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    I would like to see a plug-in with the ability to test the channels with an Android. A simple check box for every channel would suffice. An IP address and port of computer running Vixen would be all that is needed for input. The plug-in could even connect to a web service and the testing app could be a web application. I do love the public interaction of your app. I would be willing to develop the testing app if you are not interested. Could help me get started with a simple input plug-in. The details of input plug-ins are not easily found. Do you know where I can find documentation or example of input plug-in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dpitts View Post
    I would like to see a plug-in with the ability to test the channels with an Android. A simple check box for every channel would suffice. An IP address and port of computer running Vixen would be all that is needed for input. The plug-in could even connect to a web service and the testing app could be a web application. I do love the public interaction of your app. I would be willing to develop the testing app if you are not interested. Could help me get started with a simple input plug-in. The details of input plug-ins are not easily found. Do you know where I can find documentation or example of input plug-in.
    There's some source code around somewhere. Use the google search to search for "Vixen Plugin Source code" That's a more advanced plugin you are looking for because it requires a some in-between code.

    There's also a Vixen Server that can process commands from another application/server. I never got it working, but many people have. You could setup a little Web-page for the control. There's a guy on here that had a webcam and site that allowed you to start sequences and turn channels on and off on his demo display.

    If you are just looking for a simple testing tool. I used my IPOD Touch/iPad to run test. I did it via a VNC Iphone app that allowed me to remote to my show computer. Very easy on the iPad, a little tougher on the Ipod Touch with the smaller screen. But in both cases its very useful and literally a 10 minutes setup.
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    Something that I found myself wanting was contact info. There was another show near my house, but it was never on when I went by. The house was usually dark, so I didn't want to knock. If email info could be included, I could have made a contact within the diy community. Obviously, not everyone will want info out there, so an opt out could be offered, or just a generic "contact us" link with hidden email address.

    Other than that, I think I looked at every listing on my phone, even if not in person... Thanks for your dedication to this.

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    Hi All

    I do still plan on working on this, kinda distracted with another project and the rest of life right now. There is sample code out there, and i could send ya some, but it might be worth waiting for Vixen 3.0. If i do make this I will build a test app right into it.

    Thanks for the contact idea, thats a good thought. Will have to find a way to keep the email address secret though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lboucher View Post
    Hi All

    I do still plan on working on this, kinda distracted with another project and the rest of life right now. There is sample code out there, and i could send ya some, but it might be worth waiting for Vixen 3.0. If i do make this I will build a test app right into it.

    Thanks for the contact idea, thats a good thought. Will have to find a way to keep the email address secret though.
    v3.0 is only in the concept stages, not sure when it will release. I would suggest you get this going on the current version of Vixen and port it if necessary later.
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    Saw this article in a trade rag I get every week... thought it was interesting since it focused on Android and we have some development going on with it...

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