1. Glenn Ruysschaert's Avatar
    Hey everyone,
    Today I got kind of fed up with Xbox Music. Zune was running on my desktop so I decided, why not bring some elements of the Zune UI to a new music player? So, I got to work. After a couple of hours I already achieved some results, I called it Phase.
    I also wanted to cut back on the amount of buttons and clutter on the screen, to keep a clean and fast UI and UX.

    My plans for this player are:
    - Easy playback controls (tap the screen to play/pause)
    - Access your song collection based on artist, track title, genre and playlist (double tap the screen to access your songs).
    - Customizable colors, so you can tweak the app to your preferences
    - Normal shuffle and repeat behaviours
    - Per day music played history
    - Swipe to the right on a song to add to now playing list (don't know if I'll get this to work, never worked with gestures before)
    - Slide over cut off text (like song title) to view the complete text
    - Gradient color overlay moves slowly over the screen
    - Small and large albums randomly appear and disappear

    Up until now there's no loading screen, it runs instantly (without any annoying 'loading...' WP sometimes shows), so I probably won't make one.

    This is a screenshot of what I achieved in a couple of hours. Suggestions, ideas?
    wp_ss_20150120_0018.jpg
    01-20-2015 04:22 PM
  2. KarmaEcrivain94's Avatar
    It's way too light. Make it darker, and eventually put a subtle gradient on top and underneath.

    I'd be happy helping you design icons or parts of the UI btw :)
    Last edited by KarmaEcrivain94; 01-24-2015 at 05:08 PM.
    01-24-2015 04:55 PM
  3. Glenn Ruysschaert's Avatar
    I didn't know the exact Zune colors, so I used an estimate as placeholder.
    I'm planning on making it customizable anyway, so users can choose their own colors.

    Sure, that'd be great!
    You can send me designs and icon, proper credit will be given of course if I'd use your work.

    Btw,
    Use of the longlistselector is not an option, as there are known memory leaks when loadin big chunks of data which can cause the app to crash (this is Microsoft's fault, little that developers can do to solve it).
    mathsisbest likes this.
    01-25-2015 11:17 AM
  4. K_Arora5's Avatar
    The screen shot looks good to me. And i like that we can customize the background of the app.
    02-02-2015 04:29 AM
  5. Aryankr21's Avatar
    When it would be developed plz do add me in your beta version as I am testing 5 beta apps on my Lumia 525
    02-02-2015 08:11 AM
  6. Glenn Ruysschaert's Avatar
    It is already in development, I'm making it in my spare time.
    There will be a public beta when I feel it's ready for testing
    teckris likes this.
    02-02-2015 08:20 AM
  7. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I'd be down for a beta test when ready
    02-02-2015 08:25 AM
  8. Glenn Ruysschaert's Avatar
    Great, the more the merrier
    I'll post in this thread, along with a store link when it's done
    K_Arora5 likes this.
    02-02-2015 09:02 AM
  9. K_Arora5's Avatar
    Any progress?
    02-13-2015 11:15 AM
  10. Glenn Ruysschaert's Avatar
    Not yet, I just published my Nest app today.
    Now I can focus on this :)
    02-13-2015 11:50 AM
  11. Ticomfreak's Avatar
    I'd be willing to test as well.
    04-01-2015 12:20 PM
  12. Jonnie LasVegas's Avatar
    Looks good! Patiently waiting for the beta!
    04-01-2015 12:25 PM
  13. Glenn Ruysschaert's Avatar
    Progress is slow, I'm, trying to port my Nest app to W8 as well. But Im running W10 and messed up Visual Studio (the development software) quite a bit so I keep running into random crashes etc. Hope Microsoft fixes this soon so I can resume proper development!
    04-30-2015 05:58 AM
  14. KarmaEcrivain94's Avatar
    Here is a concept I did for the app (I know Glenn has already seen them, but it's just for the "public")
    2mepiwf.jpg
    05-21-2015 04:02 PM
  15. someone2639's Avatar
    This looks worth testing!
    05-21-2015 04:07 PM
  16. Ticomfreak's Avatar
    Move hamburger to the top left instead for consistency. Other than that, neato 😎
    06-10-2015 03:58 PM
  17. stevemind's Avatar
    Me please.......And thanks for your hard work
    06-10-2015 04:26 PM
  18. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    Dare I say it? Can you change the hamburger to elipses and move it to the lower right? I hope there are pivots/panorama.

    I use the Zune PC software all the time. It still works and syncs with MICROSOFT account and Music Pass. The store is still called Zune Msrketplace.
    06-10-2015 05:20 PM
  19. Kevin Rush's Avatar
    So. My comment, totally stopped the discussion? Are you flabbergasted by my comment to follow the Windows Phone elegant modern UI design? Just wondering?
    07-02-2015 11:23 PM

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