SonoPhone 1.0.1 comes with Improved Home Automation Integration.
Those of you doing home automation, typically use a different App as their main remote control App. Typical examples are CommandFusion , iRule, iRemoteControl for simple tasks or more advanced Apps like KNX ProServ.
These tools often allow you to start a different App with a short URL, so you are able to directly start SonoPhone (or in the meantime even the official Sonos App) from them.
Unfortunately there are some problems with this approach (well not anymore with SonoPhone):
- your home automation tools are typically centered around rooms, so just starting a Sonos Controller with an arbitrarily selected room is confusing
- at some point you want to get back to your Home Automation App. Pressing the home button of your iPad and selecting the App on the iPads main screen is inconvenient.
When you tap it, SonoPhone will automatically start with the player selected in the ProServ App, so you can start controlling the music in this room right ahead.
|sonophone://?||the beginning of the URL tells iOS to start SonoPhone|
the URL to return to, when the user presses the icon in SonoPad. It’s URL-encoded, so actually it reads
If you leave out this parameter, SonoPad won’t show the icon to return to the original App.
|&||separator, to tell iOS the next parameter starts|
UUID of the player that should be selected by default, when SonoPhone starts.To find the UUIDs of your players, enter the About Dialog of your Sonos Desktop Controller. It will list the IP addresses of your SonosBoxes. Take one IP, open a browser and surf to the URL (replacing the xxx with your IP):http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:1400/status/topology
You will see a list of all players and on the right also a column UUID.
If you leave out this parameter, SonoPad will revert to it’s default behaviour, i.e. on start it will select the SonoBox that was selected when you left SonoPad the last time.
Here are some other example URLs:
2F%2F&defaultZone=RINCON_ 000E582AAFEA01400 CommandFusion sonophone://?returnURL=iviewer://&defaultPlayer=00:04:20:27:91:1f tpcontrol sonophone://?returnURL=tpcontrol://&defaultPlayer=00:04:20:27:91:1f Gira HomeServer sonophone://?returnURL=girahshd: //
There are even more option to try out!
Right now there are still documented on the SonoPads website here: Improved Home Automation (Part II) , but they all work in SonoPhone as well.
Hope you enjoy this new feature! If there are any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me via support(at)sonophone.net