A music player with genre support for old Android versions, customizable Visualizations and SmartScan feature. Due to the fact that I like to sort my music in a library and create playlists of certain genres, artists or by mood of a song I felt the need to create my own music player for android.
The project started when I noticed that my old phone did not support genres at all. So I implemented an own media-scanner and a media library with playback functions.
Soon the project grew with new demands in its usability and feature-set. Thanks to the easy way in Android to maintain layouts and connect activities the project could grow with ease.
Today aPod-UI uses ActionBarSherlock to benefit from Honeycomb's (and later) ActionBar features and cleaner layout.
Full media support
Support for all mediums which can be played by Android
New media-library with working genre, song artist and album artist support and additional data
Create playlists from genres, artists or single songs. Add songs to existing playlists and even create dynamic playlists
Remote Control support
Control aPod with your headphones remote control
Tablet and Phone support
Different adapted layouts for tablets and smartphones
Browse through a media library with views for genre, album artist, album and songs.
Quick playlist authoring
Directly add genres, artists, albums or single songs to your favourite playlists
Create playlists by selecting dynamic attributes (genre, BPM, duration) which update automatically when Songs are added or removed
Convert existing playlists into SmartScan playlists and vice versa
Direct media access
Directly open connected media like usb-storage or sd-cards and browse the file-system for music or create temporary Media Librarys
Use a Coverflow to browse your Media-Library while in landscape mode
Visualizations are animated scenes dynamically moving controlled by music
Select different visualizations for aPod's dashboard and player
Run any Visualization as live wallpaper on your phone
Create own Visualizations with only a text editor and put them on your sd-card to make them available in aPod
Simple Gesture Detection
Play or pause apod or switch to the next song with two simple gestures
Advanced Gesture Detection
Use intuitive Gestures like hand swyping to switch between songs and control playback and volume
Supports Sony Ericsson's LiveView
Use your LiveView device to view current song with Album-Art, switch songs, control playback and volume and even access and start your playlists!