Able Remote for Google TV


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  1. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote is now a featured app on Google TV!

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  2. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.0.7 for Google TV has been released in the Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote


    Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote! Now a featured Google TV app!


    Able Remote 2.0.7 includes several new features:
    - Number pad
    - Spotlight web apps
    - Web bookmarks
    - Swipe navigation for touch panels
    - Android 2.2 is now the minimum version supported


    The button at the bottom of the screen used to navigate between the touch panels now support swipe gestures. Swipe left or right to navigate between the touch panels.

    The new number pad needs to be enabled in the app settings screen. You can use the number pad to change the channels on your TV.

    Learn more about Able Remote: Able Remote App
  3. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.0.8 for Google TV has been released in the Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote

    Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. Now a featured app in the Google TV Market!

    Able Remote 2.0.8 includes:
    - Various user interface improvements
    - Fixed minimum Android version setting to 2.2
    - Made number pad free feature
    - Improved dimming power down
    - Support for photo rotation EXIF value

    Learn more about Able Remote: Able Remote App
  4. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.0.9 for Google TV has been released in the Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote

    Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. Now a featured app in the Google TV Market!

    Able Remote 2.0.9 includes:
    - Button to list all apps
    - Button to list all channels
    - Fix for app icon sizing
    - Some performance improvements

    Learn more about Able Remote: Able Remote App
  5. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

  6. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Since we started developing the Able Remote app, we have carefully considered user feedback. We have used this feedback to prioritize the features for each version of the app. We have a list of feature requests and we also have our own ideas for improving Able Remote and expanding its capabilities.

    Since we are getting some publicity at the moment, we thought it would be a good opportunity to reach out to all our users and ask them for their wish list of features for Able Remote. Please email us at feedback@ableremote.com with your ideas. Get your ideas to us before Tuesday.

    Learn more about Able Remote.
  7. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.1.0 for Google TV has been released in the Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote
    Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. Now a featured app in the Google TV Market!

    Able Remote 2.1.0 includes:
    - Edit feature device buttons are labeled
    - Caller ID and SMS notifications display contact photo
    - Macros added spotlight app support
    - New buttons: previous, next, TV power

    We have seen a number of comments from users who mistakenly think there are remote control features missing from Able Remote. We have decided to release this version with labeled buttons in the Menu/Edit buttons screen to make it clear what each icon means.

    We have also changed the way Caller ID and SMS notifications are displayed to users. If there is a photo in your contacts for the incoming call, then Able Remote will display that on your TV. Note that the new notification mechanism does not add to the notification history on your TV; you can enable the previous kind of notification in the app Settings.

    Learn more about Able Remote: Able Remote App
  8. deviousskater

    deviousskater New Member

    I updated to the newest version but the contact photo for caller I'd just shows a blue drawn person. All my photos are synced thru gmail. Everything works great. Any suggestions to fix this thanks
  9. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    If you have a photo stored on the phone for a contact, that should always appear. However, due to differences between the contacts/address books from the various Android manufacturers, you might not see photos for all of your contacts if they are synced from online services.

    We have reports from users who do see contact photos synced from Gmail, and we have reports from others who dont.
  10. walteroa

    walteroa Well-Known Member

    Is it the time to extend able to generic Chinese Mfr ????
    (i mean boxes using rockchip or amlogic... I have IderA10..):rolleyes:

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  11. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote relies on the Anymote protocol which is only part of the Google TV software.
  12. walteroa

    walteroa Well-Known Member

    good to know.... now: Can be animote prot added as app?
    (btw: all those boxes use at least GB +2.3 In most cases..)
  13. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Anymote is not implemented as an app on Google TV. It is part of the system software. Google has not open sourced that software.
  14. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.1.1 for Google TV has been released in the Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote
    Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. A featured app in the Google TV Market!

    Able Remote 2.1.1 includes:
    - Performance improvements
    - New buttons: red, green, yellow, blue, blank
    - Improved support for local channels for voice commands
    - Macros support device buttons


    From 2.1.1 we are giving users an opportunity to try out the Edit Feature for 7 days. At the end of the trial period, users can purchase the Edit Feature for $0.99 or continue to use the free version of the app which is a fully functional Google TV remote.

    Learn more about Able Remote: Able Remote App
  15. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.1.4 for Google TV has been released in the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote
    Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. A Google TV featured app!

    Able Remote 2.1.4 includes:
    - Setting for photo slideshow delays
    - Photo slideshow navigation with playback keys
    - Number pad enabled by default
    - Ads for users who don't buy the Edit Feature after the trial period

    Photo slideshows can now be paused and you can manually navigate between photos using the playback touch control.

    Learn more about Able Remote: Able Remote App
  16. rhippler

    rhippler Well-Known Member

    any chance a pared down version that only does notifications? my phone is paired to a bluetooth system in another room so using as a remote is out but i would love the notification part of the app.
  17. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote uses your WiFi network to send commands to a Google TV device; it does not use bluetooth.
  18. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

  19. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.1.6 for Google TV has been released in the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote

    Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. A Google TV featured app!

    Able Remote 2.1.5 includes:
    - Clock, weather and RSS widgets

    You can now launch overlay widgets with a button. Configure the widgets on your mobile device and then add the new widgets button to your button layout. Press the widget button and you can see the clock, weather and your favorite RSS feed anywhere on Google TV. The weather widget supports weather alerts.

    For technical reasons, standard Android widgets cannot be supported for this overlay.

    Learn more about Able Remote: Able Remote App

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  20. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.1.7 for Google TV has been released in the Google Play Store:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote

    The most comprehensive Google TV remote. Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. A Google TV featured app!

    Able Remote 2.1.7 includes:

    - Improved alerts layout for weather widget

    - Improved error handling for RSS widget

    - Developer API's

    We now allow developers to create custom buttons for their Google TV apps and allow mobile developers to invoke the Able Remote sharing features: http://ableremote.com/developers

    Learn more about Able Remote: Able Remote App

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  21. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.1.8 for Google TV has been released in the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote

    The ultimate Google TV remote. Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. A Google TV featured app!

    Able Remote 2.1.8 includes:
    - Removed ads from free version
    - G+ trending feature
    - Improved weather widget alerts
    - Landscape support

    There is a new Trending button which displays trending topics from Google+ posts. It is based on the Google+ API which is still in beta so this feature should be considered experimental. Since the API does not provide the list of trending terms, the Google search engine trending keywords are used for now.

    Many users have asked for landscape support for their tablets. You can now enable that using Menu/Settings/Screen Orientation within Able Remote. We are reusing the current design. We hope to bring a different user interface in the future that will make better use of the bigger screen space.

    Learn more about Able Remote: Able Remote App

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  22. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.2.1 for Google TV has been released in the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote

    The ultimate Google TV remote. Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. A Google TV featured app!

    Able Remote 2.2.1 includes:
    - Voice commands for playing Google Music
    - Android widget to control Google TV Play Music
    - Dash character for number pad for local channels


    A new voice command has been added to launch Google's Play Music app on Google TV. To launch the app and start playing music, click on the voice command button and say "play". To start playing a particular track say "play" and the track name, for example "play firework". The track name is matched by the Google Play Music app and can be strict and might not always match your track. Also, if a track is matched it will play automatically, but if a playlist or album is matched it will only be selected due to technical limitations with the API.

    There is also a new Android widget for your mobile device to remotely control the Google Play Music app on your Google TV. On your mobile device, press 'Menu/Add/Widgets'. Select 'Able Remote Play Music' from the list of widgets. You will be prompted to select which Google TV to control. The widget has a button to play or pause the music and another button to select the next track. The current track and artist is displayed on the widget. You can configure multiple widgets, each for a different Google TV.

    Learn more about Able Remote: Able Remote App
  23. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.2.2 for Google TV has been released in the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote

    The ultimate Google TV remote. Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. A Google TV featured app!

    Able Remote 2.2.2 includes:
    - Favorite channels
    - Double-click volume adjustment
    - Buttons for selecting touch panels
    - Replaced widgets feature with weather button
    - Improved network support for Google Play Music widget

    Users have requested the ability to configure a list of favorite channels and be able to jump between those quickly. In this release we have added a new button at the bottom of the screen which allows users to configure up to 21 favorite TV channels. Clicking on an empty space will allow you to select your favorite channel. Clicking on a configured channel will make your TV change to that channel.

    When you jump from live TV to Google Play Music or YouTube, there is usually a big jump in the volume which forces you to quickly adjust the volume level. In this release we have added a feature which can be enabled in Menu/Settings to quickly adjust the volume. Simply double-click on the physical volume buttons and the volume will quickly adjust by the configured amount.

    Users have requested a faster way to jump between the various touch panels. In this release we have added buttons for each touch panel which allows you to jump to any of the touch panel directly.

    Based on analytics, users are mostly using the weather and clock widgets. We have decided to remove our proprietary widget feature and replace it with a weather button that will display the weather and clock as an overlay.

    Learn more about Able Remote: Able Remote App


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  24. entertailion

    entertailion Well-Known Member

    Able Remote 2.2.3 for Google TV has been released in the Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.entertailion.android.remote

    The ultimate Google TV remote. Turn your Android device into a Google TV remote. A Google TV featured app!

    Able Remote 2.2.3 includes:
    - Bug fix for some of the edit buttons.
    - Forward notifications when Able Remote isn't the foreground app.
    - Switch button to quickly switch between Google TV's.

    This release includes a fix for a bug that was introduced in 2.2.2 which affects some of the buttons in the Edit Feature.

    From this release you can forward notifications to Google TV even when Able Remote isn't the foreground app. Enable this using 'Menu/Settings/Always Forward Notifications' . You can also specify which Google TV devices should receive the notifications.

    This release also has a new button that allows you to quickly switch between Google TV devices that have previously been found on your network.

    Learn more about Able Remote: Able Remote App

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