Apple need to release a FrontRow SDK...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by xterm, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. xterm macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2006
    I've been playing around with front row on my new mac mini, its bloody great, it does everything it was designed to do perfectly.

    However I was thinking that there is a lot more that it could do, it would be awesome if apple would release a SDK for it so that people could write plugins. There is a lot of stuff that it would be cool to do from the couch.

    Off the top of my head:

    Digital TV Tuners (most important)
    Fancy Weather Reports
    Scrolling News Ticker

    Can you think of more?
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    If you take out the TV tuners (which I'd like too) the rest of your suggestions are what Dashboard is for. If they allow Dashboard to be triggered over the top of FrontRow...
  3. xterm thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2006
    Dashboard is designed for when you are sitting in front of your computer, im talking about plugins for frontrow, which would be designed to be viewed from your couch.

    Dashboard does not provide full screen weather info that you could view from your couch.
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    I honestly don't know if this would actually work, but if the SMIL support in QuickTime is reasonably okay, what about a QuickTime movie that contains or references a pile of SMIL tags, where the sources referenced by the tags are named pipes? It's just sick enough that it might work!

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