I first attempted developing a simple channel a couple of years ago when I first bought my Roku, but soon got frustrated and gave up. Now I want to mess with this again and I have a real application I could use it for this time around.
Is there any way to create a simple channel that will simply display a webpage hosted either at a specific URL or IP?
To better explain. I have a weather station that I am currently pulling data from and displaying through a VB.net program I wrote. I want to eventually generate a simple HTML file that will upload to my webserver once a minute. Even though the data is dynamic, the page it'self will be static for the minute that it's there. I want to simply pull that static HTML file from my server and display it on the Roku. Nothing more. The only variable would be grabbing the file locally from the server through the IP address (192.168.0.200) vs a full URL (http://www.somewebsite.com/wx.htm), but that shouldn't really affect it one way or the other.
Any ideas or is this too complicated since the Roku is really meant for streaming video?