Synchronization between devices

Sync via iCloud to keep all devices in sync regarding state and activities so that you can launch an activity on the iPod then pick up the iPad and continue where you left off.
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    This would be really useful where Feedbacks were not available, which is often the case with IR devices.

    I suspect Professional Installers, who would often be involved with providing multiple iRule remotes to a customer, would appreciate this suggestion.

    Perhaps, with 3.1 variables now avaiilable, this could simply be all varaiables starting with a name "GLOBAL" would be automatically shared/sync'ed in iCloud (and Android equivalents).

    Care would need to be taken in their use, due to response times.
    Many designers/installers would want to use something inside the house for that reason, say a PC or a Mac.

    Maybe a new Gateway (or other option) that allows the centralised "state and activities" center to be defined.

    Maybe the iRule team define a standard for a simple HTTP/XML GET protocol for those who can and want to create a local (and more responsive) web server. An off-the-top-of-the-head example - http://192.168.1.6/?GLOBALsource=DVD%... .
    The returning XML page would automatically update the GLOBAL variables and be in the form (simplified):

    DVD Player
    023
    on
    off
    • This is what I was thinking. I figured it might even be possible to make this happen with the HTTP Post/Get gateway somehow. I haven't put much thought into it.

      Although... Now, I am thinking about it:

      Perhaps, a hidden page that holds global variables, and setting a polling activity or something that would fetch and save the values to the variables on the hidden page.

      And the same polling activity could set POST the variable to the gateway. The only trouble there is, if you have 2 devices... Which one wins?

      I just looked and this idea and post are over a year old. Has anything happened with this idea?

      DAN
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  • This has a workaround for handsets that are using two way feedback for devices:

    Using actions on feedback you can link to a new panel, page when a certain input is in use by another handset.

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