For Developers: Beem for Windows Phone goes open source, has its code published

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The popular DI.FM client for Windows Phone, Beem has been made open source. The client essentially allows users to connect to DI.FM servers and stream EDM (electronic dance music). Supporting both standard and premium streams, the developer has released the source code on GitHub with documentation for others to get involved and work some magic. It's all released under the Microsoft Public License (MS-PL).

Developers are able to use the code and release new apps so long as a few conditions are met (nothing major), and it's also worth noting that API keys have been stripped. Head on over to GitHub for the download and documentation.

Source: GitHub


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For Developers: Beem for Windows Phone goes open source, has its code published


When I develop apps, I feel like I am filling a hole in the Store. (Arabic Bible, CopticAgpeya, CopticCalendar) but what other features could be implemented with this? any ideas anyone?

The Arabic bible app I'm referring to is the tile written in Arabic "el kitab el kalkusa" and was released a short while ago (about 2 months) (EDIT: The one published by ArabMoney)

Pretty cool to see a big app like this get released as open source. It'd be nice to see others follow suit. I would think that it would also help in squashing bugs if other devs get your code and fix it up.

Considering MS pulled the rug out from under Den Delimarsky by releasing their own DI client for free, I feel bad for him. I know what kind of developer he his and to say he is "Top Notch" just barely covers it. I hope he was compensated sufficiently for all of his effort.
Edit: what are API keys?

API keys are unique identifiers for applications accessing an API. For example, a Twitter app has a unique API key, so when you post to Twitter with it, it gets authenticated. You have to register apps with API services to get a key, so he took out the keys he obtained from Digitally Imported.