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Federico Carnales Releases Alpha Music Application

The man behind LauncherPro is now diving head first into the music arena with his alpha release of an app with a “Windows 7ish” feel and look to it. So far it’s very bare bones, but it plays music, shuffles, etc. We can definitely expect to see a lot more features as always from Fede. Maybe even see some music player skins? That would be neat. Since it’s still in development, now would be a great time to throw out feature ideas. What are some things you would like to see in a music player app? Let’s hear it.

Click on the download link and tell us what you think.

Fede’s Music App

Cheers Fede!

  • Chris Miller

    I for one liked LauncherPro and have a feeling I’m going to like this one too. Just downloaded it so I’ll get back with an thought :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000760724598 Juan Baca

    How Do You Pause On The App?

  • Edrfghdr

    Very good and am loving the zune feel to it. The hardware could not compete with apple, but the software for the zune was amazing. Glad to see the influences from it here. Cant wait for the final release.

  • Metroid1

    Forces close on my Droid x.

  • Metroid1

    Forces close on my Droid x.

  • Mothinrust

    Widget? Also, when play a song the Last.fm scrobbler stays on.

  • Marcus Plans

    I really like this and it’s a tiny file size, too. As it stands right now, it’s pretty amazing. I the next two thing it needs, though, is the ability to search each list and a scroll bar for quicker scrolling.

  • Joxmar

    “bare bones”? I think is one of the best music apps out there, can’t wait for the final release

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

    For those who don’t follow Fede on twitter (due to some recent contests, we know that droid-life readers are surprisingly grumpy about twitter!), he has an alpha 3 out now that you might be interested in.  I’d imagine that he’ll continue to keep this url updated with future releases, but for now, enjoy alpha 3.  Looking great on my Thunderbolt:

    http://launcherpro.com/music
    (includes full change log of new features / bug fixes)

    Enjoy,
    Phil

  • gulasch

    It would be really awesome if you could include a white skin (white background and black text).
    That would work great with light windows phone 7 launcher skins :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001769338001 Omar R. Cervantes

    Thanks Fede! The app is great. It runs real smooth on my Atrix. However, for certain songs, it force closes. An update to fix this bug would be nice or maybe a tip? However, the app is great. Thanks!

  • Guestie

    If you get flac support working this would replace my zuneHD.  Good work!

  • Confidenze

    Music Apps should let you edit the pic of album and edit name of song and album title for those who download music. Also creating a good looking widget  

  • http://twitter.com/HumanRacehorses Harold Goldner

    Very nice; I always liked the interface on my Zune HD, and this starts to bring it to the Android platform.

  • Trevor-kai

    I’m really enjoying this new music app you’re working on. I dubbed it ‘Muze’!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=563815178 Tanmay Rastogi

    I love this app but i do have some complaints.

    1) there is no way to go to the now playing screen without pulling down the notification bar.

    2) add some settings please

    other than that, beautiful app. 

  • Dave Mars

     ok 2 questions.. 1 how do you go back to the where the track is playing after you start it .. and then go on to do  something else .. like search for the next song… 2.. how come in this one and the new google one there is no way to have the program to access the the music on my phone and not the SD card..? i can only see the tracks on my SD card.. why is that .. ? am i doing something wrong.?

  • Charlie

    I have yet to be able to open this player. FC every time I attempt to open on my OG Droid (rooted, but no custom rom). BTW, I have been running Launcher Pro Plus since first offered, and I love it!  As far as the Fede’s Music, I’ve uninstalled/reinstalled several times… no help.  How to contact Fede about issues with this (pre-beta?) app? (Launcher Pro webpage has to reference to his music app).
    I really want to get this going, as I really like Fede’s work. Any ideas?  Anyone?

    Thanks. 

  • Shaozewu

    I LOVE the interface, the player has just replaced my recent one. Please, please bring out the beta or better, the release, because this app is awesome! But one, or two more options would be pretty nice. Keep doing, dude!

  • Frantic

    I just downloaded the app but it seems to be really nice. I just miss the possibility of reading the lyrics.
    But good work anyway! :o)

  • http://twitter.com/atlmann10 atlmann10

    Fede put a music organizer on there for music types and have custom auto assignable’s that I can take an Artist throw them in and it takes all of that artists music and puts it in a music type folder. Then I can organize my music how I want it with a directed auto type grouping.

  • Kierra

     I love the look of this 

  • Kierra

     I love the look of this 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610663092 Jake Karrer

     Bump for the Deftones. 

  • Dazz1996

     I would like it to be able to play my google music beta cloud stuff

  • RFGOD

    “We are android, your individual strengths WILL be absorbed to improve the collective”
     

  • Shanklin07

     I”m a fan of Fede’s work, but I’m not so sure what he is thinking here. When I saw the screen’s above I thought this is a complete rip off of Zune software and looks similar to the Zune player on Windows Phone 7. Which by the way I’m a big fan of Zune; I am not a big fan of a copy unless it improves on the original substantially. I suppose we will see..

  • Isaacstaco

    It has no lock screen controls. You have to turn your phone on and unlock it to skip a track. 

  • Sideshowbob492

    Does it force close a lot for anyone else or is it just me?

    • Charlie

      Doesn’t FC a lot for me… It FC EVERY time on my OG Droid.  But, I have confidence in Fede; he has always come to the rescue.  BTW, I’m still lovin some Launcher Pro +! 

  • JB

     the download link doesn’t work anymore.. anyone else having issues?

  • JB

     the download link doesn’t work anymore.. anyone else having issues?

    • JB

       NVM, I figured it out. 

    • JB

       NVM, I figured it out. 

  • Greg

    So this is what he’s be doing instead of the rewrite, eh?

  • Anonymous

    I applaud Fede’s work when it comes to home screen replacement. Since it’s inception, i’ve used nothing but Launcher pro. I love it so much that I secretly install it on Sense and Blur display phones at VZW stores. Then I giggle like a little schoolgirl.

    That said, The initial screenshots look great on his music app, but I hope he knows he’s venturing into a much larger pond with much bigger fish (Tunewiki, Doubletwist, Winamp, etc, etc). But I think he can make it happen if  he remembers to include one seemingly insignificant feature that even the most popular music players bafflingly seem to leave out. Ready for it? Search By Genre. That’s it. Throw that in and your app appeals to xx% more people instantly. Just my 2cents.

    • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

      +1 for installing LP over blur and sense @ VZ stores.  Love doing that.

      Dude, I’ll tell you, it’s amazing some of the things I hear come out of the mouths of VZ sales reps about Android phones to prospective customers.

      “… so you can really start to see why an app killer is so important!”

      And they say it with such confidence and conviction!!  Like they actually believe their own B.S.  

      (shakes head….)

      • Calculatorwatch

        Google should ban app killers from the market. Sure it’s an apple move but no one in their right mind would complain. :)

        • Anonymous

          Lots of people would complain because there are lots of idiots.

      • Anonymous

        Yea mobile phone sales reps know more about their phones compared to the average consumer, but when an Android forum-trolling smartass like myself walks in and they try to push that pre-programmed nonsense to me, I try my best to make them feel like they should’ve stayed in school. I almost made one girl cry at Radio Shack.

        • Anonymous

          You made a girl cry with your nerdiness?  Doubtful.  If so good job jerk.

  • Ryan81192

     awesome music player. way better than the stock player. all it needs is eq settings and a lockscreen controller.

  • Carmen Diva

     LOL it is so funny seeing android users use Windows phone 7 esque apps seeing as they are
    the main ones(besides apple) always trashing Windows phone lol

    Hypocrisy at its best

    Gotta go check this out

    • http://www.cyber-punk.cz.cc/ ShadowRunner

      Many android users like the UI of WP7 they just dont like its closed nature or the business practices of microsoft, and thats whats cool about android, you can make the UI look any way you want it to, and if something better comes along you can change to that, cant say the same for IOS or WP7. and I make good money changing old cheap android phones to look like winpho7 phones to charge more, god I love craigslist ;-)

      • JB

         I couldn’t agree with you more. The UI of WP7 is beautiful 

        I’ve been running Launcher 7 app for months now with an online icon pack I found. I love being able to go back to my stock launcher and WP7or the other way around in 2 seconds. 

      • JB

         I couldn’t agree with you more. The UI of WP7 is beautiful 

        I’ve been running Launcher 7 app for months now with an online icon pack I found. I love being able to go back to my stock launcher and WP7or the other way around in 2 seconds. 

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/PhilHamlin Phil Hamlin

     Dude, this is great.  But then, this is Fede we’re talking about.  Obviously it’s going to be good.  Love the retrieval of an artist pic even if album art is missing.

    I have purchased licenses for both LP+ and ADW EX, by the way, and even with all the faults… LP+ (or even non-plus) is still the best thing out there.  Yes, I’ve tried Go Launcher EX.  Some cool stuff there.  But they still don’t touch LP+ for my money.

    Now GoSMS?  That’s a different story.  Best text app out there, imho.

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely love the Metro UI, have been wanting a music app like this for a long time. Would love an app that integrates with the Grooveshark app, though,if that’s even possible.

  • Solegan

     force close when I tried to shuffle all songs. it works when i play them one by one. I’m liking it so far. I would like to see a music widget and a lockscreen music player. that’s all I care about. Droid X user.

  • Matt

     This is the app I have been waiting for ever since I got my OG droid last year… I absolutely loathe all the current music apps in the market and since ridding myself of my Zune I have missed the UI terribly. This in my opinion is awesome!

  • Anonymous

    In my opinion, its got a solid foundation. A few key things would make it really awesome:

    - Music Controls at the bottom of the screen in the app all of the time, not just when looking at the song that is playing
    -a widget that actualy has a back button
    - lockscreen controls, again, with a back button
    -syncing with google music

    These would be amazing!

  • Anonymous

    In my opinion, its got a solid foundation. A few key things would make it really awesome:

    - Music Controls at the bottom of the screen in the app all of the time, not just when looking at the song that is playing
    -a widget that actualy has a back button
    - lockscreen controls, again, with a back button
    -syncing with google music

    These would be amazing!