[APP][4.0+] beat (2.3.0) - a music player with floating controls

dakdroid

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Apk downloads via XDA Labs: http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/apps-games/labs-t3241866

PLAYSTORE (2.3.0):
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.stefanpledl.beat



  • First music player app that had floating controls like the fb-chatheads.
  • This is a pure FOLDER player (albums and artits is integrated, but again the whole folder where the artist/album is found will be shown!).
  • You can stream music from Dropbox and Google Drive.

I developed this for my personal use, so if you want more features, please let me know, but I might not add them :p.

The app is fully customizable: Different list styles, colors, sizes.






Changelog:

Code:
2.0.1:
- SkyDrive and Box added
- Covers from cloud will be displayed (jpgs in folders only for now)
- Streaming/Buffering/other fixes
Donations:


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DOWNLOAD APK (2.0.13):
http://goo.gl/p2nhmJ

Complaining about too much updates ?


I care about what I publish and want it to be perfect.
Some things seem to be good at the start but need tweaking later to fit the needs of everyone.
beat supports 2800+ devices, is available in all countries, is free and you can switch off the ads (the switch is not hidden somewhere).
With 2000-3000 downloads a day new bugs, feedback and suggestions come up everyday and I want to make everyone happy.
So please think twice before you complain about too much updates, instead tell me what I should update next :)
 
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SavedByGrace

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Hi there,

Nice music player you've made there =] The UI is clean and easy to use, gestures are handy, action bar is handy, and nice floating music controls for multi-tasking.

I do get FC when I add a folder to shortcut and go to the main menu to scroll down. The FCs stop when I remove the shortcut so it doesn't FC until I scroll, long-pressing to remove shortcut is possible.
I also notice that if I have a folder with some loose files + folders with music in it, the adding to playlist feature only adds the loose files and not the folders, is there a setting to change that?

If I may, I have a request, since it is a folder player, is it possible to add "play folder (and subfolders)" without opening it or making it a playlist? Also, could you add screen rotation capability to use the player in landscape mode?


Thanks for your great work!
 
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dakdroid

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Hi there,

Nice music player you've made there =] The UI is clean and easy to use, gestures are handy, action bar is handy, and nice floating music controls for multi-tasking.

I do get FC when I add a folder to shortcut and go to the main menu to scroll down. The FCs stop when I remove the shortcut so it doesn't FC until I scroll, long-pressing to remove shortcut is possible.
I also notice that if I have a folder with some loose files + folders with music in it, the adding to playlist feature only adds the loose files and not the folders, is there a setting to change that?

If I may, I have a request, since it is a folder player, is it possible to add "play folder (and subfolders)" without opening it or making it a playlist? Also, could you add screen rotation capability to use the player in landscape mode?


Thanks for your great work!
Force close when scrolling the navigation drawer is fixed in 1.24.

Let me think about for a while how I could add the subfolder-thing for playlists and playback in a proper way.

On my ToDo-list:

- landscape
- a proper tablet layout
- random playback from all songs
- subfolders
- a better floating icon
 
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Wodzu_91

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Hi!
Nice app, now, beat is my default player. EQ, and nice design.
On my SGS works perfectly, but I found a little bug.

In the status bar does not change the track names. All the time it indicates the title, which was played first.
Screenshots. :)
 
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dakdroid

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Bugs added to OP, all should be fixed later today.

Really awesome music player! I have only one bug to report so far. For some odd reason, the album art of most all of my albums won't display. Screenshot below. Otherwise, great app!

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using xda app-developers app
Do you have image files in the folders ?

Currently i check & display the cover like this:
Check if folder.jpg is there. If not take biggest image file.
 
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dakdroid

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1.27:

- fixed: song name in notification only updates when songs are switched from the notification (forgot to handle the 'cover swipe song change')

1.26:

- fixed: rare force close 1
- fixed: rare force close 2
- fixed: next song not playing, when switched from 'on device' to 'cloud' and back to 'on device'
- fixed: song name in notification only updates when songs are switched from the notification
 
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jkok

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SWEET! will try once i get my phone fixed! (i loaded wrong script and im fixing a brick XD), but one feature i would like to see implemented (if there is an api for it that is), is google play music intergration (if possible, and allowed by google of course :p ), then this would meet my needs for everyday use =), as the features are really unique for a music player =), keep up the good work and ill watch your progress =)
 

Maertuerer

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Nice work so far

I really like the UI design!

Here are some bugs I found so far on my Galaxy Note 3:

The title of the song currently playing is not being displayed in the notification, just the progressbar, time and the app icon
The folder view laggs like hell on my device (power saving off)
Oh and it just crashed xD
Usecase: install fresh app; press ok when asked to choose a root path; go up to the sd end external sd cards;choose external and a music folder;play a song; play another song from within the same folder; open the left swipe menu and press recently played(doesn't work sometimes, also the scrollbar max value is too big, causing the list to jump around when scrolling on my big screen) when you are in recently played, press back and you have an empty view; press back again (you are on your homescreen) launch the app again and it crashes.

Hope I could help you, if you need further details, just let me know =)

#MyFirstCommentOnXda
#MySecondHashTag

Regards,
Dustin
 

Multisupermono

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Bugs added to OP, all should be fixed later today.



Do you have image files in the folders ?

Currently i check & display the cover like this:
Check if folder.jpg is there. If not take biggest image file.
Oh! I actually have the album art tagged in the file. Only some have the .jpg file in the folder. Does this music player not support embedded album art (either way, it's quite the awesome music player)? :D
 

antukubo

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Oh! I actually have the album art tagged in the file. Only some have the .jpg file in the folder. Does this music player not support embedded album art (either way, it's quite the awesome music player)? :D
+1

My mp3 files also embedded with lyric. Can you support this as well, please?

You app got a potential. Keep your good work!
 

*Phi*

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VERY nice app!!!!
Looks awesome!!!
runs fine on my S4 (stock 4.2)

few suggestion:
1. sort order for folder/items
2. for streaming, a buffer choice.

Keep up the great work!!
 

mutantblack

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I like the UI a lot. And floating control is pretty cool. Still not a replacement for poweramp but this can be my my google music replacement.

Thanks for the awesome app and hope you will bring even more features.