My name is Bill Daly (a.k.a. iRoNBiLL) and I work with Team Navi-X on a project known as Navi-X or the Navi-X Media Browser. Essentially, our application is a content aggregator for multiple platforms, currently including Boxee, XBMC and WiiMC. We are currently compatible on any platform you can install Boxee or XBMC on to, including Apple TV 2, iPhone 4 and iPads.Doesn’t Roku Already Have Channels That Bring In Internet Content??
Yes… but we are a bit different. We are a collaborated effort of about a quarter million users who contribute links to “playlists” for browsing and playback from sources found within Navi-X. This means anyone using Navi-X can share content with other Navi-X users as well as browse and find content linked to by other users.What Kind Of Content Can I Find In Navi-X?
Almost anything. Video, audio, pictures, podcasts, text, web pages with content, live streams, XML feeds, site scrapers… it’s almost overwhelming the amount and type of multimedia content that can be found in Navi-X. I will leave our description at that for now… if you want to check out more, go to http://www.navi-x.org
for a thorough explanation of what Navi-X is, as well as screenshots and a video demo to check out. You can also find out more about Navi-X via Google and Twitter.
The reason I am here today is to reach out to the Roku community in search of someone who would be interested in porting over our app/channel to the Roku platform. We are an open-source project and as such, we depend on the contributions of users and developers to help make porting to other platforms happen.
Here is some current usage stats for Navi-X… We currently average about 7 million hits a month, have over 7000 users a day using Navi-X and we serve about 90 GB of just text-playlist data a month. We have approximately 245,000 users who use Navi-X either a little bit or a lot.
With this in mind, you definitely wouldn’t be wasting your time porting something over like this… your work will definitely get seen by people, so we are hoping for a seasoned veteran of Roku development to step forward to help with the cause. Unfortunately, since we don’t make a penny at this time for Navi-X, we cannot pay a developer to do this work… we are soley depending on an open-source developer familiar with this arena. If you feel you could use a spot on a project that is incredibly popular with folks, this is it! Please reach out to me at xiRoNBiLLx@gmail.com
if any Roku developers are interested in becoming the “Head Developer for Navi-X on Roku”… we hope to hear from you soon!