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Jedda
22nd June 2007, 09:28 PM
Introducing Concept Tonberry.

http://www.blargsoft.com/tonberry/

Not that it makes a huge impact on us, since we can't get an iPhone, but i started throwing this together a few days ago, and I thought some people might be interested in it.

The Architect.mac
22nd June 2007, 10:46 PM
it looks interesting.. ill think of a cool name for you...

hows ration going... eta?

Jedda
23rd June 2007, 12:59 PM
Ration is going great guns. I'll have a new build for current testers this weekend, and hope to expand the beta to new testers in the next week or two.

I'll let you know.

grfxninja
23rd June 2007, 03:57 PM
Looking forward to hearing about Ration :thumbup:

What exactly does this concept thingy do? The website is a little vague

mvjs
23rd June 2007, 04:02 PM
Signed up :D

I too can't wait for Ration

Jedda
23rd June 2007, 04:07 PM
Looking forward to hearing about Ration :thumbup:

What exactly does this concept thingy do? The website is a little vague

Probably because I put it up at 1am last night.

It's basically a glorified media controller. Think salling clicker for the iPhone.

grfxninja
23rd June 2007, 09:58 PM
Probably because I put it up at 1am last night.

It's basically a glorified media controller. Think salling clicker for the iPhone.

Aaah OK cool

iSlayer
23rd June 2007, 10:35 PM
While the concept sounds cool i have to question how useful it would be.
With the 3rd party app limitations communication would be over the internet which is a very big downside straight away. Then each system would need a client of some kind.
Seems like a very long way to go for a media controller

Jedda
24th June 2007, 01:29 PM
While the concept sounds cool i have to question how useful it would be.
With the 3rd party app limitations communication would be over the internet which is a very big downside straight away. Then each system would need a client of some kind.
Seems like a very long way to go for a media controller

Not really. You have wi-fi for use on your local network. A client runs on your Mac which is a small webserver. You connect using a specified port to your IP (also supports bonjour), and away you go.

It also works really well with other mobile platforms. I have been testing it with my PSP as well as Safari on a Mac, and it's great for people like me who have their whole entertainment centre as a mac (hooked up to a projector).

iSlayer
24th June 2007, 02:20 PM
Hmm yeah your right. Totally forgot about wifi.
What apps are you going to support out of the box ?

Jedda
24th June 2007, 02:31 PM
Hmm yeah your right. Totally forgot about wifi.
What apps are you going to support out of the box ?

iTunes
VLC
Quicktime Player
EyeTV
Safari (get your bookmarks)

Im sure there will be more down the track, but that's what I have so far.

astr0b0y
24th June 2007, 02:51 PM
Maybe you could port Ration to my iPhone as well....

Jedda
25th June 2007, 12:32 PM
Maybe you could port Ration to my iPhone as well....

I should probably finish it for the Mac first, but you know me - i'm much more likely to get sidetracked.