Apple TV web interface

Here is something I built during the weekend. I saw this post last Friday on Hackaday and remembered a project idea that I had been thinking about previously. Apple Remote Arduino shield has been featured in Hackaday also in 2009.

Searching anything with the original Apple TV IR-remote is a pain in the ass. You are forced to navigate your way in a grid of letters where the letters are organized alphabetically instead of forming a qwerty keyboard. I barely remember the correct order of the alphabets. Also many of the menu views would work better with swipe gestures instead of the four navigation buttons.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVBl-f-sF9c

arduino-ethernet-ir.jpg

apple-tv-ui-1.png

More details can be found from here:
https://www.cs.helsinki.fi/u/ljlukkar/appletv/

Source code on GitHub