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DBSTalk First Look: Palm Pre/Pixi App

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    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.
  2. webby_s

    webby_s Hall Of Fame

    Jan 11, 2008
    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.


    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


    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.


    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.


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


    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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  3. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    GirkMonster also did an excellent writeup:
  4. ctaranto

    ctaranto Legend

    Feb 6, 2008
    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?

  5. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

    Jun 18, 2006
    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!
  6. durl

    durl Hall Of Fame

    Mar 27, 2003
    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.
  7. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 Active Member

    Sep 3, 2007
    What thread would you suggest? Just so we don't end up with additional threads if one already does exist...
  8. Feb 1, 2010 #8 of 23

    Juanus Legend

    Jun 4, 2007
    Go Palm/WebOS. This is awesome!
  9. Feb 1, 2010 #9 of 23

    ctaranto Legend

    Feb 6, 2008
    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"?

  10. ehilbert1

    ehilbert1 Godfather

    Jan 22, 2007
    Thank you DirecTV and Palm. I've been waiting for this for a while. They just added Slacker too.
  11. Smuuth

    Smuuth Well-Known Member

    Oct 4, 2005
    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.
  12. hbkbiggestfan

    hbkbiggestfan Godfather

    May 24, 2007
    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.
  13. Sandy

    Sandy Legend

    Apr 22, 2002
    Great first look, and the app works great, as well. I like it.
  14. jandar

    jandar Cool Member

    Jan 3, 2008
    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
  15. lakaw

    lakaw Mentor

    Jul 23, 2007
    I like. Works Great!
  16. Stryker412

    Stryker412 Legend

    Jan 21, 2009
    Anyone know what was fixed/changed in today's update? It was a rather large jump in version number.
  17. webby_s

    webby_s Hall Of Fame

    Jan 11, 2008
    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!
  18. webby_s

    webby_s Hall Of Fame

    Jan 11, 2008
    Here are some screen caps for your viewing pleasure :grin:

  19. islesfan

    islesfan Hall Of Fame

    Oct 18, 2006
    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!
  20. mobandit

    mobandit Hall Of Fame

    Sep 4, 2007
    I just got my new Pre...and downloaded this ap today. I like!

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