I've been back at work, running, riding, watching Homeland (awesome), reading, learning Jiu-Jitsu and coding. Man do I love Homeland. I've gone off The Walking Dead, I thought it got really lame and repetitive. It's like the acting is pretty good, the CGI is good, but the plot line freakin' sucks.
Unlike Homeland. Which has Claire Danes.
So all that stuff kept me fairly distracted, but I managed to release a few updates to AMP. The major update v1.2.0 featured:
- Album art downloading
- Settings menu
So I've been working on the 'now playing' screen at the bottom (top in landscape) of the main page. I needed to free up the space on the 'Action Bar' at the top of the screen, particularly in landscape mode, so I can eventually add 'search', 'favourite' and potentially 'remove' buttons. Here's a before and after of the landscape view:
The other thing I've been working on is id3 tag editing. The next major update will hopefully have fully-fledged tag editing capability, so you can modify artist/album/song names. I intend to make it easy to update whole artists/albums at a time, so you can look forward to that.
The other big thing I'm aiming at for the next update is lyrics support. I envisage double tapping on the album would switch it with the lyrics.. Unless I think of some better way to incorporate it.
Favourites and search will also be included hopefully.
Lastly, I feel I should address the issue of folder browsing:
I had all but given up on the idea of implementing folder browsing, because it seems like a hugely time consuming and difficult task. I've had a few e-mails though and I've been inspired to give it another look. I suppose I'll create a side project for implementing folders into AMP, and start looking into it.
It's on the cards, but I have no idea how far away it is at this stage.