Wednesday, February 29, 2012

1.2 status update #3: Album Art downloading improvements

Since the automatic downloading of album art is not perfect, I added a custom search option to the manual album art downloader.

I also added a few other options regarding album art.

Image Quality - The jpeg quality of the downloaded art.  The lower the quality, the smaller the file size.

Image Size - Can search for small, medium, large, or all size images

Download to custom location - If enabled, the default location or the custom location (if set) is used to save the image.  If disabled, the album art will download to the album's folder.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

1.2 status update #2: widget tweaks + new widget

I've had some requests to make the transparency of the widgets to be configurable, unfortunately after many attempts.. it just does not seem possible.  I took a look at the existing widgets and noticed that the transparency is set pretty low, so I increased that a bit and made the text colors much more readable.  I also added a new 4x4 widget that is mostly transparent.

NOTE: Once this update is released, you will need to readd widgets to your desktop in order for them to work properly.

Here are some screenshots I took with all the widgets loaded up on a tablet (10in screen).

Saturday, February 25, 2012

1.2 status update - now playing changes

The skinning system itself is done, so now I'm making the remaining changes I have planned to the UI before actually creating new skins.  Here is one of the changes.

The tags displayed in now playing can be customized much more than before.  Before there was only the option to turn on/off the 6 tags (artist, album, track, genre, file, folder).  1.2 will introduce the ability to choose what you want to display, and in what order.

The displayed tags option will now open a sub menu.

There are now 6 "slots" that can be customized to show 1 of 15 different tags (2 are combinations of track name and position or track number).  This way you can reorder the tags to get it to look exactly how you want.

There is also a new option to switch between showing icons before the tags, text, or nothing at all.

New tag options are as follows:
Track Number
Playlist Position
Track and Position
Track and Track Number
Album Artist
Disc Number
Next Track

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Theme color vote

I put up a poll in the forums for those to pick a color theme for me to concentrate on first.   I have the actual skinning system mostly coded, so if anyone has any preferences on colors.. vote so I will know which ones to work on first

Friday, February 17, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

50k downloads on the android market!

Today GMMP passed the 50k download mark on the market.  Pretty exciting.

I am making good progress on a skinning/theme system.  I believe I'll be able to make it so the community will be able to make skins as well.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A few more fixes

I know I said 1.1.13 was going to be the last patch for bit but some other bugs popped up that I had to fix.

1.1.15 (02/09/2012):
-Fixed remote/headset controls in ICS
-Fixed crash when selecting 'toggle after current' for the single button action
-Sped up multi folder album scan
-Multi folder album scanner option is now enabled by default
-Updated german translation

1.1.14 (02/06/2012):
-Fixed the multi-folder album option in the scanner (1.1.13 broke it)

Monday, February 6, 2012

February /r/Android developer sale. 25% off through the 13th just posted its february developer's sale and since I am pretty active on that site, I decided to mark down the price of the unlocker by 25%.

Sale will run through the 13th (if sales are high I will extend it another week)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

1.1.13 - last update until 1.2

This should be the last patch of the 1.1.x line.  I will begin working on 1.2 which will focus on UI changes.  1.2 will add different color themes of the current skin and some other UI modifications like showing more metadata on the now playing view.

Since 1.2 will be a major update, there will be a beta version available in the forums at some point before anything new gets pushed to the market.

1.1.13 (02/05/2012):
-Scanning a folder from the browser file will now update songs already in the database instead of skipping them
-Reduced memory usage by the scanner
-Increased scanner speed
-Added stop after current song to the gesture action list
-If shuffle playlist is on, playing an artist, album, genre, or playlist will start with a random song position instead of the first.  Playing a folder will still start with the first file found
-Fixed issue where keyboard would not show up in the search view

Friday, February 3, 2012

1.1.12 - more stability fixes

There was a major bug which caused tracks to constantly skip if you had crossfade and eq enabled and you manually changed tracks.  So this update has a fix for that.  I also made an attempt at fixing some of the random force closes / application not responding issues.  It is unclear whether my changes will have any effect.

1.1.12 (02/03/2012):
-Fixed issue where the default sort order for an album would ignore disc number
-Fixed issue where changing tracks with crossfade and the EQ enabled would cause the rest of the playlist to skip
-Adjusted size of the equalizer preset spinner in landscape mode so it is easier to press
-Made some thread safety tweaks to the audioengine to increase stability
-Other minor bugfixes