Re: Coding iTunes need your suggestions

  • From: John Martyn <johnrobertmartyn@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 22:39:20 -0800

I did code the sidebar sources in there. You can jump back to the sidebar from 
anywhere, even the store or radio. I have not played with connecting an iTouch 
yet, but soon enough. I got a lot done so far today. Fast forward and rewind 
now work well and even tell you the time it jumps. I put a starting message on 
there too and tell if the the application is responding. There were some tricky 
parts to iTunes such as how I got the window parts working and how to identify 
them. Gotta keep that a secret on here because I don't want ol jTunes to use 
that trick.  I need to finish up the shortcut menu for beta testing here. I'll 
get this tonight. Beta testers get ready because you will need to get this from 
me. Once again, if you are beta testing, make sure to send me an email off list 
with the subject header, beta tester. I can then send it to you.
Wow, once I got the technique, coding this was fast. Helps that I had most of 
the code already from rhapsody blind.
I believe tomorrow I will post that I am done for the initial beta. I must go 
to some music thing for my class so I will not be around. You might start 
getting the beta by tomorrow night.
Anyway, keep up with suggestions.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Bill Spiry 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 8:32 PM
  Subject: RE: Coding iTunes need your suggestions

  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 helpful.



  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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