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[App][Beta][15 June 2010] iMulator ( iPhone Like Music Player)

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Hey guys,

There is a big chance that you don't know me, cause this is my first release for a Mobile Device. Because of this I'd like to introduce myself before I'll tell something about my latest project.

About me:
I'm an 18 year old TI student living in The Netherlands. I’m studying at the ‘Hogeschool Rotterdam’ but because of my successes I'll switch to the Technical University of Delft ( Which you can compare to MIT ). I've been programming since I was around 15 years old, but as I said in the introduction, this is my first release for a Mobile Device.

About 'iMulator':
I’m the proud owner of a HTC Touch Pro 2 but (as many other Windows Mobile devices) it lacks a truly good music player. Most of the music players that are available for this platform don’t have the features I look for, even the paid versions don't suit my neads. It bothered me so much that I almost regretted buying a TP2 instead of an iPhone.

Spending loads for an iPhone to replace my TP2 that costed me 550€ 8 months earlyer wasn't an option, instead I got the idea to develop my own. I wanted a music player that had the following features:
- Library based
- Finger friendly
- Works smooth
- Lets you find and play your song in no-time

With this list I decided to make an iPhone Music Player Emulator

- Windows Mobile Device
- Windows Media Player ( It's library is used ONLY to play the songs )
- Microsoft's Compact Framework ( Click )
- Approximately 5 MB of RAM
- Approximately 10 MB of Storage

Screen Support List
- 240 * 320
- 320 * 480
- 480 * 800
- The Rest
Does NOT support

What is NOT(yet) in it?
- The Landscape album view. ( will NOT not be implemented )


iMulator Alpha (CAB file): (mirror)

Gz reb3lzrr
Last edited by reb3lzrr; 16th June 2010 at 09:44 AM.
25th April 2010, 03:52 PM |#2  
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[15 June 2010]
-	Changed when pressing a song-> The song is now centered in the now playing list
- 	Changed the way the list of songs was loaded -> Instant album art loading ( when loading the list )
- 	Changed the way the list of songs was loaded -> 50% speed increasement
- 	Changed the way the list of songs was drawn -> Faster list drawing
-	Fixed Countless bugs:)
-	Added 'All Songs By Artist' option
-	Added the missing 'Options' form
-	Added Changeable Library Search Paths
-	Added Changeable Scroll Friction value.
-	Added *.m3u playlist support.

[17 May 2010]
-	Changed way of loading Album Art, much cleaner. This will give the results of faster displays, less 'lag' when aborting it and the player will not stop playback.
-	Added menus when keeping a song pressed.
- 	Added playback options ( normal, repeat ( 1 song ), repeat ( Playlist ), shuffle )
- 	Added Custom Playlists.

[05 May 2010]
-	Changed the way of loading ID3v2 tags; 100% v3 and v4 support, increased loading time up to 400%.
-	Changed some of the play form, will not update when not shown -> increased the 'smoothness' in the browseform.
-	Fixed more memory leaks.
-	Added rating system.
-	Added 'smart' playlists; Top Rated, displays the first 100 songs that are best rated & Most Played, which will display the first 100 songs that are the most played
-	Added Album art.

[26 apr 2010]
-	Changed when adding media, tags will be updated when 'Modify Time' has changed, instead of the size.
-	Changed when adding media, the whole device will be scanned for media, rather than only the storage card.
-	Fixed the "Dissapearal" of the current Playing list.
-	Fixed the "Index Out Of Range" Exception when browsing songs.
-	Fixed 'Flickering' of the Time Passed & Remaining.
-	Fixed the 'Ordener' redraw bug.
-	Fixed the ( %CURENTPLAYING% / %CURRENTPLAYING.COUNT% ) it was off by one.
-	Fixed Better Tag Support.
-	Fixed Memorry Leak
-	Added first run detection, this will prevent users to browse their emtpy library and cause errors.
- 	Added a triangle in the currentplaying list.
-	Added that the Player will update the 'Duration' stored in the db, and current playlist thanks to the player library.

[25 apr 2010]
-	Initial Alpha Release
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Looks great, will write an article about it at the frontpage!
Edit: BTW good to see a new Dutch developer here at the forums!
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i would highly appriciate that
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by looking at the screenshot u've provided, this looks exactly the same like another application called S2P..

what's the differences?

please correct me if I'm wrong / or misunderstand..
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S2P is also a great application, basicly the only diffrence is that S2P doesnt work with a library, it simply lets you browse your music that is stored on the storage card.

Gz reb3lzrr
25th April 2010, 04:17 PM |#7  
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Looks nice!
25th April 2010, 04:26 PM |#8  
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looks nice..
25th April 2010, 05:29 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by reb3lzrr

reserved for future

25th April 2010, 06:28 PM |#10  
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Thank you i am actrualy looking for exactly this (the libary funtion is key for me) but id be very intrested in a 640480 VGA resolution version id even pay for it (for like 1.99 or 2.99)

but did you actually write this it resembles S2P too much for my likking
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Originally Posted by reb3lzrr

S2P is also a great application, basicly the only diffrence is that S2P doesnt work with a library, it simply lets you browse your music that is stored on the storage card.

Gz reb3lzrr

will this support landscape like the iphone? which s2p disable that feature.

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