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Ubuntu TV - Wishlist


first of all I think Ubuntu TV really have a change on the market and could get a strong fanbase. But at the moment I don't see a big difference to other media center solutions like XBMC. I think Ubuntu TV need some features which are missing by other systems or not available by default.

I have some ideas and I hope few of them can implement.

Files and Contacts
- Contacts - CardDAV - SyncML
- Calendar - CalDAV - SyncML
- Smart Mail Client - Read Mails, Answer and create new
- Social Networking - Facebook, Google+ and Twitter view like Gwibber
- Images - Shotwell Photos from Ubuntu Desktop (Shotwell DB)
- Creation of Slideshows - Like Windows Media Center
- Music - Banshee/Rhythmbox Desktop Files and DB
- Take information, configurations and passwords from Ubuntu Desktop e.g. for Mail, Facebook, Twitter

- Parent Control and User Management
- Voice authentication
- Phone authentication - e.g. You start the UbuntuTV app and the TV will automatically unlock
- Desktop Switch - If system is not embedded
- Microsoft Kinect

- Phone Stats - Call (Video pause) - SMS Received ..... -> Android Notifier http://code.google.com/p/android-notifier/
- House Automation - FHEM http://fhem.de/fhem.html
- DLNA Server and Client
- Worldwide Remote Control (Phone App/Webinterface) - e.g. start records
- Google+ Hangout
- Samba
- Router access like ffgtk - incoming calls - start calls

- YouTube - Minitube features and Unity style
- ISO DVD and BD Support
- DTS passthrough
- Video Upscaling
- DVB Network Video and EPG Streaming for other UbuntuTV systems

Other Features
- Webbrowser - e.g. Fennec or opera mini
- Documentation for 3rd party applications

So that's all in the moment. :)


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