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[APP] AirBubble - Airplay audio receiver

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26th April 2011, 04:31 PM   |  #1  
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AirBubble is a lightweight AirPlay audio receiver. It will appear in AirPlay applications (such as itunes) as a device you can play music to. It works in the background,
streaming music on your Android device.

App is now on the Market:

https://market.android.com/details?i...roid.airbubble

It is full featured but limited to 30 minutes from app start (you can run it unlimited times). To remove the 30 min limitation you must purchase the AirBubble License for 1.49€ / 1.99$:

https://market.android.com/details?i...ubble.unlocker

Features
  • stream audio from AirPlay clients (itunes, iOS, airfoil, Twonky Mobile,...)
  • run in the background as a service
  • configurable network name
  • can be started on boot
  • can mute playback on phone call

Video showing itunes streaming to Optimus 2X and Xoom

Limitations
  • Audio only, no video
  • Does not play in sync with other Airplay receivers
  • Non ARM devices are not supported (includes most GoogleTV)

Examples of use
  • wireless speaker or headset
  • stream itunes music on the phone while controlling itunes from the phone (with a separate Android itunes remote control app)
  • recycle older or broken Android devices as dedicated networked speaker


Changelog

1.0.12 (Nov 18th 2013)
  • fixed client connection failure on Android 4.4<br>
  • tweaked notification<br>
  • high resolution icon
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26th April 2011, 07:48 PM   |  #2  
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Made clickable.

Great app idea. I can't wait to try this out later.
26th April 2011, 11:54 PM   |  #3  
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+1, Will give it A whirl.
Cheers.
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27th April 2011, 01:22 AM   |  #4  
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Nice! Finally airplay for android!

Next up, facetime!
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Just tested it and I have to say, it fits the bill perfectly. I did notice the music quality was on the low-end, maybe have th ability to switch between different streaming qualities?

Also I think you mean AppleAirPort express, not extreme. The extreme is the actual, dual-band router, where the express is the wi-fi extender with audio out.

Nonetheless, consider me hooked, any ideas on pricing yet?
27th April 2011, 11:23 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by JayBeezy802

Just tested it and I have to say, it fits the bill perfectly. I did notice the music quality was on the low-end, maybe have th ability to switch between different streaming qualities?

Audio quality should be as good as the source, as AirPlay sends a lossless stream. What happens for example if you compare the same track played locally on your device vs streamed by AirPlay (with comparable volume) ?
On my Samsung SGS , quality is as good as it gets.
If you hear a difference, can you describe it ?

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Also I think you mean AppleAirPort express, not extreme. The extreme is the actual, dual-band router, where the express is the wi-fi extender with audio out.

You're right. If a mod is willing to update the subject of the topic....

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Nonetheless, consider me hooked, any ideas on pricing yet?

Free app with possibly airpush ads in the future.
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Very impressed, What a great start! Will be supporting you for sure. Thanks and keep it up.
28th April 2011, 01:36 AM   |  #8  
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What about adding video support (aka making it a full airplay client) as you can now stream video from macs and do the reverse (with some hackery... It is xda dev afterall...!)
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28th April 2011, 03:39 AM   |  #9  
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This looks quite interesting, looking forward to giving it a whirl...
28th April 2011, 04:15 AM   |  #10  
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awesome app !

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