Remote actions are an advanced feature of Intuiface. Please take some time to get familiar with the concept of triggers and actions before using them.
Remote actions enable the remote control of Intuiface experiences over a network (Ethernet or Wi-Fi) using the HTTP protocol. Remote actions can be attached to any asset type in Composer but can also be triggered by any third-party application or device.
The IntuiPad remote control, in fact, is simply software using remote actions to communicate with running experiences.
In order to receive Remote Actions on a Windows based machine, you will have to use the Intuiface Configuration Tool to enable external communication with Intuiface. See this article for more details.
All existing actions can be triggered remotely either from an experience running on another computer (in either Composer or Player) or from any third party application or device. All you need to know is the name of the target experience or, at the very least, the name of the computer the experience is running on.
It is also possible to trigger remote actions in several experiences simultaneously from the same source - that is, either from another experience or from a third-party application or device. This enables action synchronization between experiences, such as advancing all experiences at once to the same scene.
For more details about creating remote actions using Composer, see this dedicated page.
Devices and third party applications on the same device or local network can communicate with the experience running in Player using local network triggers.
Devices and third party applications in the cloud can communicate with any experience running in Player on any networked device using Web triggers.
- IntuiPad, the remote control app for Intuiface, can be understood as an implementation of remote actions in software running on the Android and iOS operating systems.
- Only one instance of Player or Composer will be able to receive remote actions on a single device. Any additional instances of Player or Composer on the same device will not be able to receive remote actions.
- Assets or Collections nested inside an Experience Layer, cannot be targeted by remote actions