I am very close to purchasing the entire roomie remote setup, along with itach and all. I am an active user on xbmc forum, and avsforum, and would love to start recommending it. The only area thats weak that alot of users use, is of course xbmc. The new json xbmc control is very basic in roomie, their is no volume, and very few other controls. I almost feel like its importance is being neglected given the amount of users interested in roomie will be using xbmc as well.
A couple things I would like to see added to the new json is a few things offered in their official app, at which point i can put aside the app, and will purchase roomie and begin to suggest it to others as a fully functional automated remote for xbmc and other applications.
The big one is wake on lan, this ability is included in their official app… this would be huge for us htpc automation users, and their is alot of us who need this feature. I do not see a wake on lan feature, and with roomie adding this ability recently, its strange something like that which screams xbmc users is not available for the xbmc. A simple volume controller and a keyboard for the json version would also be ideal.
I think if you could add these and simply take a moment and look at the official xbmc app for iphone and see what features are included their, i am sure many of these functions could easily be added to rommie and allow us to not rely on the app and allow us to use roomie entirely. But at this point, its to basic to be considered an actual way to control xbmc.