New here (love Hummingbird so far!), and happy to find an app that will finally track my anime unto MAL and Hummingbird on my MacBook.
Anyways, I am a student programmer and have a good background on interface design (reason I am using OSX more often is due to the way the apps keep that fresh look) and your app tickles me right in the interface department as well.
Ok, my reason for posting: I am looking for an improvement upon what you already have here and wondered if you can implement this.
I know the app handles the recognition of files as they are dropped onto it for it to play and on certain browsers.
Two features need to be implemented for what I am suggesting next.
- Always recognize when MPlayerX or your preferred player is playing a video (that could possibly be an Anime)
- Set a folder prefix (folder path) for where you store your Anime (this way HAPU only tries to look up actual Anime and not your non-Anime media).
I believe none of these apps use AppleScript so my biggest suggestion is to watch Activity Monitor for a whitelisted set of process names that match compatible media players for initialization.
Then from there you will need to interface with mplayer for the current file path (this is where HAPU compares with set directory and decides to proceed).
I hope I am not asking for too much (the app works a treat as it is, this is just icing on that cake).
But if you manage this you can pretty much call HAPU the "Official Anime List Updater" for OSX!
Please let me know if you need any more information for implementation (I can extort MPlayerX devs for their interface API).