RE: Coding iTunes need your suggestions

  • From: "Bill Spiry" <aspiry@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 21:32:23 -0700

John, this is looking good! As to source items, the devices section is
pretty critical for us iphone users. We get the stuff on board either by
syncing or manually installing to the iphone. Setting up the sync is poky,
and doing it manually is worse.  It would be nice to be able to jump quickly
between lists in the iphone and the resident source lists such as music,
apps, books,  or podcasts. If doing manual loads to the iphone the ability
to easily skip back and forth between these source lists would be very



From: jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:jfw-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf
Of John Martyn
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 8:54 PM
To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Coding iTunes need your suggestions


Ok, I figured out a way to keep track of these wayward windows. I have built
in a lot of stuff so far. It works so smooth with all these shortcuts. I can
move lightning fast through things and getting info like artist album track
currently playing, timecode, status of tracks, quick search, quickly shift
from the sidebar sources to the track lists by just hitting enter. Also, you
can jump to the sidebar sources area and move directly to the top of the
list of objects. Also, you can access the library  directly, but this
feature kinda seems redundant since you can quickly switch to the sidebar
and just hit enter to pop into the library. I am working on the fast forward
thing to make it simple to do. Now is the time when I need your input on how
you want to navigate this application.  The coding is going very quickly and
I should start focusing on the store portion and connecting devices to work
with like an iTouch etc..

Also I am wondering if it would be helpful to say how many tracks were found
after a search. You can quickly jump to the search box, type something and
hit enter, then it pops you right into the library instead of using F6. I
really didn't like that key as it was a time waster. 

What would be helpful is if you tabbed through iTunes from the source area
to see what buttons and info you want quick access to. This is a matter of
preference but I'll try to accomodate the best ideas.

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