09/04/2012, 10:02 AM
I assume you're referring to the homebrew version of the app since you're posting in this thread. This version of the app, which is an old beta version compatible with webOS 1.x devices, has been frozen for quite some time. The app catalog, webOS 2.x/3.x compatible version (discussed here: Music Player (Remix)) has been the one I've updated and maintained.
Originally Posted by knobbysideup
But as I've mentioned in that thread, I'm currently working on developing the app on Android. I don't anticipate adding new features to the webOS version. App development takes a lot of time (all of which is in my personal time), so due to the severely decreased webOS userbase I have chosen to move forward with the Android port. This is mostly due to 2 factors:
1) I now use an Android phone and tablet. I haven't found an Android music app that suits my needs like Music Player (Remix) did.
2) I've received a ton of emails from webOS folks using Android devices asking me to port it.
The Android version is coming along nicely. I actually use it now as my main music player even though it's still in development.
But to answer your specific questions (even though I won't actually update the webOS version!):
I have it set up this way so that if you add new songs to an album (or remove songs), the flylist automatically updates. On the Android version, there probably won't be flylists since you have the ability to update playlists in the Android SDK. So for that version, I probably will implement it the way you're requesting.
- when adding an album to a flylist, do it as individual songs so they can be re-ordered, removed, etc
I can see that being useful in some cases. But most of the time, people aren't performing these 2 functions at the same time. However in the Android version I'm working on, adding items to a playlist is going to be a bit easier than in the webOS version. So it should make having this type of feature not as crucial.
- add an option to add a song/album/artist to the current playlist and a flylist at the same time
That's an interesting idea, but I think when most people use the "play next" feature to add a song or artist, they're probably just wanting to hear certain songs from the album or artist. So a shuffle feature may not make too much sense.
- in addition to the already existing 'play next' and 'add to bottom of playlist', an 'insert shuffled' would be cool. Integrate that with the adding to current list and a flylist, if you can do that, of course.
This is probably going to be included in the Android version. It was something I always wanted to do but was not easy due to limitations of webOS. In Android it should be easy.
- - ability to save current playlist to a flylist.
Thanks for continuing to use the app. I'm sorry I won't be able to continue to develop the webOS version, but considering I use Android devices now and a lot of my userbase has switched to Android, it makes sense for me to work on an Android version. Plus it's going to allow me to develop some features that were not possible on webOS (due to Android's more powerful SDK).
For those interested in following the progress of the Android development, you can follow me on Twitter @MusicRemixApp. I'll also be posting occasional updates in the main Music Player (Remix) thread (linked above). I actually posted an update last night with a link to the first demo video (posted on my HedamiSoft youtube account).