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  • Pre-Release Thread: Frodo XM Service

    This thread is intended to tell you about what I am about to release,
    the cost, what you get, and why this is important.

    I have made a new product, which I call the "Frodo XM Service",
    It also comes with an example client app, and dll, the "Frodo XM Client"

    The service runs all the time, and keeps information current. Developers
    no longer have to deal with the backend, only the front end portion of
    XM. This will allow front end developers, or hobbyist to add XM support
    into their apps without embedding troubles, as it will all be native to their
    app. The client app handles everything but XM itself.

    The cost for the service app is $10, and that is paid for by the users.
    Users shouldn't mind too much though, as the user can use several apps
    with the service. For instance, I am releasing (all free I might add):

    3 widgets for XM (soon) (Konfabulator, Kapsules, dotWidget)
    FrodoXMMeedio (soon)
    And a new version of FrodoSatellite RadioX using the service.

    This along with netsuo pledging support for native XM in NMC using
    the service.

    The app handles hibernate and resume, and also has a simple emulation
    mode for those developers without XM, so they can still develop apps and
    test.

    I will be adding Sirius support in the future as well, which will be a
    $5 upgrade if you already have a license for the Frodo XM service.
    (Or $10 standalone)

    Example how this works:
    User buys Frodo XM Service.
    Now user can use any apps based off this service.
    Devs base interfaces off of the client dll.

    The service, does have a trial mode, unregistered versions
    will work for 15 minutes at a time, and then exit.

    Emulation mode does not carry this limit


    So any questions ?
    [H]4 Life
    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
    I'm a lesbian too.
    I am for hire!

  • #2
    I like it.

    Will your Frodo SAT X still be free?
    Bruno Speech Recognition - Advanced Speech Recognition designed to control any program. Extra support for FrodoPlayer and Winamp.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by FunkDaMonkMan
      I like it.

      Will your Frodo SAT X still be free?
      Yes, but the newest version will use the service.
      So if you don't want the service, you will need to use
      the older one.
      [H]4 Life
      My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
      It will be done sometime in the next generation.
      I'm a lesbian too.
      I am for hire!

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      • #4
        Looks very interesting.
        So if I understand correctly (which I probably don't), this will run in the background of the carPC and make whichever frontend I choose to use run smoother with XM? Also, what will the widgets do?
        Hell, at $10 I'll probably buy it even if I don't know what it does!!
        Thanks for the ping, BTW.
        Spent so far: $1,755
        Check Out My Work Log for Specs/Pics
        CarPC Progress[!!!!!!!!!!!!!!].....Installation[---------+].....Pastrami Progress[!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
        Don't mess with Texas.
        It's not nice to pick on retards!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by edrex
          Looks very interesting.
          So if I understand correctly (which I probably don't), this will run in the background of the carPC and make whichever frontend I choose to use run smoother with XM? Also, what will the widgets do?
          Hell, at $10 I'll probably buy it even if I don't know what it does!!
          Thanks for the ping, BTW.
          If done right, yes.

          The widgets aren't really useful for carpc, but for home pc use, they
          are great, just little apps that sit on your desktop and do stuff. Mine
          will control xm, but there are hundreds of widgets out there for different
          widget engines that do all kinds of things.
          [H]4 Life
          My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
          It will be done sometime in the next generation.
          I'm a lesbian too.
          I am for hire!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by frodobaggins
            The widgets aren't really useful for carpc, but for home pc use, they are great
            You tricky bastard!! Now I am going to have to buy 2 copies of it!!
            Spent so far: $1,755
            Check Out My Work Log for Specs/Pics
            CarPC Progress[!!!!!!!!!!!!!!].....Installation[---------+].....Pastrami Progress[!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
            Don't mess with Texas.
            It's not nice to pick on retards!

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            • #7
              If you don't want your users to pay an additional $10 for your product with XM radio, you're welcome to use and manipulate my open-source VB6 XM class under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
              Epox EP-3VWB+ w/VIA C3 750MHz
              Crystalfontz 632 16x2 LCD
              DWW-7VGA 7" Indash VGA w/Touchscreen
              Garmin GPS 18 USB
              Terk XMD1000 XM Tuner (My VB6 Class)
              Scantool.net ElmScan ISO (My VB6 Class)
              PSK-3100 Traveller Keyboard

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Erorus
                If you don't want your users to pay an additional $10 for your product with XM radio, you're welcome to use and manipulate my open-source VB6 XM class under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
                Well the point of this is slightly different, this is a lot more simple than
                your class, and runs as a backgound app, keeping the data current and
                fresh and available at any time. It's more of a backend and API, that the
                developer does not have to support, that's my job
                [H]4 Life
                My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
                It will be done sometime in the next generation.
                I'm a lesbian too.
                I am for hire!

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                • #9
                  Will you have an ocx available?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by kembond
                    Will you have an ocx available?
                    Yep.
                    [H]4 Life
                    My next generation Front End is right on schedule.
                    It will be done sometime in the next generation.
                    I'm a lesbian too.
                    I am for hire!

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                    • #11
                      Count me in then.

                      Can't wait!

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