I found this really interesting RPi project today and thought I’d share. The PiUi makes it easy to implement a rich mobile UI directly in python code and access it from your Android or iPhone. It’s powered by ratchet.js so there are lots of UI components available to create beautiful interfaces.
All you need in addition to a Raspberry Pi is a wifi adaptor. Your Pi will create a wifi access point to connect your phone to, then simply navigate to http://piui/ in a browser to access your app’s UI. There’s even an Android app to make connecting easy and show useful status info plus an iPhone webapp you can save to your homescreen.
I plan to use this in my mobile timelapse rig that I should be starting in the very near future. I can’t wait to start experimenting with this.
Here is a video from the website to give you a better idea of the possibilites.