Old 05-11-2008, 01:24 PM   #1
Adrian Vinca
Squirt
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 17
Adrian Vinca is on a distinguished road
Default [CTP] Zune clock and date 1.1

Game Name: Zune Clock
Creator: Adrian Vinca
Version: 1.5
Description: Clock which displays the date and time and has media player capabilities. It allows adjusting the date and time displayed (it doesn't modify the internal hardware clock). The value gets saved and loaded the next time you start the application.

Updated: I've just posted a new version (1.5) which adds the media player capabilities. Now you can select a playlist from the application, you can move to the next previous song. It displays the art for the current album, the artist and the current song.

Updated: I've just posted a new version (1.1) which allows specifying a custom background.

Features:
- Clock
- Displays the time
- Displays the date
- Allows setting the date/time
- New Media player
- Up/Down adjusts the volume
- Left/Right moves to the previous/next song
- Displays the album art
- Displays the artist and the song title
- Can select a playlist directly from the application (settings)
- Can set the shuffle mode (settings)
- Custom background
- Can specify any picture from the Zune as custom background (you need to have a few pictures first)

Controls:
- Back Button - exits the application
- Up/Down - Volume
- Left/Right - Previous/Next song
- Pause Button - Pause/resume
- Click on the zune pad - enters setting mode
* Back - exits setting mode
* Up/Down - increments the selected setting
* Left/Right - cycles through the different settings (background, hours, minutes, seconds, days)
* Click on the Zune pad - resets the current setting to the default value
- When a playlist is selected - plays the selected playlist
- When setting the time: sets the offset to 0 (so that you will see the hardware date/time)
- When setting the background: sets the background to "No background"
* Pause/Back - exits setting mode

More details: http://blogs.msdn.com/adrianvinca/ar...k/default.aspx
Download URL: http://cid-a912b1c0a524f973.skydrive...x/Zune%20Clock
Screenshots:

Note: Need to add screenshot showing the multimedia capabilities.







Changelist:
1.5
New features and improvements:
- New feature: Media player
- Up/Down adjusts the volume
- Left/Right moves to the previous/next song
- Displays the album art
- Displays the artist and the song title
- New feature: Can select a playlist to play it
- New feature: Dim the background while in setting mode
- Update: Changed some controls for the setting mode (to make space for the pause button - which was needed for the media player):
- Click on the zune pad to enter the settings mode (previously it was the pause button)
- Back button to exit settings mode (previousely also the pause button used to do that)
- Bug: Fixed some possible crashes if the name of the background has non-latin characaters

Zune Clock 1.1
- New feature: Background customization (you need to have a few pictures on the Zune)
- Bug: Fixed a bug which caused the settings data to become corrupt in some cases
- Bug: Performance improvements (application loops slower than initially - a clock doesn't need a very high refresh rate)
- Update: Using white color for the settings (it makes the text more visible when having a custom background)
- Update: The application version is displayed when in setting mode
- Code fix: Fixed the sources so that they compile fine on Debug
- Code fix: Refactored some of the settings code to make space for future settings

Last edited by Adrian Vinca; 05-14-2008 at 12:08 AM. Reason: Updated the download URLs



Adrian Vinca is offline   Reply With Quote

Advertisement [Remove Advertisement]

Old 05-11-2008, 01:26 PM   #2
sandman
Zuner
 
sandman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 91
sandman is on a distinguished road
Default

i am assuming that it will run 24/7 if you leave it on? cant you make it to where the backlight goes away to save battery life?

the best one ive seen yet tho. good job!



sandman is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 01:33 PM   #3
linkofhyrule007
Jr. Zuner
 
linkofhyrule007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 36
linkofhyrule007 is on a distinguished road
Default

Nice and simple, I like it. I'd say the next step is a stopwatch and [1 or 2] alarms. Also maybe allowing you to use your own picture as the background like you can on the Zune menu?

Last edited by linkofhyrule007; 05-11-2008 at 01:35 PM.



linkofhyrule007 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 01:38 PM   #4
Adrian Vinca
Squirt
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 17
Adrian Vinca is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sandman View Post
i am assuming that it will run 24/7 if you leave it on? cant you make it to where the backlight goes away to save battery life?

the best one ive seen yet tho. good job!
Thanks for the feedback! I still need to figure out if/how I can control the Zune power management. So far, the only thing I can say is that the Zune goes automatically to standby after a while (this is the default behavior, I haven't changed anything there). It's still not clear to me if the application is still running when the Zune is in standby mode.



Adrian Vinca is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 01:48 PM   #5
Adrian Vinca
Squirt
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 17
Adrian Vinca is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by linkofhyrule007 View Post
Nice and simple, I like it. I'd say the next step is a stopwatch and [1 or 2] alarms. Also maybe allowing you to use your own picture as the background like you can on the Zune menu?
Thanks for the feedback and suggestions! Here are some comments about each suggestion:

Stopwatch - this should be possible to do. I will consider adding this feature for the next release.

Alarms - I don't know how/if I can contrl the Zune power management from an XNA Application. After a while, the zune goes to standby and I don't know if the application is still running while in standby. If it doesn't, than I'm afraid that the alarms won't be that reliable. Anyway, I will do some experimentation and see how that works.

Background - That's something I really wanted to do. I need to find out if there is any way to get the default Zune background from an XNA application. The other option would be to allow chosing a custom background, but that seems quite a bit of work because I would need to provide some UI to browse/choose a background.



Adrian Vinca is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 02:10 PM   #6
7aurelius
Squirt
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 12
7aurelius has disabled reputation
Default

man your a god in my eyes...I had a 1st and a second gen and always wanted a simple dang clock! thanks for your time



7aurelius is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 02:11 PM   #7
linkofhyrule007
Jr. Zuner
 
linkofhyrule007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 36
linkofhyrule007 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Adrian Vinca View Post
Thanks for the feedback and suggestions! Here are some comments about each suggestion:

Stopwatch - this should be possible to do. I will consider adding this feature for the next release.

Alarms - I don't know how/if I can contrl the Zune power management from an XNA Application. After a while, the zune goes to standby and I don't know if the application is still running while in standby. If it doesn't, than I'm afraid that the alarms won't be that reliable. Anyway, I will do some experimentation and see how that works.
Honestly, out of the three I mentioned, the stopwatch would probably be what I'd use the most.

But I'm *pretty sure* the app still stays running even when it's in standby.



linkofhyrule007 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 02:14 PM   #8
miceylulu
Experienced Zuner
 
miceylulu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 186
miceylulu is on a distinguished road
Default

This one may not be as pretty as the ZBClock, but the fact that you can specifically set the time, up to the second, and it shows the date (correctly, too) really sells this for me




miceylulu is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 02:22 PM   #9
spenc938
Experienced Zuner
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 126
spenc938 is on a distinguished road
Default

I really like the simplistic look. Having the date is nice too.



spenc938 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 02:26 PM   #10
mandelorapido
Squirt
 
mandelorapido's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 17
mandelorapido is on a distinguished road
Default

Nice man, really good clock! It is nice that the settings you choose are loaded the next time the application starts.

Keep the good work, keep improving those XNA abilities... if you are able to figure out how to do zune power management with an application, imagine the possibilities... Right now I'm thinking of an alarm clock... like waking me up in the morning with some songs I choose...

Thanks for your effort!



mandelorapido is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 02:27 PM   #11
mrgoodnight
Experienced Zuner
 
mrgoodnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Arizona
Posts: 218
mrgoodnight is on a distinguished road
Send a message via AIM to mrgoodnight
Default

niiice i really like this one.






mrgoodnight is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 03:27 PM   #12
IndeedJimmy
Squirt
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 18
IndeedJimmy is on a distinguished road
Default

Very nice and well made.

Seriously how hard would of this been for the original zune team to do? I know it doesn't kill much space to input.



IndeedJimmy is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 03:34 PM   #13
Soccerfreak24
Expert Zuner
 
Soccerfreak24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 3,029
Soccerfreak24 is just really niceSoccerfreak24 is just really niceSoccerfreak24 is just really nice
Default

Looking good, but there already is a clock APP. If you can get a stopwatch loaded in, i'll for sure DL it.






Soccerfreak24 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 03:37 PM   #14
Vettexl
Vociferously Different
Retired Admin
Premium Member
Zune Lord
 
Vettexl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 5,149
Vettexl is the best the web has to offerVettexl is the best the web has to offerVettexl is the best the web has to offerVettexl is the best the web has to offerVettexl is the best the web has to offerVettexl is the best the web has to offerVettexl is the best the web has to offerVettexl is the best the web has to offerVettexl is the best the web has to offerVettexl is the best the web has to offerVettexl is the best the web has to offer
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by soccerfreak24 View Post
Looking good, but there already is a clock APP. If you can get a stopwatch loaded in, i'll for sure DL it.
Yes, but I think this clock is much more simple in theme than what TipTup made... maybe add some Zune graphics and colors and it would look great
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.



Vettexl is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 03:46 PM   #15
wakeskater17
Experienced Zuner
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 165
wakeskater17 is on a distinguished road
Default

nice thanks alot! the ZB clock i downloaded is about 10 minutes ahead for some reason.



wakeskater17 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 04:08 PM   #16
runtohell121
*disappeared*
Zune Priest
 
runtohell121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: a small town in california....
Posts: 6,915
runtohell121 has much to be proud ofruntohell121 has much to be proud ofruntohell121 has much to be proud ofruntohell121 has much to be proud ofruntohell121 has much to be proud ofruntohell121 has much to be proud ofruntohell121 has much to be proud of
Send a message via AIM to runtohell121
Default

pretty nice.. but not that useful yet i'll admit.




runtohell121 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 04:08 PM   #17
Scrapz616
Super Zuner
 
Scrapz616's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 1,842
Scrapz616 is just really niceScrapz616 is just really niceScrapz616 is just really nice
Default

Nice clock, I like it alot, nice and simple and displays the date, good job.



Scrapz616 is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 04:52 PM   #18
ghostz
Jr. Member
 
ghostz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 321
ghostz is on a distinguished road
Default

xan u play music w/ it on




ghostz is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 04:56 PM   #19
sandman
Zuner
 
sandman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 91
sandman is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ghostz View Post
xan u play music w/ it on
most likely not



sandman is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 05-11-2008, 04:58 PM   #20
ghostz
Jr. Member
 
ghostz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 321
ghostz is on a distinguished road
Default

hmm that sux it would be koo though




ghostz is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
no new posts