Have you seen various programmed uses of a SoundBridge's display and wanted to write one yourself? Have you ever used Yahoo! Widgets or Google Gadgets and wanted the same thing for the SoundBridge?
OK...maybe you haven't. But now you can!
Billboard is a Java-based engine for running small programs -- called agents -- that control the display of a SoundBridge. Because Billboard is written in Java, it runs on Windows-based systems as well as Macs, Linux-based machines, and many handheld platforms. It provides means for users to display information dynamically on a SoundBridge, giving a way for using the deviceÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s display for interesting purposes.
You can find Billboard at http://software.cs.hope.edu/billboard
There is a Windows executable and a Windows installer. For Macs and Linux, you must run the JAR file "by hand". (Sorry, I'm working on that.)
This is an alpha release!
There are sure to be bugs and crappy documentation. However, I would love you to try Billboard and give me feedback as I seek to improve it.