Archive for November, 2013

Further configuration options for playback

Written by sven. Posted in features

Playback notification

Different people have different preferences. That’s why I have added two configuration options to uPod:

  1. On Android Jelly Bean and above you can now configure which action buttons you want to see in the playback notification. The default is “stop, play/pause, skip” and additional options are “stop, play/pause, fast forward” and “rewind, play/pause, fast forward” (see screenshot). You can find the related option in the playback settings.
  2. Further on you can now configure which numbers to display for the playback progress. By default the current position and the duration are shown but you can choose to display the remaining time and the duration or the current position and the remaining time. You can find the related option in the user interface settings or you simply tap the position and/or duration in the playback view to toggle.

That’s it for this week. Stay tuned!

Get more podcasts on your screen with new display options

Written by sven. Posted in preview

The current podcast grid displayed by uPod wherever a list of podcasts needs to be displayed is quite stylish and works great on tablets. Unfortunately on phone displays it requires quite a lot of space, so that you end up with only four podcasts being displayed in portrait mode and three in landscape. That’s OK for a lot of users, but if you have a huge list of podcasts you may want more.

That’s why I’ve introduced two new settings which allow you to configure your preferred podcast view independent for portrait and landscape view. You can choose among the following three options:

  1. classical grid with coverart and text (four items on phone in portrait mode)
  2. list with coverart and text (six items on phone in portrait mode)
  3. tiny grid with coverart only (12 items on phone in portrait mode)

On my Nexus 10 I use option 1 and on my brand new Nexus 5 I prefer option 3.

Take a look at the screenshots below to get an idea of how the new view modes look.
Podcast GridPodcast ListTiny Podcast Grid