Two of my favorite gadgets are my iPhone and my TiVo Series3. DVR Remote [App Store Link], by Stutsman Software, is an iPhone app that controls compatible TiVo boxes over your wireless network using telnet commands that were originally written to support control systems like Crestron and AMX.
While DVR Remote won’t replace your regular remote, I find it useful when I step away. My remote just isn’t something I’d grab on my way off the couch — especially since it’s a tabletop touchscreen. But my iPhone is always on me. So now when I get up to grab the popcorn out of the microwave, I don’t have to surrender my ability to pause and fast-forward.
Last month, Stutsman Software released DVR Remote 2, which introduced support for skinning the app. Being that I’m in the touchscreen interface design business, you know what immediately came to my mind: The Guifx skin was born.
To install the Guifx skin, simply press the [ + ] button on the DVR Remote skins screen and enter the following url: The Guifx skin is the default skin on DVR Remote v3.0.
Special Note: I’d like to thank Derek Stutsman of Stutsman Software for promptly incorporating our request to add active states to DVR Remote’s skinning capabilities.
Since the Guifx skin was the first to include active states, there was a minor bug that went unnoticed by the DVR Remote development team that will be fixed in DVR Remote 2.0.2. In the meantime, our down button incorrectly shows the up button’s active state when pressed. Just think of it as a temporary conversation piece.
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