Archive for July, 2009
The Apple TV is becoming more and more popular as a media server in high-end residential systems. With several two-way control solutions now available, it’s a pretty sweet option considering most people use iTunes to manage their music library. Perhaps the most distinctive feature of the Apple TV however, is its gorgeous, user-friendly on-screen interface which you navigate with the included i.r. remote control. Despite the simplicity of the remote, I’ve found that the multi-function commands don’t translate well onto a touchscreen controller. I created this Apple remote “emulation” to solve this issue. If the user is familiar with the stock remote, he will immediately know how to control the Apple TV from his touch panel when presented with this.
The file is entirely vector so it can be resized to fit any application. There are also several layer comps included that switch between the various colors. With a simple drop-shadow or reflection effect behind it, the emulator looks great no matter what touch panel template you place it into.