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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 08:15 AM

I just couldn't wait to show you this exclusive first look at the Palm Pre/Pixi application for DIRECTV!

I know that this is not a full "First Look" document, but please enjoy this "first peek" at this new mobile app!

Thanks to all who participated in this first look.

Please note that FTC rules about online reviews may apply to this thread. Feel free to send me a message with any questions.

Edited by Stuart Sweet, 26 January 2010 - 08:57 AM.

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#2 OFFLINE   webby_s

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 08:09 PM

Intorducing the Palm Pre/Pixi Scheduling app from DIRECTV!

DIRECTV has raised the bar again in satellite TV innovations. For the first of it's kind for the Palm Pre/Pixi, Directv has introduce a wonderful app that allows users to schedule recordings right from the “Palm” of their hand. It has a full featured guide with 14 days of programing. You can use this application just like you would use a Directv receiver's guide and see what is on in an hour, or next week. Then it has the ability to record that show for just that day or make it a Series link.

http://www.dbstalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=21061&d=1264478471

The app has a guide like one would see on the Directv’s website. Is your significant other watching something you can't interrupt and you know you can't look through the guide to see what teams are playing tomorrow and you know you will miss most of that game because you have things to do. Well take out your Pre and you have it all at your fingertips. You can even record that game so you KNOW you won't miss it

http://www.dbstalk.c...60&d=1264478471

You can search the DIRECTV guide with a great search option. Say your friend recommends you a show to watch and you both are at the bar. Well with this search option you can look that show up and see exactly when it's on. But you know you work that evening, well just record it to any or all of your DIRECTV DVR's. You can see the results here as well.

http://www.dbstalk.c...58&d=1264478471

Within that guide that app has a detailed description of the show you may want to record. You can set the recording to either the series or just that specific showing from this app! You can record these programs to one or multiple DVR's throughout your house. It also has the ability to search by Channel Name or Channel Number. On the Pre you can start typing a letter or number and it will then go to that letter or channel number.

http://www.dbstalk.c...59&d=1264478471


Once you set a recording it will notify you saying that you have a successful scheduling.

http://www.dbstalk.c...62&d=1264478512


In conclusion, one can see how convenient this app really is. You can virtually be anywhere with a WiFi or 3G connection and record something to your home DVR's with this simple fast application from DIRECTV

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Edited by webby_s, 25 January 2010 - 10:46 PM.

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:50 AM

GirkMonster also did an excellent writeup:

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 08:30 PM

A Palm Pre/Pixi before Blackberry? Gee, before you know it, it'll be available for my wife's cruddy Samsung Kalatyst, my old Nokia brick phone, and quite possibly, my Motorola StarTac from 1995.

Now let's see.. Bell Atlantic Mobile became what.. Verizon?

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:15 PM

Let's not get hung up on the lack of a Blackberry app, alright?

Maybe if the Blackberry was a better application development environment and maybe if the devices weren't so dissimilar there would be an app for it.

At any rate, let's keep the Blackberry discussion to another thread.

I think the guys did a great job on this first look, with very little supervision from me and I'd like to thank and congratulate them!
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Posted 31 January 2010 - 09:26 PM

Downloaded it tonight and it looks great. It seems to work quicker than the mobile site for setting up recordings. Being able to browse channels is a GREAT feature.

Only one thing I'd like to see tweaked: a prompt/ability to pad sporting event recordings like we get when setting recordings on the actual receiver.

All in all, a great app.

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 10:51 PM

Let's not get hung up on the lack of a Blackberry app, alright?

Maybe if the Blackberry was a better application development environment and maybe if the devices weren't so dissimilar there would be an app for it.

At any rate, let's keep the Blackberry discussion to another thread.

I think the guys did a great job on this first look, with very little supervision from me and I'd like to thank and congratulate them!


What thread would you suggest? Just so we don't end up with additional threads if one already does exist...

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:46 AM

Go Palm/WebOS. This is awesome!

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:55 AM

Let's not get hung up on the lack of a Blackberry app, alright?

Maybe if the Blackberry was a better application development environment and maybe if the devices weren't so dissimilar there would be an app for it.

At any rate, let's keep the Blackberry discussion to another thread.

I think the guys did a great job on this first look, with very little supervision from me and I'd like to thank and congratulate them!


I'm not knocking the first look, and they did a great job.

But when the most popular device is after the Android and, excuse me, Palm Pre/Pixi? It just makes one scratch their head and wonder.

I find Linux far easier to develop on, but if I was making an app, I'd make sure it was on Windows either first or the same time as Linux (even though I don't use Windows much at all these days). And there's 2003, 2008, XP, Vista, and 7. Many variations to think about, but you know what? Other companies just get it done.

Where's the thread for the "Blackberry wish list"?

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 12:20 PM

Thank you DirecTV and Palm. I've been waiting for this for a while. They just added Slacker too.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 01:29 PM

Great job on the First Look! I am looking forward to installing this on my Palm Pre Plus and comparing it to the Droid version.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 03:27 PM

Ask and you shall receive! Thanks Palm and DirecTV. Palm Pre is the best as is WebOS! So the Pre deserves this excellent app! Sorry Blackberry users but don't rain on our parade, btw our phone truly is better.
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Posted 01 February 2010 - 04:02 PM

Great first look, and the app works great, as well. I like it.

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Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:15 PM

Awesome, downloading now.

Thanks DirecTV and Palm.

Beats my lame attempt I was trying to make a wrapper for the mobile site in Ares. lol

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Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:40 AM

I like. Works Great!

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 07:36 AM

Anyone know what was fixed/changed in today's update? It was a rather large jump in version number.
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:02 AM

Anyone know what was fixed/changed in today's update? It was a rather large jump in version number.


If your talking about 1.9.2, as far as I can tell its the Order A Movie Or Event Now on the main screen. There is a nice instuctional when you get into it!
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Posted 21 February 2010 - 12:22 AM

Here are some screen caps for your viewing pleasure :grin:

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 10:18 AM

Cool, I'm psyched! I'm upgrading from my trusty Treo to a Pre next month, and I can't wait for this!

Update: Pre comes UPS tomorrow! Looking foward to this app!

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Posted 17 April 2010 - 04:39 PM

I just got my new Pre...and downloaded this ap today. I like!

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