We are constantly working on ways to make it easier and faster to use Unified Remote. First we introduced widgets that are great since they are so versatile and you can build over a large area. Then we released quick actions that makes it possible to access actions from any screen. They are however smaller and more limited. Both of these solutions require you to spend some time creating your widgets and quick actions. But we think there is a need for something simpler and even more powerful. That is why we are introducing Floating Remotes. QAs and Widgets will of course still be there.
What is it?
The best way to describe what it is I think is using pictures so lets do that.
To open a floating remote all you need to do is push the new button up in the right corner. And a small circle with the icon from the remote you're in will popup. If you touch the new circle a miniature remote will open. You can move this small remote around and put it anywhere on the screen. Not only have you now two remote but this small remote can be used anywhere in android.
And when you are done with the floating remote all you do is drag the circle to the lower part of the screen just like Facebook messenger.
How to implement this feature in your remote?
Do nothing. Everything will work automatically.
When will this be added to Unified Remote?
In the next BETA release.
Join the BETA: http://community.unifiedremote.com/topic/187/android-beta-testing
What do you think?
We would love to here you thought on this feature!
Crayon Scribe 00
I like it. Currently I'm using FlippR on my screen to make my Unified Remote widgets "floatably" accessible from any screen as a top level option that won't mess with my main active application on the screen. But, of course, a widget barely compares to a full-on remote. It'd be great to multitask with a full remote like that.
Ya know... Or a GUI editor or simply more button icon options available. A color wheel instead of having to look up color hex codes for the 9,423,875 custom colors I use and app-switch over all day during widget design. ;)
Either way, I appreciate your hard work. Bravo!