Discuss: FrontRow for iPhone and iPod Touch
First: I'm not a programmer. Just a dude who's interested in a little civil discourse regarding the following:
Getting FrontRow (or something similar) running on the iPhone.
It seems to me that there should be a way to do this, but I'd like to hear from the folks who are more in-the-know than I am with regard to the code. When you've got an iPhone plugged into a Component or Composite video cable, and you choose to play a video, you're asked if you want to display the output on your TV. What I want to know is, is it possible to hijack the interface at that point and run FrontRow through the video output? I mean, a) it's OS X; b) the dock extends the device with an iR receiver; and c) there's gotta be a way to make this thing behave like an tv.
The user-experience when viewing movies and TV shows through the new cable-and-dock setup really does lack something to be desired. The picture quality can be absolutely stunning with the Component video out cable, but without an on-screen menu system, it's a serious pain in the nuts every time you want to switch to a different video/episode/movie.
I understand it's only an 8gb device...and FrontRow is likely to take a good bit of space (and development time to even get it to half-work), but man oh man, wouldn't it be awesome to turn this thing into a little tv-alternative with just a cable and a dock? I hope against hope that Apple will do this in the future, but I'm not holding my breath. Any chance we can strike something up?