Tuesday, January 17, 2012

CyanogenMod 9 Music App

From Seeingpixels.org, via Andrew Neal, and, Cyanogenmod:

CyanogenMod 9 Music

Last October I started playing around with the old, stock Music app. I was making small UI changes and, like anything, they were far from amazing at first. I've been teaching myself Java for a little over a year and starting to seeing the Music app progress has been a nice reward for time spent learning and using Java. The more I started playing around, the more exciting it became to experiment with what I could do. Eventually, I reached a point where the app could go places, and today I'm happy to announce where that is. 

Introducing the new CyanogenMod Music app.

Fling up to control your music. Long press for Party Shuffle. Long press for queue.

The app comes with a degree of customization that you won't find in any other Music app, or possibly, in any app. You can shop the Android Market for the currently playing song at the push of a button, share what track you're listening to with all your social outlets, set your favorite song as ring tones, delete unwanted tracks, and search your music from anywhere in the app. 

Rich and custom notifications. Drag & Drop queue and playlist. Custom lockscreen.

The Music app is all about customization. Recently, I've been in the process of integrating a theme engine into the app. The theme engine is thoroughly customizable, allowing designers to touch every UI element in the app. Every drawable (images, backgrounds, etc), all text views, and each seek bars can be themed using the theme engine. I've had a lot fun using it and I'm excited to see what everyone will bring to the table. That being said, I'm also releasing the Music Theme Template for everyone to download today. You can use this to create the themes, and below is an example of what you can do with the theme engine.This is a "Google Music" theme, based on the latest version of the Google Music app. It also doubles as the theme template for the app.

The Music app also comes with native Shake and Flip actions. Quickly play and pause your music by flipping your phone face down, then back up again. You can customize the Shake Action to control you music in more detail. Both of these actions run in the background and can be used no matter where you are in your phone. There are also several other customizations and features that I'm sure you'll find fun and useful. Here are a couple screen shots of the Music app on the new Galaxy Nexus and one of all the new widgets. 

Keep an eye out in the Music app in the Market over the next couple of weeks (I'm still looking for a name, suggestions are welcome), and watch for it in CyanogenMod 9. 

Music app - http://goo.gl/CckWp
Google Music Theme - http://goo.gl/DQC5u
Music Theme Template - http://goo.gl/eYx7F

(From OldAndroid - Looks very cool. giving it a whirl right now.  Click the links at the top and follow them on Google+!)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cyanogenmod Hits 1 Million Unique Active Users

It looks like our friends that make the customer ROM Cyanogenmod have hit a major milestone overnight. They have had 1,000,000 UNIQUE active users. This meaning that they aren't counting redownloads, or reinstalls. Congrats!

Source Twitter:
CyanogenMod just passed 1 million active users. http://t.co/24UpkKx1 -- koush (@koush)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Root Only App Store for Android?

An idea was thrown out the the world on Google+ (Koushik Dutta) for a root only android app store. A place for apps related to rooting your phone, or other mods, along with all the stuff that Google and Amazon have banned from their app stores. 
 I think it is a great idea.  I would love to see this happen and would love to contribute however I can.  Check out the post (at the below links) and give your own feedback.

Sources AndroidAndMe.com, Google+

Monday, January 9, 2012

Netflix cracking down...

It appears as if Netflix has been cracking down on the number of devices you can stream to at once.  It was just brought to my attention (with the screenshot below) that if you are on the streaming only plan you can only stream to one device at a time...

Makes me wish there was something out there as flexible and available on as many devices...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pinterest Android App

UPDATE: The Pinterest app has gone live on the SlideME app store:

A comment was made that the new social site Pinterest didn't have an android app, so we decided to throw together an app taking advantage of their (very well put together) mobile website.  It's free to download, you just have to get invited to use their service (at this point).

Although I can't take credit for the content, I will say that I spent a good 20 minutes trying to make the icon look pretty...

"Lite" Old Android App

For those of you that are worried about apps that take up a ton of space I have created a lite app that is a sort of redirection of the mobile version of the site. It works well from what I have tested, but I would love to get some feedback on it. So all you Android users out there should download it and let me know.

As always it is free, and should be ad free. (Main app will be ad fee very soon too!)

Download our App OldAndroid built by Appsgeyser.com

Friday, January 6, 2012

Gmail CAPTCHA Issues?

Have you ever tried to set up a gmail email address on android and once you are all done it won’t sync and it keeps giving you a CAPTCHA that will not accept anything to unlock it?  Well here is the solution (Thanks drlove89:)

  1. Go to this website (on a computer): https://www.google.com/accounts/UnlockCaptcha
  2. Enter your email address, password, and the shown CAPTCHA.
  3. Click Unlock.
That’s it. You may have to power cycle your phone to get it to work, but it clears that error.

For those of you that are wondering what a CAPTCHA is:

A CAPTCHA (/ˈkæptʃə/) is a type of challenge-response test used in computing as an attempt to ensure that the response is generated by a person.