I recently put together an XBMC system to replace an aging Apple TV (first gen). It was my interest in the Raspberry Pi that brought me to the idea of using XBMC, although ultimately, I did not end up going with a Raspberry Pi based system (I use one for other things around the house, […]
qooxtunes is a webinterface addon for XBMC. It leverages the powerful qooxdoo framework to present the user with a RIA interface that emulates some of the best features of iTunes for library management. It currently only supports music, but it could be extended to handle video and photos.
I was working on a music library management application built on qooxdoo, and I’ve always liked the way iTunes manages columns in its tables. You can hide and show columns, rearrange them, and resize them, and iTunes will remember your settings when you launch it next. With a little work, you can do the same […]
Recently, a friend of mine asked me for some help with her Windows PC. Her son got bitten by a nasty bit of ransomware. A giant screen came up saying “YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN LOCKED”, claiming that the NSA’s PRISM program had detected illegal content on the machine. Only by paying $300 to the “NSA” […]
Let’s put some final polish on our app so that it could be distributed in the store.
If you’re looking for a way to easily enable your client software to send and receive low latency messages with a server or other clients, BrightContext‘s service may be just the thing you’re looking for. BrightContext provides you a shared message queue to which clients can submit messages and subscribe to receive all messages sent […]
A question that is frequently posed on the Titanium Q&A forum is how to manipulate TabGroups on android. On iOS, Titanium allows you to add new tabs to your TabGroup. You can even have multiple TabGroups (so for example, your app could branch off into multiple windows, each with its own TabGroup. But on android, […]
You’ll notice that it has been over 6 weeks since my last installment. There’s a reason for that. Trying to build a seemingly simple app like a countdown timer has proven to be insidiously difficult. Imagine building a countdown timer as a desktop app or in a web page. It would be extremely simple to […]
We’ve got some of the basics of our app working, but it looks so drab. I’m much more motivated to work on an app when it looks good early on in the development cycle. So let’s spend this next development push working on the look and feel of the app.
I am an avid griller, and I’ve always wanted an app to help me cook up a great New York Strip steak or other delicious dishes on the grill. There are a couple of things I need all the time: a versatile timer cooking temperature guide I have seen timers on the markets, but none […]