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    ICEł - Mac Front End

    Hi guys,
    First of all I would like to thank all of you for providing such a vast wealth of knowledge to newbies like myself.
    About 18 months ago I decided that I would try to replace my headunit with a computer. After reading how easy it was to do this with a mac mini, I decided to buy one to play with. At the time this was a big risk as I had not touched a Mac for 15 years! After about a week of learning/playing with OSX, I realized that I had wasted too many years with pc's/windows. I quickly sold my PC and started my collection of Apples. After trying every front end solution that I could find, most of which I was very happy with, my brother and I decided to have a go at writing our own (mainly because we needed a good reason to learn Xcode). Anyway, after 3 months of coding this is what we have come up with: ICEł

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gLRtY12dR0

    Notes:
    1. This was developed by two guys with zero Mac experience.
    2. This was developed by two guys with zero Cocoa/Xcode experience.
    3. This was developed by two guys with full-time jobs.
    4. This was inspired by YOU GUYS!!

    Your feedback would be much appreciated as we are about to start work on version 2.0.

    Thanks again.

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    Awsome interface! i love how easy it is to navigate around, very similar to the iphone!
    I'm not a fan of the skin, but it isn't bad either.
    Definitely best mac fe i've seen so far.

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    wow! looks great guys, will be watching this with interest, probably the best integration of coverflow/iphone-esk track selection, love the ability to select the album from coverflow and then choose the tracks from the drop down screen.

    now just to add gps/google maps/war driving/multiple display support and the ability to make cappuccinos and then we are onto a real winner

    seriously, well done

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    Wow. that came out of left field... makes my efforts look like a puddle of puke
    Why did you wait till now to show your work and have/will you released it?

    Wish I had some friends that knew how to code like this. Well done.
    check us out at: www.neonboombox.com

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    Good work. Looks like a great Front End thus far!
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    Wow. Very cool. Impressive how far you've come in such a short time!

    Do you plan on distributing it to others?
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    WOW!! Beautiful! Is this a leopard only fe? or is it compatible with tiger. and if only for leopard, do u thinking upgrading to leopard on a max spec g4 would be sufficient?

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    wow just wow.
    Cant code cause I dont know how, but give me the paint bucket and my eraser and have at you!

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    Download link please. I mean like right now. Looks awesome! Very well done.

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    that is nice. can't wait for an official release.

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