Windows 10 Kodi App rocks.....but.......

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Borg-101 Offline
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How about a live tile that flips through recent episodes and/or movies like other apps?

Also, I was reading about stability issues with the Kodi win10 app but I have yet to see it. I've been running it a week now and it's been going smooth.
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I have a page on kodi that shows me recently added episodes.

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(2017-04-20 22:43)nickr Wrote:  I have a page on kodi that shows me recently added episodes.

As a live tile in the start menu? I don't see that on mine.
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I don't know wtf a live tile is, where do you see them in the kodi interface?

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Its a windows feature afaik outside of kodi

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At the moment the Windows app is a converted version of the desktop app, thus we can not make use of UWP API's and I suspect the live tile you talk about most likely uses a UWP API, unless you know of another desktop app that does similar to what you want from Kodi. There is an attempt to port Kodi to be a true UWP app in progress and if successful that will allow us to access all the UWP API's.
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"Live Tiles" in Windows looks to be a notification system that is part of UWP API, they are used to display information that are useful at a glance without opening an app:

https://www.tutorialspoint.com/windows10..._tiles.htm
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...ifications
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows...ting-tiles
(2017-04-21 12:23)jjd-uk Wrote:  At the moment the Windows app is a converted version of the desktop app, thus we can not make use of UWP API's and I suspect the live tile you talk about most likely uses a UWP API, unless you know of another desktop app that does similar to what you want from Kodi.
"Live Tiles" is an essential part of MetroUI and have existed since Windows 8 (or even Windows RT and Windows Phone 7), so they are not something new for Windows 10.

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/74427...-windows-8

The above thread on Stackoverflow suggest to look at Microsoft sample apps:

https://code.msdn.microsoft.com/windowsa...p-Samples/

I guess that for Kodi's part they should work almost exactly like the Leanback recommendations support for Android TV which was recently added to Kodi?

https://github.com/xbmc/xbmc/pull/11901
http://forum.kodi.tv/showthread.php?tid=235999
https://developer.android.com/training/t...tions.html
(This post was last modified: 2017-04-21 12:44 by RockerC.)
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Ok windows only, however kodi is a cross platform application so this is not a likely extension to kodi. However it seems like a good addon candidate. Is there a published python interface to this api?

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(2017-04-20 18:51)Borg-101 Wrote:  How about a live tile that flips through recent episodes and/or movies like other apps?

Also, I was reading about stability issues with the Kodi win10 app but I have yet to see it. I've been running it a week now and it's been going smooth.
A live tile would be cool and I hope to get more time to explore some of the win10 features we can use for some bonus stuff.

Yes, we do avoid platform specific features as best we can. Something like this however is part of making the app feel native to the platform which is something we do,android is probably the biggest example of this.

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Thanks for all the responses guys. I appreciate it.
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hehe, the first thing I turned completely off in Win10 are live tiles Smile
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