In 2012 I made an iOS app for watching NS videos. I built it and then shared some screenshots with Mr. Bishop to make sure it was cool, and he was very supportive and rad as always.
So then I submitted the app, and basically the app review team rejected it because it didn't properly stream the videos through the accepted protocol, it only served the videos as a 'raw file'. I have no control over the hosting of the files and this would require a big infrastructure change for NS, so I considered the project done.
Later that year, my car was broken into for a backpack, which contained my laptop (and headphones, and a bottle of wine, and a quarter, lucky thief), and I didn't have the code backed up. So the code is lost forever.
Apple's official response was that because of the video streaming issue, I should just build a mobile website. And NS did that.
Coincidentally, my main focus recently has been on http://gnarhub.com
, which is also a mobile friendly way to watch NS videos.