PDA

View Full Version : Were looking for iPhone & Android Developers.



Dan
Aug 18th, 2010, 00:33
Hi there, Afterhours is constantly growing, to fulfill the growing experience, were looking for iPhone & Android developers. We have plans to built custom apps for mobile market so users can listen to Afterhours.FM on the go.

If your a developer please email us: info@afterhours.fm we be happy to hear from you.

Thank you

iamausername
Aug 18th, 2010, 09:41
I am a web developer, I can't (as of yet) program in objective C, however, if you wanted a webapp I may be able to help.

I have actually been thinking about an AfterHours app for a while now..
If you are developing an app, I have a few ideas:


Integrated Forum for that particular mix (eg: link to liveset)
Ability to post and/or live chat
Show current playing mix (and better yet, song)
Ability to view playlist with links to buy songs off beatport/junorecords etc.. (I personally would love this option, and you guys might be able to get a cut from beatport/junorecords)
links to DJ's website
Send contribution to AfterHours
Member feature: cache mix (store on phone)
Rate the mix (for the forum)
Ability to comment linked to a particular time in the mix (to show all the "wow this is awesome" comments at all the beat drops and buildups


Although I don't know objective C, If I could help out in any other way, let me know.

iamausername
Aug 18th, 2010, 09:43
I'm thinking your best option may be to find a radio streaming app on the app store you like the look of and ask the developer if they would make a custom app for you guys.

That way, you may cut down on development costs.

Dan
Aug 18th, 2010, 15:56
hey mate wow amazing ideas, *writing them down* im in process of gathering up some developers by the way you mentioned... that has already created radio apps before.
Thanks for the feedback...

in regards to a web app would that just be a link that all cell phone can just go to it ?

R-GiGgS84
Aug 18th, 2010, 17:46
hey there,

i am keen on developing the android app. . .
can i join?

Dan
Aug 18th, 2010, 20:01
hey there,

i am keen on developing the android app. . .
can i join?


ofcourse mate :) more the marrier :hug:

can you email me your msn or contact into please info@afterhours.fm

iamausername
Aug 19th, 2010, 01:42
hey mate wow amazing ideas, *writing them down* im in process of gathering up some developers by the way you mentioned... that has already created radio apps before.
Thanks for the feedback...

in regards to a web app would that just be a link that all cell phone can just go to it ?

see: Apple - Web apps - All Categories (http://www.apple.com/webapps/)

web apps can be viewed by any phone with a web browser (assuming it can support whatever HTML version you use (eg: iphones/android/blackberry/modern phones can all support html5)

They can "feel" integrated and come up as a fullscreen app just like the apps from the app store, however, they are all free and there are certain limitations as its still just a glorified webpage.

The advantage is you can just link it to Leading Trance Radio - Afterhours (http://www.ah.fm) to let people access it.
(maybe you could do both a simple webapp and a native app)

I know you can do things like play mp3s in the background and find out the position of the playing track, however, there may be issues with streaming directly.

The other problem is, that if you make a native app, you can charge a small sum for it to offset your development costs (though obviously this may dissuade people from buying it, which you don't want)

If you can find the resources, you're better off developing a native app.

If you do end up making the app, make sure you allow users to select both the bitrate (48,96,192) and let them adjust the buffer size.

This will ensure you can listen to the mixes without it cutting out over 2g connections (which is horrible when listening to trance)

I would love to help, but I haven't made an iphone app yet. Again, if you need help with graphics or some mockup designs etc... let me know

(I may just do some mockups anyways)

Gareth
Aug 19th, 2010, 23:10
I like the sound of a dedicated app - I currently use an app called StreamFurious to listen to AH.fm on my Desire, which works well but I'd love to be able to click a link to whatever's playing and access the forums (like I do on the website).

I'm gonna subscribe to this thread :)

pax
Aug 23rd, 2010, 18:17
That sounds awesome!

I know I can't do this. :lol:
Since we got some ppl developing android & iphone apps at work, I know what i'm saying. I'm more the sysadmin and webdeveloper type of guy.
Though I know the basics on Android Apps, I really don't like Java.

What you might wanna look into (some ressources):
For building something that (should) work equally on both platforms
PhoneGap (http://www.phonegap.com/) (Webapps in Javascript accessing native phone callbacks) - still beta, but free Source
Titanium (http://www.appcelerator.com/)(compile JS to ObjectiveC or something) - doesn't work as nicely as the styled up Website suggests ;) closed source

Also you can now punch interpreted Code into that Android (finally not Java :P): Perl,Python,Lua,JavaScript even Bash hacking via the Android Scripting Engine. ( android-scripting - Project Hosting on Google Code (http://code.google.com/p/android-scripting/) )
Not sure though if that's a viable way already, it's supposed to be useable from .apk's shortly.

Hope that helps.

Well whatever way you go it would be nice to have some integration of the website into those Apps (forums, chat, playlist). Some nice Ideas mentioned already.
That however would best be realized through a Dataprovider / API on the server side of things, where I might be able to help you out with some coding (depending on the stuff/prog. languages/systems you use on the servers and my little sparetime). Or some advanced HTML/CSS/JS stuff.

No idea If that's part of the job description, so I'm rather asking first.

If I can do something for my favorite radio station let me know. If you want more info please short PM or Mail, i'm not leaving my full skillset on the net (got too much work as it is already :P )

Good luck with building some massive App. I'd certainly help with some betatesting on my Android device.

joni
Aug 23rd, 2010, 18:26
i use ipop/iphone app shoutcast radio, but an afterhours application would be nice :D
i thought there was already one a few years ago, but it is deleted or something

pax
Aug 23rd, 2010, 19:02
Yeah there are lots of shoutcast streaming apps already.
I use streamfurious and xiialive (awesome skinning on that one).
So this special player would need a special USP (unique selling proposition) like having the playlist on device and setting some alarm for your favorite DJ set and stuff... whatever.
Well, tons of stuff you could possibly build :megacrazy: with the necessary skills :(

joni
Aug 23rd, 2010, 20:25
afterhours only deserves the best :P

Dan
Aug 24th, 2010, 10:50
nice ideas all, really happy to see feedback for the apps... a few developers have emailed me, development for beta1 will start soon. :)

invalice
Aug 25th, 2010, 10:55
If you guys get the android app up and running..

...

so happy.

BenParker
Aug 25th, 2010, 14:33
OMG an Android app for Afterhours.FM would be soooooooo awesome. :w00t:

BlackHole
Aug 25th, 2010, 21:38
OMG an Android app for Afterhours.FM would be soooooooo awesome. :w00t:


for our HTC :D :D :dance::dance:

Dan
Aug 25th, 2010, 23:54
:) im also on HTC now .. cant wait

BenParker
Aug 27th, 2010, 00:06
Which one mate? I got ze Legend. :) Had it since April, love it.

rodrigocai
Aug 27th, 2010, 19:15
Hey Dan, go at MSN so we can talk about that...

BlackHole
Aug 28th, 2010, 12:24
Which one mate? I got ze Legend. :) Had it since April, love it.

I have Hero, since last year. And I don't like it anymore :) :) Only what's good is google talk application :P camera sux. iPhone's camera is much better

andrei4002
Sep 1st, 2010, 23:10
I'm a C/C++ developer, but I have *some* experience with objective C, I could help in the making of the iPhone app

Dan
Sep 2nd, 2010, 11:36
Hey Dan, go at MSN so we can talk about that...

yup im back home now so we can chat about it.


Which one mate? I got ze Legend. :) Had it since April, love it.

HTC Desire "so called Google nexus two" its a nice phone, battery is not so great tho.


I'm a C/C++ developer, but I have *some* experience with objective C, I could help in the making of the iPhone app

that sounds great, we got many people interested in doing the apps... so development should start anytime now.

BenParker
Sep 2nd, 2010, 13:03
HTC Desire "so called Google nexus two" its a nice phone, battery is not so great tho.

that sounds great, we got many people interested in doing the apps... so development should start anytime now.

Yeah, battery isn't great on mine either, but it's manageable without a doubt. The second part of your post though is music to my ears, CANNOT wait for a AH.FM app! :megacrazy::music:

rodrigocai
Sep 6th, 2010, 17:05
yup im back home now so we can chat about it.
Ok.
I'll be waiting....

Microsis
Sep 12th, 2010, 20:06
Any plans of supporting the new Windows Phone 7? (I believe it's coming out next month)

Dan
Sep 12th, 2010, 20:16
Any plans of supporting the new Windows Phone 7? (I believe it's coming out next month)

is that for windows mobile 6.* ? or something new coming out?

with windows you can tune in with windows media player correct ?

rodrigocai
Sep 14th, 2010, 19:57
is that for windows mobile 6.* ? or something new coming out?

with windows you can tune in with windows media player correct ?

Yes, just the same method for Desktop WMP.

iOS can handle it with QuickTime, but a Official App its much more cool...

Dan, I'm still waiting...:)

Wailo
Oct 15th, 2010, 13:41
@Developers, contact me if you need GUI contribution.

rodrigocai
Oct 15th, 2010, 13:56
Hello Wailo,
So, Dan kinda forgot us... snif....
If you have some artwork, it will be very helpful.

You can contact me at MSN.
rodrigo.cai@live.com

Tks.

@Edit
We can provide AH.FM App at Cydia (like Grooveshark for example)... to avoid the App Store's long process

Dan
Oct 15th, 2010, 14:23
i added you to msn mate.. ill try to delete and add again

rodrigocai
Oct 15th, 2010, 14:28
i added you to msn mate.. ill try to delete and add again

No prob Dan. :)

@Edit
Send me your MSN by PM... more easy...

shagnew13
Oct 15th, 2010, 15:26
Good to hear, although I dont have an Android or a Iphone yet, but my next phone I get will probably be either one of them.

So that would be sweet to have an Afterhours app.

Great idea Dan

Good to see AH growing so much, keep up the great work guys!!!!!!!!!!!!

svtfast
Nov 21st, 2010, 14:38
Well no Iphone or Andriod for me while I am deployed or in Germany but when I get back to the states, Andriod for sure (Iphone for my wife).

I may be back in the states in a year so I NEED THIS APP!!!

LaLaDivina
Dec 26th, 2010, 21:39
Is a blackberry app in the works too? Dont forget about us Blackberry people!

Dan
Dec 27th, 2010, 00:27
Is a blackberry app in the works too? Dont forget about us Blackberry people!

its in plans :)

tranced34
Mar 2nd, 2011, 15:09
OMG an Android app for Afterhours.FM would be soooooooo awesome. :w00t:

DEFINITELY would!!

tranced34
Mar 5th, 2011, 20:01
There is already an Android app (Tune-In) which supports internet radio - probably others too, it has the likes of DI.fm on it, maybe work with them?

Dan
Mar 5th, 2011, 21:46
AH.FM Android and iPhone apps are 90% done.. stay tuned :)

lowrider007
Mar 18th, 2011, 09:17
Fantastic news, just thought I'd pop in after I saw the message pop up in win amp and convey my appreciation, love AH.FM, best trance station out there, can't wait for the app to land.

Alczan
Apr 5th, 2011, 19:12
When will the said application for android ? [soz for my english] .

Squall
Apr 5th, 2011, 19:23
When will the said application for android ? [soz for my english] .


Thanks all for feedback :) you can also give some feedback on the app page :)

Android version is 85% done, were doing our best to have it done, i wanted to release both iPhone and Android at the same time, but we ran into some issues which are getting resolved now.

Thank you for your patience.


:wink:

AmazingChase
Apr 9th, 2011, 13:28
I'm a Pro in developing! So ill join it !