Now that I've spent a fair amount of time looking thru the code that runs the yBox and associated widgets - it is pretty impressive. I don't know the original yBox so I can't compare but this implementation is very slick. I wish I knew the spin language better as it is very difficult (and time consuming) to figure it out - at least for me. The comments in the code are pretty sparse.
I find the SPIN documentation to be less than stellar - in fact it's pretty terrible. I am relatively new to microprocessor development and the associated electronics but coming up to speed quickly. Starting with the Arduino and the Processing language helped me but it is still a tuff transition to the Propeller and Spin. I started coding in Assembler (6809) in 1982 but quickly moved to higher level languages and have spent that last 27 years developing in pretty much all them - but never anything quite like SPIN
This device has huge potential and it is clear that Ada and Darco have spent a lot of time with it - frankly I'm pretty amazed at what they've been able to do! and for the price it really is a great value! I've been turned me on to a whole new set of possibilities to get excited about and pursue - thanks for that!
I'm planning on throwing a page on one of my sites that will provide access to my source code as well as expose some server side feeds that I am working on (using APIs almost exclusively for this work - Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Google, etc). I'll also try to consolidate direct links to valid information - whether here (the forum) or elsewhere on the Web.
Any suggestions or ideas are welcome.