Thursday, December 25, 2008

My app reviewed...

Quite a good review, they are looking for DVD support, but that's what all the other apps do, and this one is intended to make it easier to deal with instant watching. If I added all the DVD stuff then it would be much more complex. Also the full size boxshots for each movie are only for instant movies, they are used in the HD versions of the on-TV display.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Version 3 is Now Available

I submitted to the App Store on Monday, and just got notice that its been accepted. Please let me know what you think and what you would like to see in the next version.

Some ideas I have:

- add more info per movie, all genres, ratings etc.
- save queue etc. data in the iPhone so it starts up quickly and synchronize using a background thread.
- redesign the user interface from scratch
- allow more movies to be pulled for each search, at present it gets the first 100 and picks out the instant ones

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Moving movies in your queue

I decided to add one more thing, and allow re-arranging movies in the queue. This got a bit more complicated since the saved items that appear at the end of the queue can't be moved, and its taking longer than expected to debug everything. Its going to be a few more days before it gets submitted to the app store.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Instant Queue View and Delete On The Way

The latest version is now functionally complete, your instant queue is loaded, movies that are already in your queue are greyed out when they appear in lists, you can see the entire queue and delete movies from it. There is some cosmetic clean-up to do, and more testing to make sure the code is robust. Version 3 should be ready to submit to the app store soon...