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I have an application written in c, on Raspberry Pi, which starts in a sort of "waiting mode" and uses two buttons connected to the GPIO as "start" and "stop".

I was thinking about controlling it with an Android phone, and I found out the PiUi project.
Would it be possible to send commands to an active applications using PiUi?
Or there is a better solution?


Thanks to everyone that will help.

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    What about a webpage? – Steve Robillard Dec 22 '15 at 15:16
  • A webpage would require that the Raspberry is connected to the Internet, wouldn't it? I prefer to be able to control it even without Internet – FMarazzi Dec 22 '15 at 15:21
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    It could be running on the Pi and only serve local clients on the same network – Steve Robillard Dec 22 '15 at 15:24
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The PiUi interface is written and controlled in Python. This could be used to control your C program, but such interactivity won't happen magically. You will need to build some kind of listening interface into your C application. That could be done using message queues, shared memory, pipes, ports, or a number of other things.

It looks like PiUi is simply a framework for creating a local webpage. It may be simpler to just create one yourself as @SteveRobillard has suggested in the comments.

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