Topic: Hello Chumby
Hey, I'm Cralex. I don't remember hearing about Chumby back in its heyday, but I heard about it from an Engadget article earlier this year, which I learned about because of my participation in the Pebble community. (Coverage for both devices was interesting... But anyway...) So I went online and purchased a Sony Dash, and successfully installed Chumby firmware to it.
So now I'm wrestling with the learning curve and trying to figure out which apps work for my Dash, or at all, and I'm seeing that the community seems lethargic. (Makes sense. Flash is a dying art and there's no database listing what apps are broken and which apps aren't.) Back in the pebble community, I started a publicly editable spreadsheet of which watchfaces still had working weather features and which ones didn't. I'm considering doing the same thing for Chumby, in the hopes that it might help focus app development by highlighting where it's needed. Is there any way to obtain a spreadsheet of the widgets that exist on the service now, or would it need to be filled out by hand? Also, are these forums the most active place in the Chumby community, or are there other places?
Like everyone who loves "old" devices, I'd love to make the most I can out of them and not let them go to waste.