A little while ago one of our Zeepe customers asked about being able to draw alpha-blended to the desktop shadows on their skinned hardware interface widget that had been developed in Zeepe. Then I saw the BBC Listen Live Player for Apple computers, it looks like this:
Someone at the BBC had tried to duplicate this for Windows using Konfabulator, but failed.
My interest was two fold - here was a widget that listed 'official' access urls to the listen live feeds from the BBC and here was a difficult thing to do for Windows but for which, by downloading the BBC's prototype, there was source HTML+script+css, albeit intended for Apple Dashboard.
Here's what our technical development clone for Windows looks like:
Now, because the clone uses the BBC imagery we can't make it available, but here is another player widget:
Written entirely in HTML+script+css this player relies on Real Player being installed and Zeepe 7.2.2 - the BBC have not, do not and probably will not endorse this player but if you want to play, it is availabe on the Zeepe samples page.
Back to the BBC Listen Live clone - what is interesting is that to produce this clone required re-jigging the graphics files a bit, some edits to the HTML for Zeepe, some minor edits to the script to work for Windows rather than Apple and some dynamic html stuff didn't work with Web browser on windows and voila.
And finally - our player is delivered from the web site - once you have the Zeepe framework installed, no downloads, just follow a link.