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  1. mzetko's Avatar
    4/7/2014 to 5/11/2014 (EDIT: 4/07/2014 to 11/11/2014) you taking too much time bro. I don't know anything about the development process but you really need to work fast. Xbox music sucks. You gave us a small hope please develop your app fast. Why don't you release beta version(private) and not public and after that continue your development

    Nokia Lumia 925 India
    Hello Aniket,

    I know, you are completely right. I am blaming myself all the time that it takes me so long... School and work interrupted me for a long time and this was the result. I am working on the app whenever I can. It is very important to me. I promised you to bring this app to life and it is definitely not acceptable to disappoint. I am doing my best.
    I will release the beta version publicly (but under "MusicNow Beta" name, so that the app can then be released as "MusicNow" when it gets full release), because I want as much feedback as possible. Private release would be an option but limiting the access...

    As soon as it is ready, I will get the beta version out. Please, just a bit more patience, I am really doing what I can.

    Thank you all for understanding
    Martin Zikmund
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    11-11-2014 04:32 PM
  2. Shodan_HR's Avatar
    well, the longer the wait the better the chances are that Xbox music fill be fixed.. and yes, its on a good way of doing so... dude, you got to give us something... at least a screenshot.
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    11-14-2014 06:33 AM
  3. Mohamed Ashid's Avatar
    well, the longer the wait the better the chances are that Xbox music fill be fixed.. and yes, its on a good way of doing so... dude, you got to give us something... at least a screenshot.
    Plz, at least a screen shot
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    11-14-2014 07:51 AM
  4. UchilHasmit's Avatar
    Yup.. This.. ๐Ÿ‘†
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    11-15-2014 01:28 AM
  5. anon(8056047)'s Avatar
    I would be glad to be a part of this project and support you in the development.
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    11-15-2014 02:05 AM
  6. jomarr's Avatar
    Hello Aniket,

    I know, you are completely right. I am blaming myself all the time that it takes me so long... School and work interrupted me for a long time and this was the result. I am working on the app whenever I can. It is very important to me. I promised you to bring this app to life and it is definitely not acceptable to disappoint. I am doing my best.
    I will release the beta version publicly (but under "MusicNow Beta" name, so that the app can then be released as "MusicNow" when it gets full release), because I want as much feedback as possible. Private release would be an option but limiting the access...

    As soon as it is ready, I will get the beta version out. Please, just a bit more patience, I am really doing what I can.

    Thank you all for understanding
    Martin Zikmund
    Thank you, Martin.

    Please hand us over the BETA as soon as possible. The Xbox Music debacle is truly disappointing.
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    11-15-2014 02:51 AM
  7. Shodan_HR's Avatar
    11-17-2014 12:35 PM
  8. mzetko's Avatar
    Hello friends,

    I know I am working slow... The design and analysis for the app has taken me more than I expected and I made a lot of big changes that caused me to change big parts of the project. However I think it is on a good track.
    Starting this weekend, I will start posting screenshots from the app, as requested :-) . While the development continues, I will let you feedback on the visuals and layout so that we can improve it.

    Have a nice week :-) !
    Martin Zikmund
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    11-19-2014 06:09 AM
  9. UchilHasmit's Avatar
    Great.. Looking forward to it.. Thanks!
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    11-19-2014 10:10 AM
  10. mzetko's Avatar
    Hello friends!

    As I promised, today I am posting the first quick screenshot from the app - this is the screen that you will se when you first run the app. On this screen the initial music library syncing takes place. The background image is animated. Because waiting for very large libraries to sync can be painful (whatever optimizations I tried, and there was a lot of them, listing complete folder structure of the music library and its files from SD card and retrieving music properties of each file there takes a moment, that is ok for normal sized collections, but not for a music lover with thousands of songs :-) ), I decided to include a skip button, that will allow you to jump into the app right away and let the collection sync in the background. The new songs will continually appear in batches of 50 in the lists. This screen will only appear the first time you run the app, next time the app will run the incremental syncing in the background directly. You will also be able to see the current background syncing process/stats in the settings.

    Next time screenshots will be of the app's core main page, I will post them on Thursday/Friday, depending on your time zone :-) .

    If you have any suggestions, ideas, anything - please let me know :-) .
    Thank you all!

    Sincerely
    Martin Zikmund

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    11-23-2014 08:24 AM
  11. amitnahar's Avatar
    The Deadmu5 one is looking cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    11-23-2014 09:29 AM
  12. UchilHasmit's Avatar
    Ohh.. Cool..
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    11-23-2014 10:26 AM
  13. K_Arora5's Avatar
    Nice Start
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    11-23-2014 10:43 AM
  14. jomarr's Avatar
    Now I'm excited.
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    11-24-2014 07:37 AM
  15. mzetko's Avatar
    Hi friends,

    I am here with the second batch of screenshots. This time I will show you a bit of the personalization options MusicNow offers.

    There are four main settings you are able to adjust - background image with opacity, background color tint, accent color and dark/light theme.

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    You can set a static background image and can also see the currently playing song's image in case MusicNow is currently playing music (this is a option, if you want to keep just the static background, you can do that too).

    You can change the opacity of the background image, so you if you want just a less distracting visual setting, that is fully possible.

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    Because all Windows users love colors, I added an option to also adjust the underlying background color. This creates nice effects with semi-transparent images.

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    Of course, if you prefer the really clean Windows design, without any images, that option is here too - you can set the image's opacity to 0 and get just the colors :-) .

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    The accent color setting is used for app bar and selection highlighting throughout the app.

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    Finally, you can also select between the dark and light theme, similarly to the system's settings, although MusicNow allows you to change this independently on the system.

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    I will report to you again during next week and bring more images from the app :-) .
    In the meantime, please send me any feedback :-) !

    Sincerely
    Martin Zikmund
    11-29-2014 07:40 AM
  16. amitnahar's Avatar
    Looking so damn cool. Release it already.
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    11-29-2014 08:09 AM
  17. UchilHasmit's Avatar
    Daammnnnn.. Cool.. :) Images of the songs list now please..
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    11-29-2014 08:18 AM
  18. 123gettothechopper's Avatar
    Well from the screenshots you have posted, this thing looks pretty darn good
    I was wondering if you could make a design change. I really think that you should get rid of the nav bar at the bottom if possible. It breaks the fluidity of the whole app.
    And there could be another major change. Make the interface more Windows. Try to change the 'my music' into a swiping interface to get a look as stock as possible
    These are my 2 pence.
    Thanks!
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    11-29-2014 08:19 AM
  19. K_Arora5's Avatar
    Like the entire UI. No problems at all.
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    11-29-2014 08:37 AM
  20. rizzo183's Avatar
    Looks good on the outside! How is progress "under the hood" ? Can we look forward to an ETA yet?
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    11-29-2014 11:05 AM
  21. jomarr's Avatar
    I hope I could scrobble this app through scrobbleme!
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    11-29-2014 10:31 PM
  22. Ali El's Avatar
    What is scrobbling? I see it everywhere in the request... Just asking :D
    Nice! Work! I'm curious how you indexed the music. Is it a database? Or how?
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    12-02-2014 10:00 PM
  23. lamxung55's Avatar
    Kute, i will try it
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    12-03-2014 01:07 AM
  24. jomarr's Avatar
    What is scrobbling? I see it everywhere in the request... Just asking :D
    Nice! Work! I'm curious how you indexed the music. Is it a database? Or how?
    Scrobbling is a last.fm feature where you can track your playcounts. For music buffs like me, it's extremely important! I love MixRadio but the lack of last fm integration turns me off.
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    12-06-2014 07:20 PM
  25. K_Arora5's Avatar
    Any progress?
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    12-12-2014 08:55 AM
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