JMRI Throttle - Smart Phone - WP8

 
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
Anyone know of an app for WP8 to create a JMRI throttle via wi-fi?

Thanks

Mark

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  Aaron The Ghost of George Stephenson

Location: University of Adelaide SA
Anyone know of an app for WP8 to create a JMRI throttle via wi-fi?

Thanks

Mark
"LaidlayM"

I do not believe there is one. More to the point from what I gather the developers of TouchCab, WiThrottle and EngineDriver have little interest in porting their product to OS and hardware not already supported.

If you install the appropriate packages to create WP8 apps it might be possible to generate your own port to WP8 of the JMRI apps, pretty sure I have seen the source floating around somewhere. The main difficulty is you don't know how dependant they are on the (presumably various) Apple and Android packages they inherit from - which could be why the original app devs don't port already, and whether there are easily accessible WP8 equivalents.

I have access to two WP8s that I would like to see operable as JMRI throttles, but considering I have an iPod, 2x iPhones, an iPad and an Android device whenever sit down to mentally go through the process of thinking about mapping a WP8 app I decide that what I already have is likely enough and I just end up watching a movie instead.
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
That's a big part of the problem for WP8, (and 7 for that matter), there's such a huge market for Android (and now somewhat lesser iOS share) that there's very little incentive to port anything across to the minute market share they do have. And that's the same, I've got a S4 and TF300T tablet, no point holding my breath for a WP7 port of JMRI...

The other annoying thing about WP in general is you can't even use the (locally run) web based version of the throttle, either, as IE won't allow IP : port addresses.

I succumbed and made the jump to Android also, no point sticking with a market share that's in single digits still (WinPhone's first quarter of 2013 is 3.2 percent market share) virtually zero app support and unable to run most of the 'big' apps.

I think it would be a case of having to roll your own on this one.

Wolfpac
  LaidlayM Chief Commissioner

Location: Research
Woops, maybe I bought the wrong phone.  I even thought it might be easy to synch with MS Outlook but that is not the case.  I wonder if David's "friend" can help?

Mark
  wolfpac Minister for Railways

Location: Over here...
Woops, maybe I bought the wrong phone.  I even thought it might be easy to synch with MS Outlook but that is not the case.  I wonder if David's "friend" can help?

Mark
LaidlayM
All depends on the task I suppose. Outlook (using MS Exchange) is really easy to setup, at least that was the case with WP7.

The only issue with WP7/8 is the lack of people writing apps and the major players porting across. If they had more support, they'd be a much bigger contender. Apps are king in most people's eyes, in other words, unless you have 10,000 fart apps ready to download, then you're not worth looking at... Laughing

Wolfpac

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