October 23rd, 2009, 12:00 PM
is there interest in a J2ME remote app supporting Wifi / Bluetooth?
November 19th, 2009, 04:08 PM
I am using a program called Linux Bluetooth Remote Control (on linux obviously) to control Boxee using my Nokia 5300 phone. I tried gAnyRemote, but I wasn't able to get it to work. I may play around with that some more though. LBRC has a server program (in python) that runs on the HTPC and a J2ME app that runs on the phone. The server will send keystrokes or move the mouse based on the keymappings set up for the different keys on the phone.
LBRC works pretty well, but the phone app isn't pretty and I had to modify the server code a little to get it to work. It's not up-to-date with the latest version of Bluez-utils, which it relies on. Once I got it working though, and the Boxee keys mapped, it works fine.
A Boxee specific app would be nice. I don't know enough about Bluetooth right now to know if it's possible to send regular HTTP requests through Bluetooth from a mobile phone to a connected device. If it is, it would eliminate the need for a server app to run on the HTPC because you could use the Boxee remote api.
If anyone wants to know about how to set up LBRC I can write something up.
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