rowmote is a $0.99 iphone app that emulates apple remote. that’s it. no screen feedback, just data input. I sent an email with ideas for the developer.
even loosing the tactile feedback of the actual remote (I have to look at the iphone screen), at least I can use it anywhere at home.
i have some suggestions, tho:
is it possible to actually save commands? like, menu-down-down-play-down-play-down-play-play? that is my “shuffle all my songs”, BTW. why should I bother to type it in every single time?
is it possible to attach also to when I enter network or whatever push-notification system related thingy? this way my iphone can notify my computer to play songs automatically when I get back home. sweet!
and third, because there’s no tactile feedback, what about swipes instead?
- left/right swipes as previous/next
- up/down as volume
- one tap as play
- double-tap as menu
this way we don’t even need the visual representation… you can slap anything there, even ads. or news. or whatever, really.