Raspberry Manager

Integration between iOS Devices and Raspberry Pi has never been so easy !!! 

Raspberry Manager is an app, for iPhone and iPad, to control your Raspberry Pi board and receive information from it through the network. 

The app shows a grid and tapping on it you can insert specialized widgets to send and receive information from Raspberry Pi. 

Available widgets are: 

 ➤ Display Widget: This widget shows values coming from your Raspberry Pi (i.e. Temperature).

Led Widget: This widget shows a Led that can be turned on and off through digital values from Raspberry Pi. Double tap on the Led Widget to change LED color.

 ➤ Switch Widget: This widget sets a digital value to Raspberry Pi. 

➤ Switch & LED WidgetThis widget is the combination of the two previous widgets, to save space when they are used together with the same variable. Double tap on the LED Widget to change LED’s color. The LED is turned on and off with messages from the board to show exactly the status of a digital value on the board.

➤ Secured SwitchThis widget is aimed to operate critical devices since it can't be operated by mistake.
To operate the switch, double tap on the widget to remove the security protection.


Knob Widget: This widget sets a non-digital value to Raspberry Pi. 

 ➤ Slider Widget: This widget is analogous to the Knob Widget but with a different user interface.

Push Button Widget: This widget temporarily sets a digital value to Raspberry Pi. Double tap on the Push Button Widget to change the button color.

 ➤ Disk Widget: This widget shows the list of files available in directory where the server program is running. Selecting a file its content is shown directly on the iOS device.

Graph Widget: This widget graphs values coming from your Raspberry Pi (i.e. Temperature). Double tap on it to zoom it in and change values range.

➤ Alarm WidgetThis widget configures an alarm on the Raspberry Pi board which is then fired at the desired time. The alarm is fired even if the iOS device is not connected and may be retained across power off - power on cycles.

Command WidgetThis widget allows to send a command (text message) to Raspberry once the yellow button is tapped. Double Tap the widget to enter the command text. You can add more Command Widgets to send different commands.

➤ Rover Controller WidgetThis widget allows driving a rover robot just rotating the device. Double tap on it to start driving.

➤ Sound Alarm Widget: This widget sounds an alarm each time the associated condition is verified. Double tap it to configure the condition and the alarm to sound.

➤ Threshold Widget: This widget allows setting a threshold to the Raspberry board (e.g. the room temperature under which the board has to start an heater). Double tap on it to set the threshold's range and its actual value.

➤ Console Widget: this widget helps the user to debug the Raspberry code, receiving and displaying debugging messages.

Each widget is associated with a variable (i.e. T), which is either written or read by the sketch running on the board. In this way the iOS app can receive information from the Raspberry Pi board or control it.

A C/C++ library (IOSController) is available to easily integrate your own projects with Raspberry Manager. 

The app can be easily connected to more boards (one at a time), to switch from one board to another tap on the Configuration Widget.

Moreover, the user can easily manage different lists of widgets and switch among them in order to control different boards and/or projects.

User can share widget configuration between own devices and/or other users, through an email message. 

When the Edit switch (bottom left side) is Off, user cannot add, delete or move widgets. 

Raspberry Manager and IOSController Documentation

Download documentation at the end of this page (RaspberryManager_x.y.pdf)

Download IOSController at the end of this page (ioscontroller-x.y.tar.gz)

Demo Program

Download Demo program at the end of this page (ioscontrollerdemo-x.y.tar.gz)

Video Tutorial


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