Originally Posted by jamieb122
I have created an extended volume widget the models an ACTUAL VOLUME KNOB. I was so frustrated with not having a knob... I was also frustrated with not being able to change tracks or toggle play pause. Just swipe from the right of the screen to activate.
Auto Starts at Boot
Swipe from right of screen to activate
Touch sensitive volume knob
Previous/Next Track buttons
Activate from ANYWHERE (it is always running), and not have to close your current app...
Show track meta data
Configuration options with to change swipe location to either left or bottom
Option to activate via a button
If you have any other suggestions let me know.
Here is a link to a youtube demo
I really like what you've done with this, the other volume widgets I've tried have been way to small or tried to do too much. I like the simplicity and size of your solution.
I have one suggestion though before jumping into adding the cool customisation features. It suffers from the same issue that all other volume widgets seem to have, and that is the volume jumps to where the touch is registered, meaning if your clumsy or accidentally touch near the max volume, you're likely to get a bit of a surprise.
I think it would be more useful if the volume knob didn't try to jump to the point where the touch is registered, and that it just becomes 'active' when you touch it. So the interaction would be more like touch the knob, nothing changes, but as soon as you touch it and rotate this is when the volume would change.
As it stands it's already the best volume widget I've tried, but if volume knob was a little more 'safe' for want of a better word, this would make the widget an absolute essential for all asteroid smarts.
As for customisation features, maybe the ability to theme the knob/buttons, or make the background more transparent. A source button might be nice for going straight to the active source or the source list.