Thursday, August 28, 2014

fkLeffa got updated

My first ever (a for now, only proper app) application, fkleffa, for the BlackBerry 10 platform got some love too the last couple of weeks.

There is now support for more cinemas chains (well, basically all cinemas I know of that run the Markus Cinema system and offer the XML API interface). Supported are now: Finnkino in Finland, Forum Cinema in Estonia, Kino Artis in Estonia, Forum Cinema in Lativa, Forum Cinema in Lithuania, Eden Cinemas in Malta and SAMbíó in Iceland.

Also the UI got updated with easy access to todays shows (with date selection) and upcoming movie premieres.

fkLeffa is available, for free, in BlackBerry world!

Y-Radio works again!

Finally got some spare time to look into it again. The thing is, YLE decided to stop offering icecast streams that worked perfectly and instead offers only RTSP and HLS streams now. At the time, the multimedia stack on Jolla had problems playing back RTSP streams (choppy sound) and HLS support didn't exist at all. So nothing I could do about it at that time.

I had already started to look into how on earth you could use my own private copy of gstreamer to overcome these issues (as direct usage of gstreamer is a no-no for harbour apps at this time), but luckily the summer update fixed RTSP playback (and almost the HLS support, but not quite, probably this bug) and Y-Radio is now fixed as much as I can fix it.

At this time only low quality RTSP streams are supported as the HLS support is buggy, it won't reload the m3u playlist. But if I can figure out how to use gstreamer without using the system gstreamer, then we can do proper shit! (and add such nice things as an Equalizer for example)

Available now in Openrepos and hopefully soon in the official Jolla store (waiting for QA right now)