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image is a universal remote for the web. lets you control your browser using custom remotes called “motes” for your favorite sites.

After more than a year of work, I’ve just pushed the first release of on the Android Play store.

Get it here on Google Play:

  • Never leave the couch. Switch between apps with the new Homebase mote.
  • Keep your phone next to your keyboard to create instant hotkeys for your favorite music sites.
  • New and upgraded motes are on the way!

Supported sites:

Thanks for supporting! talk at developer StackUp tomorrow May 1st, 7pm @ Pivotal Labs

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Developer talk

I’ll be giving a talk about, the technology stack behind it, and some interesting problems I came across while developing. The event is tomorrow May 1st, 7pm at Pivotal Labs in NYC.

“A StackUp is an event where technology, design and sales leads of a pre-screened set of companies show off what they do and how they do it – from a tech point of view.”

Things I’m talking about

  • Nodejs
  • Websockets and
  • Phonegap
  • Ripple Emulator
  • Chrome Extensions
  • Front End APIs
  • And much more, including a demo of the new Vimeo, Pandora, Hype Machine, and Rdio remotes

Other speakers

  • Paul Degnan, Marvel
  • Dave Stein, Behance
  • David Huerta, Brooklyn Museum
  • Daniel Doubrovkine, Artsy


Only 21 hours and 25 minutes left to RSVP! Devs only!

Talk to me

Let’s get coffee. Or breakfast tacos. Or chicken and waffles.

[email protected] beta update! is an app that turns your phone into a remote control for websites. I’ve been working on the project for a little over a year and just released an app update today.

Want to get in on the beta? Sign up here:

Thanks for being a part of the beta! is an app that turns your phone into a remote control for websites. You’re on this list because you signed up for the beta, thanks!

Now with support for Hype Machine, Vimeo, Pandora, and Rdio, with more to come!

Control your favorite media sites with new remotes from More sites coming soon, including Grooveshark, Soundcloud, reddit, and more!

Download the updated app here:

Find the new remotes in homebase:

Now more secure, all traffic encrypted over SSL. is now https only. Not only does it makes more secure, but it also allows to support https sites like Vimeo and more without breaking the internet.

Better reconnection logic

Now detects things like network drop and we’ve made changes to better resolve connection issues. Hurray!

Various bugfixes

The app, extension, and website have all been updated thanks to all of your great feedback. Keep it coming! Just reply to this email or tweet at me (

New community

Submit feedback and talk about using the new community page.

Thanks for being a beta tester! Want to get lunch?

Seriously, thank you. The beta testers have provided me with tons of feedback, suggestions, and spelling errors.

What sites do you want to support? Do you plug your computer into a TV? A stereo? Want to build a game with

Let me know!

You can reply to this email or tweet at me for any reason. Want to get lunch or a cup of coffee? I’m in NYC, give me a shout.

[email protected]

More to come, including an iPhone app!

Updates to come include even better sync logic, more remotes and supported sites, and even an iPhone app! Stay tuned… Trials Expiring!

This is a copy of an email I sent out this morning about - Wake Up Calls with Facebook, Twitter, Google Calendar, and More!

Thanks for using! is an alarm clock service that calls your phone and reads aloud your Facebook events, Google Calendar, stories from The New York Times and more. was created at the second ever HackNY hackathon (it was called Cock-a-doodle-do then) where it won first place! Within a week I turned the hack into a website, bought a domain, and then presented at the New York Tech Meetup.

Since then it’s been written about all over the internet – my favorite piece is from The Next Web.

Over the past two years the service has grown larger than I can imagine. wakes up more than 100 people everyday, and spends more than 45 hours talking on the phone per month.

I wish the service could remain free forever, but the reality is that it’s grown to cost me more than I can afford to keep it up and running.

Beginning January 1st, will cost $5.99/month for everybody except you. Anybody who currently has an account can subscribe to for just $2.99/month by clicking the following link:

Save ½ price by clicking here!

You’ll need to log in with your current account in order for this to work. 

I really thank you for supporting myself and this service. For those of you who have wrote (or called me up!), thank you. It has been tons of fun waking y’all up every day.

Anybody who does not wish to upgrade can continue to use the service until January 1st, 2013. I figure most people will want to sleep in that morning.

Thanks again. If you have any questions or would like to keep in touch you can email me personally or follow me on twitter.

Ian Jennings

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Hype Machine TV

I did a bunch of work on HMTV, and it just launched today. I made the dark theme, dropped in the hamster ads, and fixed up some javascript.



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