new HTML5 websocket/http server external
Jan 13 2014 | 8:50 pm
this is the first version of an external that you can use to serve up a webpage as the front-end to your max patch. You can then communicate with each connected client's web browser independently. Communication is bi-directional and uses HTML5 websockets, so it should be much better than old-skool approaches (e.g. continually polling the server for changes as done in my previous attempt at this maxwebcontrol). Also this server is written in C/C++ has a lot less overhead than net.loadbang.web which is done in mxj.
browser support is not great at the moment. It works best in Chrome. The example is not working well for me in firefox or safari on my mac, although it works ok in safari on my ipad.
please let me know how you get on.