QRemote Nexus Q Application

July 8, 2012 06:11 by docbliny 

UPDATE July 14, 2012: I updated the APK to contain rough API documentation. Just navigate to http://192.168.1.1:8080/api.html adjusting the IP address to match your Q.

OK, it’s late (I mean early), but here’s a very rough alpha version of QRemote which let let you control the Nexus Q via a RESTful-ish API and your web browser. It’s developer-only friendly at the moment, but that shouldn’t a problem since only Google I/O attendees have them. If you’re brave enough to test it and have feedback, hit me up via Twitter, Google+, or email. I’m lazy at approving comments here on the site. Anyway, to the point…

GALLERY

Here it is in all it's glory.

QRemote-Screenshot

Installation

  • Download QRemote.apk here.
  • Upload the file using adb with the following command: adb install QRemote.apk

Running

Unfortunately, you’ll have to manually start the application every time you power on the Nexus Q. I’m working on to get the boot message receiver to work with a signed package (seems to work fine with a debug build).

  • Start the application with the following command: adb shell am start -a android.intent.action.MAIN -n com.blinnikka.android.qremote/.StartServiceActivity
  • Open up a browser and navigate to port 8080. For example, http://192.168.1.1:8080/

Known Issues

  • You need to start it manually every time you power up the Nexus Q.
  • You have to know your Q’s IP address.
  • You need to load up a playlist with the Play application on an Android device.
  • Videos are not supported.

Uninstalling

  • Run the following command: adb uninstall com.blinnikka.android.qremote

Upgrading

You will need to uninstall and re-install the application if you had the initial Alpha version as I changed the keys used to sign the application. Just follow the instructions above to uninstall and install again.


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