maemo.org Bugzilla – Bug 9495
Interface to web based services like Ovi Share, Picasa, Flickr etc.
Last modified: 2010-08-15 22:11:48 UTC
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Possibility to watch the pictures from the web services like "Nokia Ovi Share"
or "Picasaweb" or "Flickr". Currently the basic setup is already existing to
connect and use these webbased connections in the form of uPnP services or
ShoutCast radio stations or YouTube etc. in the Mediabox. The question is of
enhancing this functionality with the additional possibility of connecting to
the existing servers where the users are storing their pictures currently or
perhaps music and videos too.
Under the "Storage & Network" link there should be additional icon referring to
"Web Albums". This one should appear only when you are connected to the web.
Once you click on this, you should have X number of possible icons like "Picasa
albums", "Ovi Share", "Flickr" etc. In the configuration, you have to activate
the individual services by configuring username and password for each of these
services. Once they are verified, it should act similar to additional services
on the Fring (where you can add the MSN, Skype, Google Talk etc. by
individually giving the account details for each of these services). Once the
configuration is complete and verified these icons are active and available
when you are connected to the web. After you click on these icons, the server
is contacted and the user album thumbnails are collected from the respective
services. From that point onwards, it should act just like the program performs
after selecting the folder view on the uPnP service today. It lists the "Web
service Album" objects in the form of thumbnails. Clicking on them will open
the objects under it.
How is it useful:
Currently many of these services offer a possibility to create personal
"collections" of items like music, photos, videos etc. Since many of these
services offer a large amount of storage, many people prefer to keep their
photos etc. stored on these online services like Ovi Share. Once this kind of
interface to these services is implemented, a user can just open these services
and use them in a uniform way like they are able to do with the uPnP in their
home network. One doesn't need to carry thousands of photos on the internal
memory but in one place from where you can have access through a variety of
other devices. Although the web interface is available to watch these albums
through the in-built browser today, the functionality is too cumbersom to use
and loaded with several "heavy" components like flash animation, ads etc.
The next version will have YouTube webservice support. More to come.
*** This bug has been confirmed by popular vote. ***