Podcast Colors

Written by sven. Posted in features

Podcast Colors

Since Google announced mate­r­i­al design on Google IO 2014 which — as the suc­ces­sor of the Holo design — will be the new default style on Android L, I am work­ing on mov­ing uPod towards this great new design lan­guage. One aspect of the new design are vibrant col­ors. One impor­tant step to employ mate­r­i­al design in uPod has now been tak­en: uPod extracts a key col­or for a pod­cast from it’s cov­er­art and applies this col­or in the user inter­face where ever it is use­ful. This doesn’t only look stun­ning as you can see from the screen­shot above, but it also helps you to quick­ly gath­er the pod­cast con­text you’re in. The screen­shot above shows you only one usage of the pod­cast col­ors, but you will find them in dif­fer­ent places in the user inter­face once the new ver­sion is released.

For pod­casts which do not bring a cov­er­art, uPod gen­er­ates a unique one which is con­stant across all devices and con­sists of a vibrant col­or and the most impor­tant char­ac­ters from the podcast’s title. This makes it much more eas­i­er to quick­ly rec­og­nize pod­casts in con­trast to the sim­ple grey place­hold­er image used today in uPod.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly you still need to be a lit­tle bit patient before you can see this great new fea­ture on your device, but I will keep you updat­ed of the progress of uPod’s adap­tion of mate­r­i­al design.