As a precursor I would like to say I have very limited dev knowledge (a little vb6) so this may just be wishful thinking!
Could you not use the 2.3 music player as a base and almost map what codes for what. Then isolate the layout/framework/interface and almost literally copy the appropriate code from the mediascape apk? Of course you would need to adjust other things accordingly but just have the basic functions from the 2.3 app and the menu and ui from 1.6
All I would really like in essence is the original main menu, with music, photos and videos near each other with perhaps the new colours from 2.3 and the animations. Also I would like the drag finger on album cover to fast forward etc. As for the photo and video, just double tap to zoom perhaps. And whilst I'm prattling on, perhaps a new widget too?
I'd suggest getting in touch with the dev team behind a popular music app (not going to name app to avoid appearing favouritist or like I'm endorsing them ) and either asking them to take a look at creating a universally compatible mediascape, or just giving you guys a hand. They might even like the project so much that they decide to finish it off themselves!
Post your thoughts and advice please
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and btw, i have NO programming idea (officially), ofcourse i can do some c++ and java, but I've learnt that in spare time... I studied biology for last two years
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