Smartphone App from tv.zaval.org??

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rosie
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Smartphone App from tv.zaval.org??

Post by rosie »

I recently found a TV listings app on tv.zaval.org. This app has two versions and one is for Windows Mobile smartphones including the Moto Q. I downloaded the application to my Sprint Moto Q. The tv.zaval.org site indicates that I can get my listing data from Schedules Direct. I already have a subscription, but I'm wondering what application I use to download the listings?
I currently have the PTVL app on my PDA and use Weblink for that, but I don't have a clue how to get the listings to the Mobile TV Guide app from zaval.
Does anybody have any idea?
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Re: Smartphone App from tv.zaval.org??

Post by rmeden »

interesting... zaval is not on the approved application list, so using it with SD would be a violation of our terms of service.

I show no record of them asking to be put on the list.

I would probably ask them to change the name (like TVG) due to the Gemstar "TV Guide" trademark. That could avoid legal problems.

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rosie
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Re: Smartphone App from tv.zaval.org??

Post by rosie »

Thanks and darn it! I sure somebody comes up with a Windows Mobile smartphone application soon for the listings.
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Re: Smartphone App from tv.zaval.org??

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Why not ask them why they haven't requested to be on the list?
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Re: Smartphone App from tv.zaval.org??

Post by KewlDawg »

rosie wrote:Thanks and darn it! I sure somebody comes up with a Windows Mobile smartphone application soon for the listings.
I, too, am looking for a good application to view my TV listings, on a Windows Mobile based cell phone (like a XV6900)
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Re: Smartphone App from tv.zaval.org??

Post by KewlDawg »

As far as I can tell. Zaval has abandoned their Windows Mobile version of their software, and continue to support only their Palm version (now called Advanced TV Guide).

Anyway, with the complete lack of any other alternative, I did mange to find and download the .cab for their last version of their Windows Mobile version.

I can't, however, find any documentation. I did find a brief mention that it uses .pdb files for its tv listings data. When I start the program on my Windows Mobile device, this program gives me an warning message that it can't find the tv listings file.

Does anyone have any idea the subdirectory name and file name where it expects to find the .pdb file?
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