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Title: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on April 26, 2011, 04:53:20 pm
I am slowing looking at migrating my Now Playing project to Elve. Today I worked on my 5 day forecast screen and animated radar screen. I need to figure out how to add the Moonphases but here is what I have so far.



You can check out my Showcase blog on Cocoontech for my current project and details.

http://www.cocoontech.com/forums/index.php?app=blog&module=display&section=blog&blogid=8&showentry=119

Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on April 30, 2011, 07:23:38 am
Here is an updated 5 Day Forecast screen with the Moonphases added. Note that this screen is a full size popup that can be called from other screens. When the back button is hit it will close the popup and display whatever you were doing before. Also added more details to the 5 day forecast.

Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on April 30, 2011, 07:25:26 am
Here is the start of my Now Playing JRMC Music screen.

Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on May 01, 2011, 07:35:59 am
Updated screenshots for latest weather and radar screens

Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on May 01, 2011, 04:44:30 pm
No Comments?
Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: tannebil on May 01, 2011, 07:17:34 pm
Ohhh!  Pretty!

You are operating in a different league from me so I've got nothing.
Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: Frunple on May 02, 2011, 05:23:24 am
I keep seeing these posts of Now Playing all over the place.... what exactly is it??
Am I missing something? I don't get it, sorry.
Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: Walken100 on May 02, 2011, 05:32:02 am
Nice, looking at what others have done provides lots of ideas. Of course it also makes me understand how limited my abilities are.  :D
Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on May 02, 2011, 06:09:26 am
Now Playing is what I call my home automation project. It has many home automation functions like voice announcements and turning lights on and off but also has a 6 zone whole house music system at its center.

To read more about it you can visit my blog

http://www.cocoontech.com/forums/index.php?app=blog&module=display&section=blog&blogid=8&showentry=119

Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on May 02, 2011, 06:55:43 am
Here is the updated JRMC playing now screen with the playlist control object.

Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: John Hughes on May 02, 2011, 12:23:25 pm
It looking very nice!
Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on May 02, 2011, 04:45:41 pm
Here is yet another updated JRMC playing now screen with the playlist control object as well as a bunch of buttons which will need to be implemented down the road. Also the LED power status LEDs will be set via the Ocelot digital inputs at a later time. I did however add my Google Calendar view popup.

Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on May 03, 2011, 06:38:02 am
Nice, looking at what others have done provides lots of ideas. Of course it also makes me understand how limited my abilities are.  :D

In what way do you feel that your abilities are not up to creating a nice GUI?  Is it the graphical part or the creation with Elve itself? Just curious as I am not very artistic myself. I know enough Photoshop to get me back. For personal use you can grab a lot of graphics from Google Image searches. In fact there are button collections available to use as well as many other graphics. If its Elve then don't hesitate to ask. I am new to Elve but find it pretty easy to use so far. Asking is what this forum is for.

Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: Walken100 on May 03, 2011, 06:49:02 am
In what way do you feel that your abilities are not up to creating a nice GUI? 

Tain't elves fault......  :D

I've found lots of graphics just not good at being creative. Don't get me wrong. I like my own stuff. I'm just more interested in function than form so I tend to focus on function.  I do appreciate a nice looking interface however.
Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: Frunple on May 03, 2011, 08:11:33 am
In what way do you feel that your abilities are not up to creating a nice GUI? 

Tain't elves fault......  :D

I've found lots of graphics just not good at being creative. Don't get me wrong. I like my own stuff. I'm just more interested in function than form so I tend to focus on function.  I do appreciate a nice looking interface however.

I bet you could suprise yourself.
Just take a look at the interface in this thread, it's just a background picture when you really get down to it, same as mine. Find yourself a nice background that you like, then start putting your existing controls on top of it. You'll probably have to move things around a few... hundred times but once you find the perfect "spot" you'll be set!
And the best thing about elve is you can do anything you want. My last system was a "canned" interface and I always found myself wishing I could put my garage open button on the garage camera page or be able to go to "this" page from "that" one etc. with elve I can!
As far as buttons, you can make your own, find them online or ask for help and one of us can make some for you. Maybe I'll put together a quick video of how to make your own if I can find enough time. You'll kick yourself when you see how easy it is.
Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: Walken100 on May 03, 2011, 03:46:46 pm
I certainly appreciate the input. I know how it just seems when I get done putting together something I think should look nice it doesn't. Its the semi original artistic thinking I lack ergo my signature line....

I'll keep at it.
Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on June 19, 2011, 05:13:20 pm
Well they have been busy with Elve 1.2 and now I have my Album Browser pretty close to being done.

Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on June 29, 2011, 06:29:16 pm
Latest Elve 1.2 with an updated Album Browser. Here is the latest screenshot
Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: John Hughes on June 29, 2011, 08:30:43 pm
It's looking good!
Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on January 01, 2012, 01:04:20 pm
Hey guys!!! I am back somewhat. I have been really busy but do plan on getting back into development this month.

John
Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: John Hughes on January 02, 2012, 01:41:34 am
It's good to hear from you. Please keep us posted. :)
Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on January 08, 2012, 10:21:39 am
Here are the newest screens for Now Playing at the latest version of Elve

Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on February 28, 2012, 02:38:31 pm
I recently purchased a Kindle Fire (refurb for $169) and using a free RDP application I now have Now Playing (currently with Netremote) accessible. This 7" display is a nice size screen. It is very bright and responsive. When I get time I will create a custom skin for the Kindle Fire but for now the Droid skin looks fine. I will also look at trying an Elve skin and check that out.

So if anyone is looking to do this until the Android application comes out this is a alternative for now.


Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on March 02, 2012, 01:09:02 pm
The start of a new skin

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/6800517528_5f7ab8f6d1_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on March 02, 2012, 06:54:33 pm
Kindle Fire skin for Now Playing - Cover Page page
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7046/6801287826_5d46fb6e0e_b.jpg)
Kindle Fire skin for Now Playing - Zone Selector page
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7044/6947395021_729538bfb8_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Now Playing migration project
Post by: jwilson56 on March 04, 2012, 10:03:17 am
Here are some more screenshots of my new Kindle Fire skin (click on image to enlarge).


Kindle Fire skin for Now Playing - Grace Digital Internet Tuner page
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7194/6806502450_34b25e6d44_b.jpg)


Kindle Fire skin for Now Playing - Pandora Thumbs Up/Down page
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7210/6806502414_bf99889e55_b.jpg)

Kindle Fire skin for Now Playing - Current Playlist page
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/6952615569_d3c2d5f109_b.jpg)

Kindle Fire skin for Now Playing - Media Library Browser page
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6806502344_6e3619559f_b.jpg)

Kindle Fire skin for Now Playing - Browser Jump To page
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7208/6952615543_8e0469a146_b.jpg)

Kindle Fire skin for Now Playing - Weather Screen page
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7193/6952615635_bf49aeb3b2_b.jpg)