I thought that my notifications were kind of boring, so I added some zing to them.. Read below for more!
The Media Center Notification was a little harder than the Pandora. I was able to query last.fm’s API to get the album cover URL, then just did some more variable splits and got the picture to post into the notification. I didn’t want the API getting queried for every song, so I set a special variable to make sure that it wouldn’t download the data if the album was the same name.
The Pandora one was a little easier, the plug-in I use for Pandora’s data has an option to download the artwork, I just copied that to my web server and had the phone do an HTTP Get for each song when it refreshes. This might be a small hit to battery life, not sure yet.