1. hsalps's Avatar
    Hi,

    I am about to release a new version of my app called PRadio which is a Pandora Radio Client. It works well on a regular PC but i want to test it on a surface RT because i am hearing a lot of complains from users. Can anyone with a Microsoft surface sideload this app? It will be a great help and it will benefit a lot of users. It does not contain any viruses and you will get to preview a lot of cool new features.

    Please follow the instructions given below:
    1. Download Pandora_0.0.3.3_AnyCPU_Test from http://sdrv.ms/UPGLDy or http://uploading.com/files/get/dfc8c...nyCPU_Test.zip and unzip to any folder e.g. xyz.
    2. Open powershell as an administrator
    3. Execute the following commands in powershell
    a) set-executionpolicy unrestricted
    b) cd xyz\Pandora_0.0.3.3_AnyCPU_Test
    c) .\Add-AppDevPackage.ps1
    [Note: It might ask you to login to your Microsoft Account that is necessary to get the necessary certificates to sign the package, any microsoft account will do]

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    pandora.jpg
    Last edited by hsalps; 11-19-2012 at 03:48 PM.
    11-17-2012 06:02 PM
  2. Jips's Avatar
    I would help, but I can't download that file, without the ilivid downloader, which I
    guess is not compatible with RT
    I sail send a link to my skydrive. If you put the zip in there I shall try it for you
    11-18-2012 02:57 AM
  3. dark.davy's Avatar
    Installed and Launched but I dont have Pandora. And can't register (in Canada) so will have to wait for later when I can VPN around to get registered.

    Idles around 0-2% CPU
    Mem usage (While at the login page) ~14mb

    -Davy
    11-19-2012 01:38 PM
  4. hsalps's Avatar
    I have uploaded the file to my skydrive. Here is the link http://sdrv.ms/UPGLDy
    11-19-2012 03:51 PM
  5. badMojo69's Avatar
    really? really? that's what emulators are for. Do this if you want you account hijacked.
    11-19-2012 05:17 PM
  6. hsalps's Avatar
    really? really? that's what emulators are for. Do this if you want you account hijacked.
    First and foremost I have already tested it in an emulator everything works fine. I have tested on atleast 4 intel based machines. Surface RT is an ARM based machine and has a new power state called connected standby that interferes with my app. Some API such as HttpWebResponse do not work as intended on ARM tablets. I learnt it the hard way so I want someone with a surface RT to test my new release.

    Also if you really afraid of your account being hijacked please create a dummy Microsoft account and Pandora account.
    Last edited by Chris Parsons; 11-20-2012 at 09:38 AM.
    11-19-2012 05:36 PM
  7. reepS's Avatar
    sure smells sketchy. An IP trace from the guy who uploaded and the guy who said they are using it sure would be interesting.
    badMojo69 likes this.
    11-19-2012 06:23 PM
  8. ShinySurface's Avatar
    I went ahead and did so, primarily because I have never sideloaded an app on Windows RT before, and I thought it would be an interesting experiment/tutorial opportunity. So I did it, and it worked perfectly fine. I did use dummy accounts btw.

    How to side load a standalone Pandora app to Surface RT | Microsoft Surface Blog, Windows RT, Windows 8, Surface Pro, Xbox Surface, Microsoft
    11-19-2012 08:05 PM
  9. illidanx's Avatar
    I went ahead and did so, primarily because I have never sideloaded an app on Windows RT before, and I thought it would be an interesting experiment/tutorial opportunity. So I did it, and it worked perfectly fine. I did use dummy accounts btw.

    How to side load a standalone Pandora app to Surface RT | Microsoft Surface Blog, Windows RT, Windows 8, Surface Pro, Xbox Surface, Microsoft
    very nice video. Thank you.
    11-19-2012 08:35 PM
  10. stephen_az's Avatar
    A couple things:

    1) I agree with those questioning the legitimacy of this request. If you want to see if it works on a real Surface tablet perhaps you should consider purchasing one. Nothing about this seems consistent with the Microsoft protocols for app development.
    2) Did I miss something recently? Did Pandora rescind its position on third party Pandora apps being in express violation of its Terms of Use?

    No offense but even if this is legitimate, it seems more like a proof of concept of how to hack Surface RT than anything else.
    11-20-2012 02:03 AM

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