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MusicFlo 1.22 - Updated August 27!

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By Musicman247, Senior Member on 27th June 2008, 09:39 PM
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Introducing MusicFlo

Last Updated 8-27-08: 4:01 PM GMT-6

Version 1.22 changes

-fixed clock

-removed Weather Auto Update

-fixed restart-startup error

-fixed various other small bugs

Version 1.21 changes:

-Contact screen bug fix

If you have already upgraded to 1.2, you can replace the EXE with the one below, otherwise use the CAB.

Version 1.2 changes

-Clock uses graphics (found in \Icons\Numbers)
-lower memory usage
-faster start-up
-9 contacts per page
-new graphics ( thanks to chriscsh and poorlyduck)
-button press animations
-Top bar with date and tab info
-contact picture centering
-tab transitions
-3 configurable cities for weather (Dallas,TX, Paris, France and Tokyo Japan

are default)
-5 day forecast for each city
-Automatic Weather Update (30 min, 1 Hour, 2 Hours, 6 Hours, 1 Day)
-2 home screens; 1 clock and messages, 1 clock and calendar
-stays on top of Today screen
-ringer on/off/vibrate selection panel
-control panel with access to comm manager, Today screen, Phone settings,

backlight strength, Task Manager, toggle buttons for BT and Wifi, and an Exit

Application button (no more double-taps)
-You no longer need to seperately install the HTC Apps. They are included
-Full screen music controls
-editable page names
-Time changes with TimeZone
-customizable startup animation
-xml commented documentation

Unfortunately this version is so drastically different from the previous version a full install is required.

Things in the next big release:
-Landscape mode

New Feature instructions:

-Tap left side of status/top bar for Control Panel

-Swipe down on the Control Panel to slide it down

-Tap middle-right side of status/top bar for ringer controls

-tap far right side of status/top bar for system information (thanks to


-Tap left or right side of Weather Tab to cycle through the three cities

-Tap the middle of weather tab to go between CUrrent and 5-day forecast

-Tap Home Slider to go between Clock/Messages and 5-day tree-view calendar

-Tap Appointments on the 5-day calendar to pop-up details about the event

-Tap and hold on the top bar to change the name of the page

I'll try and get a video up tomorrow. Enjoy!

Version 1.011 changes:

- signal bars fixed

- Program "Clear" button moved to allow re-assignment without clearing.

Version 1.01 bug fixes:

- signal bars tweaked for accuracy

- favorite up/down buttons fixed

New CAB and new EXE + system.png added.

If you have already installed and don't want to lose your settings, replace your MusicFlo.exe and place system.png in \Icons folder of MusicFlo.

Okay, couple of updates:

New status bar that not only displays information, but provides new functionality.

Status bar displays: Signal strength (up to 5 bars), Carrier name, Wifi Power status, BT Power status, Data connection status, ring profile (on, vibrate, off), and battery level

If you tap on:

Signal strength up to Wifi - opens CommManager.exe

BT to Ringer Profile - cycles through profiles (on -> vibrate -> off)

Battery - Opens Powerexe.exe

Home screen now displays next Calendar Appointment. Tap it to open calendar.exe, OR add <Calendar ref="Path to Your Calendar Program"/> to data.xml for it to open a different Calendar program

Tap on the Slider in the Home Position to open TaskMgr.exe, OR add <TaskMan ref="Path to Your Task Manager"/> to data.xml to have it open your own task manager.

Also added a "Clear" Button for Contacts and Programs that will reset the selected button.

Bug Fixes:

- Memory Leaks

- Program Button image duplication

- SMS error on newly assigned contacts

- Other system bugs

- Smaller icons for better performance

- Battery Meter

Next update will include:

- Skinnable Clock on Home Screen

Alright, I've had a couple of weeks to work out the bugs and to implement most of the suggestions you guys gave me.

So, here is the new and improved MusicFlo

Get Icon from most programs

Suppports png transparency for Program Icons

Fully customizable graphics (all pics found in \Program Files\MusicFlo)

Size and position of Program and Contact buttons now on config.xml

Try it out and let me know what you think!

The CAB will overwrite the original MusicFlo, so no uninstall necessary.

You still need the two HTC apps in your Windows folder if you don't have them already.

Not on video: Open S2P by clicking the album art on the Control Panel.

Original Post:

Making Cube Skins is fun for a while, but then you realize that you are just prettying up someone elses program, and who knows what changes that program will go through in just a few months. So I decided to give programming my own "Cube" a shot.

I listened to what people were asking for with the Cubes. Here's what most of you said you wanted:

- more icons

- a changable background

- more than one contact page

- web favorites

- general information on one side

So I set out with that in mind, MusicFlo has four individual screens.

One for General info which includes:

- a TouchFlo 2 style clock

- notifications for new email, text messages, missed calls, and voicemail

One for programs with TouchFlo style interface (up to 9 pages of 9 buttons each)

One for contacts with TouchFlo Style interface (up to 9 pages of 6 contacts each)

One for Favorites with the ability to take a screenshot of the web page for "Visual Favorites" (up to 9 pages of 4 Favs each)

The configuration is built into each screen. Simply tap and hold to make the buttons start to shake, then tap the button you would like to configure, or tap the background to change the background image and change how many program, contact, or favorite buttons you would like.

This is my first programming work, so please let me know what you think. I am pleased with what I have accomplished. I know it's not much compared to other programs out there, but if you're looking for a simple, fast, non-memory-hogging FREE Application/Contact/Favorite launcher, I think you'll like MusicFlo.

I want to thank up2no6ood for creating the icon style for MusicFlo. Without him the icons would be boring.

Technical stuff:

MusicFlo can be edited directly from the Program, or by editing data.xml in the \Program Files\MusicFlo folder. The very first entry is called "Browser". Change it if you use something other than Pie for your web browsing.

Only add buttons through the program itself. Adding entries in the xml file won't do anything, and it could mess you up later on, so only add buttons (Progs, Contacts, Favs) through the program interface. I'll try and get a YouTube video up later for a walk-through.

ENJOY! I know I am!

P.S. - For quick access I use AEButton Plus to change the long press of my dpad button to MusicFlo.

P.P.S.- Added Icon Pack (

P.P.P.S. - To make MusicFlo open with a swipe up (ROMs with Cubes only) move MusicFlo.exe to Windows folder and rename to Biotouch.exe

Update 5/27/08 - fixed functionality for programs on Storage Cards
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27th June 2008, 10:02 PM |#2  
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can i tell u something bro it look sux try some better graphix bro but its features are good this is my review
27th June 2008, 10:19 PM |#3  
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This app looks good, highly configurable, and needed if you ask me. I will definitely give this a test run when I get home later. Is landscape supported as well?
27th June 2008, 10:56 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by robosiris

This app looks good, highly configurable, and needed if you ask me. I will definitely give this a test run when I get home later. Is landscape supported as well?

Not yet. I'll work on it, though. Thank you both for your thoughts. I worked so much on the actual program that the graphics were more of an afterthought. I'll work on those as well.
27th June 2008, 11:12 PM |#5  
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If you want a hand with the graphics
27th June 2008, 11:56 PM |#6  
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Very Promising for a first App.

And as you see it's interesting enought to get people offering help.
28th June 2008, 12:06 AM |#7  
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Looks very nice, I'll definitely be following the development here. I don't have the time to try it right now, but maybe you can give us a quick video on it to show us how smooth it is.
28th June 2008, 12:07 AM |#8  
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Just dling, looks promising, what I would love and I am not sure if this is possible would be if it could be a today plugin, then I could include it in UL or even on its own. Will post my review after trying. WOOO HOOOO more toys to play with.
28th June 2008, 02:34 AM |#9  
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Simple and effective!
This application has much potential! I love this ap. Everything you need in one program
28th June 2008, 03:17 AM |#10  
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seems good but graphices need some development,I will try
28th June 2008, 03:24 AM |#11  
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not bad functions but looks kinda complicated..
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