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BOXEE apps API

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part of a workshop i did at NYU ITP

part of a workshop i did at NYU ITP

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  • 1. BOXEE boxee apps 101 aka designing the future of tv   [email_address] @idancohen
  • 2. what boxee is all about
  • 3. boxee applications
  • 4. how applications are built
    •  
    •  
    • data
    •  
    • GUI
    •  
    • logic
    • playback
  • 5. structure
    • index file
    • ~/Library/Application Support/BOXEE/UserData/profiles/<me>/sources.xml
    • <source>  
    • <name>APPLICATION NAME</name> 
    • <path>app://APPLICATION ID</path> 
    • <thumbnail>APPLICATION THUMBNAIL LOCATION</thumbnail> 
    • </source>
    •  
    • app location
      • ~/Library/Application Support/BOXEE/UserData/apps/<appid>
    • descriptor.xml
    • skin/Boxee Skin NG/720p
    • skin/Boxee Skin NG/media
  • 6. descriptor file
    • index file
      • ~/Library/Application Support/BOXEE/UserData/profiles/<me>/sources.xml
    • <app> <id>pandora</id> <name>Pandora</name> <version>1.0</version> <description>Pandora Radio</description> <thumb>http://dir.boxee.tv/apps/pandora/thumb.png</thumb> <media>music</media> <copyright>Boxee</copyright> <email>support@boxee.tv</email> <type>skin</type> <platform>all</platform> <minversion>0.9.11</minversion> <startWindow>14000</startWindow> </app>
  • 7. skin file
    • <window type=&quot;window&quot; id=&quot;14000&quot;>     <defaultcontrol always=&quot;true&quot;>111</defaultcontrol>     <allowoverlay>no</allowoverlay>     <controls>         <control type=&quot;group&quot;>             <control type=&quot;image&quot;>                 <posx>0</posx>                 <posy>0</posy>                 <width>1280</width>                 <height>720</height>                 <texture>black.png</texture>             </control>             <control type=&quot;button&quot; id=&quot;200&quot;>                 <posx>846</posx>                 <posy>142</posy>                 <width>404</width>                 <height>236</height>
  • 8. skin file
    • controls
      • window
      • group
      • grouplist
      • image
      • label
      • button
      • list/panel
      • multiimage
      • scrollbar
  • 9. controls
    • basics
      • type
      • id
      • ---
      • posx
      • posy
      • width
      • height
      • texture/label - $INFO
  • 10. control events
    • basics
      • onright
      • onleft
      • onup
      • ondown
      • onclick
  • 11. more
    • visible
      • Control.IsVisible
      • Control.HasFocus
      • and +
      • or |
      • SetVisible
      • SetHidden
      • RunApp(app://APP ID/14001)
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  • 12. sources
    • any application in the apps folder - grep grep grep
    • http://developer.boxee.tv/boxee-applications/  
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    • http://developer.boxee.tv/2009/04/14/building-your-first-boxee-app/  
    • http://developer.boxee.tv/2009/05/19/songza-application/
    •  
    • me [email_address] | @idancohen
    • shawn [email_address] | @boxee_api