Re: Sending command from server to control page
That's along the lines I was thinking. I have done some ios app programming before, and I have an ios developer account, so I was thinking of creating a simple app that shows the control page and times out to a slide show if no input is received for awhile. The advantage of this approach would be the ability to use local images stored on the ipad (i.e., photos) for the slide show instead of pulling them down from my server (which is better for my application). It will be awhile until I can get to that, though, because I'm working on plugins for Indigo.
If and when I put an app together, I'll make it available for free in the app store so others can try it.
As a more advanced idea, I'd like to have an app that downloads the control page locally. The app would then use it as a template, but could insert additional things into it. What I'm going for here is the ability to add "beeps" as feedback on the push of buttons and other interactions, but it would also open the door to other extensions of the control page. iRule has this button feedback and I've grown rather attached to it. Of course, this is something for the future.