DETROIT, Mich. – iRule LLC announced today, at CEDIA 2011, that it has kicked-off the development of its Android version of iRule, its app which turns user devices into universal remote controls. The iRule app is currently available on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
The new version will include the standard iRule functions such as macros, two way feedback and uses the same simple to use drag and drop cloud based editor.
The iRule Universal Remote Control currently allows the iOS device to replace multiple remotes with touch screen controls for nearly any household device that uses a remote. The Android app will include the recently released feature of two-way communication and importing shared panels. The two-way feedback is a feature that until recently was only found on remote systems costing thousands of dollars. With iRule 2.0, two-way communication starts at $100 and is incorporated into the simple drag-and-drop based iRule Builder.
iRule was created by Itai Ben-Gal and Victor Nemirovsky, looking for an easier way to control a home theater system. It offers a solution to accommodate many components and eliminate the clutter caused by multiple remotes with limited uses. “We are working at full speed on the Android application based on extensive customer feedback, and our commitment to keeping up with technology as it continues to evolve” said CTO Nemirovsky.
“The new mobile capabilities will be available on devices that use the Android 2.2 (or higher) operating system. The Android version of iRule will support both tablets and phones. We are committed to providing iRule Android users with all the capabilities currently available to iOS users” said Nemirovsky.
iRule is a cloud-based software solution coupled with simple hardware which controls any infrared, RS232 or Ethernet-enabled audio or video equipment, making it compatible with nearly any system or combination of components. A fully customizable interface allows users to simplify controls, upload their own images and personalize menus to their preferences. iRule is also easily updated to control additional components or to migrate to the latest versions of smartphones and tablets, making it the last remote you’ll ever need.
iRule software is available through Apple’s App Store. The iRule gateway package hardware, available at http://www.iRuleAtHome.com. The company has already sold thousands of units in 23 countries via word-of-mouth among early adopters, home theater professionals and online forums.
iRule is an application that transforms the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and into a universal remote control, allowing you full control of audio video gear simply and reliably. iRule focuses on a simple user experience that allows non-experts the ability to quickly and easily create a powerful personalized remote. iRule is fully upgradeable and accommodates users’ changing needs.
You'll need a Builder account to try or to use iRule. Once you have a Builder account, download the app to your iOS or Android device.
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