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DeathMagnetic

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« on: August 02, 2011, 09:44:23 am »
I was wondering if there had ever been a discussion on integrating social site into the project? For example, being able to populate the phonebook with your Facebook contacts or even being able to press a button whole watching a movie to check your twitter feed. This could even be extended to allow MCE to update your feed when you start watching a film etc.

Another idea could be a twitdeck-style screen to keep up to date while you're not using the screen, such as listening to music. Also, being able to set your user picture to your Facebook profile picture would be a nice addition.

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Re: Social Networks
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011, 10:08:48 am »
nope.

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Re: Social Networks
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011, 04:52:08 pm »
That's all possible, someone would just need to do it. ;)

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Re: Social Networks
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011, 06:19:53 pm »
Post a list of what you think it should do and others will add their two cents. Eventually you will have a requirements list.  :D

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Re: Social Networks
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011, 06:41:12 pm »
I'll have a think and see what I can come up with. I'm sure there's lots of ideas that people would find useful.

I'm going to look into the Facebook Graph (http://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/api/) and see what's possible, and also look into MCE to see what I can do myself, despite my limited programming experience.

Can anyone point me in a direction for MCE development?

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Re: Social Networks
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011, 06:50:46 pm »
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Developing_a_DCE_Device
http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Developers_Guide (a giant conceptual reference)

That should get you started.

The basic concept to understand is that LinuxMCE is a messaging system, you have commands and events. Commands tell a device to do something, events are emitted from a device when something happens.

Given the nature of what you want to do, you'll need to write it in C++.

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Re: Social Networks
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011, 06:58:11 pm »
and given the nature of what you want to achieve, you will need to have a datagrid provider.

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Re: Social Networks
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2011, 07:14:06 pm »
I'll take a look, cheers.

PS: Also looking at the Google Contacts API.