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Send SMS to smartphones or play sounds to smartphones



  • Hi

    I'm looking for a solution to send messages to smartphones (android or ios, i don't know yet) from Mac OSX in a wifi closed network. 


    Or it could be just sounds i play via the phones ... in this case i need something to use phones as wifi speakers ...

    Any idea ?

    Thanx

    Xavier



  • @labelbrut

    I'm not sure about SMS, i think there are plenty of options to send mass SMS from a laptop, but you would need everyone's phone number in the system. there's a Japanese (?) road safety advert where they send SMS to everyone in a cinema simultaneously, so i guess there is a way to hack it.

    i've got a project where the audience/stage communication is done via a web app/JSON/Websockets solution.

    in terms of sending sound to phones. this could be browser-based, or maybe making use of a translation app. The Welsh Language National Theatre has developed an app called Sibrwd (Whisper) where the back end is built in Wordpress, and sends sound cues to phones that have the app installed and open. They pretty much just use it to send a version of the script to non-Welsh speakers.

    whatever you do, i think its going to take some kind of commitment from the audience members to install/log in/navigate in order to be part of the system.



  • thanks for your reply


    Actually, the actors will have phone and i want to send them messages (or just play the ringtone) when i want

    The simplest way can be a sampler on each phones and a midi or OSC command to play the sounds, but i don't know such app ...



  • Hi Xavier,

    Maybe you can try GoButton, it's free for 1 show : http://figure53.com/gobutton/

    It's a QLab based application for iPhones and iPads. You can trigger it via OSC messages..

    Best

    Philippe



  • i think GoButton is for using iOS to send cues, rather than send cues to iOS. if you are using Apple kit, you can send SMS from OSX to iOS. https://www.appleworld.today/b... - i don't know how to integrate this into a cuing system like Isadora or QLab, but you could run it from Messenger.


  • Beta Platinum

    HI,

    You could have a look at this solution put together by @eight a couple of years ago. It allows sending text to iOS screens and triggering of media files already downloaded to the mobile.

    Best Wishes,

    Bonemap



  • @labelbrut 

    I accomplished sending text messages for a piece in 2015 using a service called Twilio. You need to use the TCP/IP actors to access the API, but it wasn't too difficult to get going.

    Best Wishes,
    Mark



  • I am looking for a little similat solution, just with video, but have no idea where to start. I want to control movies independently on 25 screens. "Controlling" means in my idea to start and stop a movie as well as to jump to a specific point in the movie. A first idea was to have e.g. 25 android tablets with the fullscreen video and control them maybe via osc. But is this poosible? Which software could help realisiing his. I tried Touch OSC, butot only sends messages to this specific software, not to a videopalyer.

    You brought me to the idea to work with a website that contains that movie, but also this needs to be controlled. All this has to be done in realtime.


  • Tech Staff

    @niknaim

    You can control Isadora nearly completely with TouchOSC. I don't understand what you mean it sends only messages to this specific software. You can control any software that supports OSC.

    Best Michel



  • Sorry, if I wrote it unclear. I want to control a video that is played on the tablet device. But control that via isadora.


  • Tech Staff

    @niknaim 

    I was writing a paragraph outlining a possible way of using NDI (network streaming video) to allow the setup you are after, but half way through I discovered that they haven't released support for decompression on mobile (only compressing).

    So NDI is not currently an option either.


  • Beta Platinum

    Perhaps VLC has a option in their mobile apps?


  • Tech Staff

    @niknaim

    you can use MultiVid from Marco Tempest for that. http://marcotempest.com/work/m...

    Even though he explains it with his software you can send OSC messages from Isadora to do the same.

    Best Michel



  • @dusx

    Re: NDI - yeah unfortunately, but Sienna does make a web server that will relay an NDI feed as an HLS stream that a web browser, including a mobile phone, can watch.

    Also, there’s the older TCPSyphon/Spout, that can be viewed by TLSyphonViewer.

    But, as Michel says, MultiVid looks perfect for this.



  • @michel

    Thanks Michael, thats really looks the right way. But there are two things I have still have to sort out. First of all I am lookinga windows solution and the second one is that I need to play differnt videofiles on each android device at the different time. I couldnt test it, but multivid looks like it can only play all files at the same time.


  • Tech Staff

    @niknaim

    no MultiVid can play files individually, it depends what files you load on what tablet. Unfortunately it is only iOS, but controlling over OSC with Isadora should also work on Windows.

    Best Michel



  • You could try the android mode of Processing, it sometimes works...

    I tried with my phone but cannot unfortunately get incoming OSC messages, but it seems to be a bug on my side so... worth a try



  • @michel

    Hi, do you know were to find the list of OSC messages wich could control the IOS app ?

    Thanx !


  • Tech Staff

    @labelbrut 

    mmh, it seems that he has not attached the document anymore. Below you get the patch I have made.

    MultiVid

    Best Michel



  • @michel

    Thanx Michel, it' s weird i can't open the file. I've the 2.6.1 version and Isadora said that it was saved with a newer version ... is that possible ?