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