AirWaves TV Guide

TV Guide Electronic Programme Guide View

My first Adobe AIR application using Flex.

Features:

  • Retrieve a list of all UK TV channels available
  • Select the ones you want using drag and drop
  • Download the next 14 days UK TV data
  • See whats on right now
  • See whats coming up today or in the next few days
  • Vertical list of programmes, or the more common horizontal EPG view (see the screenshots)
  • Search for programmes
  • Setup favourite programmes and get reminded when they’re on with an alarm
  • Minimise to tray
  • Automatic upgrades
  • Resizable transparent window

To use this application you will need to install the release version of Adobe Air from here:

http://www.adobe.com/products/air/
You will then need to download the AIR file of this application and double click on it to install it. See link below.

I am using this little AIR upgrade utility I found here: W3Blog . Every time you run the application it will download just sufficient of the air file from this site to check the version number. If there is a new version it will prompt to upgrade. It will only check for an upgrade when you download new TV data so will only bother you once every week or two. Unfortunately, it currently does not work with Vista due to the User Access Control system. Hopefully Adobe will provide a fix for this in the release version of the AIR runtime. (now that AIR has been released I need to check this)

Here is the installable AIR file:

AirWaves TV Guide

Now at version 0.8 (updated for latest version of Flex SDK)

Also, I have finally gotten around to releasing the source code under GPL. You can find the whole FlexBuilder project zipped up here (source at version 0.7 so needs updating when I can get round to it):

AirWavesTVGuide Source Code

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