App madness! … Oh, Amahi reaches 60K users!

Amahi keeps on growing, thanks to you! Recently Amahi reached 60,000 users, across nearly 40 countries!

To commemorate the occasion, we just did an app release marathon through the St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

The idea was to release a number of apps that look stable in testing and pound on them to make sure they work well.  If any issues are found with an app, we will pull them for diagnosis and repair.  The more people we have installing and testing the new apps, the more rapidly we can detect issues!  We have released all the Apps, and  are monitoring feedback on Facebook and Twitter.

The 12 apps released live are listed below. So far all are working well! We have seen some instability with one (Redmine), and we’re keeping an eye on it.

Enjoy! The team is back to testing more apps and preparing the next upcoming release !


Subsonic is a web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. Use it to share your music with friends, or to listen to your own music while at work. You can stream to multiple players simultaneously, for instance to one player in your kitchen and another in your living room.



WikkaWiki is a flexible, standards-compliant and lightweight wiki engine written in PHP, which uses MySQL to store pages. Forked from WakkaWiki. Designed for speed, fine-grained access control, extensibility, and security.


Home InventoryHome Inventory

Home Inventory is a light-weight web application that aims to help you organize and track items in your home for inventory, insurance or other purposes.



Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.


Tiny Tiny RSSTiny Tiny RSS

Tiny Tiny RSS is a web-based news feed (RSS/Atom) aggregator, designed to allow you to read news from any location, while feeling as close to a real desktop application as possible.



MediaTomb is a DLNA/UPnP MediaServer with an easy web user interface. It allows you to stream your digital media through your home network and listen to/watch it on a variety of UPnP compatible devices.



Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual or a community of users to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website.


Sick BeardSick Beard

The ultimate PVR application that downloads and manages your TV shows. Automatically finds new and old episodes for you and it works with your current download client!



CrashPlan is FREE for personal use and automatically backs up your computers daily. You can back up to your own drives and other computers for free.



Redmine is a flexible project management web application. Written using Ruby on Rails framework, it is cross-platform and cross-database.



qBittorrent 2 is a multi-platform Bittorrent client. Its main features are its integrated search engine (allows searching for torrent from the main torrent Web sites simultaneously in a transparent fashion), its support for UPnP/NAT-PMP, Bittorrent protocol encryption (Azureus-compatible), Peer Exchange (PeX) compatible with µTorrent, IP filtering (eMule-like “ipfilter.dat” or PeerGuardian filters), Torrents (and the files they contain) prioritizing, remote control through a secure Web User Interface.



Solitaire, also called Patience, is a single-player card games involving a layout of cards with a goal of sorting them in some manner. It is played with one standard 52-card decks shuffled together. The objective of solitaire game is typically to sort the pack of cards into order in accordance with particular rules of play. Player wins if the sorting is successful.

On behalf of the Amahi Team, we hope you enjoy the new apps. Thanks for your continued support!


UPDATE:  Sorry folks, but due to some technical difficulties with Redmine, it has been moved back to BETA.  Once we can resolve them, it will be restored to LIVE status.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.


UPDATE PART II: We were unable to get the issues with Redmine sorted out. We have chosen to release The Bug Genie as a replacement. We hope you enjoy!



The Bug GenieThe Bug Genie
An open source, web-based issue tracking system – built on free and open source technology. Enhancing your development process by offering an advanced tool to manage bug reports, feature requests and user feedback for your products.

Amahi 5.1: more bang, less buck!

WHAT!?!? 5.1 is here already? With fewer bugs?

You bet your knickers it is! The 5.1 release brings new and exciting enhancements to the Amahi platform,Reboot Poweroff improving on the 5.0 release (our most successful ever)!

Q: Didn’t you just release 5.0? – A: Yes!

Q: What is new in the Amahi 5.1 release?

A: Have you ever been in an airport and thought “Oh no!! I didn’t turn off the server!”  No worries! You now have the capability of shutting down (or rebooting) your HDA remotely from the dashboard! We also have fixes in user creation, DNS resolution across the VPN, a much improved diskmounter script, improvements to the installer for Amahi in the cloud (VPS – Virtual Private Servers) and more …

Amahi 5.1 also adds Portugese/Portugal support to the supported languages and improves Polish support. We also started the Japanese localization. This will make Amahi supported in 20 languages!

Check out the full list in the release notes or read below for the gory details. In the mean time, as many of you know, we have been discussing how to improve the media server features of Amahi. We continue integration testing on a DNLA server, which is proving to work quite well!

Enjoy the 5.1 release! If you have Amahi 5.0, you get 5.1 automatically. If you have Amahi 4 (Fedora 10) here is a quick guide on transitioning to Amahi 5.

The lowdown of those pesky critters fixed in the 5.1 release ..

A minor bug in the Fedora Project affected our 5.0 release as a result of Fedora 12. Namely you could only create a user with all lower case, there could not be one capital letter we filed bug 550732 though it is believed to be fixed on Fedora 13.

The DNS subsystem will support resolution over the VPN connection to your HDA (this means you can more reliably use your webapps while VPN’d into your HDA). This resolves bug 400 which has been a long standing issue. NO MORE! It’s your network and we’re making it easier for you to use it!

There is a a newly added diskmounter script (called hda-diskmount), bundled out of the box, so  it’s much easier to access than the older one in the wiki. Simultaneously, this substantially improves the way the diskmount script sets up mounts and suggests how to mount them permanently in your HDA!

It’s your network and we help you keep it that way! We have been working hard to bring you the most reliable and secure platform of a home server out there.


The Amahi Team

Application Eruption!

The community is starting to buzz. Here’s a list of the 25 applications currently available as one-click installs on Amahi.

And, there are hundreds of applications in the pipeline. Good work Amahi community, with a special thanks to our newly minted testers and to #DCoT at Twitter for his app suggestions) — everything from a DVR to a complete home security system.

If there’s an application you’d like to see on Amahi let us know and we’ll help you get it done. The core team is available to help those who are having problems, and at the same time is working on making it easier to find the type of application you are looking for!

Application Name Type of Application
AjaXplorer File Browser (amazing!)
AmahiTunes iTunes Media Server
Ampache Media Manager and Server
Gallery2 Photo Gallery
Home Inventory Household management
Jinzora Media Manager and Server
Joomla Content Management System
Maps Mapping
PBA Backup (network based)
phpMyAdmin System Utility (database)
phpSysInfo System Utility (hardware)
Piwik Web analytics
Recipes Household Management
RPM Fusion (Free) System Utility (increased functionality)
RPM Fusion (Non-Free) System Utility (increased functionality)
sabnzbd Newsreader
Slideshow Picture Gallery
TorrentFlux Bit torrent downloader
Transmission Bit torrent downloader
uShare UPnP and DLNA media server
WebVNC System Utility (remote access)
Weightwatcher Household Management
MediaWiki Content Management System
WordPress Content Management System

For an up-to-date list just look at the App Gallery at

Applications – Variety is Good

It’s been a week since one-click application installation was released, and, already the community has submitted a competitor for Jinzora, one of the demonstration applications.

The featured new application is Ampache (not to be confused with apache!) Ampache is a web based audio/video streaming application and file manager allowing you to access your music & videos from anywhere, using almost any internet enabled device.

Not only does Ampache organize your music/videoes but it transcodes and streams it for you – making it accessible through a standard web browser interface (more info)! This is pretty amazing.


Gizmodo did a recent article on some of the nice new features of Microsoft “Windows 7” one of which was the abillity to access your music from ‘anywhere.‘ Problem is ‘anywhere’ in this case requires that you have a Windows Live account AND that the media player you are using is the same as that on Windows 7!

When we say anywhere we mean anywhere, cross platform, cross browser, you name it, Ampache enables it.

If you want, try both Ampache and Jinzora to see which one works best for you! You can do this in 5 minutes with Amahi one-click install.

We will be announcing more apps soon – we’re trying to work out the best way to manage this process.

The Rise of the “Web App Gallery”

We knew it was coming, and it’s here: the “Web App Gallery.”

But, I am sorry to say, the resources of the empire beat the far flung energy of the rebellion: Microsoft announced their Web App Gallery just a few days ago. Needless to say, I am confident the rebellion has more features/functionality and flexibility in the Amahi Web App Gallery.msoftwebapp

The developers in the Amahi community are working feverishly to complete the “App Gallery” functionality for mainstream release. Currently it is ready for the hard core, and a few features/bugs are being ironed out before we release to the public. When we do release it will be a strategic battle win for the rebellion.

There will be a host of applications ready – from UPnP/DLNA media servers to web site analytic tools. It’s hard to keep the community’s contributors at bay. Hopefully we won’t have to for too long now.

Stay tuned!