[maemo-users] [maemo-users] FM Radio - suggestions

From: Jon Smirl jonsmirl at gmail.com
Date: Sat Feb 10 21:22:20 EET 2007
On 2/10/07, Tristan Wibberley <tristan at wibberley.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-02-09 at 10:03 +0200, Kalle Valo wrote:
> > "ext David Hagood" <wowbagger at sktc.net> writes:
> >
> > > Last - It would be nice to allow the alarm system to start the radio -
> > > for a clock radio function.
> >
> > Hey, that's an excellent idea! I want that feature too.
> >
> > (I'm not involved with FM radio in anyway, just acting here as a N800
> > user.)
> It would be good if that was only available if the FM radio applet were
> on the home page, and if removing the applet told you it was
> reconfiguring any alarms to not use the radio. Just so it's really easy
> to turn it off, change station, etc when the alarm goes off.

I'd like to see FM radio integrated with the Internet radio applet so
that there is only one applet on the desktop. This would also allow
coordinating  muting of the radio streams, FM and Internet appear to
be on two different audio paths. If you turn on the Internet radio the
FM radio continues to play and is mixed in. That's probably not what
you want, but your do want alerts from the desktop mixed in.

Alarm functions would be nice. The radio app could also display a
large clock when open. The alarm could be made smart too, if Internet
or FM were not available it could try the other and then fall back to
recorded music just to make sure the alarm is heard.

Check out Chumby, http://www.chumby.com/
Chumby is a wifi clock radio that allows you to download various flash
applets to customize your experience. It would be very easy to make
the N800 emulate the Chumby. There are links to example widgets on the
home page.

I'd like to see a world clock for an alarm where is shows the current
day/night line.

Is the N800 smart enough to know when it is on AC and not blank the
display? The N770 didn't appear to have this feature. The clock could
be set as a screen saver when on AC power.

Jon Smirl
jonsmirl at gmail.com

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