Step 2 - Creating the App
Okay, so you have your rss feed and now your ready to set it up as an app. No prob.
lets start with a descriptor.xml. A descriptor file basically tells Boxee what kind of app it is and where to start.
Okie, lets look at a couple lines.
id: this should be set up as such [repository].[app name] "com.fuzzthed" in the above example is my repo name, followed by the app name: 4kidstv.
Name: Name of the app. should match the name on the id above.
Version: Start at whatever. just make not of the version. You will need it later when you create your zip file.
Description: description of the app (will show up in the appbox)
Thumb: Link to the thumbnail
Copyright: Put whatever here, but I usually put my name (fuzzthed) and the owner of the site.
Email: if you want people to be able to email you about your app, add it in here. I have a fake email here to keep me from being spam bait.
type: rss - this should always be 'rss' for this kind of app.
platform - can keep this all since rss apps work on all platforms
minversion - what is the lowest version of boxee that this app will run on. I wouldn't change unless you have need to
url - this is the link to the rss feed we made on the last page. Make sure it starts with the 'rss://' or else boxee will try to play the url instead.
backgroundImageUrl - this is optional if you want to have a background on your rss app. I usually prefer to stay with the original background, but do what you like :)
ok, so now we have our 'descript.xml' file, its time to put our .zip file together and then create our repository
first off all create a folder. Should be named like your ID above [repository].[app name]. So in the above example my folder would be called 'com.fuzzthed.4kidstv'. Drop your descriptor file into the folder, then create a .zip of the folder. Windows should do this nativly, but I prefer to use winrar. Your zip file should be named as such:
so in my case it would be
Now we have all the files we need for our app. It's time to create our repository and add the app.
Step 3 - Creating Your Repository