[APP][PX5] Radio app replacement

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chriz74

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May 10, 2010
117
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Hello. Can you add a seek mode option? The steering wheel button activate frequency seek, they should jump between presets instead. Or at least there should be an option to change seek mode.
 

boost56

Member
Apr 16, 2019
5
1
Carnac South Brittany
Displaying on 1280x480 screen

Reworked Px5/MTCD Radio app

This is modified Radio app for head units.
I reverse-engineered original Radio app into source code, and now try to make something better.

Current features:
  • on/off button on screen, mapped to play/pause steering wheel key
  • volume control on screen
  • AM band removed (may be put back in some future version)
  • full-screen
  • added clock
  • added speed of vehicle (from GPS)

attachment.php



What's wrong with original Radio app (as I see it):
  • back button stops it (instead of putting to background)
  • fixed amount of FM stations (18)
  • no station management found stations
  • missing on/off button
  • some options are useless (stereo, loc), should go to options menu
  • volume can't be easy controlled on screen while driving

Plans for future development:
  • vertical scrolling list of stations
  • better management of stations and tuning (add/remove/move stations)
  • multiple stations presets (in case you use to drive in different locations)
  • nicer user interface
  • option to work as home-screen launcher (= main app on device)
  • settings screen
  • button for launching some other app (e.g. navigation app or other homescreen launcher)

Integration details:
No root is required. Just install APK. This is separate app, and doesn't overwrite stock Radio. You can use it alongside default Radio. But don't use both radio apps at same time, this may not work good. When you wish, you can uninstall this app anytime.

Version: 20180929 (alpha)
Source code
Download APK
Hello Mike
Is could be possible for you to set this radio for a 12.3" screen 1280x480 ? or can you add at the right column a Home button + return one ?
because on my radio screen 12.3" 1280x480 the top bar is hiden impossible to display it :
Android-radio.jpg


Thank you very much
 

HatManSan

Senior Member
Jan 5, 2010
249
59
This a worth while and needed mod, I think. The radio app is serviceable but not well laid out. If and when you make this available mike.b, will you provide an option to remove the power button panel. I do not wish to sound rude but the power button is not something I need to use and thus would wish it to be removable.

You might consider removing the radio scale altogether, it serves no purpose. Maybe we could have either more RDS info or the option of a station logo called by the preset in use, or another row of presets. We add the logos.

Thank you
 

boost56

Member
Apr 16, 2019
5
1
Carnac South Brittany
Possibe to insert a Home buttom on the right column ?

Reworked Px5/MTCD Radio app

This is modified Radio app for head units.
I reverse-engineered original Radio app into source code, and now try to make something better.

Current features:
  • on/off button on screen, mapped to play/pause steering wheel key
  • volume control on screen
  • AM band removed (may be put back in some future version)
  • full-screen
  • added clock
  • added speed of vehicle (from GPS)

attachment.php



What's wrong with original Radio app (as I see it):
  • back button stops it (instead of putting to background)
  • fixed amount of FM stations (18)
  • no station management found stations
  • missing on/off button
  • some options are useless (stereo, loc), should go to options menu
  • volume can't be easy controlled on screen while driving

Plans for future development:
  • vertical scrolling list of stations
  • better management of stations and tuning (add/remove/move stations)
  • multiple stations presets (in case you use to drive in different locations)
  • nicer user interface
  • option to work as home-screen launcher (= main app on device)
  • settings screen
  • button for launching some other app (e.g. navigation app or other homescreen launcher)

Integration details:
No root is required. Just install APK. This is separate app, and doesn't overwrite stock Radio. You can use it alongside default Radio. But don't use both radio apps at same time, this may not work good. When you wish, you can uninstall this app anytime.

Version: 20180929 (alpha)
Source code
Download APK

HellO
I already contact because my special screen 1280 x480 display ...
Because my top bar is always hide , if it not possible to add a 1280x480 display do you think possible to insert a Home butom on the right ?
Thank's a lot
Patrice
 

HatManSan

Senior Member
Jan 5, 2010
249
59
Didn't notice the Download APK link? It's at the bottom of the first post.

I am using KotiX radio app and am super happy with it. Very nice. Only two things I would like options for main window font size and changeable gif background. Superb. You have to buy his ROM to get the radio.
 

l3ft3r1s

Senior Member
Mar 24, 2008
95
19
Athens
Does anybody know if this customization kit will work for the factory out-of-the-box shipped rom (Px5 Android 8), or is it only for custom roms?
 

fofrik

New member
Nov 4, 2019
1
0
Hi, I have a question for you.
I bought android radios from china and I wanted to install my app but after downloading it it wrote me error checking the installation package. Do you know where the problem may be ??? Thanks a lot for the answer.
Regards fofrik
 

typos1

Senior Member
Apr 3, 2007
9,492
1,739
UK
Hi, I have a question for you.
I bought android radios from china and I wanted to install my app but after downloading it it wrote me error checking the installation package. Do you know where the problem may be ??? Thanks a lot for the answer.
Regards fofrik

Dunno, what is your MCU ? It doesnt work on random Android head units, its only for MTCD/E units.
 

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    Reworked Px5/MTCD Radio app

    This is modified Radio app for head units.
    I reverse-engineered original Radio app into source code, and now try to make something better.

    Current features:
    • on/off button on screen, mapped to play/pause steering wheel key
    • volume control on screen
    • AM band removed (may be put back in some future version)
    • full-screen
    • added clock
    • added speed of vehicle (from GPS)

    attachment.php



    What's wrong with original Radio app (as I see it):
    • back button stops it (instead of putting to background)
    • fixed amount of FM stations (18)
    • no station management found stations
    • missing on/off button
    • some options are useless (stereo, loc), should go to options menu
    • volume can't be easy controlled on screen while driving

    Plans for future development:
    • vertical scrolling list of stations
    • better management of stations and tuning (add/remove/move stations)
    • multiple stations presets (in case you use to drive in different locations)
    • nicer user interface
    • option to work as home-screen launcher (= main app on device)
    • settings screen
    • button for launching some other app (e.g. navigation app or other homescreen launcher)

    Integration details:
    No root is required. Just install APK. This is separate app, and doesn't overwrite stock Radio. You can use it alongside default Radio. But don't use both radio apps at same time, this may not work good. When you wish, you can uninstall this app anytime.

    Version: 20180929 (alpha)
    Source code
    Download APK
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    Any plans of sharing it?


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    AM can be added later, but it made a lot of mess in code, so as part of cleanup was removed.
    In principle, user may not care if it's AM or FM, it's just another tuned station, so AM/FM could be mixed in same list.

    Current Radio offers very little management of stations. You can save station by long press on button, or find all available stations and assign to the 18 buttons.

    I'd think on better usability of tuning and stations.
    Considerations:
    - Often you drive in same place, so you want one preset of saved stations
    - Sometimes (or often) you drive long distances, where signal of your saved stations is lost, so you want tune manually
    - You may have more "home" locations, so multiple saved station lists could be done and switched among them
    - Station list should be auto-tuned, then stations rearranged, deleted, renamed
    - Steering-wheel buttons for previous/next station may cycle between just few favorite stations, while another ones may be saved in station list, which you can switch to manually on screen
    - Usual 6-buttons of favorite stations may be on screen, allowing to fast switch to favorite station

    UI proposal:
    UI-design.jpg

    Interesting app, but I disagree with a few of the things you think are "wrong" at the moment :

    1) The functionality of MTC headunits is specifically designed so that you press the home button if you want the app to run in the background and press the back button to exit, this is easier when driving than the usual Android set up of having to get to running apps and swipe it away to close an app.
    2) No on/off button really needed, see above, but some launchers have one in the widget.
    3) Not sure what you mean about the volume cant be controlled when driving - the volume knob/buttons/SWC controls it when driving.

    I like the new layout and integrating AM and FM is a good idea, but personally I hate the colour scheme, could easily be altered using apkeditor though. :)

    It looks similar to realzhou's DAB app, it would actually be good if you made the interface look the same as that app, so they match.

    A great idea for a radio app would be a combined AM/FM/DAB app that controls the AM/FM tuner and the usb DAB tuner from one app, but that would be a lot of work to do I think.
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    Hi Marco... very nice... his is what a FM Radio should be...it is possible to download and test ?