SqueezePad 1.10.0 comes with improved Home Automation Integration.
These tools often allow you to start a different App with a short URL, so you are able to directly start SqueezePad from them.
Unfortunately there are some problems with this approach (well not anymore with SqueezePad):
- your home automation tools are typically centered around rooms, so just starting a Squeezebox Controller with an arbitrarily selected room is confusing
- at some point you want to get back to your Home Automation App. Pressing the home button of your iPad and selecting the App on the iPads main screen is inconvenient.
|squeezepad://?||the beginning of the URL tells iOS to start SqueezePad|
|returnURL=iviewer://||the URL to return to, when the user presses the icon in SqueezePad. If you leave out this parameter, SonoPad won’t show the icon to return to the original App.For most other Apps (except CommandFusion and TPControl) you need to URL-encode this part ( so it would read iviewer%3A%2F%2F)|
|&||separator, to tell iOS the next parameter starts|
|defaultPlayer=00:04:20:27:91:1f||MAC-address of the player that should be selected by default, when SqueezePad starts.
This address MUST be configured in lowercase!To find the MAC-address of your players, enter the settings screen of your Squeezebox-Server. On the “Information” Tab all MAC addresses are listed.If you leave out this parameter, SqueezePad will revert to it’s default behaviour, i.e. on start it will select the SqueezeBox that was selected when you left SqueezePad the last time.
Here some other examples:
Hope you enjoy this new feature! If there are any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via support(at)squeezepad.com