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Discussion in 'Application Requests' started by TheDude782, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. TheDude782

    TheDude782 Member
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    I wish I could do this but I cannot.

    etree and live music archive has thousands of artists and even more live shows that you can stream and download on your computer. Check it out, Free Music : Download & Streaming : Live Music Archive : Internet Archive, it is pretty amazing. The iPhone has a fantastic application that allows you to stream all of these shows, Hippyotamus - Music Archive . I was just wondering if there is anything like this and if not, there really should be, because it is a wealth of awesome live music

    I seriously can not stress the awesomeness of this website. Check it out, see if you like any of the music, if you are a Grateful Dead fan then you are going to be in absolute la la land. Anyways, I would love to hear back from anyone willing to work on this.
     

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  2. Lysogen

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    You still want this app? I'm all about it. I checked out the live music archive, and all I can say is wow, thanks for letting me know about this. I had no idea of its existence. Now, lets get an app for the android for this. I'm starting to code the html parsers and backend classes needed to make this happen. Once thats done, I'll have to design the front end. I'm thinking I can have this in a crude beta in a week's time. Will keep everyone interested in the app up to date via this post thread.

    Later,

    Lyso

    ps.. oh yeah, it will be free.
     
  3. Hhjack

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    How is your progress coming with the app?
     
  4. Lysogen

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    So far its fully functional, but very ugly. I'm currently done unit testing and am in the middle of prettying up the ui and integration testing (integration across the activities, not with archive.org). I'm also considering adding a bunch of functionality before releasing for beta testing. Stuff like favorites, skins, etc. NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO SUGGEST functionality you would like to see in the app. Heres a complete list of whats done so far:

    While writing the app, instead of writing specific code to handle just the live music archive, i ended up writing a parsing engine.

    SO we have an abstract factory for parsers (each datapage that gets scrapped has its own parser defintion). The parsing is done via regular expressions and groups rather than dom or sax, etc. I can parse 3000+ bands and bind that data to the listview in under 300 milliseconds. VERY EFFICIENT.

    I cache the band listing in sqllite, using a data access layer I wrote (again wrote it not specific to live music but rather a framework for data storage) The data can be refreshed at any time.

    I also wrote a custom display adapter with sorting, etc. Its, again, more of a framework than specific to live music archive.

    So as you can see, I ended up writing re-usable frameworks for large portions of the app, and I'm still refactoring so that i can reuse much of this code for other apps or to easily extend/add functionality w/o any huge maintainance issues.

    See screenshot.

    EDIT: adding link to screenshot, also was in Wash DC for 4 days so i didn't really have time to dedicate to the UI yet.


    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Hhjack

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    Will you be able to sort the shows through years and average ratings?

    Looking forward to this app!
     
  6. Lysogen

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    Yes I have it sorting by Ratings, Number of Downloads, Date of show, or Date added to etree/live archive.

    private final static String VENUE_LIST_SORT_SUFFIX_RATING = "&sort=-avg_rating%3B-num_reviews";
    private final static String VENUE_LIST_SORT_SUFFIX_DOWNLOADS = "&sort=-downloads";
    private final static String VENUE_LIST_SORT_SUFFIX_DATE = "&sort=-date";
    private final static String VENUE_LIST_SORT_SUFFIX_DATEADDED = "&sort=-publicdate";
     
  7. Hhjack

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    Everything I could ask for with this app.
     
  8. TheDude782

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    Dude, the app is great right now! Just what I was looking for. However, there is one glaring issue that is bothering me. The band, moe., is missing from your list entirely. They are a crucial part of the archive.....shit....they may have the most shows up there after the Dead. Anyways, I would love to see them on the app and I will probably never stop using this.


    Also, is there a way to make the application run in the background?
     
  9. lizm

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  10. Lysogen

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    After not working on this for almost 2 months, I've decided to release it anyway.. Its almost feature complete.. Searching bands, sorting concerts, you can favorite bands, concerts, or songs. Please use the menu and "long" click context menus for easy usage. Hopefully you'll all be pleased. I need help finding bugs though. I've been using it at work almost daily with no really big issues (sometimes the sort asc gets confused with sort desc) but nothing that would make the app not work. I'm only testing on a DROID 1, so hopefully you others are able to test better on different devices. Either search market for Live Music Android or click the following links on your phone.

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    Click here on your phone: market://details?id=org.rucco.lma

    PLEASE REPORT BUGS SO I CAN MAKE THIS APP WORTHY OF COOLNESS.

    PS PERFORMANCE MY VARY SO I NEED TO KNOW PLEASE IF ITS TOO SLOW OR WHATEVER, its ok on my device but let me know about yours.
     
  11. Lysogen

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    I'm not sure who that is, my app is different. Please try mine and let me know if its any better than that one. If not oh well, at least we now have 2 to pick from.
     
  12. Lysogen

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    Hey check out my app, it runs in the background and has MOE!!

    Plus you can save MOE to you favorite artists list and never have to search it again.. they go favorite your favorite moe concerts.. weee let me know if you have any bugs or issues running the app. ITS IN BETA FORM
     
  13. Lysogen

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    Hello guys, I'm the creator of the Live Music Archive App.. I've created another called Phish Shows Android, which is just that. Hope you like it. Its in BETA form so expect and error here or there.

    Heres a link for your android device:

    market://details?id=org.rucco.psa

    Let me know if you like it.. or hate it =)
     
  14. scooz16

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    Thanks man!! Just downloaded both the live music app and the phish shows app.

    Both are working great on my Incredible.

    Only thing I would change is the ability to sort by year. So when you click on a band it doesn't go straight to all their shows, it goes to a page of years and you can click on a year, then it goes to all shows from that year.

    edit, I see you have this for the phish shows but not for the Archive. I guess that would be a lot of work.
     

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