Got my Audrey a couple of days ago and have been busy getting it useful. I thought I post on how I’m using my Audrey.
First I got all the latest updates plus shell, thanks to the guy hosting the DNS spoof. I then installed the virtual keyboard.
What I wanted was to put my Audrey in the kitchen by the phone. I would use it as a digital picture frame, and as a web based interface to a recipe database and an address book/phone database. I’ve got the digital picture frame and recipe database working now and am working on the address book/phone database.
A little background on my home setup. My entire house is wired with Cat5 and I have a Windows 2000 web and print server setup downstairs.
When I start up the Audrey browser, it goes to my Audrey homepage on the web server downstairs. From there you have three links, recipe, contacts, and screen saver. The screen saver is pretty cool. I have a folder on my web server called pictures. All I do is drop 640 x 480 *.jpg’s into the folder. My screen saver page is a ASP page that looks at the folder, creates an array of all the images in the folder and then randomly displays one of them. I use a meta tag at the top of the page to handle an automatic refresh of the page which I have set at 60 seconds but it could be anything that you want. This way if I have a new photo that I want to add to the rotation, all I have to do is drop the photo into my picture directory. The ASP handles the rest. I link the picture itself to the Audrey homepage so touching the screen while the it’s in “digital picture frame” mode takes it back to the homepage. If anyone’s interested in the code, drop me some e-mail.
p.s. 640x480 fills the screen perfectly with no scroll bars if the browser is in full screen mode.