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jucky12
2006-10-23, 13:32
does anyone have experience with their new remote control interface?

http://www.olive.us

kdf
2006-10-23, 13:37
search these forums for "nokia770" and you'll find all sort of users
who have one of these working with slimserver and the nokia770 skin.
Not sure how many here you'll find using one with an Olive server.
-kdf

aubuti
2006-10-23, 13:41
LOL! It's called a Nokia 770. Check out this thread: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=19369

bklaas
2006-10-23, 13:50
I think that's pretty cool that Olive embraced the 770 as a remote control. The statement "Olive's new RONDO remote control interface works with any networked PC, touch-panel, or PDA." translates to "it's browser-based". They're just using the 770 as a type example of how a browser-based remote app can be a nice way to control things. I applaud them for that.

Also, I echo what KDF and aubuti said-- This is already available with Slimserver and Nokia770 skin. I've said this on other threads, but I've gone to great lengths to approach a "remote control" like experience with the Nokia770 skin by using AJAX for background calls to slimserver.

FYI, both Nokia770 and Touch skins are very nice to use on a plain-ol PC, with the one caveat that IE is buggy, so you should use Firefox or Opera. Give 'em a shot. I dare ya.

#!/ben

an aside, what the heck is the guy doing on http://www.olive.us/p_bin/?cid=control ?? that's no way to relax to music on a couch!

mherger
2006-10-23, 14:06
> I think that's pretty cool that Olive embraced the 770 as a remote
> control. The statement "Olive's new RONDO remote control interface
> works with any networked PC, touch-panel, or PDA." translates to "it's
> browser-based".

Or Flash? Is Flash available on the Nokia? Either it's a photoshop mockup
or that browser interface looks really slick (scrollbars, buttons etc.)

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Michael

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bklaas
2006-10-23, 14:19
>
Or Flash? Is Flash available on the Nokia? Either it's a photoshop mockup
or that browser interface looks really slick (scrollbars, buttons etc.)


http://www.olive.us/p_bin/?cid=control&action=flash

There's absolutely nothing in those photos that isn't being done in already the Nokia770 skin with AJAX/CSS/HTML. No flash needed, and I have progress bars, buttons, etc. I also have a nice 1-by-1 artwork browser to flip through albums in a virtual "pawing through the CD stack" way. Even though it looks like they spent some good devel time on the interface, there's nothing like that shown for the Olive interface.

From what I can tell, the Olive interface looks much more like a browser-based interface than a flash app. Since they are touting that it works on lots of platforms, my hunch is that I'm right.

#!/ben

Limping_Pylon
2006-10-26, 10:39
stinks of marketing BS

If you hit the BUY link it takes you to the Nokia online store site. This makes me think that they are simply providing a skin for the nokia, nothing more...