[APP] Tune Pop Version 1 Released!
Do you use your Android phone with GPS Navigation while playing music in your car?
When a new song starts, ever wonder what that song is, or who the artist is?
Now you have to grab the phone and look at it and swipe the notification bar, just to see what the song is or who the artist is?.
Do you use your Android phone to read email, or browse the web while listening to music in the background?
You know it's a hassle to stop what you're doing to see what the name is of the song that just came on. It's all too much trouble, so you don't bother, and you just keep wondering.
Tune Pop is the answer! Tune Pop will pop up the Song Title and Artist name, as a toast popup. Now when a song starts or resumes you will be alerted with the title and artist of the song.
Tune Pop on Appbrain
Tune Pop has been tested with the following Android Media player apps:
. ANDROID native media player
. HTC media player
. TuneWiki - Tune Pop Shoutcast!)
(TuneWiki coming with the next Android market version of TuneWiki)
TunePop has also been tested with the following Android Media Players:
. LASTFM (Internet Radio!)
. DOUBLETWIST (SDCard music)
. CUBED (3)
. PLAYER PRO
MAKE SURE YOU ENABLE SCROBBLING ON THESE MEDIA APPS TO ENABLE TUNEPOP!
To enable TunePop, you just need to enable Scrobbling in the player settings. You don't need a Last FM account, or Last FM Scrobble Droid apps installed or running, just enable scrobbling in the media player. Tune Pop should work with most media players that support scrobbling.
Want more features? UPGRADE to Tune Pop PRO! Just $.99! Tune Pop Free Version has a handy link to PRO, which disappears after you purchase PRO.
Tune Pop PRO adds the following features:
TICKER - the song title and artist appear in the Notification Bar as a ticker instead of or in addition to the popup
SCREEN POSITION - Change the position of the popup from the center of the screen to the top or bottom
FONT SIZE - Change the size of the popup window and font
DISPLAY FREQUENCY - Have the POP or TICKER appear periodically, in increments of 15 seconds, in case you miss the POP at the beginning of the song
POP SHAPE - change from a rectangle to an oval if you're feeling whimsical
Just purchase and download Tune Pop Pro and it will automatically enable all advanced Tune Pop features.
Do you use a media player that Tune Pop doesn't support? We can try and make it work if it has an API, broadcast intents or supports scrobbling. Just let us know.
Here's Google NAV in landscape, with the POP Positioned at the bottom of the screen:
Here's the browser, with just the TICKER POP in the notification bar:
PURCHASING TUNE POP PRO ENABLES ALL ADVANCED FEATURES IN THE FREE VERSION OF TUNE POP AND REQUIRES THAT THE FREE VERSION OF TUNE POP BE INSTALLED ALSO!
A lot of work went into making TunePop very small and well behaved in terms of performance and battery usage. It has a VERY small memory footprint.
Tune Pop uses SCROBBLE and other Media Player intent broadcasts to initiate POP services, and uses POST_DELAYED intents to enable periodic POPS so nothing is constantly running in the background, and everything shuts down when no music is playing.
Some future enhancements we are planning:
. allowing suppression of the Tune Pop logo in the POP
. including album name in POP
. adding album art in place of the logo
. allow change of font and background colors
Feedback on additional enhancements is very welcome.
Tune Pop was developed by Happy Vampire Software. We are a father and son startup doing development in Android and WP7.
We have more apps in the pipeline. Tune Pop is our first published effort, but it was built with an architecture and app patterns that we will be using as the foundation for our other development efforts.
Please download the free app and if you like it and would like the additional features, please download Tune Pop Pro.
Please provide feedback and help us make Tune Pop better, more useful, and a successful app.
We can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our web site is http://www.happyvampire.net
Now added the pro version of Tune Pop:
TASKER SUPPORT - use TASKER tasks to enable or disable Tune Pop. This is especially useful if you want to only enable Tune Pop in certain situations, such as only when you are driving and your device is car docked.
Go to Happy Vampire Software Tune Pop Page
for instructions on how to implement Tasker in conjunction with Tune Pop
Happy Vampire Software