Archive for December, 2010

Mama always said I’d be a Starlet

I was honored to learn that Giant Bomb had recently named me a “Community Starlet”!

It’s time for us to once again give praise to hard working Giant Bomb members! Today, however, we’re doubling the Starlet count with the equally fabulous Evilmax17 and BuggeX. These two grabbed our attention with their brilliant uses of the Whiskey Media API. They each created dedicated Giant Bomb video applications on various media streaming services.

Remember that media-streaming Roku box that Tested.com clearly favored when compared to its fellow competitors? Well, it just so happens that Evilmax17 took it upon himself to tinker with the Roku SDK, and mesh it together with the Whiskey API.

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Thank you once again evilmax17 and BuggeX for putting the time and effort to creatively use our development tools and build something for all of us to enjoy.

That really, really made my day. Thanks guys!

Heard it on CNET

CNET just mentioned the Whiskey Media channel as part of their new review of the Roku XD|S!

All of the programming on the Roku Player is available a la carte via the Roku Channel Store (see the setup section below for details), with more than 100 channels to choose from. A handful are quite good; many however, you’ll find you can live without. (The full list is available at Roku’s Web site.)

Some of the most notable channels are:

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That’s only the tip of the iceberg. Other channels include AlloyTV, Baeble Music, Blip.tv, Break.com, Chow, Crackle, Facebook Photos, Flixster, FrameChannel, Jaman, MobileTribe, MOG, MP3tunes, NASA TV, Picasa Web Albums, SHOUTcast Internet Radio, Vimeo, and Whiskey Media. There are dozens more (more than 100 and counting), though many others are so niche-oriented (read: obscure) that you’ve likely never heard of them.

Thanks guys!

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