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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 ?
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    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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    Quote 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.
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    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.
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    Quote 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.
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    Quote 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
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    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.

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    Quote 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
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    Will you have an ocx available?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kembond
    Will you have an ocx available?
    Yep.
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