them with WLAN-support nowadays.

This is the claimed compatibility and it pretty much covers the worlds (latest) mobile domain (even if just 70% is true from it)
* Opera Mobile (>= 8.x, not Opera Mini)
* IE Mobile (WM 5.0/2003)
* S60 3rd ed. (WebKit/KHTML core)
* Minimo (Mozilla based)
* OpenWave (>=Mercury)
* NetFront (>=3.4)
* Safari Mobile (iPhone)

I would support any project into this direction! Nod
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Here is a MediaStream Skin Smile http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=42344
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