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Third Party => Other Utilities => Topic started by: kanya59 on June 19, 2010, 09:24:43 PM

Title: Looking for development help to customize Rockbox startup
Post by: kanya59 on June 19, 2010, 09:24:43 PM
Looking for developer(s) to add some custom rules to be validated each Rockbox is started on the MP3 player.
Title: Re: Looking for development help to customize Rockbox startup
Post by: saratoga on June 19, 2010, 09:30:47 PM
Could you clarify what you're asking so I can figure out if I should, lock or leave this topic?  Its not clear what you're looking to do or how you want to do it.
Title: Re: Looking for development help to customize Rockbox startup
Post by: kanya59 on June 19, 2010, 09:58:25 PM
Wishing to use Rockbox-based MP3 player for internal incentive program.  To make it work for the incentive program need it to do the following:

a) Each time the system is accessed, check whether a date (stored as a file on the player) has passed if so display a message (stored as text in the same same file above).  If date has not passed, let the user access any of the system functionality.

b) Disallow user from using Rockbox to delete files on player. 

Title: Re: Looking for development help to customize Rockbox startup
Post by: saratoga on June 19, 2010, 09:59:20 PM
So you're looking to hire someone to modify the code for you?
Title: Re: Looking for development help to customize Rockbox startup
Post by: kanya59 on June 19, 2010, 10:05:57 PM
That would be ideal.  Alternatively, to help us start down the process.  My team typically develops business apps in Java and Visual Basic, this is a bit out of our norm.
Title: Re: Looking for development help to customize Rockbox startup
Post by: saratoga on June 19, 2010, 10:29:06 PM
Ah ok that makes more sense.  You could try asking on the developer list, but you may also want to look into just hiring a local c programmer (or intern, etc).  The basic problem probably isn't too hard, since we do allow plugins to run at startup, and its pretty easy to read text from a file and draw stuff to the screen in a plugin :)

The only hard part would be if you also want to prevent people from deleting off the disk via USB mode.  In which case that becomes much more involved.
Title: Re: Looking for development help to customize Rockbox startup
Post by: bluebrother on June 20, 2010, 02:00:02 AM
Telling *why* you want those things in the first place is usually a good idea. You typically can't get people interested by telling that you want X but rather by explaining the purpose.
Title: Re: Looking for development help to customize Rockbox startup
Post by: GodEater on June 21, 2010, 03:37:29 AM
You might also want to mention what rate you're willing to pay.