June 4, 2009

John Forsythe wrote to let me know that he’s released ChumbiTunes, a very cool widget for Chumby owners that lets you view now playing information and control playback from the device. John has built a free iTunes control server for Windows users, but also made it compatible with Signal in the Advanced mode so any Signal user can use a Chumby to control iTunes on their Mac or iTunes, Winamp, or Windows Media Player on their PC.

To enable ChumbiTunes to talk to Signal an XML file needs to be installed alongside Signal, instructions are available on the Google Group. This file will be bundled with the next Signal release so the setup step will not be required in the future.

It’s great to see users extending the application this way, if you have a project you’d like to integrate Signal with just let me know and I’ll be happy to help.