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#21 mediacowboy OFFLINE  

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 08:27 PM

Figuratively speaking what would it take to start programming for the roku?

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 07:32 PM

Combining these threads took it out of the feature request area. Was this intentional? Sorry if I put this in the wrong place?

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:17 PM

you can post wherever you like, not to worry. it doesn't matter to be if it's in FR or the roku area. but if there are two of the same it's good to combine them.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:26 PM

Awesome, thanks :)

 

As I am a bit challenged when it comes to time and coding ability, I am attempting to recruit others who have built similar apps to donate their source code in the hopes that it might enable another dev to recreate similar functionality. I will let you know if I am successful.

 

I must limit myself to contributing in a financial way (paid supporter). :)



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:28 PM

If that is what you are doing then you are doing more than enough :) Everyone has a job to do. Donations are appreciated, although there's nothing more valuable than bringing new developers to the team. there will be a new blog post tonight that will probably attract some people. although it will be android-focused, it's the kind of thing that will attract all kinds.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:30 PM

I am looking at some test code to see what I can come up with but it will be slow and painful. I am a hardware IT person not a programmer.

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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:32 PM

i think the home screen and also the search results screen has basically the same layout as what you're asking for, so both of these can be used for inspiration. we have added a lot of new forum members lately and i can tell from comments that several of them are software developers. so maybe we just need to get them motivated.



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Posted 17 September 2014 - 09:42 PM

I also heard back from the author of the "whatson" app (https://owner.roku.c.../WHATSONCHANNEL). Super nice guy, I'm buying him a beer :) - . He is willing to part with some sample code with grid functionality in the next week or so to help those developers who might be able to leverage it. I will report back when its available.

 

here is a screenshot:

 

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:38 PM

Anyone ever pick up on this?  With live TV being 1/3 fast and a grid view  for channels.  this is be super.



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:40 PM

I haven't had nor does it look like I will have any time for a while. Sorry

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:43 PM

Sadly the whatson developer has not provided the promised code example.

But, in the latest roku app I do see an option under live TV for a guide that displays your favorites, just not in a pretty grid. Maybe the devs are adding this feature to their to do list

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Posted 18 November 2014 - 10:51 PM

yes it has a grid, it just doesn't look exactly like that. it uses the grid functions that are provided by the roku developer libraries. 

 

even if that developer came back around, i would not do it at this point. the roku libraries need to be updated in order to compete with newer devices from android.  my guess is roku is working on new libraries that will provide new capabilities, and as soon as it's available we'll take full advantage of them.



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Posted 18 November 2014 - 11:31 PM

Awesome.  great news.   



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Posted 01 February 2015 - 02:17 PM

Anything happening on this? I just got everything working and all that's missing is grid style EPG.



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Posted 07 February 2015 - 03:49 PM

Second this??   I wish I had coding skills.



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 03:10 PM

yes it has a grid, it just doesn't look exactly like that. it uses the grid functions that are provided by the roku developer libraries. 

 

even if that developer came back around, i would not do it at this point. the roku libraries need to be updated in order to compete with newer devices from android.  my guess is roku is working on new libraries that will provide new capabilities, and as soon as it's available we'll take full advantage of them.

i think it's at a wait and see point right now.  as luke states, it's pretty likely roku is working on a better interface and capabilities to keep up with android.






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