Home Remote Control

Home Remote Control

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Windows/OSX/Linux/XBMC/Ubuntu/Mint/Gentoo/Elementary/Whatever/Arch Remote Control

Linux/Windows/OSX Remote control features:
• keyboard
• mouse/touchpad
• list and download files from filesystem
• system monitor(CPU,RAM,DISK,BATTERY..)
• custom shortcuts
• sound control
• future tasks
• login via QR Code scanner

Special Linux Remote control features:
• rename, delete and upload files on your filesystem
• terminal
• linux command library
• ssh login

Kodi Remote control features:
• navigation/player control
• show movie library
• keyboard
• system monitor

App core features:
• remote control widget
• wake on lan widget
• export/import remote controls via a file
• display cpu,memory,battery,bluetooth,network info of android device

For Windows/Linux/OSX remotes it's possible to create customed commands like "open music player and play 'some-weird-sounds.mp3'". Below are some examples of already predefined commands.

• control media player play/stop/prev/next
• control audio volume
• shutdown
• restart
• lock/unlock screen
• start software like "Spotify, XMBC, VLC, Chrome.."

--- Setup Windows and OSX Remote control ---

1. Download the server app, unzip and execute the "RemoteControlServer.jar".

2. Open Android app, go to -> "new device" -> "Windows/Mac" -> "scan" and scan the QR code from the server on your computer.

--- Setup Linux Remote control ---

1. Install SSH Server if you havn't installed it already.
sudo apt-get install openssh-server

2. Open Android app, go to -> "new device" -> "Linux" and type in the requiered information.

3. For mouse and keyboard control you need to install xdotool.
sudo apt-get install xdotool

--- Setup Wake On Lan for Linux ---

1. sudo apt-get install ethtool
2. sudo ethtool -s eth0 wol g
3. insert the following two lines into the autostart script(/etc/rc.local)
sleep 5
ethtool -s eth0 wol g
4. open /etc/init.d/halt and set NETDOWN=no
5. check and activate Wake On Lan and/or Wake on PCI(E) your mainboard bios

Private key login for Linux Remote control
Step 1
> ssh-keygen -t rsa
To ensure safety enter a passphrase.

Step 2
Then, paste the content of the public key ~/.ssh/id_rsa.pub into the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys file on the remote host.
> cat id_rsa.pub >> .ssh/authorized_keys

Step 3
Copy the private key ~/.ssh/id_rsa to your Android phone and load the file from the 'Add Device' screen.

Download PDF for more help: https://www.dropbox.com/s/vf1hfietniyuxee/UbuntuRemoteControl-Help.pdf

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Recently changed in this version

• added folder picker dialog for the download folder settings
• fixed restore purchases bug
• fixed layout bugs
• improved monitor widget

Comments and ratings for Home Remote Control
  • (42 stars)

    by Redfury on 13/07/2012

    Awsome application 10min setup, sftp access and WOL , thanks dude!

  • (42 stars)

    by Adam M on 07/01/2015

    The app works very well. I can control my linux htpc with this. Unfortunately this will eat your battery. I used it for a few minutes then put my phone down. The next day it had used more than an hour of cpu.

  • (42 stars)

    by Oleg Muraviov on 03/01/2015

    Last two versions crash on selecting ssh key on LG G2, G3, Samsung Tab S

  • (42 stars)

    by Ash Ramirez on 31/12/2014

    The app works well with the default config. However, when you try to customize the buttons it is not possible to change the icons. Also, adding/removing addtl. buttons causes the app to crash and to no longer be able to connect to the client without deleting and recreating the profile.

  • (42 stars)

    by Sonali Patel on 25/12/2014


  • (42 stars)

    by এবং আভে on 21/12/2014

    I just love it.... Now I am trying to Setup WOL. Thanks Dev. By Da Way, Why Some kids are giving one start ?????

  • (42 stars)

    by Michael Fairhurst on 20/12/2014

    Use it with a Ubuntu media center. Works perfectly!! Awesome example of why Linux is so great, and android too - wish there were an ssh/xdotool remote for iPhone. Amazing thanks to the creator and long live Linux!!

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