MainLobby on the iPhone

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About

Mainlobby on the iPhone is an iPhone / iPod Touch web application that demonstrates all of the major Cinemar applications running on the iPhone. This is a full screen web application written in HTML, CSS3 and Javascript. It is fully functional for the supported applications. You cannot use the typical MainLobby designer to modify these web pages but anyone with a little fluency in HTML should be able to make customizations.


Requirements

The only requirement is that you must be running MLServer 3.75.201 or later. You should also configure your MLServer DNS name so that is uses the IP Address of your MLServer PC as shown in the following figure.

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Installation

MainLobby on the iPhone

Download the MainLobby_iPhone_Setup.exe installer package from the main Cinemar Installation Assistant. Run the installer. By default all of the new files will be placed into the C:\Program Files\MLServer\HTML\iPhone.Sample folder. You should immediately copy this folder and make the copy of the folder your active folder. That way if you install future releases of the sample app you will not overwrite any of your changes.


Once you have installed the files and configured MLServer to use the appropriate IP address open Safari on your iPhone or iPod Touch and browse to the following URL as shown in the figure below. Make sure that you substitute 192.168.1.112 for the IP Address of your MLServer PC.


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Click on the Go button to open the page. If all goes well the following page should be displayed.


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Now click on the + sign on the bottom toolbar. This will launch the following options pop-up.


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Click on the Add to Home Screen option. Then you will be brought to this page.


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You can name the application anything you like. We suggest naming it MainLobby. Click the Add button when you are done and you'll be brought back to your desktop. You should see the new MainLobby desktop icon. Similar to what is shown below.


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That's it!. You've installed a new Web Application on your iPhone and you didn't need the iTunes App Store to do it. To start using MainLobby just click on the new MainLobby icon.


Gallery Installation

Gallery on the iPhone

Download the Gallery for iPhone_Server_Setup.exe installer package from the main Cinemar Installation Assistant. Run the installer. By default all of the new files will be placed into the C:\Program Files\MLServer\HTML\iPhone.Gallery folder.


Once you have installed the files and configured MLServer to use the appropriate IP address open Safari on your iPhone or iPod Touch and browse to the following URL as shown in the figure below. Make sure that you substitute 192.168.1.112 for the IP Address of your MLServer PC.


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Click on the Go button to open the page. If all goes well the following page should be displayed.


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Now click on the + sign on the bottom toolbar. This will launch the following options pop-up.


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Click on the Add to Home Screen option. Then you will be brought to this page.


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You can name the application anything you like. We suggest naming it Gallery. Click the Add button when you are done and you'll be brought back to your desktop. You should see the new MainLobby desktop icon. Similar to what is shown below.


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That's it!. You've installed a new Web Application on your iPhone and you didn't need the iTunes App Store to do it. To start using MainLobby just click on the new MainLobby icon.


Using MainLobby

Any time you click on the MainLobby desktop icon you will be brought to the main menu screen. From here you can select to run any of the Mainlobby applications simply by clicking on the appropriate menu item.

Main Menu

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Movies (DVDLobby 3.90)

The movies menu option will bring you to a set of scenes for controlling DVDLobby 3.90.

Movies Menu

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Cover Art Browser

Swipe left and right on the thumbnails to go to the previous and next pages or click on the vertical A..Z list to quickly jump through pages. Use the toolbar icons to select other options.

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Browse by Title

Here a straight list of movies by titles that have been filtered using the any of the filters that your specified. Swipe up and down to scroll through the list or click on the vertical A..Z list to quickly jump through pages. Use the toolbar icons to select other options. Click on a movie to select it.

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Filter Selections

You can filter your movie selection just like in the regular MainLobby client. Filter selections are remember between sessions. Use the toolbar icons to select other options. Click on a filter to select it.

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Options

You can specify the location where you want to play the movie in the options page. Once you are playing the movie a fully functional remote is available for controlling playback.

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Music (MusicLobby 3.75)

The music menu options will bring you to a set of scenes for controlling MusicLobby 3.75.

Music Menu

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Albums by Artist

Swipe left and right to advance through pages or click on the vertical A..Z letters to jump to pages. Use the toolbar icons for additional selections. Click on the cover art to select the album.

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Now Playing

Provides a dynamic display of the current song and playlist. Click on the toolbar for additional options.

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Satellite Radio (MLSatRadio)

The Satellite Radio menu option will bring you to a set of scenes for controlling the MLSatRadio plugin.

Satellite Radio Menu

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Station Selections

Swipe up and down to scroll through the list of stations that have been filtered by the genre filter in use.

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Genre Selections

Select the genre filter to reduce the number of stations displayed or select only your favorites.

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Security

The Security menu selection will show you options for viewing your security cameras and controlling at typical security keypad.

Security Menu

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Lighting

The Lighting menu selection will show you options for controlling lighting in your various rooms. This simulation is for demo purposes because lighting commands will vary by user. These pages will have to be modified so they will work in your installation.

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Room Menu

Swipe on the sliders to adjust lighting level or simply click on the buttons. You will have to modify these pages to work in your home environment.

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Energy

The Energy menu selection will show you current energy usage in your home if your are using the MLEnergyManagement plugin.

Energy Menu

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Weather

Here's a quick way to see what today's and tomorrow's weather will be in your favorite cities.

Weather Menu

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