Recently I was asked to build an interface mechanism to make it easy to control a newly purchased video routing switcher. After a bit of tinkering in the lab I was able to come up with something fun, I present to you an iphone based video switcher. Attached is a video of the finished product which is an iphone web application that allows one to control the routing switcher from the familiar comfort of an iphone, itouch or ipad. The underlying technology is a linux LAMP server that has a bit of php code that issues commands to the serial port. The routing switcher is in turn hooked up to the linux servrer and responds to the given commands. The gui is based on iWebKit which is an amazing platform that I’ve used in the past to build out the iphone portion of workthefunk.com. To over simplify it it’s basically css that makes your web app work in safari and android browsers.