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by wpinkman
Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: flickr channel
Replies: 28
Views: 8229

Re: flickr channel

Thanks for the kind words on Rokagram. I tried to make it a bit more interested than the others by adding the music, etc. Yes, that could be done. In fact, you might check out http://www.anycloud.co which is a site I did that connects to pretty much all of them (although Flickr may be broken :shock:...
by wpinkman
Mon Jul 21, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: flickr channel
Replies: 28
Views: 8229

Re: flickr channel

Hi all. Andy Waddell here (Rokagram). This thread just brought to my attention by a friend who was also upset by his Flickr channel not working. The channels could indeed be taken over by another developer, but it would be best if this was done in a cooperative way. It's true that any developer coul...
by wpinkman
Wed Jun 18, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: Free vs. Paid channel
Replies: 0
Views: 851

Free vs. Paid channel

I wrote a short little LinkedIn post about my experience so far developing my first Roku channel. I though it might be of interest of some this board.

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140618162310-21604945-don-t-fear-the-pay-wall
by wpinkman
Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: US based devices loading channels from non-US channel store
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

Re: US based devices loading channels from non-US channel st

Still not sure I believe you. Go Cubs :D

As far and the Suranimians go.. I've got more than 50 devices registered from that country.

I guess they're lining up around the block at Circuit City Suriname. Circuit City? Wow.. I wonder if they have a Blockbuster too!
by wpinkman
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: US based devices loading channels from non-US channel store
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

Re: US based devices loading channels from non-US channel st

I guess the question is then what determines which channel store they "see". If a non-US user set up their account normally (no proxy) and got registered to see the non-US channel store then later added the proxy to get around restrictions for a particular service that would explain it. An...
by wpinkman
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:14 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: US based devices loading channels from non-US channel store
Replies: 6
Views: 2706

US based devices loading channels from non-US channel store

I have two versions of my channel, Rokagram 1. US market (configured in channel store for US only) 2. non-US market (configured for all locations except US) As new devices load up my channel, I get a location registered on my back-end based on IP address look up (supplied by Google). I am seeing an ...
by wpinkman
Mon May 05, 2014 2:57 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: freemium model with free upgrade offer
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: freemium model with free upgrade offer

I think a unique, opaque account id that does not require the user to be prompted is a good idea. If this was the "Roku Account" number seen in the "Transaction Details" report that would be most useful. It would also provide a way to correlate users who have more than one Roku i...
by wpinkman
Mon May 05, 2014 11:26 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: freemium model with free upgrade offer
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

Re: freemium model with free upgrade offer

Thanks TheEndless. Yes, not very scalable. This technique did work well for a beta test, but that's a unique and smaller audience of early adopters. I agree coupon codes would be a better way to go and a pretty common practice. I've done integration with other API's (Walgreens QuickPrints for exampl...
by wpinkman
Mon May 05, 2014 9:58 am
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: freemium model with free upgrade offer
Replies: 4
Views: 1543

freemium model with free upgrade offer

I'm been experimenting with a freemium model which consists of two channels: 1) a free trial (free channel) 2) paid, premium, version These two channels are essentially the same codebase, #1 can upgrade to #2 using ifChannelStore.DoUpgrade() and this all works fine. Now add in the wrinkle that I'd l...
by wpinkman
Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:29 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Rokagram Private Beta Ending
Replies: 0
Views: 1029

Rokagram Private Beta Ending

Thanks to all who participated in beta test of Rokagram. The private channel used for the beta was never meant to last and has been taken out of service. The official, production version is now available in the Channel Store. Note to non US users : I had to limit the this initial release to the US o...
by wpinkman
Thu Feb 13, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Beta Testers Needed for the First Instagram Channel on Roku
Replies: 9
Views: 2572

Re: Beta Testers Needed for the First Instagram Channel on R

I realize it takes time an effort to send in feedback. More than happy to give it away to anyone who helps is pretty much any way. :D Here's a partial list of features off the top of head: Slides shows of: 1. Trending photos 2. Local photos (photos posted around your area) 3. Search (tags) 4. Search...
by wpinkman
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Beta Testers Needed for the First Instagram Channel on Roku
Replies: 9
Views: 2572

Re: Beta Testers Needed for the First Instagram Channel on R

I just changed the settings to allow the UK and the rest of the world. Thanks for pointing this out! Please let me know if it works now. I don't know how long it takes for the setting to propagate across the pond, but I think it should work now.
by wpinkman
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: Roku Streaming Player General Discussion
Topic: Beta Testers Needed for the First Instagram Channel on Roku
Replies: 9
Views: 2572

Beta Testers Needed for the First Instagram Channel on Roku

I'm the developer of Rokagram and I'm seeking some feedback and testing. Rokagram combines Instagram content with popular music. No more squitting at that tiny screen! The channel is available as a free, private beta at http://www.rokagram.com . You don't need an Instagram account to get started, bu...
by wpinkman
Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:18 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: beta testing a new channel
Replies: 5
Views: 1675

Re: beta testing a new channel

For those interested in this thread, I tried Joel's suggestion and created a private, free version. I implemented it by popping up a big notice at start up asking for feedback. For boxes > 5.1, I provided the option of sharing an email address (using ifChannelStore). I had a pretty positive response...
by wpinkman
Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: Roku Developer Program
Topic: ifChannelStore.GetPartialUserData question
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: ifChannelStore.GetPartialUserData question

Thanks for the quick reply. Much appreciated