Mobile Remote allows you, via a web browser, to control Quelea on any device connected to the same network as Quelea. This means that Quelea could be operated e.g. from stage, even if the computer with Quelea is located elsewhere. This is achieved either through a web browser or one of the Android applications Quelea Mobile Remote or Quelea Stage Mode available in the Google Play Store.
Activating Mobile Remote
In Options, under the tab Server Settings, you find the option to activate Mobile Remote server. Note that you will need to be connected to a network for this feature to work. You should also choose a password. Note that it is case sensitive, which means that “Quelea” is not the same as “quelea”.
After you have activated the server, you will need to restart Quelea for the changes to take effect.
Once you have restarted Quelea, a URL to the Quelea server will appear. The URL consist of the specific address your computer has in the network (usually automatically distributed by a router) and a port number that specifies what the web browser should connect to when it contacts your computer – in other words: the Quelea Mobile Remote server. This port number can be changed if something other than Quelea already would use the suggested port, but for most cases it is best to use the pre-defined value.
Now the remote control feature is activated, and all you need to do is visit the URL generated by Quelea from any unit with web browsing capabilities (as long as it is connected to the same network) to be able to use it. This means that you could use any smart phone, tablet, laptop or other portable devices that is connected to the same network as a remote control. If you have an Android device, you can also download the applications Quelea Mobile Remote or Quelea Stage Mode to control the software.
Using Mobile Remote
When you visit the webpage you will (after you have logged in) see buttons for fading into a logo, to black and the theme background, buttons for changing slides and items, information about the current item, the lyrics and a logout button.
When you display a song live, the lyrics will also appear at the Mobile Remote webpage. There you can use it similarly to how you would in the live section of Quelea; you can click the lyric sections to change slides. You cannot use the keyboard’s arrow keys, but instead you can use the dedicated buttons on the webpage to change slides.