HME Apps For You Today

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  1. Oct 17, 2005 #1 of 110
    TiVoPony

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    Yes, we're working on some really cool HME apps for you guys. We showed a little bit of what we're doing at the Digital Life show this weekend.

    In the meantime you might want to check out some third party applications. You can use those today. Head on over to the apps.tv website. That site is a directory of applications currently being hosted on the web.

    All you need to do is add their ip address to your Music, Photos and More screen and you're on your way. You'll see a little submarine (sub-scribe to apps, get it?) appear in Music, Photos and More. The site has all the details. Very easy to do, and doesn't cost a thing.

    And if you're a developer, you can let apps.tv know where you're running your code and they'll add it to the directory. ;)

    Note that the apps.tv site is not owned or operated by TiVo...but it's so simple to use that I thought it worth a mention. It's pretty cool - have fun!

    Cheers,
    Pony
     
  2. Oct 17, 2005 #2 of 110
    gonzotek

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    Sweet, I was wondering what that was all about! and w00t, user #2 on apps.tv forums ;)
     
  3. Oct 17, 2005 #3 of 110
    ZeoTiVo

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    My kids will like seeing Skull and Bones on the TiVo ;)

    and Pony Poker without having to ask Dad to bring the app up.
     
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    TBoyd

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    Thanks, Pony.

    Signed on and played a couple of Pony Poker hands before work.

    Keep it COMING!!

    Tim
     
  5. Oct 17, 2005 #5 of 110
    goman

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    A weather app would be cool... Like the one on Galleon.
     
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    jsmeeker

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    Nice to see Pony Poker is available.

    ;)
     
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    mfrns0123

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    Thanks Pony, very easy to setup and use!
     
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    peteypete

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    I like the management style of "subscribing". The apps themselves are kinda first gen though.

    I'm still waiting for someone to package rocketboom for playback on tivo. I've requested them for it.
     
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    Popasmurf

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    Bah, I'm #12 :)
     
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    JoeBarbs

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    lucky #13
     
  11. Oct 17, 2005 #11 of 110
    peteypete

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    So I guess the fact that this is not officially by Tivo, but by a Tivo employee, does it mean that Tivo has already allowed third party apps to host services that have access to the Tivo?

    Seems like a grey area and I can't imagine Pony rockin the boat.

    What other cool works are in the works?
     
  12. Oct 18, 2005 #12 of 110
    azitnay

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    I don't believe apps.tv is run by Pony... I think it's run by Carl Haynes, the moderator of the forum.

    Regardless, I see no reason why TiVo wouldn't want third parties running HME apps... Since you have to explicitly enter the remote IP address, there's really no inadvertent security risk.

    Drew
     
  13. Oct 18, 2005 #13 of 110
    davezatz

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    FYI Carl Haynes is also a TiVo employee. ;)

    Honestly, though, who better to pull this service off? By doing it on their own they probably don't have the same mess (approval by legal, approval by marketing, is the site Bobby compliant, etc) yet they are the most skilled/knowledgable to provide the functionality.

    I think it's a good thing and will help people use HME and help developers get their apps out to us from a central repository. I also appreciate not having to mess with installing and running things on my PC.
     
  14. Oct 18, 2005 #14 of 110
    azitnay

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    Ahh, I stand corrected.

    Drew
     
  15. Oct 18, 2005 #15 of 110
    wgary

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    Any thoughts on apps.tv in comparison to Galleon? The samples on apps.tv are quite limited, but couldn't this replace at least some aspects of Galleon? What are the pro's and con's?
     
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    jubrand

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    A lot of Galleon's apps stream stuff directly from your own computer like pictures and music. Plus, others require a user-specific setting, like your zip code for weather or movies, so I would think there's a lot of Galleon apps that this wouldn't cover. But, I'm just guessing here, guys like azitnay and gonzotec will probably be able to give you the gory technical details! (or tell you I'm totally wrong!) :D
     
  17. Oct 18, 2005 #17 of 110
    azitnay

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    Yeah, I can't imagine Galleon functionality like ToGo, Music, and Photos will ever be implemented in an apps.tv style (though Music and Photos could come close, if they were all available over the internet). Certainly not ToGo.

    I'm sure apps like weather and movies could certainly be configured to store users' ZIP codes in a database on the server side, though, so that functionality could probably be replicated in an apps.tv-style app.

    Drew
     
  18. Oct 18, 2005 #18 of 110
    JPA2825

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    Now that I've done the very easy www.apps.tv explained by Pony, I'm interested in exploring Galleon. Is there a "Galleon For Dummies" thread out there somewhere? I'm always interested in showing how superior TiVo is.
     
  19. Oct 18, 2005 #19 of 110
    jubrand

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    Lotsa threads on it, but most of them relate to users' specific issues with it. But, Leon has really good animated tutorials for it at:
    http://galleon.sourceforge.net/html/tutorials.html

    There's also this web page:
    http://www.hippie.net/misc/galleon/
    Although it relates to 7.1x, not 7.2, but I think most of it would still apply.
     
  20. Oct 21, 2005 #20 of 110
    TiVoPony

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    I'm going to embellish on this a bit, as the apps.tv site has been represented by some of the blogs as either an official TiVo site or a site that 'TiVo launched'...

    The site apps.tv is not owned or operated by TiVo.

    Not much of an embellishment really. ;)

    It's true that Carl works for TiVo. As do I. It would be wrong though to assume that everything that we do in our off hours is part of the TiVo Master Plan (tm). We both like to code, and have been using the HME open source toolkit to create stuff we're interested in (and no cracks about Hot or Not!).

    There are guys that like to drag race that work at General Motors. And restaurant chefs who have backyard barbeques. This is like that. While it's true that we work at TiVo, the applications you'll find at apps.tv (and the site itself) are just a bit of fun that Carl, I, and others put together in our spare time (the subscription manager is all Carl...brilliant idea, eh?).

    And if you're a developer...get your app up on your server and register it on apps.tv! There are lots of people out there looking for new things to try out. :)

    Cheers,
    Pony
     

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