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  1. Aniket Mhatre's Avatar
    How much more we have to wait?

    Nokia Lumia 925 India
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    08-12-2014 03:14 AM
  2. mzetko's Avatar
    Hello friends,

    giving ETA is quite a tricky thing to do :-) . Software projects are known for their unpredictability :-) . I am doing what I can, I would love to release the app in a functional state by the end of this month, but I don't want to give 100 % promises - there could be unpredictable problems along the way.
    I'm currently working hard on music library discovery. I had this already done, and it worked well with smaller collection, but when I did tests, it failed with large ones. To make the app fast, this process will have to be faster. I have to redo this, maybe cache more details to need to load just a bare minimum when enumerating music and albums. Unfortunately, as this is a core part of the app, many things will now get broken again and will require some fixing...

    Sorry for being quiet for some periods, but know I'm working on it as much as I can.

    Thank you all for your patience and support!

    Martin
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    08-12-2014 07:54 AM
  3. tardismatrix22's Avatar
    Can't wait
    mzetko likes this.
    08-14-2014 03:37 AM
  4. the Graywolf's Avatar
    Any update on the progress friendo?
    Still eagerly awaiting this.
    Shodan_HR likes this.
    08-21-2014 07:26 AM
  5. K_Arora5's Avatar
    The developer hasn't posted any updates for a while
    09-01-2014 06:32 AM
  6. UchilHasmit's Avatar
    Yeah.. Hellooo? Martin?
    09-01-2014 03:11 PM
  7. Dnamb's Avatar
    Wow, sounds nice. Would love to be part of it.
    09-01-2014 11:48 PM
  8. mzetko's Avatar
    Hello,

    again quite a delay since my last post. I can say that quite good progress was done on the app, but still not ready to publish. I have been quite extremely overtime in work lately, because we are finishing a big project and I am coming home absolutely dead and exhausted. I know I'm horrible with these delays, but at least you know the app is not dead and you can still count on that it will arrive.

    I will report back to you with progress.

    Thank you all

    Martin Z.
    09-08-2014 05:17 AM
  9. K_Arora5's Avatar
    Any updates??
    09-17-2014 04:48 AM
  10. UchilHasmit's Avatar
    ....???
    09-26-2014 03:54 PM
  11. Aniket Mhatre's Avatar
    Are you a fan of whatsapp developers?
    Nokia Lumia 925 India
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    10-03-2014 12:47 PM
  12. mzetko's Avatar
    Hello friends :-) .

    So what is going on now?

    The last days of September I was furiously finishing my yearly project for school, because I had problems contacting my work's leader and gave up on it till the last three weeks, when I got a reply from him and had to work fully on it - to be specific - this project was my other app FileEx, concretely the cloud service integration. The app is now looking very good and when I finish Dropbox integration, I will publish the long awaited update.
    Also in work things got finally a little better, we have just one more week of work on the project I mentioned the last time and then we will ship it and it will, as I say, finally get calmer :-) .

    So now I am fully dedicated to MusicNow again, I work on it daily (I have set out to have at least an hour every day for it, even on work and school days and much more time on weekends :-) ) and it starts to shape up again :-) .
    The official Music app is getting better and better, which is a great thing, and also means MusicNow will need some additional features to make it interesting :-) .

    As I have said, I will do my best to make it great and will definitely keep you informed, now much more efficiently and often :-) .

    I will let you know by the end of this week about progress and about questions I would like to discuss.

    Thank you very much for being here!

    Martin Zikmund
    10-09-2014 05:45 PM
  13. K_Arora5's Avatar
    So it's not dead.
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    10-11-2014 09:41 AM
  14. mzetko's Avatar
    So it's not dead.
    Hello, K_Arora5,

    no, it is definitely not dead... I can't apologize enough that it takes so much time, but it is just a very unfortunate time, because of all the work and school invading my time. I don't want to disappoint you!
    10-12-2014 05:05 PM
  15. mzetko's Avatar
    Hello friends,

    I spent the end of the week improving the app's background audio service, to make sure it starts fast and is reliable. There is a lot of thing going on asynchronously, so I want to make sure there will be no multithreading race conditions, etc.

    I have also improved the speed of song collection discovery, although reading files from SD Card the first time is still quite slow... But it is just the first run of the app and when changes happen, this process is running in the background, so it shouldn't be that bad.

    Now one first question for you, so that I can work on the app design and layout:
    I know all of you (and me included) love swiping on the 'Now playing' screen. Which layout do you prefer - having Now playing in the main app panorama or as a separate view? Or would you like to have a choice from both (meaning you can have now playing in main panorama, but can switch to full view mode, that will be just for the current playback)?
    Also, which swiping direction do you prefer - left/right or up/down?

    Thank you all!

    Martin Zikmund
    10-12-2014 05:15 PM
  16. amitnahar's Avatar
    Hello friends,

    I spent the end of the week improving the app's background audio service, to make sure it starts fast and is reliable. There is a lot of thing going on asynchronously, so I want to make sure there will be no multithreading race conditions, etc.

    I have also improved the speed of song collection discovery, although reading files from SD Card the first time is still quite slow... But it is just the first run of the app and when changes happen, this process is running in the background, so it shouldn't be that bad.

    Now one first question for you, so that I can work on the app design and layout:
    I know all of you (and me included) love swiping on the 'Now playing' screen. Which layout do you prefer - having Now playing in the main app panorama or as a separate view? Or would you like to have a choice from both (meaning you can have now playing in main panorama, but can switch to full view mode, that will be just for the current playback)?
    Also, which swiping direction do you prefer - left/right or up/down?

    Thank you all!

    Martin Zikmund

    I prefer now playing as a separate view and I don't like up down swiping.
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    10-12-2014 09:29 PM
  17. rizzo183's Avatar
    "Now playing" should be a separate view with a one-click-access to it on all other tabs/panels/views inside the app. Basically we should be able to hop back to "now playing" from anywhere in the app, anytime we want.

    Swiping left/right is more ergonomic.
    mzetko likes this.
    10-13-2014 02:39 AM
  18. keerthi vasan's Avatar
    Now one first question for you, so that I can work on the app design and layout:
    I know all of you (and me included) love swiping on the 'Now playing' screen. Which layout do you prefer - having Now playing in the main app panorama or as a separate view? Or would you like to have a choice from both (meaning you can have now playing in main panorama, but can switch to full view mode, that will be just for the current playback)?
    Also, which swiping direction do you prefer - left/right or up/down?

    Thank you all!

    Martin Zikmund
    Giving a choice is always better though I like to have it as a separate view
    mzetko likes this.
    10-13-2014 02:58 AM
  19. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    Hello friends,

    I spent the end of the week improving the app's background audio service, to make sure it starts fast and is reliable. There is a lot of thing going on asynchronously, so I want to make sure there will be no multithreading race conditions, etc.

    I have also improved the speed of song collection discovery, although reading files from SD Card the first time is still quite slow... But it is just the first run of the app and when changes happen, this process is running in the background, so it shouldn't be that bad.

    Now one first question for you, so that I can work on the app design and layout:
    I know all of you (and me included) love swiping on the 'Now playing' screen. Which layout do you prefer - having Now playing in the main app panorama or as a separate view? Or would you like to have a choice from both (meaning you can have now playing in main panorama, but can switch to full view mode, that will be just for the current playback)?
    Also, which swiping direction do you prefer - left/right or up/down?

    Thank you all!

    Martin Zikmund
    An option to choose both!
    mzetko likes this.
    10-13-2014 09:44 PM
  20. blue1k's Avatar
    Is it too late to join the beta?
    mzetko likes this.
    10-13-2014 10:31 PM
  21. mzetko's Avatar
    Is it too late to join the beta?
    No, the beta will be public, so you will be able to join without any problems :-) .
    blue1k likes this.
    10-14-2014 02:45 AM
  22. mzetko's Avatar
    Thank you for your opinion on the "Now playing" view. I also assumed that leaving this as a choice is the best solution. Swiping left/right seems more intuitive, but that can work only in the separate view, because in panorama the gesture is captured by the panorama's scroller. I will try to find a way to block it somehow, but in case it doesn't work, I will add left/right swiping to the separate view only.

    Accessing the "Now playing" view for all pages via an app bar button will definitely be important requirement.

    Thank you again for your ideas, I will return tomorrow with progress and a new poll/question :-) !

    Martin Zikmund
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    10-14-2014 02:53 AM
  23. wasim sallam's Avatar
    Lyrics from the MP3 file will be so cool.
    also live tile will be so great in home screen.
    I hope you keep it simple with no much complex.

    thanks a lot for the app.
    I can't wait to try the app when it come out
    mzetko likes this.
    10-14-2014 04:50 AM
  24. K_Arora5's Avatar
    Can you somehow calibrate your app to work with an app like mpa tool so that we can attach artist images to our songs so that they show up on the lock screen while playing music.
    rizzo183 and mzetko like this.
    10-14-2014 10:48 AM
  25. mzetko's Avatar
    Hello friends,

    I am a day late, sorry about that, but now I am here :-) .

    wasim sallam and K_Arora5: I am happy that you brought these two topics up, because that is something I would really like to discuss.
    First - the lyrics feature. That is something I really want to include in MusicNow, but I would like to ask you if you know about a good, reliable source for lyrics, optimally a open database that could be used to retrieve them. I have found a few options, but would love to hear from you, in case you have some tips too, so that we can select the best one (or a choice of more :-) ).

    Secondly - editing song metadata and images is very important, but especially with thumbnails is a little more complicated than I though. However, I have found a nice little library, that should be helpful and should enable this. I will report back to you, how it works, when I test it out :-) .

    So that is all for now I will get back on Sunday or Monday, as I will be travelling for the next two days. However, taking the app development with me :-) .

    Thank you all!

    Martin Zikmund
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    10-16-2014 05:38 PM
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