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britcowboy
2014-07-17, 12:45
Hey folks,

I'm working on something for my own use at the moment, but I was wondering how many of you would be interested in a 'Sonos' style system, where you can manage your currently playing playlist and sync etc and access online apps from the app?

This is a (very) early screenshot, but might help give some idea on what I'm working on - I'm just curious as to the level of interest from folks?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ngxqepuz8xhz5dg/Screenshot%202014-07-17%2020.41.13.png

Thanks

garym
2014-07-17, 12:56
Hey folks,

I'm working on something for my own use at the moment, but I was wondering how many of you would be interested in a 'Sonos' style system, where you can manage your currently playing playlist and sync etc and access online apps from the app?

Thanks

I'm not understanding how this is different from iPeng app for iOS. One can manage playlists, synching, online apps, and much more from the iphone/ipad app. Similar things with android devices too. Is that what you're talking about or something beyond the (extensive) capabilities of iPeng, for example.

if you haven't, you should definitely check out iPeng7 before delving too far into your own development work. You may be reinventing the wheel.

britcowboy
2014-07-17, 13:04
I'm not understanding how this is different from iPeng app for iOS. One can manage playlists, synching, online apps, and much more from the iphone/ipad app. Similar things with android devices too. Is that what you're talking about or something beyond the (extensive) capabilities of iPeng, for example.

if you haven't, you should definitely check out iPeng7 before delving too far into your own development work. You may be reinventing the wheel.

Heya,

iPeng is only for iOS though, I'm not targeting iOS or Android, as there are already a load of squeezebox controllers on there, but there doesn't seem to be anything for OS X and Windows - I personally hate using the web interface, and having been inspired by using Sonos at someone else's house, I thought it was a great implementation and thought it would be great to have something similar on squeezebox.

Apesbrain
2014-07-17, 13:06
You should check out Moose:
http://www.rusticrhino.com/drlovegrove/

...and when you say "native 'Sonos' style client" I assume you mean something more like this:

http://www.speaktothegeek.co.uk/oliblog/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Sonos-Windows-1.jpg

garym
2014-07-17, 13:06
Heya,

iPeng is only for iOS though, I'm not targeting iOS or Android, as there are already a load of squeezebox controllers on there, but there doesn't seem to be anything for OS X and Windows - I personally hate using the web interface, and having been inspired by using Sonos at someone else's house, I thought it was a great implementation and thought it would be great to have something similar on squeezebox.

Aha. I misunderstood. Have you used SqueezePlay on your windows or Mac? I use that for my controller most of the time (on my win7 laptop). it is somewhat like the Sonos controller. And I can do everything one can do from a SB Touch menu (as the SqueezePlay program essentually emulates a SB Touch). So I can manage playlists (move things, add, etc.), manage streaming apps, my own music, sync things, unsync things....essentially almost everything one can do.

britcowboy
2014-07-17, 13:11
Hi,

Yeah I used squeezeplay, I personally hated it, it's interface is definitely not suited to a Computer - I found it more frustrating than the web interface!

I wasn't aware of Moose, that is interesting, however I'm primarily a Mac user, so it doesn't really help me :( And yeah, a style similar to that Sonos controller, I think it's a nicely designed controller, and would work well on squeezebox.

Mnyb
2014-07-17, 16:35
If it works on mac can it be made to work in linux ?

JJZolx
2014-07-17, 21:20
You should check out Moose:
http://www.rusticrhino.com/drlovegrove/

I just downloaded the "latest" version of Moose (0.77), dated 28 Jun 2012. You mean it hasn't been updated in more than two years?

Edit: But, it does still work. A little bit of work setting it up initially, as by default it seems to expect a MySQL database and the server to be on the local computer.

ralphy
2014-07-18, 04:38
Heya,

iPeng is only for iOS though, I'm not targeting iOS or Android, as there are already a load of squeezebox controllers on there, but there doesn't seem to be anything for OS X and Windows - I personally hate using the web interface, and having been inspired by using Sonos at someone else's house, I thought it was a great implementation and thought it would be great to have something similar on squeezebox.

Here's another client for OSX and windows

http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?101145-Announcing-LMS-Remote-Controller-App-for-Mac-OS-X

castalla
2014-07-18, 05:03
I think Squeezeplay is the best gui interface - surprised there isn't an android version.

jimbobvfr400
2014-07-18, 09:20
I think Squeezeplay is the best gui interface - surprised there isn't an android version.

The Logitech app is very similar to SqueezePlay. I disagree though I think OrangeSqueeze, squeeze commander and the other 3rd party alternatives for Android, iOS and others are far better for phones or tablets.

I also find the lack of scroll wheel for scrolling quite annoying when using SqueezePlay on my PC, I do still prefer it to the web interface in the main but if there was a better alternative for PC I would use it so I am watching this thread with interest. I'll definitely try it if a working version is released

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erland
2014-07-19, 11:55
I'm working on something for my own use at the moment, but I was wondering how many of you would be interested in a 'Sonos' style system, where you can manage your currently playing playlist and sync etc and access online apps from the app?

This is a (very) early screenshot, but might help give some idea on what I'm working on - I'm just curious as to the level of interest from folks?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ngxqepuz8xhz5dg/Screenshot%202014-07-17%2020.41.13.png

Would definitely be interested in an OSX version.

On Windows you need to "compete" with Moose(http://www.rusticrhino.com/drlovegrove/) and muso(http://klarita.net/muso.html), which both are pretty good.