Call of beta-testers for iOS Impress Remote control

Hello all,
I’ve recently ported the iOS remote app to iPad and I think it’s time to start some beta-testing at this stage so that I can identify problems as early as possible. The app has been tested mainly on an iPad1 running iOS5.1.1 and occasionally on an iPad2 running iOS6. All other tests are done on the simulator — That’s why I’m eager to hear from you about your experiences on other physical devices! The app should support all devices running iOS5 and later.
Please join me to make this app better by registering on this form. According to Apple’s policy, I will have to register your devices’ UDID before distributing it to you. You can find instructions on how to obtain the UDID by clicking here
Additional Information and instructions are available in the description in the gdoc. You will be informed once your devices have been added to the list.
Thank you in advance and prepare for all the bugs&crash that you may (and I’m sure you will :-P) encounter. As always, contact me on IRC (siqi) or by email (me AT siqi.fr) if any questions/problems.
Happy testing!

iOS remote control ported to iPad, unfinished but functional :-P

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So still an early teaser only, but the quasi unlimited screen space is just so comfortable to work with! No need for rear/front view controller, no need to try to find some where to squeeze the stop watch into, and we support all orientation as well ^^

Still need to fight with the splitViewController to get the sidebar hide/reveal correctly, but it seems quite promising now ^^

Cheers,

Siqi

Avahi for Linux! && tentative new app icon design

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A week struggling around the build system, it actually turned out (with my mentor’s great insight!) that it was a unit test that kept blocking the build  …

Now it finally builds and gives Linux distro the ability to publish remote control service via Avahi! So here you go, a Mac OSX instance and a Linux instance lives simultaneously on the local network!

For people who want to give it a try, use –enable-avahi when build.

Btw, here is a new attempt of an iOS flavored app icon with the famous LibO greenness 😛

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Next step: platform independent abstraction of Zeroconf service + zeroconf for Windows + pointer drawing on the slideshow.

Siqi

Bonjour! Remote control, said my Mac

After digging around for quite a long time, I’ve finally implemented the auto-discovery service using Apple’s Bonjour Protocol.

This is quite an indispensable feature as users will have to look up the IP address manually which might cause a certain level of confusion for non-geeky users. ^^

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So here is what you will get. Once launched, the app will look for available computers providing impressRemote service. Once found, it will populate the list and let users choose from it.

Alternatively, users can always create a new computer entry manually, in case there isn’t one, a brief instruction on what to do will show instead of manual computers (by the way, any other way to call it than “manual computers”? that doesn’t sound quite human understandable…)

It only works on Mac OSX for now (thanks to tml for the guide on how to build something with both ObjC and C++ in it ^^), I will work on the Linux&Windows build tomorrow!

Cheers,

Siqi