Monday, June 15, 2009

ooTunes milestones...

Just wanted to post a short mention of what I've been up to lately....
first off, ooTunes has been #1 in paid music apps in Canada for going on almost a week now :) I guess that's what I get for adding almost 800 Canadian streams for you iPhone / iPod Touch brandishing Canucks :) I was told also that at least for the first 8 reviews, I had an average rating of 5 stars!

Second, I've been getting station requests like crazy! As of today, I added the 10,000th stream to the full list of all ooTunes Radio stations here.

Third, the ooTunes server has been recently updated with beta support for sharing your photos. On Mac, assuming you use iPhoto for your photo management, you get albums, ratings, tags, titles, etc. On windows and linux, for now it's only going to scan directories for photos. The feature is off by default, be sure to turn it on in the Global preferences for ooTunes Server if you want to give it a try, and let me know what you think!

Fourth, I'm currently working to finalize the realtime video transcoding that iPhone OS 3.0 can take advantage of. The cool thing about this is it should eventually allow not only playback of videos in non-iPhone compatible formats or sizes, but also eventually live video (as in, from a TV tuner card, webcam, or even some live online video streams).

Fifth, I did the unthinkable! I finally pre-ordered an iPhone 3G S! Oh, and I developed, sold and supported a rather popular iPhone app entirely on a 1st Generation iPod Touch :)

Finally, later this week, as part of the release for the new iPhone 3G S, my family and I will be taking a little ooTunes promotional trip, it's fully experimental, but I'm really excited about it. I'll post a followup on how it goes here, someday...

Thanks for reading :)

ooTunes Nerd