Epic lurker, first time poster. I've made a SAAS sort of thing where you install my binary and then you can control mpd from a mobile app. I've made a video demonstrating the basic concept: http://youtu.be/7YiQjxOYFCE and hope to release the beta version today.
This is part of a business plan I'm preparing to lease music servers to restaurants, which I have been doing under a different brand for years.
- - zero firewall configuration, outgoing access over port 80 to my server will suffice, PCI compliant
- persistent authentication with mobile devices hopping networks
- fast, reliable, simple controls suitable for commercial usage
- - the paradigm binary executable (on the music server)
- the control relay server
- the mobile app
At the moment, it's a proof of concept and I am keeping things closed source, mainly because I am not a strong developer and have no idea how to open source a project such as this. I am starting a business, part of which will be to employ proper developers. You can read more about it and me at http://neilscudder.com
I am infinitely grateful to the FOSS community. My former employer did not feel the same way. Now that I am running things I plan to contribute back.
I look forward to your input.