Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Y-Radio development update, undocumented APIs and stuff

I started to add support for showing program information in Y-Radio and I would have wanted to get that ready before a new release. Of course, the information on how to get to that data had to be sniffed from the official-only-on-major-OSs YLE applications.

That was easy, but as the API is not an open one and undocumented... guess what, the data is not available in the old format anymore! Fun ain't it. Sigh...

Luckily #opendata is all the rage these days, YLE is opening up their data into a public and open API and there is already a beta available, unfortunately licenses and public usage is still work in progress.

Monday, March 03, 2014

How to send feedback of a PDF the wrong way

A Monday facepalm moment:
  1. Receive a PDF
  2. Print it
  3. Read it and mark changes/error with a pencil
  4. Scan in the pages into a new PDF
  5. Send the scanned pages PDF as an e-mail attachment
No, that is definitely not how you are supposed to do it.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Y-Radio update coming soon

Yes, I know, Y-Radio is missing some of the more obscure YLE channels. Development version (and version on openrepos) includes all channels.

Ski vacation and work before and after that (plus being sick) has take most my time, but an update will be pushed to the Harbour soonish. I'd like to get a couple of feature done first.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

ParkkiTalo for Asha

Made a quick app for Nokia Asha (and also older S40 devices) users out there. Not very interesting unless you happen to live in Oulu, Finland and need to park your car.

Submitted to QA, so in a week or so it should be available for download. It uses the opendata provided City of Oulu.

ParkkiTalo - Oulu Asha version.

If more cities start to open this kinda of data they will be of course added to the application. I'll post download links when QA has done its thing.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Y-Radio updated

First version has an White Screen of Death issue because of a missed dependency on qt5-qtdeclarative-import-xmllistmodel that even QA didn't catch as it is needed by the terminal app that they use for doing installations. So sorry about that.

More channels! Yay


A fixed version has been uploaded to Harbour yesterday as is waiting for QA. And if you are in a hurry you can always get the latest version from openrepos.

This update contains some other updates too:
  • Visual changes, use different colors for artist/song
  • Fix issues with changing stream quality of currently selected channel (It didn't change)
  • More radio channels added. (Yes, I know some strange area Radio Suomi streams are missing. Will be added. Soon. Or scratch that itch yourself and post a patch.)
Different highlights
What about the next version ? These are work in progress, coming soon:
  • Daily program information
  • Channels details
  • News feeds

Friday, January 10, 2014

Y-Radio, my first application for Jolla

My first application for Jolla is starting to get into shape. All basic functionality is there ready for first release. Nothing fancy, just an YLE Radio player with support for current/next song information (for channels that supply that information).

Current features:
  • Front page display current channel information
  • Current song, with artist image, if available
  • Next songs
  • Channel page with most YLE Radio channels
  • Cover page has Play/Pause
Planned features:
  • Daily program information
  • News feeds from channels
  • Quick access to favourite channels
  • Played songs archive
  • Favourite songs marking
  • More song/artist details
  • Calendar event integration
  • And when usage of gstreamer is allowed in Harbour, Equalizer (+any other interesting audio filter that might be available)
  • Anything else ?
 Should be ready for Harbour submission in a day or two. If you would like to beta test, let me know.