Introduction and overview of the application
Soma.fm is a free streaming radio broadcasted from San Francisco and with more than 20 different music channels to listen to. I've previously written and published a client for Nokia N9 and Windows Phone platform (a BlackBerry 10 version is in progress as well) and I think it would be nice to have a version of my client available also for Windows 8 tablets and touch enabled PC.
Description and intended use
With this application it will be possible to easily listen to the 20 and more free streaming channels broadcasted by Soma.fm radio. The idea is to integrate the listening also with other services for example Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm so that it will be possible to share what we are listening.
The whole source code will be available on GitHub from the first day of development.
The platform I'm targeting
The app will be able to work both on Tablets and All-In-One PC, running Windows 8 (the code will be indipendent from the architecture, so both Intel based PC or ARM tablets will be able to run it).
The category of my application is "Entertainment".
The application will be coded using C# language and using the .Net framework.
Approach used for the development
First of all I will design a new UI optimized for Windows 8 Metro UI style. After that I will try to re-use some code from the Windows Phone version (written in C# as well) to implement the backend. The next step will be to integrate 3rd party services like Facebook, Twitter, Last.fm etc...