Re: Coding iTunes need your suggestions

  • From: John Martyn <johnrobertmartyn@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:10:54 -0800

Actually, I had to hold off a little because when I updated to 10.2 it broke 
some stuff. So this will only be for iTunes 10.2 and above.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Holger Fiallo 
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:50 AM
  Subject: Re: Coding iTunes need your suggestions

  will this work when you update iTune?

  From: John Martyn 
  Sent: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 1:39 AM
  To: jfw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Subject: Re: Coding iTunes need your suggestions

  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.

  Holger Fiallo
  Kind Regard

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