[MOD] Tube Travel Status Update

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el_Paraguayo Offline
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This will only be of interest to people living in London, but I've written a short script to get live Tube updates and display it in XBMC.

I've modded my version of Cirrus Extended v2 to display it:

[Image: 2n7iff5.png]


I've got a couple more tweaks to do and then I'll release the code.

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London? Ok i'm moving Smile
A very nice idea mate, good job!
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Brilliant,

Can this be down with:

http://www.mybustracker.co.uk/ (user needs to enter bus code)
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/ldb/ (user needs to enter station)

This would be awesome!

Great work el_p Smile
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PatrickBateman Wrote:Brilliant,

Can this be down with:

http://www.mybustracker.co.uk/ (user needs to enter bus code)
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/times_fares/ldb/ (user needs to enter station)

This would be awesome!

Great work el_p Smile


National Rail - yes, should be possible
Buses - not sure, may be possible for bus stop info - depends on how the data is provided.

I'll have a look later and let you know.

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el_Paraguayo Wrote:National Rail - yes, should be possible

Very definitely possible - should be able to knock this out pretty quickly in fact! (Although I know I'll regret those words soon enough...)

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That is fantasitc bro,

As soon as its out count me in! I could have done with this last night as i picked my GF up from the station and instead of having to follow it on line i can just pop it on the screen and watch in real time!

so we can have this imformation displayed?
[Image: unledtx.png]

The bus one is just time based arrivals at a particular stop. So if i enter my home bus stop i can literally watch it live on xbmc rather than on the web!

Amazing work el_p ... Amazing!
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el_Paraguayo Wrote:Very definitely possible - should be able to knock this out pretty quickly in fact! (Although I know I'll regret those words soon enough...)

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PatrickBateman Wrote:That is fantasitc bro,

As soon as its out count me in! I could have done with this last night as i picked my GF up from the station and instead of having to follow it on line i can just pop it on the screen and watch in real time!

so we can have this imformation displayed?
[Image: unledtx.png]
One step at a time Pat!

That one's a bit trickier than the live departure boards. I'll get that working first and then take a look at the live train information (although my personal experience of that service has been less than satisfactory!).

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Laugh

I'm just getting all excited again... These features are very very useful to me indeed ..

Cheers bro.

Live departures is good enough Nod
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el_Paraguayo Wrote:Very definitely possible - should be able to knock this out pretty quickly in fact! (Although I know I'll regret those words soon enough...)

Slight delay here Nod I've got issues with my TV aerial so MythTV is not recording my wife's US dramas so I need to fix that first!

However, I've written a script to pull together the live train info so it's just a case of modding the skin to display it.

Hope to finish soon.

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Almost there...

[Image: 2lidbnl.png]

(and for the eagle-eyed who spotted that the first train is at 22:16 and "on time" but the time is 22:19, it's because I hadn't bothered to refresh the times for the screenshot!)

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Ohh,

I like it! Are you gonna get these scrips of yours in a repo or something sometime? I think you need one Big Grin

Looking great and eagerly awaiting a release Nod

Amazing work as usual dude.
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PatrickBateman Wrote:Ohh,

I like it! Are you gonna get these scrips of yours in a repo or something sometime? I think you need one Big Grin

Looking great and eagerly awaiting a release Nod

Amazing work as usual dude.

The trouble is, these scripts tend not to be the download-and-run type, they work best when a skinner incorporates them directly into the skin (although I could conceivably change this).

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Pat,

You should move to London. They're about to release the live bus stop data to developers.

When I get a chance I'll see if I can scrape the Edinburgh data for you.

el_P

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Don't know if it helps but there are Android App's for Edinburgh.
http://code.google.com/p/androidedinburghbustracker/
http://code.google.com/p/redbus/
(This post was last modified: 2011-11-17 16:26 by eddiem.)
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