Since my programmer skills are not up to the task at hand on the back end of things (I’m merely able to do PHP really); I was thinking of doing a project which is more in line of what my profession is. Front-end.
Right now, I’m using MPod for iPhone. MPod and MPad are not really my favorites. They react slow and always seems like a hassle.
Using the WebGui is quite OK, however. It seems a lil bit on the heavy side on a raspberry pi doing what it does already.
My idea is trying is the following.
Since I saw the idea somewhere to use nodeJS as backend for Volumio, my idea was building a WebGUI that does more async actions and have less sequential actions and notifications. That is just a wish , like, open a websocket and go!
I was thinking two/three scenarios:
- build a client using node-mpd client, sending data directly to mpd.
- build a client using a web framework sending data to a websocket.
- or… using a possible rest API on Volumio’s part?
Now, I cannot say if a websocket integration is possible, but I think I have to look at Michaelangelo for that.
First part is to start slow with a simple design and build from there. At my daily Job, I work with a lot of different programmers, scripters, (ux)designers, so im going to borrow their help to make something a more likable interface.
I’ll keep this thread for updates on it.
All suggestions most welcome.