-- WARNING --
ANDRE PRO IS CURRENTLY INTENDED FOR EXISTING BETA USERS ONLY! DO NOT PURCHASE THIS APP IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY USING THE BETA, OR ARE *VERY* SURE IT WILL DO WHAT YOU WANT! THE FOLLOWING ARE STILL IN PROGRESS:
- Full documentation
- Sample configurations
- Bits of UI/terminology polish
The universal remote control interface for Android!
Andre is a fully customizable, feature rich front end for controlling things. What things? Anything that can be controlled over the network, including home automation software (such as Promixis' Girder), alarm systems, media servers and players, IP controllable A/V hardware, and more.
A handful of usage examples:
- Universal Remote for home theater
- Alarm system control/status
- Whole house music control
- Home/office monitoring from anywhere
- Lighting and environment status & control
- Weather station
- Custom sound board
- Music/video catalog
- IT server monitoring and control
- Router control interface
Andre is server-agnostic and supports http(s) and TCP communication. For most uses Andre is paired with server software/hardware that is capable of communicating through one of these protocols such as home automation apps (Girder, PowerHome, HAI, HomeSeer, mControl, Control4, Vivint and many others), media software (XBMC, JRiver, MediaPortal, etc.), and alarm systems. More and more hardware is becoming controllable this way, including A/V receivers, set-top boxes and DVRs, weather stations, even alarm clocks and digital picture frames.
PLEASE NOTE: WHILE ANDRE *IS* CAPABLE OF A LOT OF STAND-ALONE FUNCTIONALITY ON THE ANDROID DEVICE ITSELF, MOST COMMON USES REQUIRE SERVER SIDE SOFTWARE OR HARDWARE THAT IS NOT PART OF ANDRE.
If you are unsure if Andre will do what you want please visit andreapp.com for more info or to ask questions. We will be happy to help! Also look for Andre Free in the Market to demo all capabilities (coming soon).
CUSTOM USER INTERFACE
The UI is completely configurable through an XML file or comprehensive on-screen editors, consisting of one or more pages that can contain any combination of controls:
- Button (customizable look, feel and behavior; animatable (sprite/scale/move/rotate/alpha)
- List (static or dynamic; image and/or text content)
- Slider/Progress bar (skinnable; horizontal or vertical)
- Text (custom TrueType/OpenType font support)
- Web Browser
- Any Android Widget
ADVANCED CONTROL CAPABILITIES
Button look and feel is dynamic with labels, drop shadows, borders/background fill, color tinting and more. They can trigger over 50 actions, including:
- Call web service
- Change pages
- Play sound (MP3, OGG, RAW formats)
- Execute scripts
- Start/stop timers
- Modify other controls
- Speak text
- Trigger user input dialogs
Buttons are assigned functionality for five distinct actions: display, touch, held, repeat and release. They can also be given user-defined 'states' that change how they look or act. Andre supports one or more 'locations' (e.g. Family Room, Bedroom) which can also change button appearance and behavior. Buttons can be triggered by simple gestures and physical device buttons too.
SOCIAL LAYOUT SHARING
Exchange pre-configured controls and designs with other Andre users on the device or through andreapp.com! A growing catalog of buttons, pages and other contols to quickly get started with your layout.
FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TO ANDRE PRO
- TCP Scripting
- Run as Home Screen
- Push notifications from the cloud
- Broadcast & receive Android Intents (interface with Tasker, EventGhost and other Android apps)