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RS Web Service Extensions to support Live Tiles
uglyned posted a topic in Suggestions & IdeasHi, I've had a play with creating Windows store apps that talk to the recording service API and I'm getting somewhere. I thought it would be nice to have a little tile that told me about the recording service, recordings due etc so I have an easy place to check to see if it's Ok to put the computer to sleep. I've got it done - see attached. It's s live tile that updates every 30 minutes, and lists recordings coming up in the next hour. It's possible to make it 'live' instead of every 30 minutes, but a lot of work for not much benefit. This tile updates without the app needing to run (the app itself doesn't do very much at the moment) but it needs a web service. The web service simply supplies a little XML that the tile uses to update itself. So I created a little web service that draws live data from the RS API in order to provide live updates to the tile. The web service is only a few lines of XML so I wondered if you would be able to include little tile and badge pages in the Recording Service API itself and save the need for an additional web service. The tile and badge service XML feeds required for the attached tile are below. Tile <?xml version="1.0"?> -<tile>-<visual>-<binding template="TileWideText09"><text id="1">Imminent Recordings</text><text id="2">This Is BBC Four ; </text></binding>-<binding template="TileSquareBlock"><text id="1">1</text><text id="2">Active Recordings</text></binding></visual></tile> Badge <?xml version="1.0"?> <badge value="1"/> In the badge example, the number supplied is simply the number of recordings due in the next hour.