TouchControl Server 8.1 [release history]
TouchControl Server software is provided as a self-extracting installer executable (.exe file). Once downloaded, simply run the executable to install TouchControl Server. If you have trouble downloading the .exe file in Internet Explorer, please try an alternate browser, such as Chrome, FireFox, or Safari.
TouchControl Server software required to use the TouchControl iPhone/iPod Touch app. TouchControl Server will notify you when a new version is available, if you have that option enabled (default). If not, please check back here often for new versions.
This install includes six sample activities (the first six described below under "Activity Import Files"), complete with IR codes and AutoHotKey scripts, to help new users get up and running faster. Four activities are targeted for the iPhone/iPod, and two for theiPad.
These activities can be imported into your configuration using the Tools -> Import Configuration option from the menu. Download the desired file(s) to your system and navigate to and select the file when prompted during import.
The first six import files listed below (three for iPhone and three for iPad) are included with the TouchControl Server install.
Sample scoreboard activities for iPhone and iPad demonstrating the power of TouchControl as an app dev platform, as well as the Multi-Peer feature of iOS 7. Requires TouchControl and TouchControl Server 7.3. Requires iOS 7 to use Multi-Peer.
Chat Client (with auto-lock)
Sample chat clients for iPhone and iPad demonstrating various features of Text Field buttons. Also includes auto lock feature. Requires TouchControl and TouchControl Server 7.3.
DirecTV Remote NEW!
Sample DirecTV Remote activity for iPhone and iPad. These activities use SSDP to discover and configure your DirecTV receivers on your network. No additional configuration needed to control your DirecTV receivers. Can be easily modified to add power/volume/etc. commands for your TVs as well. See the "READ-ME" file located in this export for additional installation and usage notes.
Additional activity import files:
External Mousepad NEW!
Sample activity demonstrating an "external mousepad", logging the mouse movements/button executions to a text field in real time.
Sample activity demonstrating the use of Simple Service Discovery Protocol (SSDP) to discover devices on your network. See the "READ-ME" file in this export activity usage information. iPad only.
Sample Telnet client activity for iPhone (tested with Microsoft Telnet Server). See the "TelnetClient" button's script for more information.
Sample "air mouse" activity for iPhone demonstrating motion sensing.
Sample activities for iPhone and iPad demonstrating Grid buttons. Requires iOS 7.
HowTo - Scroller
This sample activity demonstrates using the new screen scrolling commands available in TouchControl 7.1.
HowTo - Multi-iPhone
This sample iPhone activity uses groups and animation (requires TouchControl 6.1 or later). This sample provides the group containers, animation buttons, and script required to perform the same functionality shown in the iPhone demo video on the home page. You can use the new "Hide In Designer" button setting and the new "Group Edit" feature (see Group Buttons) to allow access to underlying groups/buttons as you design the layout.
HowTo - Multi-iPad
This sample iPad activity uses groups and animation (requires TouchControl 6.1 or later). This sample provides the group containers, animation buttons, and script required to perform the same functionality shown in the iPad demo video on the home page. You can use the new "Hide In Designer" button setting and the new "Group Edit" feature (see Group Butttons) to allow access to underlying groups/buttons as you design the layout.
HowTo - Toggle
This sample activity provides and example of creating a simple "toggle" button which sends "ON" or "OFF" commands using an EventTrigger button. This example uses global variables and other scripting features which requires the "Pro" upgrade on your iOS device.
HowTo - XBMC_HTTP
This sample activity uses HTTP Request buttons to control XBMC using the XBMC JSON-RPC API. You'll need to create an "HTTP Request" host interface in the server's Interface Manager for the HTTP buttons in this activity, setting the port to the HTTP port specified in XBMC network settings, and also a "Feedback Listener" host interface, setting the port to 8278 (the XBMC notification port). Also, after importing this activity, see the XBMCListener button's script for some additional info on enabling the XBMC broadcast notifications.
Home - Insteon
This sample activity uses EventTrigger buttons to control Insteon light switches via an Insteon SmartLinc netwok adaptor.
Home Theater - Denon Receiver (GC)
This sample activity uses Global Cache' buttons to control a Denon receiver throug a GC-100 serial interface. Extensive use of feedback script to update on-screen labels and to conditionally execute commands based on feedback from the receiver.
Home Theater - Denon Receiver (ET)
This sample activity uses EventTrigger buttons to control a Denon receiver via the direct TCP/IP network interface, or can also be used with a Keene KIRA RS232 network adapter. Extensive use of feedback script to update on-screen labels and to conditionally execute commands based on feedback from the receiver.
Home Theater - XBox360
This activity contains buttons to control an XBox 360. Uses a single button image from the Default button pack, and one of the included background images, so those are not included in the export file. The buttons are just laid out in a grid from upper left, so you can arrange them and provide button/icon images as you wish. The HEX codes for these buttons were obtained from here: http://www.remotecentral.com/cgi-bin/mboard/rc-discrete/thread.cgi?5489. Not all buttons found on that site were added to the activity, so feel free to add any additional ones that you need.
See the Backgrounds and Button Packs page for information on how to add these button packs. If you'd like to submit button packs for others to use, please email them to email@example.com and I'll post them here.
These files are distributed solely for use in the TouchControl Server and TouchControl applications and are not licensed for use in any other commercial application or for any other purpose.
Metal & Color
Some colorful buttons.
Classic DVR Black
Most of your needed DVR (and most other device) buttons with pre-existing text in classic black. Blank ones as well.
Classic DVR White
Most of your needed DVR (and most other device) buttons with pre-existing text in a cool white. Blank ones as well.
See the Backgrounds and Button Packs page for information on how to add these backgrounds. If you'd like to submit background images for others to use, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll post them here.
Color backgrounds with various lighting effects
Wide Brown Leather
Extra-wide leathery brown background
Wide White Leather
Extra-wide leathery white background
Tall White Glass
Extra-tall glassy white background
A backgrounds.zip file containing all of the backgrounds listed here and/or seen in the Gallery.