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post #8821 of 9755
Quote:
Originally Posted by holyindian View Post

Yes I am quitting the app. Does naming convention have to do with this? The name of the panel is MAIN instead of HOME and page name is sources under MAIN panel.
Naming convention doesn't matter. The app will ONLY open to home screen and not the last screen you were on, IF you completely quit the app. On iOS, double tapping the home button and swiping (iOS 7) or on Android, while in iRule app, pressing the Android Menu button and going to Settings tab of iRule and selecting Exit Application. Or using Android task manager to force quit the app.

I use both iOS and Android in my setup with results being as expected.




Alex
post #8822 of 9755
Quote:
Originally Posted by SeldomSeen31 View Post

I have the same issue with the android version of the app. I have no idea how to quit irule but hitting home, using advanced task killer, etc. Nothing will make the irule app launch to the home page that I have found.

Android navigation is covered in the tutorials: http://support.iruleathome.com/customer/portal/articles/469462-tutorial-android-app-navigation Very first set of screenshots shows Exit Application in Settings.




Alex
post #8823 of 9755
I had issues also, at first, until I discovered that it's not enough to define just a home panel, you must also define the page. However, I'm using iOS.
post #8824 of 9755
Quote:
Originally Posted by s.bradford View Post

James,

The hub has the limit. When you add 8 devices, you can add no more.

Cool, thanks- no biggie for me. I have a TV, projector, receiver, 2 media players, a blu ray player, and a DirecTV box for years now. Hard to imagine really eclipsing 8 for me.

James
post #8825 of 9755
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Originally Posted by mastermaybe View Post

Cool, thanks- no biggie for me.

I could have gotten by with eight devices as well in my media room, but thought that if I was gonna re-do the current setup (two old Harmony remotes), I wanted whole house control. I was using Tasker to send the commands to my server for lighting and security, but its interface is sorely lacking compared to iRule.

I also wanted control over a second zone system in the garage that pipes audio to the back yard deck, and an independent system in the master bedroom. With iRule and a single iTach, I now have control of my entire house on my phone, iPod, and a tablet.

Best of luck with whatever you decide on.
post #8826 of 9755
Quote:
Originally Posted by osupike99 View Post

Android navigation is covered in the tutorials: http://support.iruleathome.com/customer/portal/articles/469462-tutorial-android-app-navigation Very first set of screenshots shows Exit Application in Settings.




Alex

I had not noticed that before, thanks.
post #8827 of 9755
yes,I simply used the iTach learner for the few commands I could not find codes in the iRule database or device manuals.agkiBt
post #8828 of 9755
Quote:
Originally Posted by s.bradford View Post

I could have gotten by with eight devices as well in my media room, but thought that if I was gonna re-do the current setup (two old Harmony remotes), I wanted whole house control. I was using Tasker to send the commands to my server for lighting and security, but its interface is sorely lacking compared to iRule.

I also wanted control over a second zone system in the garage that pipes audio to the back yard deck, and an independent system in the master bedroom. With iRule and a single iTach, I now have control of my entire house on my phone, iPod, and a tablet.

Best of luck with whatever you decide on.

thanks, best to you as well. It's obvious you have much more going on in the component dept than I- I couldn't add five more if I tried. Believe me, I try to think of solutions that don't have problems! smile.gif

James
Edited by mastermaybe - 9/19/13 at 10:25am
post #8829 of 9755
Quote:
Originally Posted by osupike99 View Post

Naming convention doesn't matter. The app will ONLY open to home screen and not the last screen you were on, IF you completely quit the app. On iOS, double tapping the home button and swiping (iOS 7) or on Android, while in iRule app, pressing the Android Menu button and going to Settings tab of iRule and selecting Exit Application. Or using Android task manager to force quit the app.

I use both iOS and Android in my setup with results being as expected.




Alex

Quote:
Originally Posted by mborner View Post

I had issues also, at first, until I discovered that it's not enough to define just a home panel, you must also define the page. However, I'm using iOS.

Both the items are shared, the panel as well as the page.
Screenshot attached.




Inspite of that my main page does not open each time i exit the app, it just opens at the last page i was on before i quit irule app. This is on the iPad
post #8830 of 9755
Leviton Module and connecting to gateway

Hi - I have the leviton z-wave module VRC0P Serial Interface Module which is connected into an Elk M1


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The issue that I'm having is that while I have an IP for the Elk, I don't have one for the Leviton module because of how it is set up.

So my question is can iRules communicate to the leviton module in this configuration and if so how. If not, do I need a second Leviton z-wave module and would z-wave work connecting to two different modules?
post #8831 of 9755
Is there a simple way to use iRule and iTunes to control music files that are stored on a hard drive? I don’t want to have to have a NAS server. Just a hard drive via HDMI and the equipment I already have.

My equipment:

1. 1 Meg Hard Drive
2. Mac Mini
3. Oppo Bd-105
4. Lexicon MC-12

I have successfully used the Oppo with the hard drive connected, but this is a brute force method of driving down via folders. I am not a Mac person, so I have not figured out how to incorporate it into the syetm.

Is there a simple way to control the hard drive that id directly plugged into one of the components listed above and navigate using iTunes and the iPad with my butt in my comfy seat? I suspect there is a way to use a NAS server or other Apple hardware, and perhaps that is the best solution, but I wanted to query this forum for other alternatives.

Thanks
post #8832 of 9755
Quote:
Originally Posted by holyindian View Post


Both the items are shared, the panel as well as the page.
Screenshot attached.




Inspite of that my main page does not open each time i exit the app, it just opens at the last page i was on before i quit irule app. This is on the iPad

That doesn't make any sense. Send an email to support@iruleathome.com with your iRule back (File=>Backup from inside the builder). From what it sounds, you are not actually closing the app but rather putting it in background and bringing it backup. Which iOS version are you running? 6 or 7? If 6, double tap the Home button to bring up multi-tasking bar on the bottom and then press and hold the iRule icon until it starts to shake and the X shows up. Touch the X and then re-open the app.





Alex
post #8833 of 9755
Need help with RS-232 Feedback on Anthem MRX 300

I've followed the instructions for downloading feedback, tieing feedback to the device, and have place the feedback for volume on a panel.

The problem is that when I go to my ipad I don't see anything

any suggestions on what I could be doing wrong?

post #8834 of 9755
This happened to me with one of the devices for feedback when i imported the feedback library. I tried importing a few more feedbacks from the library for the same device, and finally i found the one that actually worked.

Note: This is also true for certain macro's for some devices.
post #8835 of 9755
Anyone have any advice for Yamaha AVR feedback? I'm able to use the feedbacks in the library for Volume (IP), but I want to expand my Pandora page to display artist, song, album, etc using GET info. I modified the device IP commands for the missing Pandora commands for play, pause, stop, skip, thumb up and down and those work. Using the same IP info located here http://thinkflood.com/media/manuals/yamaha/Yamaha-YNCA-Receivers.pdf I found the GET commands, but I'm not able to figure out how to put them into iRule correctly. I'm not seeing how to allow it to insert the captured song title, only a predetermined value typed into Target Value in iRule's feedback code. Using the examples in the library it would GET Power On and display whatever is typed into the Target Value field "On". Is there a wildcard or something I'm missing?

METAINFO
[GET Command]
@PANDORA:METAINFO=?
GET Only. Meta Info can be retrieved at a time.
Updated by following commands: "@XXXX:ARTIST", "@XXXX:ALBUM" and "@XXXX:SONG" (XXXX =
SubUnit name)

SONG
[GET Command]
@PANDORA:SONG=?
Retrieving Artist Name
Initial Auto Feedback is Available
[Parameters]
Character Code: Mixed (could be ASCII, Latin-1 or UTF-8 encoding), Variable Byte Length (0 to 64
bytes)
GET Only


ALBUM
[GET Command]
@PANDORA:ALBUM=?
Retrieving Album Title
Initial Auto Feedback is Available
[Parameters]
Parameters are the same as SONG

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post #8836 of 9755
Ok I finally got my Panasonic BR player working with IRule

I tried IP control but that didn't work. I was about to give up on IRule and decided to try using port 2 and an IR Eye right on the player. Worked! I don't get why the blaster didn't work, it was a foot away from the player???

Next step is buying a long cable for a blaster to ensure that the Projector and Lighting can and will work on the blaster.

I started toying with the builder and moving buttons around. Why does IRule make it so incredible difficult to place anything?

Is there a way to zoom out so the area I am working in is larger?
How do you align buttons? I try to move them, and when the box turns green to drop the button, it moves the button either an inch up down left right or sometimes where I tell it...what drives this?

Is there a way to create buttons that "hold down"
For instance, the volume button; I want to hold it down and have the volume continue to increase instead of pressing the volume button 30 times
post #8837 of 9755
There's a repeat on hold property for buttons, but for me on Android, it doesn't work very well.

As for pretty much the rest of your observations, they're spot on. The web interface could stand for a lot of improvement, but to be fair, I have yet to find a better alternative in the grand scheme of things.
post #8838 of 9755
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Originally Posted by Larry M View Post

Is there a way to zoom out so the area I am working in is larger?
How do you align buttons? I try to move them, and when the box turns green to drop the button, it moves the button either an inch up down left right or sometimes where I tell it...what drives this?

Button placement is very finicky, and doesn't always do what you want it to do. You also can't drop a button on top of another one. You can use the cursor keys to move a button around the grid, but you still can't overlap them this way.

However, when you select a button you can change its row and column (and width and height) in the properties pane in the lower left. I've found this the best way to get buttons where I want them to go, so far as the grid allows. This also allows you to overlap buttons.
post #8839 of 9755
Quote:
Originally Posted by Larry M View Post

Ok I finally got my Panasonic BR player working with IRule

I tried IP control but that didn't work. I was about to give up on IRule and decided to try using port 2 and an IR Eye right on the player. Worked! I don't get why the blaster didn't work, it was a foot away from the player???
Keep in mind that the blaster must be plugged into port 3 of the iTach unit and that port 3 must be configured as a blaster port in the iTach setup page.
post #8840 of 9755

Looking for Android Screen Dimmer

 

For an application like iRule, I like my device to completely turn off its screen, when (currently) not in use, and without the need to unlock the screen when getting picked up.

iOS' native screen-dimming function does not turn off the screen completely and leaves the screen with a light glow, when not in use....and there is also the lock-out feature that prompts you to swipe in order to unlock the device again. A smart cover helps a bit, but is not really an option for a serious remote control IHMO. So I have been using Cydia's app ScreenDimmer in combination with NoLockScreen with great success.

 

I was wondering how Android devices handle this? Can they do it natively or are additional apps needed? If the latter, which ones?

 

Thanks!

_____

Axel

post #8841 of 9755
Quote:
Originally Posted by mborner View Post

Keep in mind that the blaster must be plugged into port 3 of the iTach unit and that port 3 must be configured as a blaster port in the iTach setup page.
Yup I had it configured correct. The Denon receiver and Fios box placed above and below the BR player took the signal just fine. Even when I put the blaster directly in front of the receiving eye, nothing
post #8842 of 9755
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Originally Posted by Axel View Post

Looking for Android Screen Dimmer

For an application like iRule, I like my device to completely turn off its screen, when (currently) not in use, and without the need to unlock the screen when getting picked up.
iOS' native screen-dimming function does not turn off the screen completely and leaves the screen with a light glow, when not in use....and there is also the lock-out feature that prompts you to swipe in order to unlock the device again. A smart cover helps a bit, but is not really an option for a serious remote control IHMO. So I have been using Cydia's app ScreenDimmer in combination with NoLockScreen with great success.

I was wondering how Android devices handle this? Can they do it natively or are additional apps needed? If the latter, which ones?

Thanks!
_____
Axel
I was wondering this yesterday as my ipad was about to die during the game
post #8843 of 9755
Quote:
Originally Posted by wnl View Post

Button placement is very finicky, and doesn't always do what you want it to do. You also can't drop a button on top of another one. You can use the cursor keys to move a button around the grid, but you still can't overlap them this way.

However, when you select a button you can change its row and column (and width and height) in the properties pane in the lower left. I've found this the best way to get buttons where I want them to go, so far as the grid allows. This also allows you to overlap buttons.

Exactly right. Also, sometimes adjusting the buttons "hot" area, or what you see in green while dragging, will also aid in placement. That's also in properties. Patience is the most times as layouts get crowded and more complex.
post #8844 of 9755
Quote:
Originally Posted by Axel View Post

Looking for Android Screen Dimmer

For an application like iRule, I like my device to completely turn off its screen, when (currently) not in use, and without the need to unlock the screen when getting picked up.
iOS' native screen-dimming function does not turn off the screen completely and leaves the screen with a light glow, when not in use....and there is also the lock-out feature that prompts you to swipe in order to unlock the device again. A smart cover helps a bit, but is not really an option for a serious remote control IHMO. So I have been using Cydia's app ScreenDimmer in combination with NoLockScreen with great success.

I was wondering how Android devices handle this? Can they do it natively or are additional apps needed? If the latter, which ones?

Thanks!
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Axel

Yes, Android can do this. The option is in iRule Settings to dim the screen and to not lock it. If this the device is only used as a remote then you could just disable the entire lock screen within the Android security settings. You can either have iRule go to dim screen and keep the screen active or you can set the Android screen timeout to never. Or you can set the Android screen timeout to 30s or 1m (or whatever) and let it go off, then you simply hit the power button to wake up the device and be sitting at the iRule screen.
post #8845 of 9755
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Originally Posted by bryansj View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Axel View Post

Looking for Android Screen Dimmer

For an application like iRule, I like my device to completely turn off its screen, when (currently) not in use, and without the need to unlock the screen when getting picked up.
iOS' native screen-dimming function does not turn off the screen completely and leaves the screen with a light glow, when not in use....and there is also the lock-out feature that prompts you to swipe in order to unlock the device again. A smart cover helps a bit, but is not really an option for a serious remote control IHMO. So I have been using Cydia's app ScreenDimmer in combination with NoLockScreen with great success.

I was wondering how Android devices handle this? Can they do it natively or are additional apps needed? If the latter, which ones?

Thanks!
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Axel

Yes, Android can do this. The option is in iRule Settings to dim the screen and to not lock it. If this the device is only used as a remote then you could just disable the entire lock screen within the Android security settings. You can either have iRule go to dim screen and keep the screen active or you can set the Android screen timeout to never. Or you can set the Android screen timeout to 30s or 1m (or whatever) and let it go off, then you simply hit the power button to wake up the device and be sitting at the iRule screen.

 

 

 

Thanks for your reply, briansj.

 

iRule's screen dimming function for iOS can only dim the screen, but not turn it off completely. From what I understand this is due to some iOS restrictions.

 

Are you saying that the Android version can turn off the screen completely? This would be excellent news.

 

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Axel

post #8846 of 9755
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Originally Posted by Axel View Post



Thanks for your reply, briansj.

iRule's screen dimming function for iOS can only dim the screen, but not turn it off completely. From what I understand this is due to some iOS restrictions.

Are you saying that the Android version can turn off the screen completely? This would be excellent news.

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Axel

You don't even need iRule to do anything for what you are asking. Just using the basic Android settings you can turn off screen locking (Settings / Lock Screen / None on my Samsung S3) and adjust the screen timeout delay (Settings / Display / Screen timeout / x seconds/minutes). Then all you do is wake up your phone and you will be sitting at the iRule app (or however you last left your device).
post #8847 of 9755
Android device screens turn completely off by default. There is a setting in iRule to prevent it if you don't want that behavior.
post #8848 of 9755
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Originally Posted by Axel View Post



Thanks for your reply, briansj.

iRule's screen dimming function for iOS can only dim the screen, but not turn it off completely. From what I understand this is due to some iOS restrictions.

Are you saying that the Android version can turn off the screen completely? This would be excellent news.

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Axel

You can turn off the backlight on iOS if you jailbreak. ScreenDimmer is probably the only reason why I have jailbroken my iPad.
post #8849 of 9755

Thanks guys, that sounds promising. 

 

So to make sure I fully understand, to turn the screen back on, would it be enough just to move/pick up the device, i.e. no need to push a (power) button? (That is for a set period of let's say 30 minutes until the device goes fully to sleep.)

 

In short, I am looking for a device behavior like I was used to from my URC MX3000 or Pronto remote control days => picking up the remote turns it on - no need to press extra buttons.

____

Axel

post #8850 of 9755
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Originally Posted by Killroy View Post
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Axel View Post



Thanks for your reply, briansj.

iRule's screen dimming function for iOS can only dim the screen, but not turn it off completely. From what I understand this is due to some iOS restrictions.

Are you saying that the Android version can turn off the screen completely? This would be excellent news.

_____
Axel

You can turn off the backlight on iOS if you jailbreak. ScreenDimmer is probably the only reason why I have jailbroken my iPad.

 

 

Yes, exactly.... and yes, that's the only reason why I have jailbroken my iPads also.

 

Now I am looking for the very same functionality on Android devices (I am thinking of adding a Nexus 7, rather than an iPad mini).

 

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Axel

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