@frobie Channel is definitely looking better! Appreciate the more frequent updates, and general attention that this is getting.
I'm seeing a problem where each time the channel is updated, I lose all of my "resume playing" statuses for every video, and I also have to relink my account.
The channel's local storage should persist between updates, unless you're manually clearing it out or something. Are you packaging the channel with the same key each time? If you're not packaging updates with the same key, you'll get a clean database with each update, which is undesirable.
Also, the "resume playing" status incorrectly resets on videos very easily. If I try to resume an in-progress video, but the video fails to load, it removes the resume option. Most channels update this status every few seconds on a timer while the video is playing, rather than when the video stops playing or whatever.
Hope the last few kinks get ironed out, feels like it's almost there!
Roku just announced that they're sunsetting the old version of the SDK that the current Giant Bomb Roku channel is built with. You will be unable to update the existing channel as of next year, and the year after that it will cease to function completely.
I'm not entirely sure the code this was based on is the latest code. I say that because I started playing with the rest of the app and found that its way busted. Is it normal to have to sync your premium account every time you play a new Premium video?
...anyway I need to figure out if I have the latest code. If I do then this app needs a lot of help and we're not going to be able to do that. If there's any Roku devs out there who hate themselves enough to learn Brightcode (WTF?) and are interested in taking this on please let me know...
Count me as another user who primarily views GB content through the Roku channel. Given the popularity of the Roku and other streaming boxes, I would imagine that there are plenty of others for whom this is true.
To the CBSi developers - having some Roku development on your resume might not be such a bad thing. Streaming boxes have just been getting more popular year after year, and Roku is one of the big players in this space. I'm not sure why learning a new marketable skill (and satisfying your community in the process) qualifies as "hating yourself."
For a modern media company like CBSi, you would think this would be a much higher priority than it seems to be.