[mythtv-users] Torc for iOS - Application Submitted to the App Store for Review

Kevin Kuphal kkuphal at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 13:46:09 UTC 2012

On Sat, Apr 14, 2012 at 6:37 PM, Robert McNamara
<robert.mcnamara at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi All,
> I am rejoining the list for the near future to keep you apprised of
> the status of Torc for iOS, a mobile frontend compatible with MythTV
> 0.25 and Torc.  Something I've been keeping under my hat until just
> now is that Torc for iOS will also support iPhone and iPod Touch
> devices.  Please see the following video for a demo of the iPod/iPhone
> experience:
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGoU90bdUC8
> In other news, I whittled my TODO list for the application down to
> nothing today, so I have submitted it for app store review.  I also
> did fairly extensive testing of the app with a cellular/mobile
> connection over the past few days, and with adequate upstream and
> backend CPU grunt, the experience is absolutely fantastic.  The
> average review time for Apple is currently right around 5-7 business
> days.  I hope that around this time a week from now, I will be able to
> announce that the application is available for purchase.  Because the
> MythTV/Torc streaming implementation has never been tested against the
> app store review process, a lot remains up in the air.  Apple has very
> specific requirements when it comes to streaming behaviors, and
> hopefully I am not too far off the mark.
> In the end, I settled on what Apple calls "Tier 4" pricing, which is
> essentially $3.99 USD.  I am a strong believer in open source, but I
> am an equally strong believer in keeping a roof over my head. :)  For
> further details on why I decided to charge a nominal price for the
> app, and to read quite a lot about what you can do to make sure your
> backends and frontends are ready for use with the application, please
> see the following:
> http://www.fecitfacta.com/blog1/torc/
> Note that this application has no official relationship with the Torc
> open source project, which is continuing quite nicely.  Since this is
> a MythTV list, I won't discuss that here.
> I am happy to field any questions, comments, or concerns you might
> have about this application, and I hope that those of you with iOS
> devices of all shapes and sizes will consider trying it out when it
> becomes available.


Thanks for your work and contribution to the community.  I know that as
soon as this hits the store, I'll be buying it.  It will be a welcome
addition to our household.

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