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Volumio iOS App

Postby monkeyproof » Mon Oct 03 2016 09:20

Hello guys,

two months ago I started a little project on Swift to create a Volumio native application.
Today you can download a native iOS app to manage Volumio from the store.

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This thread is here to suggest features to develop and bugs to fix, please be detailed and patient, since this is not my primary job ;)
Make sure there is another similar feature / bug in the list below before publishing it.
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To do features:
  • Selector of cases of Volumio descent
  • System management (network, dac, ...)

Known issues:
  • The radio do not work correctly when it is in the queue

Feel free to contribute here:
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Postby BlackSenator » Mon Oct 03 2016 10:46

Hey monkeyproof,

screen looks nice, but...

...you know, that the job is already done - aren´t you?
https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/mpod/id285063020?mt=8

Sorry, I dont want to stifle your enthusiasm, but what´s your unique selling proposition to drop a redundant app on the market - even if it´s free?

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Postby michelangelo » Mon Oct 03 2016 11:33

BlackSenator wrote:Hey monkeyproof,

screen looks nice, but...

...you know, that the job is already done - aren´t you?
https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/mpod/id285063020?mt=8

Sorry, I dont want to stifle your enthusiasm, but what´s your unique selling proposition to drop a redundant app on the market - even if it´s free?

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Volker


What you refer is a mpd client, not a Volumio one. With a proper Volumio client you will be able to access tons of stuff you can't with just a mpd client (playlists, spotify, favourites ... additional plugins etc)
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Postby monkeyproof » Mon Oct 03 2016 12:21

BlackSenator wrote:Hey monkeyproof,

screen looks nice, but...

...you know, that the job is already done - aren´t you?
https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/mpod/id285063020?mt=8

Sorry, I dont want to stifle your enthusiasm, but what´s your unique selling proposition to drop a redundant app on the market - even if it´s free?

Regards

Volker


Don't worry, the aim is to develop something dedicated and maybe...newer?
I tried mpod for a couple of weeks and I found it quite old and slow :|
For what i've seen the value proposition of volumio is a simple experience, doesn't look so simple searching for a compatible native app that doesn't even come up in the appstore search.

If michelangelo agrees, i'm going to place a volumio navigation bar title at the top of the playback screen.
In my opinion, if the market is "full" with no concurrency, there should be at least another option to improve in something better.
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Postby michelangelo » Mon Oct 03 2016 12:25

Totally agree!
Let me know how can I help
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Postby monkeyproof » Mon Oct 03 2016 12:57

michelangelo wrote:Totally agree!
Let me know how can I help


Done, i'm working on the queue management, once back to browse sources i'll ask you something for sure :D
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Postby michelangelo » Mon Oct 03 2016 14:32

Grande!!! Let me know
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Postby BlackSenator » Mon Oct 03 2016 16:38

Hi Michelangelo, hi Monkeyproof

Okay, to be honest I have no clue what the difference between a mpd-client and a volumio-client could be. For me volumio was hitherto an awesome frontend for mpd, but maybe I'm too naïve ...
I admit that Mpad / mPoD was somewhat neglected, and could possibly be faster (but maybe also my Raspberry is the bottleneck), but it does its job - and so far I´m happy with it.
So, if there is a newer app availible I'm curious how it matches my customer needs. I'm excited to see how your project develops.
I am very willing to give as beta testers my experience as a user.

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Postby Fightclub » Fri Oct 07 2016 09:01

BlackSenator wrote:Okay, to be honest I have no clue what the difference between a mpd-client and a volumio-client could be. For me volumio was hitherto an awesome frontend for mpd, but maybe I'm too naïve ...


I think I see the reason for the confusion. While Volumio 1 was strongly coupled with MPD, and MPD is still a core functionality in volumio 2, it is not purely MPD. Due to the new plugin system there is the possibility to include new music services like Spotify, Soundcloud, and so on that may not use mpd at all. With a dedicated volumio app you could also address those, while an mpd app would not be able to access those parts of volumio.
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Postby mveldman » Fri Oct 07 2016 09:55

Great project!
MPod and Mpad work with Volumio, but they are really outdated.
And a native Volumio app will be a lot faster then those sluggish apps named before.

Perhaps is it possible to make a native MacOs, Windows or Linux version as well, so that i can ditch Cantata. ;)
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