Archive for January, 2009

WorldWiideWeb – A Wii homebrew web browser

So, I’m starting to develop Wii homebrew, and I felt that one thing the Wii lacks is an easy way to download homebrew that isn’t on the Homebrew Browser. I decided that the best solution for this would be to make a web browser. I had also wanted to make an RSS reader, so I will be including that as well. I decided upon the painfully creative name “WorldWiideWeb” because it seemed somewhat appropriate. I apologize for the name, but it was the best I could come up with.

To date, I have made a simple app that downloads a specified file. Now, I’m going to focus on the presentation aspect, and I’ve decided that I might as well make a general-purpose library type thing for Wii homebrew application GUIs, which easily allows the developer to make windows and such. Unfortunately, I’m now away from my Wii on weekdays so I’ll have to learn SDL/C++ to make some mockups of the windowing system. But hopefully, this should end up being very useful for the Wii homebrew community. I don’t expect anything useful to be completed before summer, though.