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Plex Remote open sourced

If anyone would like to contribute to the Plex Remote application I have now made the source code available at:
https://bitbucket.org/miksto/plex-remote/

The things i believe is most urgent to fix is the ability to set the ip address for plex players manually, and add automatic plex player discovery.
Today plex players are found by discovering plex server on the LAN and then query them for connected plex players. However Plex Home Theater (PHT) has the ability to be discovered just like servers, which should be included in the remote somehow. This functionality is actually already implemented, but has yet to be made available to the user.

One note regarding manual input of a plex player ip address:
Commands for Plex Media Center (PMC) are sent to the plex server which in turn sends the command to PMC.
Commands for PHT are sent from the remote directly to it. Plex remote does not even need to know that a server exists in this case, except for the refresh library functionality.
Therefore, it would be wrong to require the user to enter both a server ip address and the PHT ip address, but necessary if the player is a PMC.
I do not know how this should be presented to the user. Maybe it’s time to drop the support for PMC.

Plex Remote 2.8 released

This the week the new version of Plex Remote has been released.
For this release the feedback received has been taken into account and there are
a couple of new settings available for these features:
– Android’s native back key can now be used to control Plex.
– If desired, the screen can be configured to not time out due to inactivity
– Full screen mode is available, which means that the notification bar will be hidden.
– The back button can be placed on the right side of the screen.

One less obvious difference is that the the command that is used to back in Plex has changed.
Previously, a simulated keystroke on the ESC-key was sent. Sending keys is unfortunately
not working very good in Plex, and the back key was therefore not working for everyone.
In the new version, the command navigation/back is used, which is part of the HTTP API,
and should work for everyone.

We’re up and running!

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The papers finally went through and the company is now registered. The Internet was not late in noticing so they sent us a letter, congratulating us.

Hello world! (as is customary)

We are finally up and running! And programmers, as we are, always start with the standard “Hello world!” test, so here it is!

Appealing Works is a small company by three students at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.
We started this company because we wanted to make use of our knowledge in Android programming, provide our solutions to others, learn from the experience, and most of all: because it’s fun!

In this blog you will be able to read about our progress with the development of new applications, our updates of old ones, and our plans for the future.
If you have requests or ideas about applications you would like to have you are more than welcome to talk to us. All ideas are welcome!

We hope you will enjoy our works!

 

Thank you!
/The Appealing Works Team



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