[mythtv-users] THIS IS A NON-COMMERCIAL MAILING LIST (WAS: Re: Torc for iOS - Application Submitted to the App Store for Review)

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Apr 16 21:36:35 UTC 2012

On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 9:32 AM, Chris Pinkham <cpinkham at bc2va.org> wrote:
> This mailing list is for the support of MythTV users using MythTV
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> commercial products, whether they be MythTV related or not.
> Please continue this discussion elsewhere.

Oh come off it Chris, this is of high interest to many people. If that
is the case please make sure you never discuss schedules direct, which

I suspect your reaction has more to do with personal issues, which
have less relevance to the list, and less place on it, than Robert's

PS I have also seen suggestions to use plex on android for accessing
mythtv, plex is a paid app on android, I didn't see you leap all over

> * On Sat Apr 14, 2012 at 11:37:55PM +0000, Robert McNamara 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,
>> Robert McNamara
>> Developer, Torc
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