Re: New iOS-app for managing MythTV
Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Hi Craig, good to hear that heavy testing is in progress! I appreciate that. You gave me some food for thought. A few opening remarks:
- I agree that switching EPG-channels using the picker-control is a bit clumsy. I actually never use that myself. Instead I use the left and right buttons in the bottom corners. Have you tried those? I suppose I haven't made it too obvious that these < and > are buttons..
- If you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the EPG, it will load the next day and allow you to scroll on. And then you should be able to see all data you have in your database. Please give that a try.
- When switching channels using the < and > buttons, your initial view will be positioned so that the currently airing program is in the middle and marked by the yellow-ish background. And the programs it shows will always start from the current date onwards. This means that there will be past programs listed, back to the last midnight, so always less than one day of history. That said, there is bug that I yet need to solve: the date that is used for positioning the view is actually the date the app was last started. I mean really started, not backgrounded and foregrounded again. So if you started the app yesterday and open it again today, then the listings shown will start one or more days ago. That is unintended and I need to fix that.
- Search and/or filter functionality is high on my list of ToDo-items. So that is coming up. I need to think about how it should work functionally and then how to implement that. This will take a little time. Streaming of recordings is also on the list, below Search. I appreciate you sharing you experience with this! This is also something I plan to figure out.