How to enable iTunes and Spotify notifications in Notification Center! - NowPlaying

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by heghead, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. natd1993 macrumors regular

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    #51
    OP, I posted in the other Now Playing thread a while back, sorry for the late response. Here is my old post

    "Originally Posted by natd1993
    Perfect little app, thanks heghead. Do ya think you could add iTunes artwork to the notification?

    Your Response
    I would LOVE to be able to do that!

    ...but...

    I have looked it and without editing Mountain Lion's core files, it is impossible to customize the icon which is shown. It must be the app's icon.

    Thanks anyway for the suggestion"

    Anyway, I've found an app called DockArt that automatically changes the iTunes icon to the current songs album art. Is there some way that this would enable you to implement the requested feature. Just a thought. Thanks.

    Link to DockArt: http://www.splook.com/Software/DockArt.html
     
  2. ac3320 macrumors regular

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    Is this broken in 10.8.2? Cannot seem to get it to notify me of track changes :/
     
  3. heghead thread starter macrumors member

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    NowPlaying on the AppStore??!!

    Hi All!

    I've teamed up with an extremely experienced developer, and created a new version of NowPlaying which... wait for it...

    IS NOW ON THE APP STORE!!!

    Pretty good news, I know. It's now available for download. Due to copyright issues, we've had to rename it to "Listening To" and give it a new logo.

    We've worked hard to make it as stable and efficient as possible. Consider this an ultra refined/premium version of NowPlaying which is easier to update, uses less system resources, is more responsive and will be heavily supported.

    Currently v1.0 only supports iTunes, however version 1.1 will be released very soon and will add Spotify support and a few other little features.

    For anyone who would rather continue using NowPlaying, I will leave the MediaFire link online.

    For everyone else, here's the link to the AppStore version!
    https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/listening-to/id553010133?mt=12

    Thanks to everyone for your interest in this project.

    Cheers!!!

    Heghead
     
  4. Julien macrumors G4

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    #54
    Could you please add history (enable recent 1, 5 10 or 20 items (songs) selectable in) in notifications? I will pay the instant you do.;)

    I'll pay anyway when it's updated but would love to have this.
     
  5. Starfox macrumors 6502

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    I'll look into adding that. (I'm the developer of Listening To)
     
  6. Benbikeman macrumors 6502a

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  7. Colombianito macrumors member

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    I bought it and it works with iTunes but not Spotify in 10.8.2 Build 12C35.
     
  8. Starfox macrumors 6502

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    Heghead mentioned that 1.0 supports iTunes only - we found some bugs in the original NowPlaying app's Spotify support and we delayed Spotify support to fix the bugs. It'll be in the Listening To 1.1 update which should be coming shortly.
     
  9. Colombianito macrumors member

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    I had missed that, thanks.
     
  10. ac3320, Sep 3, 2012
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    #60
    Are you guys going to make it so that with the new app, the user can choose to show/not show the taskbar icon? it is annoying to have up there for us minimalists....

    Now Playing never had that taskbar icon...

    I honestly would not have spent the $1.99 if I knew I would have to live with a taskbar icon :/
     

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  11. Starfox macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry to hear that - I'm the developer of Listening To. how would you suggest we allow access to preferences like start at login and toggling spotify support (which is a part of the coming 1.1 update) without a menubar icon? If there's a workable solution for this I wouldn't mind adding this feature to a future version.
     
  12. ac3320 macrumors regular

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    How did you guys do it with Now Playing?
     
  13. Senseotech macrumors 6502a

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    Do it like Growl does: once you choose the option to run with no menubar icon, you relaunch the application in order to access preferences. It's still running in the background, so "relaunching" just opens the currently running instance.
     
  14. ac3320 macrumors regular

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    Yeah or that. Some people actually like to load up their menubars and Docks. But if it's your style to keep that to a minimum, it's awesome when applications allow no menubar icons.
     
  15. Starfox macrumors 6502

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    Gotcha - we'll add this feature, but it's too late to add it to the 1.1 update. I'll keep you posted.
     
  16. ac3320 macrumors regular

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    Awesome! Are you guys going to keep the new logo or?
     
  17. Starfox macrumors 6502

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    Yeah. We like the logo. Unless there's a good reason to change it, we'll keep it.
     
  18. ac3320 macrumors regular

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    I wasn't knocking it or anything, just curious if it was ever possible to go back to the Now Playing logo? Or is that a copyright issue with Apple?
     
  19. Starfox macrumors 6502

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    We can't hijack the iTunes icon, also we're going for a unified icon for Spotify and iTunes notifications, and the current icon says "Music" regardless of source quite nicely.
     
  20. ac3320 macrumors regular

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    I understand.

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    With that in mind, are you guys planning on continuing to develop Now Playing? With the latest second build of 10.8.2, Spotify is broken with 1.4 of Now Playing, other than that, it works pretty well too.
     
  21. Starfox macrumors 6502

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    NowPlaying is dead - no further development and no current or future support. Sorry.
     
  22. ac3320 macrumors regular

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    Do you think that Apple will eventually add iTunes song changes to Notification Center natively? They used to have a special option like that in Lion, accessible with a Terminal command or if GUI is more your thing, via Onyx. It was kind of pre-NC in that it happened above the Dock. Not sure why nothing came of it with ML. Seems like something they should implement, huh? I guess I'll just roll with Now Playing or maybe Listening To PRN until Apple does it themselves!
     

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