Mobile Phone as a control device


    Oct 05 2007 | 10:44 pm
    Hi,
    is it possible to use a mobile phone as a contol device? For instance be able to use the number keys to type a number? I've looked at serial and have managed to get it to recognise my phone as a serial port but have no idea where to go from there. Does anybody know how to do this?
    Thanks
    Andy

    • Oct 05 2007 | 11:56 pm
      there is also the aka.iphone external (I have no idea whether it's still on development or not)
    • Oct 06 2007 | 12:09 am
      except iPhone, of course?
      On Oct 6, 2007, at 12:44 AM, Andy Brennan wrote:
      > > Hi, > > is it possible to use a mobile phone as a contol device? For > instance be able to use the number keys to type a number? I've > looked at serial and have managed to get it to recognise my phone > as a serial port but have no idea where to go from there. Does > anybody know how to do this? > > Thanks > > Andy > >
    • Oct 06 2007 | 12:35 am
      Check tyhis software, called Salling Clicker, and or try Remote Buddy software, depending on the phone. Sony Erickson seems to be the most versatile for this application.With Saling Clickr I contrl all my Max applications, and many more pro music appl-s using my cell as a remote. Anya
      --- Andy Brennan wrote:
      > > Hi, > > is it possible to use a mobile phone as a contol > device? For instance be able to use the number keys > to type a number? I've looked at serial and have > managed to get it to recognise my phone as a serial > port but have no idea where to go from there. Does > anybody know how to do this? > > Thanks > > Andy > >
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    • Oct 06 2007 | 7:28 am
      Quote: anya elioutina wrote on Fri, 05 October 2007 18:35 ---------------------------------------------------- > Check tyhis software, called Salling Clicker, and or > try Remote Buddy software, depending on the phone. > Sony Erickson seems to be the most versatile for this > application.With Saling Clickr I contrl all my Max > applications, and many more pro music appl-s using my > cell as a remote. > Anya
      This one certainly sounds interesting - I'm not lucky enough to have an iphone. I would also like to be able to use as many differnt types of phone as I can if possible - for ope participation.
      Cheers
      Andy
    • Oct 06 2007 | 8:39 am
      On 6 oct. 07, at 09:28, Andy Brennan wrote:
      > This one certainly sounds interesting - I'm not lucky enough to > have an iphone. I would also like to be able to use as many > differnt types of phone as I can if possible - for ope participation.
      There's also Romeo, even though the number of phone is limited. I used that in the past with my t68i so I could get the keys back in Max.
      Cheers, ej
    • Oct 06 2007 | 9:52 am
      Andy Brennan wrote: > Hi, > > is it possible to use a mobile phone as a contol device? For instance be able to use the number keys to type a number? I've looked at serial and have managed to get it to recognise my phone as a serial port but have no idea where to go from there.
      As long as you use a serial connection (via bluetooth or cable) you can detect RING and pick up the phone if somebody is calling you using standard AT commands (google for that!). However, almost all mobile phones don't send you the decoded DTMF dial tones that would tell you the number the person at the other end pressed. In order to get them you'd have to run an audio line from the phone into your soundcard. If your mobile phone doesn't have an audio plug, get a real GSM modem, they usually have plugs. Then you have to find a way how to decode the DTMF tones and send them back to Max. I have used this setup for several installations and it worked with every phone people were using so far. The GSM modems were different Wavecom Fasttrack modems, but others should works as well.
      Olaf
    • Oct 06 2007 | 10:20 am
      You could also try the mbluetooth library for Moblie Processing which is also working in Processing. Then use Maxlink in Processing to send the data to Max. http://www.processing.org/ I'm using this setup with one computer and several phones.
      /David