Recently, at Relmtech
I can't say I spend a lot of time documenting my work. It feels like just yesterday I wrote the previous news post, yet it has been 10 months since I did.
So I guess it is time for recap of what has happened this year.
- April 2011, we finally released version 2 of Unified Remote
- June 2011, started work on an Unified Remote micro app for WIMM devices
- July 2011, added support for Custom Remotes in Unified Remote
- September 2011, celebrated 10,000 downloads (full), 500,000 downloads (free)
- September 2011, released a WIMM Micro App Preview on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-22dlobnWZo
- October 2011, interesting work began with Unified Remote and Beckhoff automation
- November 2011, experimenting with new upcoming features to Unified Remote
- November 2011, Innovator Micro App Beta: Unified Remote released on WIMM forums
- December 2011, article published in NyTeknik about Unified Remote and Beckhoff
I have to say that so far 2011 has been a great year. The year started with a trip to Las Vegas where Jakob and I attended CES 2011. Playing around
with all the upcoming smartphones, laptops, and other cool gadgets was definitely fun. We also managed to scope out some of the highly anticipated
android tablets, such as the Motorola Xoom.
Early January we also publicly released an alpha of Unified Remote v2. Since then we have come a very long way. Alpha R2, Beta, Beta R1, and Beta R2 have
also been released. We are starting feel ready for Market release. However, there are some final finishing touches that have to be made first. We are very much
looking forward to releasing v2 officially. Unified Remote has truly come a long way since the launch in July 2010. As of today, 164,543 downloads total!
What else.. well, we launched the offical Forum for Unified Remote,
and an official Facebook Page.
This time, a proper update. We've just released some previews of our upcoming release of Unified Remote. Feature highlights and screenshots
are now available on our web site: http://www.unifiedremote.com/upcoming/
Just a quick update regarding the progress with Unified Remote V2. Lots of new features of have been implemented. Two major new features are:
- Bluetooth (finally!)
- Encryption / Password Protection
Also, keyboard and mouse remote access has been greatly improved, remotes have been improved (better UI support), and many new remotes have been added
(including full support for Boxee, Winamp, VLC, Media Player Classic, XBMC, Media Portal). More to come of course :)
With the anticipation of some upcoming android tablets, we've started brainstorming some new ideas regarding how Unified Remote
could utilize these devices to their fullest. Our current vision is one where our app will provide full home integration and
automation. With a combination of computers, sensors, and other devices we want Unified Remote to be able control as many aspects
of your home in a simple and powerful way. Essentially, your Android device will become the control center for your home.
I think it's finally time for a progress report regarding Unified Remote. Jakob and I have been working very hard
these past weeks on the core components for the next release of Unified Remote. Version 2 will be a huge improvement,
including many new features and remotes. We have also been focusing a lot on improving the general usability of the app.
This includes quicker access and better integration of keyboard and mouse input, improved protocol support (tcp, bluetooth, http),
and many new ideas for remotes. We have also been working hard on extensibility and customizations - allowing users to get
better control over what they wish to control.
This is something that I've been waiting for! HTC is making a tablet - and rumoured to be working closesly with Google.
Hopefully a Nexus One equivalent tablet. Possibly running Android 3.0 this could definitely become my first tablet, instead
of the Notion Ink Adam.
Just some updates regarding Unified Remote. Version 2 is turning out very well. We're adding a HUGE amount of new features
updates and improvements. Version 1 is almost at 40,000 downloads, which we are very happy about - and the positive reviews
are appearing on some international sites as well :).
Another app has been released - this time a small weekend-project. The name says it all, it is a simple grill guide providing a comprehensive
list of grilling times and basic instructions for a variety of food items. I find myself often having to re-google certain grilling times, this app will
definitely save me some time in the future! (App available on the android market of course).
Well, our (Jakob and I) Unified Remote app is alive and kicking! After only 5 days on the market, we've managed to get almost 5,000 downloads
and plenty of great reviews. A minor update was released today, improving the keyboard remote and adding support for saving multiple
hosts. Work on Version 2 will be starting now - and we have a ton of ideas and requests!
Don't forget to check out some reviews:
The Remote project, now known as Unified Remote, now has its own official project site.
The site contains all the latest information regarding features and ideas, screenshots showing some of our progress, and of course
download links for beta testers!
Android, Eclipse, and SVN July 5 2010
I will be adding a new guide soon, which briefly explains how to SVN integrate your Android projects in Eclipse.
I will specifically highlight some, seemingly simple, tasks that aren't very straight forward in Eclipse.
New site July 5 2010
Relmtech is now official, and I have finally sorted out my new web hosting (which currently is the Swedish web hotel
Binero). I have used many different web hosts in the past, and I have decided
to use Binero this time since they offer very up-to-date Windows IIS (ASP.NET) hosting.
This new site contains some updated information, including my new CV, new portfolio page, and a new projects list. I have
also put some effort into a new Resources section.