Support the iOS development speed up

  Thread Rating:
  • 3 Votes - 5 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Post Reply
turbopanther Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Feb 2011
Reputation: 0
Post: #61
Crusnik01 Wrote:Apple should really be sponsoring you guys, considering the only reason I bought (even had to import it, since they don't sell them over here) an ATV2 is because of XBMC! Big Grin

But, the reality is that's never going to happend, so donation => DONE! ^.^

Truly a great piece of software, and some amazing work! Keep it up!


Except that Apple actually doesn't sell the ATV units to make money on the hardware. They probably even subsidise the hardware, so would make a loss off those who only use it for XBMC. Just saying.
find quote
davilla Offline
Retired-Team-XBMC Developer
Posts: 11,478
Joined: Feb 2008
Reputation: 64
Post: #62
turbopanther Wrote:Except that Apple actually doesn't sell the ATV units to make money on the hardware. They probably even subsidise the hardware, so would make a loss off those who only use it for XBMC. Just saying.

Apple has never subsidize hardware. They never have, never will.


MediaInfo : http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/
Do not e-mail XBMC-Team members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
find quote
CASHMON3Y Offline
Donor
Posts: 395
Joined: Sep 2008
Reputation: 14
Location: Detroit, MI
Post: #63
Since Apple essentially used the same hardware in all of their portable devices that sell like hotcakes the parts arent very expensive for them. The AppleTV is pretty much just an iPod Touch without a screen. And seeing as an 8GB touch is only $229 new, $99 is about what it would cost sans screen and making it tiny. But I agree with most everyone in this thread, as soon as I read the announcement of XBMC for iOS I ordered one for the parents. I never even tried out Frontrow, just straight put XBMC on it, the thing is utter garbage without the BMC Tongue.

Server - Debain Squeeze Server + 6TB RAID5 + Sabnzbd + CP & SB
HTPC - Zotac MAG + 60GB Vertex 2 SSD + OpenELEC Frodo 12.1 + Aeon Nox
HTPC 2 - AppleTV 2
find quote
dreamkp Offline
Donor
Posts: 34
Joined: Sep 2010
Reputation: 0
Location: Munich, DE
Big Grin   
Post: #64
donation is on its way
you really deserved it Big Grin

xbmc is such a great piece of work and i use it on many devices

kind regards,
dreamkp

win7x64, eden pvr / frodo 12.1, mysql, aeon mq4, boblight
find quote
umtauscher Offline
Member
Posts: 89
Joined: Feb 2011
Reputation: 0
Location: Germany
Post: #65
Done!

Thank you for your amazing work.
Cheers
Umtauscher
find quote
kilik64 Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 21
Joined: Mar 2011
Reputation: 0
Post: #66
Had heard of xbmc for years but never used it till now with the apple tv 2g

Made a donation, and thank you guys for a great piece of software that im sure will continue to only get better!!!
find quote
jwbaez Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Apr 2011
Reputation: 0
Location: Santiago, Chile
Post: #67
First Post.
Amazing work done for ATV2.
I've donate some money.

Thank you guys.
find quote
@rtigs Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 6
Joined: Apr 2011
Reputation: 0
Location: Somewhere near the edge of reality
Post: #68
Tremendous work guys! XBMC truly helps improve the aTV2 platform. I'm still learning about some functionality and add-ons and I'm impressed every step of the way.

Donation has been sent. Many thanks.

@rtigs

Current list of jailbroken iDevices: AppleTV2 4.1.1; iPhone 4 (AT&T) 4.2.1; iPhone 4 (VZW) 4.2.6; iPhone 3G 3.1.3; iTouch 2G 3.1.3

Latest project: rooted Nook Color, running Android Honeycomb
find quote
Sipheren Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 11
Joined: May 2010
Reputation: 0
Location: AUS/Gold Coast
Post: #69
XBMC is awesome, you guys are great, just made a donation as XBMC makes my ATV2 actually useful Smile
find quote
pooh Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 194
Joined: May 2007
Reputation: 0
Smile  How about the 'old timers' or anonymous guys
Post: #70
Hi team,

almost 20K reads of this topic and the trend shows many of the 'newbies' have donated. That is not strange at all for XBMC has opened up to the iOS platform which attracts a whole new and different audience (no longer the 'techies' from the old days).

BUT, how about you 'old timers' and 'newbies' reading this and trying the iOS version? 20K reads at $1 per hit could mean $20K for the devs to go crazy and bring awesome things...

So, a kind request, please donate a few $$$ here:

http://xbmc.org/contribute/donate/

And please remember every amount counts, so if you're having fun with your 'XBMC enabled' device, please consider a small donation (how about $10, that's only a few beers?), and do that every once in a while?

Showing off you XBMC enabled device comes at a price ... ;-) Nah, seriously, please remember how much work you enjoy, and think about the hard work put in there by others.

Again a huge thanks to the XBMC team, not only Davilla, Jonathan and other 'regularly visable' team members, but to the WHOLE team working on this and spending a MASSIVE amount of private time so you and I can enjoy their work.

Think about it, there no free ride, but it comes for free as long as we donate a little once in a while, and keep it goin'

Thanks for your kind consideration.

Cheers,
-HF
find quote
nsviper Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 287
Joined: Feb 2011
Reputation: 3
Post: #71
Donation sent from me - XBMC is a fantastic piece of work, so much so that I've started looking at buying a 2nd ATV2 Smile

2xPi 512mb[XBian][Amber Skin]
QNAP TS410 NAS - 4x2TB Raided with NFS Support & Central MySQL DB
Samsung 46" ES7000 Smart TV & HT-E5550 3D BD Sound System
Solwise 200Mb Powerline adapters

Blog coming soon : XBian/Hyperion/LED Ambient Lights
find quote
and-81 Offline
Donor
Posts: 1
Joined: Apr 2011
Reputation: 0
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Post: #72
Having used XBMC for years now on Xbox 1 and always been so pleased with it I bought an Apple TV 2 specifically to use XBMC once more.

Having worked in Open Source in the past I know what it means to the guys to get kind words and occasional donation.

I'm very happy to donate and help support such a great application.

Keep up the good work guys!

Cheers,

- Aaron.
find quote
6corewhore Offline
Member
Posts: 78
Joined: Apr 2011
Reputation: 0
Location: NYC
Post: #73
Donated $10k (it's tax deductible) Wink

Thanks guy, you rock!
find quote
nmat Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 133
Joined: Jan 2011
Reputation: 0
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Post: #74
XBMC on atv2 is just awesome Smile I've just donated.

Thanks a lot for your hard work!
find quote
mattv Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 7
Joined: Oct 2007
Reputation: 0
Post: #75
Through my work, I get a discount on Apple hardware.

I have sent a PM to Davilla and asked him to let the XBMC team leads know that I'm happy to buy hardware and pass the discount along and take reimbursement/payment on the back-end of the deal.

If anyone from the leadership team wants to talk to me -- please send me a PM.
find quote
Post Reply