Flavio Castelli

Debugging my life.

Rockmarble: How to Follow Your Favourite Artists Tour With Marble

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During the last weekend I wanted to have some fun with QJson. So I came out with this idea: retrieve from last.fm the tour dates of my favourite artists and display the locations using Marble.

After some hacking I created this small application: rockmarble

If you have a last.fm account rockmarble will import your favourite artist list. Otherwise you can add one artists at a time.

The tour location will be displayed inside Marble, using openstreetmap.

Requirements

In order to build/run it you will need:

Installation

You can grab the source code of rockmarble here.

If you are an openSUSE user you can use 1click install:

Issues

Geolocalization

The geolocalization data are given by last.fm, so if you discover that Metallica are going to give a concert in the middle of the Pacific Ocean please don’t bother me :)

Special names

It seems that QJson doesn’t handle properly special characters. Maybe you will some artist with a blank name. I’m going to fix this issue asap.

More details

Visit rockmarble website

Future

Who wants to integrate it into amarok’s context view? ;)

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