View Full Version : How can I improve this simple streaming app?

Aug 17, 2012, 03:39 PM
Hey guys. I'm new to iOS development but I'm mostly comfortable with programming concepts in general, although I'm still new to software development as a whole.

I've started creating an iPhone app that streams a radio station (which I have access to the raw mount point). I've got an app working with a Start/Stop button that plays the stream, but I'm a huge noob when it comes to this stuff.

I've included my code in this post. I was just wondering how this could be improved. Right now when the button is pressed, it creates a new AVPlayer object and plays it, then when the button is pressed again it pauses it.

Should I maybe make my own StreamObject class instead of doing everything in the streamButtonPressed method?

#import "MyStreamerViewController.h"

@interface MyStreamerViewController ()

@property (strong, nonatomic) AVPlayer *player;


@implementation MyStreamerViewController

@synthesize player = _player;

- (IBAction)streamButtonPressed:(UIButton *)sender
UIButton *button = sender;
NSString *buttonText = [button currentTitle];

if ([buttonText isEqualToString:@"Start"]) {
self.player = [AVPlayer playerWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"YOUR STREAM URL"]];
[self.player play];
[button setTitle:@"Stop" forState:UIControlStateNormal];
NSLog(@"The stream should be playing.");
} else if ([buttonText isEqualToString:@"Stop"]) {
[self.player pause];
[button setTitle:@"Start" forState:UIControlStateNormal];
NSLog(@"The stream should not be playing.");