Hi all - I've got a small selection of apps selling on Windows Phone 7. I've also been a Squeezebox user since pre-Logitech days and it occurred to me that perhaps I could listen to BBC radio in the car if I played it through my phone. I got an app up and running that starts server/stream.mp3 and then shows the web interface for your Squeezebox Server, embedded in the app. It plays my music, and appears to be able to buffer it fast enough even when I'm off wireless. Yippee!
Of course, the problems are that:
* The web interface (even the iPhone variants) is not very handy to use on the phone
* Using stream.mp3 means you're a long, long way behind whenever you change anything in the web client. I've added a "resync" button to reconnect to the stream, but it's anything but glamorous
What I'm wondering is whether I should publish this to the marketplace as it is. I'd have to make it free because of the various bits of crapness outlined above. Is this something that would be worthwhile for anyone?
I have the thing up and running, but obviously I'd need to do some work to make it available for other people (probably starting off with removing the hardcoded address of my Squeezebox Server).
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2010-11-15, 16:34 #1
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Beginnings of a Windows Phone 7 app - quick question