There have been a few changes since the last WIP update. One being the complete split between artists and album artists. They now have their own views. The album artist views might be a little buggy since I just coded that all up last night, but from my testing today I have not seen any real issue. I also added a few additional preferences: manual scan and keeping the screen on during playback. The majority of the other changes in the last 2 weeks were bug fixes.
With this alpha, I do encourage feedback from everyone, however I do want to limit what type of feedback I am receiving. Please restrain from giving feedback about missing features / capabilities. I've already said a lot is missing. If 3.0 gets to the beta stage and a feature you were waiting for is still not present, then feel free to ask me. What I am looking for is: bugs/crashes and general feedback on how it feels to use the player. As I said transitions are not there so going from screen to screen wont be to smooth depending on your device, but comments on the navigation in general would be appreciated. I didnt spend too much time on that yet since I wanted to hear from the users.
If you are going to report a bug, first check out trello to see if its already been reported. https://trello.com/b/JCyp2kas/gonemad-music-player-development unders 3.0 - bugs. As you can see there are already plenty reported by myself.
Moving forward I should be able to maintain a regular release schedule similar to how often I would post WIP updates. So expect updates every 1-3 weeks. Some may just be minor fixes, others include major additions. Trello shows everything i am working on and what has been accomplished. Right now things are split between alpha releases but that will most likely change (things listed for alpha 2 might end up in a few releases from now.. but they will be added before things listed for alpha 3). Once 3.0 is stable enough I will move over to the play store. For now the alpha will be a separate package and will be installable along side GMMP 2.x
Download link and feedback post is here:
Edit: note if you have a very large library and are using 8.0 you will probably run into issues with having duplicate of each songs and the scan restarting a bunch of times. Oreo will kill the scan when it goes into doze or takes longer than 10 minutes. I have not seen any issues with large libraries on pre 8.0. If some music appears to be missing you can run a manual scan in the settings