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  1. medicalsounds

    medicalsounds Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey guys I'm very happy to let all of you know that finally the best app for streaming shoutcast content is on the android market! :)

    DroidLive is a player that lets you stream radio stations. It has a unique and different design that lets you search and organize stations in an easy and intuitive way. Be the first to experience this innovative player!

    I hope you guys can check it out!
    www.droidlive.com

    Enjoy and let me know your thoughts!

    -Jona
     

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  2. medicalsounds

    medicalsounds Member This Topic's Starter

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    hotweiss Active Member

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    I would like to buy this app, but you can't buy this app in the Canadian Android Marketplace :(
     
  4. pjdes42

    pjdes42 New Member

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    Does anyone that is running either DroidLive or another online radio streamer that has CBC Radio 1?

    I am from Canada, but living in the UK, and it would be nice to tune in at work!

    Cheers
     
  5. medicalsounds

    medicalsounds Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey guys for all those that Android Market doesn't support paid apps in your country, we've provided a lite version of DroidLive for free!

    Check it out!

    -Jona
     
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    hondaguy Well-Known Member

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    I actually downloaded the lite version last night as I can only see free apps and I really like it. It works very well over WiFi and is easy to use. I really wish I could buy the full version
     
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    badabing Well-Known Member

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    With the paid version, can I add my own streams ? Like SomaFM or other streams not in shoutcast ?
     
  8. medicalsounds

    medicalsounds Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey badabin!

    We are realeasing DroidLive 1.0.6 with a lot more features possibly by the end of this week...

    That includes playing your own urls and also sleep timer... An wayyy cooler graphics than what we have now ;)

    oohh yeah!

    -Jona
     
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    raynerape New Member

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    The Android Syndrome: Great app, awful interface. :( It works but it also looks very, very amateurish for such great experience overall. Also, can you bundle it with a Shoutcast widget that shows the name of the song that is playing, its album art if such was found since streaming start, as well as the traffic and the total traffic downloaded this session/since using unless wiped in case using WiFi, 3G or Wifi and 3G (option defined). This would be very useful for people on limited 3G networks.
     
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    medicalsounds Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey Raynerape,
    Android Syndrome? Awful interface? Very Amateurish? Well it sure is different than other apps, we decided to take the creative step and not use the standard plain graphics android provides...

    I would be interesting to get an example from you of an application that you consider not amateurish and with a great interface... I want to see where you are coming from...

    Sorry you didn't like it... About your ideas they are good and we have been working on a widget and other features...
     
  11. badabing

    badabing Well-Known Member

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    Thank to DroidLive and MarketEnabler (I'm a Rogers Customer), I made my 1st buy from the market.

    Waiting for 1.0.6...

    BTW, I really like the interface, it looks like a MP3 player more than a smartphone.

    Keep up the good work!
     
  12. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

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    I love it! Used DroidLive Lite for two days and had to spring for the paid version. I thought Nokia's Internet Radio app on my N95 was good, but DroidLive beats it hands-down. Personally I love the interface, and look forward to seeing how it develops.
     
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    medicalsounds Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey guys sorry for not putting out the update this weekend. I ran into a couple issues and will have it up hopefully end of the week!

    Jona
     
  14. Chuck E.

    Chuck E. New Member

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    I purchased the app tonight, and find the UI much easier to use than several
    streaming apps I tested out this evening.

    However when I select an item I have searched for, if the on screen
    keyboard is up, the app crashes. If I remember to close the on screen
    keyboard first, then select my search result the app will not crash.

    I tried re-booting the device, but that did not help, and I have also noticed
    that if I use the onscreen keyboard, then dismiss it, then select a search result,
    sometimes the onscreen keyboard pops back up, then the app crashes as well.
    There seems to be some issue with the onscreen keyboard though.

    Hopefully this will be fixed in the upcoming release.

    I'm not going to delete and refund, as I do like the app, but as with
    all new software, it could use some tweaks. I wish when you are scrolling
    through a list, the highlighted item was a completely different color, as
    I cannot always tell which item I am scrolling over, old eyes I guess :)

    Currently in the market, I have given the app 3 stars, but I feel with
    future releases I will be upgrading it to 5 stars.

    Thanks

    Chuck E.
     
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    medicalsounds Member This Topic's Starter

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    Chucks!
    Great! thanks for the detailed description! I will most definitely look into that!

    -Jona
     
  16. Chuck E.

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    Jona,

    Here is another issue I noticed while using the search in the app. If you search
    with quotes around the text, the app will also crash.

    What happened was I was searching for OTR, as I like Old Time Radio programs, and I was also getting results like GotRadio, as the letters OTR are together there, so I put quotes like this "OTR" and the app crashed every time. I also tried it with other text such as "BBC" and it also crashed.

    I hope I'm not coming across as complaining here, I'm just trying to provide
    some feedback where I see problems.

    Thanks

    Chuck E.
     
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    I think the ui looks better than most of the android apps out and it works great too. Nice work.
     
  18. Chuck E.

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    Any news on the update?

    Thanks

    Chuck E.
     
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    badabing Well-Known Member

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    +1 for me, we can't wait for it ;)
     
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    medicalsounds Member This Topic's Starter

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    Update is out! :)

    I tried rushing it out ASAP... So now any issues still remaining please email me :) It really helps! :) if any issues I'll try doing updates more frequent...

    DroidLive v1.0.6 - 08/23/09

    • New player graphical design.
    • Player buttons improved responsiveness.
    • Optimized streaming code.
    • Search input field now supports URL input for streaming.
    • New sleep timer!
    • New volume control!
    • Improved overall application response.
    • Android back button supported.
    • New smart logic to handle network problems reconnects, disconnects, etc...
    • Removed slide FXs to smooth fades, improves app response.
    • Added error messages for network issues while searching new stations.
    • Copy to clipboard tag option added.
    • Full spanish and italian supported.
    • Removed german support and will put back once translation is complete.
    • Added genre header to let users know what they are seeing

    -Jona
     
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    badabing Well-Known Member

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    EDIT: I think that for point #1, it's a problem with my phone and market enabler ... Sorry.

    1. I dont see it on the market yet ...

    2. Also, can you change the "Back button" behavior so it goes back in the app instead of exiting the app ?
     
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    medicalsounds Member This Topic's Starter

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    Back button support added! it's already available on 1.0.6
     
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    Slug Check six! Moderator

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    Thanks for the update.

    The additions to the UI work well both functionally and visually. The interface is very responsive. It's now very easy to overshoot when scrolling the list looking for a particular station - very fluid. :) I had a couple of disconnections while moving around at work (metal-framed warehouse, acts like a giant Faraday cage) but the player picked up again nicely when the signal improved. The error msgs are a nice touch too. Apart from that the stream played fine with no hiss or other artifacts. Thumbs up from me!

    /Al
     
  24. Kona

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    Have some of these enhancements been added to the lite version as well? I've downloaded the lite version recently, and I love the graphical UI, and the app seems to perform well. But given the lite version says v1.01 I'm wondering if this isn't the updated version. If not I'd like to see some screenshots etc. I'm very interested in the paid version, primarily for the favourite and tagging options... But I want to give things a thorough test first... i.e. running a station for a long time.

    My only feedback (on the lite version) would be some method to see fuller information of each station in the search results. Many stations have long names/descriptions which are cut off as screen space runs out. A press and hold option to view full information would be awesome.

    Secondly, only a personal preference but I find the way artist and track names scroll annoying. I'd rather it was a continuous loop rather than getting to the end and immediately resetting itself. I had an instance where both the artist and track name were just a letter or two too long... and seeing them both almost vibrate was a bit painful.

    Nice app, keep up the good work.
     
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    medicalsounds Member This Topic's Starter

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    Slug thanks a lot for your feedback! :)

    Kona, about the free version, I will be putting up an update this week I'm on the process of doing just that! :) Will have the new graphics but still limited features.... About the station name being long, if you have it highlighted it will scroll to show you extra info. In the player you might be right could be annoying, what you recommend?
    *Let it scroll automatically few times and maybe use finger to scroll text too?

    I like the idea of a long press on a radio for more information... I got to see how much info is available for each station to see if worth it?

    Let me add we are going to add tutorial too for using this app since some things aren't too obvious for some people...

    Thanks for the feedback guys! :)
     

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