Coucou for easy network access

March 2013

Network devices can broadcast various services, so other devices can find them. You’ve probably used this feature before without knowing about it. When you start a Screen Sharing session or browse some files on a network your computer picked up on what other computers in your network were broadcasting.

While its already pretty easy to find these services in Finder, wouldn’t it be awesome if you could do this from your menu bar? Or connect to web servers, SSH, printers, see who’s in and even create your own services? That’s when you need coucou!

Coucou sits in your menu bar

Coucou is out of your way but easy to reach

See who's online

See who’s online and easily start Screen Sharing of File Sharing

Browse printers

Browse printers and open the web management page

Are you a web developer? Check out this post about using coucou to streamline local web development.

Available on the Mac App Store

AirTube is now available

February 2013

“How often do you watch Web Videos on sites like YouTube, Vimeo or TED? Wouldn’t it be awesome to just play those videos on your Apple TV and continue using your Mac?”, asking ourselves this question is how we came up with AirTube.

AirTube is now available

We wanted to make an app that would allow you to stream all those MP4 videos you can find on the web today to your Apple TV. Without needing to go into Apple TV apps or getting your iPhone/iPad, but just from your browser on your Mac. It’s so nice to just be able to play that long talk on Vimeo or TED on your Apple TV, by dragging the link onto AirTube.

The link parsing is done by a project called quvi. The Apple TV only works with MP4 streams, so not every site supported by quvi will work with AirTube. We’ve tested them and added a list of sites that work out of the box here.

The app is now available for a reduced (beta) price!

Reign v1.0.3

January 2013

Reign v1.0.3

We’ve released Reign version v1.0.3. You can now use the remote to search for songs (contributed by @daentech)!

Want to make Reign more awesome like Dean did? Fork the repo on Github.

Philips Hue & games

November 2012

They’re working on an official SDK/API that’ll allow you to make your own apps that can trigger color and intensity alterations. Really looking forward to see games like Amnesia involve Philips Hue in their gameplay. We could do all kinds of cool stuff like lightning, bright interogation rooms, dimming the lights when things get eerie, flickering you name it.

Distractless

November 2012