Tuesday, August 17, 2010

iPhone/iOS Dev Camp

http://www.iosdevcamp.org August 20-22, 2010, PayPal Offices, San Jose, CA. I will be there working on enhancements to Actors for Netflix and Instant Queue Add.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Actors get more movies

A change to the OData back end fixed an issues with Actors for Netflix. Previously only the first 20 movies were shown for each actor, the default for that query is now 500, which is enough that all movies are now shown for all actors. No change was needed to the application.

Next steps for this app are to add advanced search and save lists of favorite actors and movies. The advanced search feature will be shared with Instant Queue Add for Netflix as well.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Comment moderation

Comments here are now being moderated, there is too much comment spam coming in...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Instant Queue Add V7 update

Apple approved V7 a few days ago, with iOS4 support, and more than 10,000 updates have happened in the first few days. Some glitches in the Netflix API on Monday prevented apps from authorizing, and this broke IQ+, and caused some one-star bad reviews.

The iPad compatible update for IQ+ is going to be a major re-write. There are a few simple changes to Actors for Netflix that will probably get done first.

Friday, June 18, 2010

[Fixed] IQ+ Problems reading Queue from Netflix

[Update - V7 is now available, with the fix and tested on iOS4]

Something changed in the Netflix API, and some API calls are now failing to go through, while others are working. For IQ+ the effect is that it can't read the queue.

The problem is due to a change in the Netflix API implementation that exposed a bug in IQ+, an updated version has been posted to the AppStore approval process.

Apologies for the inconvenience.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Actors for Netflix on iPad is done

The first version has finally been finished, code posted to Github and app submitted to Apple. http://wiki.github.com/adrianco/Actors-for-Netflix-on-iPad/

It took a lot longer than expected due to other distractions, and as a first release, it doesn't have all the features that we would like, but it is fun to use, and I learned several new techniques that will now be applied to the next version of Instant Queue Add for Netflix.