MelScrobblerX is a new project I have been working on. Used to be Melative Cocoa Test aka Melative Example, which is a sample Melative Microblogging client pretty much the same to Melative Library’s Media Microblogging, but without the stream. However, I decided to expand the project and added iTunes track detection… Heck, why not just make its own program… and I did… I renamed it to MelScrobblerX
MelScrobblerX is different from the ActionStatus that RyanA is currently working on. MelScrobblerX is written in Objective-C and Cocoa and I still learning that darn language… It’s pretty darn powerful if you know what you are doing and there is alot of resources on it. Anyways, it differs from ActionStatus not only because it’s a native program, but it uses different methods in obtaining the played media. Since most Anime bloggers who uses Mac would use iTunes and MPlayer OS X Extended, I decided I will only support those, but support for other media players like Play can be added later, providing they support the Scripting Bridge with Applescript. MelScrobblerX will use powerful frameworks, OmniFrameworks and Sparkle for updating. Also, MelScrobblerX will use a HUD window so that it cause little distraction when you play media and stuff.
MelScrobbler will only work on Mac OS X 10.5 or higher, but compatible with existing PowerPC and Intel Macs as it will be a Universal Binary.
No actual release of MelScrobblerX is out yet since there is still alot of work to be done on it such as adding Preferences, Keychain support to store Username/Password, MPlayer support and other behind the scene stuff.
If you want to experiment what I have done so far, be my guest and head to the project’s github to obtain a copy. Be warned… This app is still in active development and can change at anytime and I’m not responsible for any damages you do with the program on the computer or with your Melative account.