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[APP][4.0+] Pixel Player - Beta 1.0 (Music Player)

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29th June 2014, 02:33 PM   |  #1  
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Hello everyone!
This is my first app, so don't judge strictly please
bug report and suggestions are really helpfull and welcome

Pixel Player

Pixel Player is an highly customizable and lightweight but powerfull (and in continous developing) music player for Android.

Features :
- Gapless playback
- Holo UI (google now cards style)
- Hide tabs
- Artwork Download
- Automated Artwork Download for missing albums cover
- Folder tab [COLOR="Red"]*new*[/COLOR
- Lockscreen controls
- Notification controls (Normal and Expand)
- Intelligent queue management (Drag Sort)
- 3 different Widgets
- Headset button controls
- Equalizer
- .. more to come !

To do :
- Sleep Timer
- Suggestions ??
- Bug fixing

Download :



FREE VERSION (Rate it please )
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PRO VERSION
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Changelog:

Quote:


Version 1.1.0.4 :
- Added folder tab *experimental, crashes may occurs*
- Bugs fixing

Version 1.1 :
- Improved artwork download feature (now you can choose artist name and album name, it helps with messed up mp3 tag)
- UI adjustments (overall graphics and icons)
- Improved startup works (app will start faster)
- Bugs fixing (shuffle bug reported by @freitaz )
- improved background service


Version 1.0rc8:
- Lot of bug fixing
- Improved background services
- UI adjustment
- added changelog


Version 1.0rc7:
- Added settings to automatic download cover for missing albums *exp*
- Added option to hide/manage tabs
- Improved shuffle behaviour, now it should work really better *exp*
- Improved album tab : albums with same name are sticked together
- Fixed playlist sorting (finalliy !!!!)
- no more notification popup when music is stopped (i hope!)
- Tons of bug fixing

Version 1.0rc6:
- Added artwork download feature (menu->download artwork in music player tab) *experimental*
- Fixed sort feature (preferences are now saved
- Bug fixing

Version 1.0rc5:
- Added option to sort music (artists, albums, songs, playlists)
- Added long click feature : when a song is long clicked, it will be played as next song (will be forced as next song if shuffle is enabled)
- Added support to DPS Equalizer
- Added option (in settings) to enable/disable the headset buttons control (change songs long-pressing volume buttons when screen is off )
- UI in music player (sliding panel) improved
- minor fixing;

Version 1.0rc4:
- Bugs fixing;
- Improved memory management
- In settings you can choose to display or not the thumb in the music player progressbar

Version 1.0rc3:
-Bugs fixing;
-Improved memory management (lower memory consumption)
-Improved translation;
-Improved UI


Version 1.0rc2:
- Bugs fixing !!!!
- Background service rebuild from scratch
- Gapless playback, works from android 4.1 + (Android seriously implemented it only in Jelly Bean)
- If in background and no music is playing app will close by itself (battery friendly, 60 sec countdown before app get killed, tell me if you prefer longer countdown or shorter )
- Added some new colors for action bar
- Notification improved (was a bit slow)
- Fixed layout in Color Picker Dialog (in settings)
- Fixed volume bug
- Fixed some translations (i'll release the strings.xml when the app will be ready for official release)
- Changed application color icon (suggestions ? i suck at photoshop... anyone wants to help me? )


Download apk:
All version released here will be experimental, use play store version if you prefer a stable one (and rate it please )
Pixel Player 1.1.04


Review:
thanks in particular @CedArctic for his awesome review




Screenshot :

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Please consider this is a Beta and my first app, bugs could occurs
Suggestions and bugs report are very very welcome !
Enjoy !



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Last edited by kcrims; 29th September 2014 at 12:49 PM. Reason: new version upload
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29th June 2014, 03:10 PM   |  #2  
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Positives: Really nice app for the first beta, I like the option to customise the Action Bar colour (and yes it's called action bar not title bar) and it's very fast and smooth, and it has a few nice features.

Negatives: At the moment is very unstable and crashes a lot as you leave the app, the app isn't translated to English properly (few phrases missing) and on an HDPI device colours for the action bar are cut off on the right side (I've attached a screenshot), maybe you can make it scrollable.

Keep up the good work!
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29th June 2014, 05:05 PM   |  #3  
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Would be cool if you make your strings public so that the community can translate your app to other languages. Another thing is that I'm using Viper4Android equalizer and your app just creates a toast which says that I should restart my phone whenever I try to open equalizer settings.
29th June 2014, 05:38 PM   |  #4  
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NICE!
Great idea..
i like the UI

feature request
-swipe to change tracks.
-english translation
-ability too search all.. you wont need to go to the artist section to search for artist.. like that..

bugs
-there are some songs/artist/albums that is not appearing when searched.
-some tracks doesnt appear on the artist/abum
-it crashes too



overall good app
keep it up


sorry for my english not my first language
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30th June 2014, 08:58 PM   |  #5  
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Thanks to all of you for trying my app, your feedback and report are really helpfull

At this stage it's clear it is too soon for a public release, but i would really appreciate if someone wants to help me testing the app so i can discover and fix bugs as soon as possible (when the app crash i receive logcat on my mail).

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Originally Posted by Yeti12

Positives: Really nice app for the first beta, I like the option to customise the Action Bar colour (and yes it's called action bar not title bar) and it's very fast and smooth, and it has a few nice features.

Negatives: At the moment is very unstable and crashes a lot as you leave the app, the app isn't translated to English properly (few phrases missing) and on an HDPI device colours for the action bar are cut off on the right side (I've attached a screenshot), maybe you can make it scrollable.

Keep up the good work!

Thanks for your feedback, i really appreciate it I've tried to fix all the crashes and i've to work on the Color Picker windows (it's an external library) and on layout too.

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Originally Posted by AssaSsiNMiLeS

Would be cool if you make your strings public so that the community can translate your app to other languages. Another thing is that I'm using Viper4Android equalizer and your app just creates a toast which says that I should restart my phone whenever I try to open equalizer settings.

My bad, many words was in italian language, i've translated the whole app (i hope ) in english. if someone wants to help me with the translation would be great
I need to work to implement Viper4Android support (at the moment the app only try to start the default android equalizer)

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Originally Posted by lukers123

Great idea..
i like the UI

feature request
-swipe to change tracks.
-english translation
-ability too search all.. you wont need to go to the artist section to search for artist.. like that..

bugs
-there are some songs/artist/albums that is not appearing when searched.
-some tracks doesnt appear on the artist/abum
-it crashes too



overall good app
keep it up


sorry for my english not my first language

Thanks for your feedback too, i'll try to implement your request as soon as i fix this annoying bugs


This is the new version : https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...rPro_1.0.5.apk
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1st July 2014, 08:20 PM   |  #6  
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new version 1.0.6 update, a lot of bug fixing
I'm still searching for beta testers

Pixel Player 1.0.6 BETA
2nd July 2014, 08:18 AM   |  #7  
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Overall is good app, especialy the UI

Sugestion:

1. add view options for artist and album ( list or grid )
2. can download missing artwork
3 fetching lyrics

Bug:

I think the color picker not yet fixed on HDPI device
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2nd July 2014, 08:41 PM   |  #8  
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Good App liking it! when press on Equalizer Pixel gets stop
2nd July 2014, 09:26 PM   |  #9  
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Version : 1.0.7, more bug fixing !!
(still looking for testers, apps still unstable, hope to hunt down all the issues)
DOWNLOAD : Pixel Player 1.0.7


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Originally Posted by sugarkane87

Overall is good app, especialy the UI

Sugestion:

1. add view options for artist and album ( list or grid )
2. can download missing artwork
3 fetching lyrics

Bug:

I think the color picker not yet fixed on HDPI device

Thanks for your feedback man
I'll implement in order 2-3-1 after i'll fix all the bugs. The color picker windows is an external library developed by another dev, btw i'll try to fix it.

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Originally Posted by vishal91

Good App liking it! when press on Equalizer Pixel gets stop

Thanks for feedback!!
I'm noticing that the equalizer behaves in a strange way, this is caused by a lot of different equalizer (stock, viper4android, CyanogenMod, xposed framework, ...), implemented in custom ROMs, I'm trying to solve this problem (some bugs were fixed in 1.0. 7, try it)
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3rd July 2014, 03:00 AM   |  #10  
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hope we can browse songs by folder.

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