Remote control for your laptop / desktop, over HTTP.
Touchy provides a remote keyboard for your workstation: It is perfect for presentations / conferencing, to be able to control your laptop directly from your phone, without having to install any additional software.
Download the binary and launch it, you should see something like:
~/projects/go/src/github.com/odino/touchy (master ✘)✹ ᐅ ./touchy Aye, here we are: connect to http://192.168.0.112:8080 and enjoy!
Now, assuming that your phone is connected to the same network as your
http://192.168.0.112:8080 and have fun!
touchy will run on port
8080, but you can customize that
HTTP_PORT environment variable.
You can even protect the server with basic HTTP authentication by
setting the environment variables
Basically: do as you wish, you're on your own.
- go 1.4 or above
- babel installed globally
- webpack installed globally
As a dev, you might want to run
touchy locally. Just clone this repo
and then run
~/projects/go/src/github.com/odino/touchy (master ✘)✚ ᐅ make Installing go packages... go get -u github.com/jteeuwen/go-bindata/... go get github.com/gorilla/mux go get github.com/goji/httpauth go get github.com/micmonay/keybd_event Compiling static assets... $GOPATH/bin/go-bindata -pkg http -o http/bindata.go static/... Formatting source code... go fmt ./... http/bindata.go Building... go build -o touchy main.go Running the server... Aye, here we are: connect to http://192.168.0.112:8080 and enjoy!
For now I just mapped 4 buttons (up / down / left / right) and the interface looks pretty crappy, but I'm open to adding / changing stuff, if requested: pull requests are always welcome!
I bought one of those Logitech presenters and it seemed very cool -- until my second conference using the controller, as I forgot it was turned on and the batteries got drained. Thus, I started looking for a solution that would involve less stuff to remember (laziness is a virtue).
At the same time, I wanted to refresh my rusty Go skills, and wanted to try react + babel + webpack on one of my OS projects.
So, with a weekend in front of you and a patient wife, what would you do? :-)
Tests & known issues
I want to add some very simple tests for the Go server: there isn't much I wrote myself, so I'll be honest and admit that tests aren't the #1 priority as of now.
There's currently an issue that prevents me from publishing some binaries.