I was mulling over yesterday’s little glitch for folks who couldn’t use their web app and then thought about how we could have independent access to the Tablo from a web client (that seemed to have caused issues).
I personally could also do with a simple way to get access to our TV without the overhead of guide data syncs from our treadmill to be able to watch telly on the iPad while working out. Also being able to change between the channels super quickly with one button while running was a goal - that’s always been tricky!
I haven’t got my API access yet, asked for it yesterday from team @TabloTV who are going to hook me up - psyched about that! In any case, here’s a screen grab below of how far I got since dinner time. Is this anything that folks would be interested in being able to use?
I’ll throw the code up on GitHub right now it isn’t touching anything more than what you can pull using the Plex client, but as you can see it’s just a simple jQuery standalone piece of HTML with easy access to css styled buttons on the left. Right now it does a couple of AJAX fetches for the stations, and pops up an embedded video for the current channel. Basically uses the same URL hints as the Plex channel code that is already available here:
If it turns out folks think this is of any use, I’ll probably pop it up on the Github in a couple of days once I get it finished off and get it looking in a bit better shape.
Here’s where I’ve got so far… any ideas/thoughts would be super welcome!