The XBMC remote integration is a genius move, and could use some additions / improvements which would make it absolutely epic.
For reference, XBMC has released a free remote control app for XBMC which works incredibly well. It has feedback from XBMC, showing what’s playing, status, etc. The app is even broken into sections for Movies, TV Shows, Music, etc. It polls the library to allow direct selection of media found in the library. This is the major part that is missing from Roomie at the moment.
I’m no software guy, but I believe the app is built on the JSON web service component of XBMC, and in the latest release (Eden), is much improved over what it used to be.
I’m wondering, since the app is free, and all of it is open-source, is it possible to borrow / use the same tech they have in their app to improve the built-in remote in Roomie?