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Ubermusic Finally Lands on Android Market, Get Your Pretty Groove On

  

Our buddy Fede, whom you all know from LauncherPro, has made his new music played called Ubermusic official.  You can find it in the market as one of the best music players we’ve used, at least UI-wise that is.  It doesn’t have the ability to sync with your Google Music account, but there’s no telling if Google will ever open up access to things like that to 3rd party app makers.  If you are storing music on your phone though, this is one heck of an option (but definitely not the cheapest).  With its buttery smooth UX and minimalist UI, automatic album art, variety of widget sizes, and scrobbling – we’re loving it.  No longer free now that it is out of beta.  

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Cheers Anish and Scott!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YT2UBHV6YLL2L5RXMDESP3P5TA Ryan Dominguez

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

  • Granted

    So did those girls arguing, decide who’s dick was bigger?

  • RatherSwitchThanFight

    1, What makes this worth paying for vs Poweramp or any of the many other players available?
    2. Regarding the raging Launcher Pro debate, I am also a disappointed paid former user of Launcher Pro.  But my disappointment isn’t something I dwell on.   I simply switched to Go Launcher Ex.  If the rewritten Launcher Pro ever drops, I’ll give it a whirl   But I don’t waste any energy wondering when it may arrive.

  • John

    Still hate the new name.

  • Anonymous

    excellent story

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZY2S6EHWEZAOEKZ62H4PLCCM5Y Cherie Rojas

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.com

  • http://twitter.com/Dirtball_Rotten Dirtball Rotten

    Launcher Pro was 3.00 PEOPLE !!!!!!!!!!! 3.00!!!!! everyone is complaining like a bunch of spoiled brats. you got the best home launcher on the market for 3.00. this is the problem with business…. CUSTOMERS!! they expect the world for very little money! most of you waiste 3.00 every other day.. what makes u think that when he brings out a total re-write u will GET IT FOR FREE.

    so basically for 3.00 he supposed to work his ass off and give u updates/new products for life. stop crying my launcher pro works fine WELL WORTH THE 3.00 if you mad go use another home replacement

    i mean 3.00 !!!! 

  • Zachmo99

    I’m still sticking to my Google Music(Beta), I really like it… 

  • Mike Mike

    I still don’t get how Phantom Music Control has the ability to work with Google Music, but none of the other 3rd party music players on the market can?? Boggles the mind.

    Looking forward (at this point wishing) to some LP+ devotion now that Uber is released.

  • http://profiles.google.com/danstheman600 Daniel Sasson

    wayy toooo priceeyyy

  • Puh4398

    I dont trust Fede anymore…..

  • Anonymous

    Thank you based Fede

  • Peter Bartholomul

    until Google decides to give third party music apps like uber music or power amp the ability to sync with their google music beta then i will stick with the Google music app. it may have the least amount of features out of all of them but at least i can have up to 20,000 songs on my phone without using up any memory.

  • http://twitter.com/kirilv Kiril

    I still can’t find a reason to switch away from the stock player. Too bad Pete removed it in the latest ROM — I still haven’t gotten around to putting it back on.

  • Anonymous

    I might get it when ever Google releases the api’s for Google Music.

  • Anonymous

    Kellex sure loves his rap.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds Nice but PowerAmp Rules the Android Music Apps! MixZing if you want that Pandora type Playlist Mixing…

    • Anonymous

      A. g. r. e. e. d.!

  • Anonymous

    I honestly still prefer PowerAMP over this, or any other music player for that matter. 

    Just like I still prefer LauncherPro over any other home launcher.

    • Peter Bartholomul

      nothing better then having up to 20,000 songs all on your phone at the same time without using any memory. thats why i prefer the google music beta app.

      • Anonymous

        Well…if Music Beta by Google wasn’t flawed in that it doesn’t allow actual ‘Folders’ meaning that I could import folders where the music folder would be in there somewhere, like maybe a Folders section of sorts, which for me, would makes it so much easier to keep track of all music(I organize). And PowerAMP allows me to do this, can import individual folders into the app, which is pretty awesome.

      • Anonymous

        Google Music Beta is nice, and the fact that you can upload 20,000 is great, but the player is so basic, the “instant mix” feature is nice but that’s about it, I have Rhapsody so I have everything there and I think that’s up to about 10,000,000,000 songs in the Original Cloud.

  • Mario Lo

    I didnt know you party’d like that.

  • Anonymous

    Purchased last night.  The styling of the metro and zune skins are super nice.  Hopefully Google will allow it to work with Google Music.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000002774924 Graham Green

    I used the alpha version and loved it. However now I have all my music on Google Music, I really hope Google releases an API to the service so we can use 3rd party players like this.

  • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

    I would grab it if it had a full equalizer. Power Amp is my music player until someone can match the customization options of their EQ.

    • tanknspank

      If you’re on Gingerbread, you download the app “Equalizer” off the market that works out well and works with all audio played on the device.

      • Anonymous

        Are you sure? In reading the description, it looks like it only supports a handful of 3rd party music devices, and only ROMs using the most recent equalizer APIs.

      • http://twitter.com/KansasJayhawker Jonathan Reid

        Thanks for the heads up! I just tried it on my D3 stock 2.3.4 and it works with power amp and the stock player. It is nice that it has a widget as well. I still prefer Power Amp’s EQ becuase it has 10 bands (more than the 5 in the Equalizer app) and with Power Amp you can assign custom settings to individual songs, albums, and my favorite: outputs. I have a separate EQ settings that automatically load when I am using my heaphones vs which EQ is used when the phone speaker is the output.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe now Fede will get back to supporting his long-neglected Launcher Pro.  I’m still waiting for the rewrite that he promised us last year.  As someone over on Android Police pointed out, if Uber Music ends up with the same level of attention and support as Launcher Pro, it’s not worth the asking price.

    • Anonymous

      He said last night that he has been working on it for a while now and will continue to do so.

    • Baked14

      He said on twitter yesterday that he’s been working on the rewrite everyday.

      • Anonymous

        Great.  Now that UberMusic is out of beta, perhaps he will be able to spend more time on LP ever day, and one day finish it.

    • KevinC

      he doesn’t owe you, or anyone a rewrite a Launcher Pro.

      get over it you, your sense of entitlement is sickening.  you must be european.

      • Anonymous

        And your poor grammar skills and haste to jump to an incorrect conclusion are sure signs that you’re an American.  (Hint:  The first three letters of my handle stand for U.S. Navy…)  Your ignorance is sickening.

        This isn’t an entitlement thing.  Almost a year ago, Fede all but stopped support and development on the paid version of Launcher Pro (which I paid for), releasing only a couple of updates in that time.  The reasoning, ostensibly, was so that he could devote his time and efforts to a complete rewrite of LP from the ground up.  He said this himself on a few different media channels.  And I was totally okay with that.  He even went as far as to say he would have it ready by the end of 2010 (although the location of this quote eludes me at the moment, but I’ll keep looking).  Then he comes out with this fantastic little music app that took him a considerable amount of dev time, which must have surely taken dev time away from what he had already promised his loyal LP userbase.  When you go on several blogs promising a major upgrade to your flagship product, and then all but neglect that product by getting distracted by a completely peripheral product, especially one that is already saturated with quality competitors, I’d say those of us that paid for the flagship product have at least a little right to gripe.  _Get over it._

        • timmy13

          Sounds like Motorola.

        • KevinC

          when you bought launcher pro, you paid for that version and updates to that version to fix bugs.  you didn’t pay for a completely new product rewritten from the ground up with new features.

          he’s provided updates to fix bugs, and that’s all he has to do.

          in addition, likely a rewritten launcher pro would require purchasing.  after all, you don’t get windows 7 for free just because you bought windows vista.  you don’t get the latest version of photoshop just because you may have bought version-1.

          • Anonymous

            But you see, Kevin, that’s the thing–there are still many bugs, as documented on the LP forums, that have yet to be fixed. Many are items that he has acknowledged and promised to have fixed in the rewritten version.  So am I still getting what I paid for?  As before, your argument just doesn’t hold water.
            And Fede has explicitly stated that the new version will be a free update to existing paid users of LP+.  (Check his twitter.)
            Do you just have a reflexive urge to be contradictory and inflammatory?  I ask this because you don’t seem to really know what you’re talking about, nor do you seem to care to take the time to present a rational and sound argument supporting your (incorrect) statements.

          • KevinC

            your argument is changing.  you were originally demanding a completely rewritten, new product.  now it’s switching to complaining about bugs and performance issues.  if you have a problem with bugs, then yes, you should be able to get support and fixes for those, or demand your few bucks back…because you paid for the product as is with reasonable support.

            but to demand him to rewrite launcher pro and release it just because he mentioned that was working on it is completely asinine and shows the sense of entitlement you exhibit.

          • Anonymous

            My argument has not changed.  I’ve only expounded upon my initial statement.  My primary assertion was that Fede has not only reneged on a promise he made (not just to me personally, but to all of his users, and several well known Android blogs), but has neglected a product that many of us paid for, leaving us with known issues.  This is not a change in my argument, just a clarification of it.  
            And what’s asinine is that, yet again, I have to repeat my assertion that I am *not* *demanding* anything, nor speaking from a sense of entitlement.  
            To be perfectly honest, I couldn’t care less if continued support comes in the form of bug fix and feature updates or a complete rewrite–it really, honestly, makes no difference to me, just as long as I know the guy is fixing the bugs.  So the issue here isn’t merely the expectation of the promised rewrite–it’s continued support.  It’s just that Fede disclosed his intent a while back to minimize support to the existing LP in order to focus his efforts on his rewrite.  His words, not mine.  So again, no change to my argument at all.

          • Peter Bartholomul

            well if you are going to throw a fit over $3 then why don’t you email him and demand a refund of $3 if you are that unhappy with him “breaking his promise”. or if you would like to keep the app and still want the update you say he promised then don’t complain about it on another site. Instead demand that he raise the price of the app and force everyone to pay the extra money. because what he promised us was a homescreen replacement with exclusive widgets. he never even promised us bug fixes. thats just common sense that if something is wrong to fix it. so if he rewrites the entire app that will involve alot more work. and since so many people already bought the app theres no many people left to give him enough money for the time he will spend on rewriting the app. its as if he is releasing a whole new new app. there will always be people who would still want to buy the app but no where near the amount that already did. So if you demand him to raise the price of the app because of the rewrite then you have something to complain about if he doesn’t release the update. Think of it as a job. If Fede releases the best homescreen launcher for $3 and everyone buys it then eventually most people will have it and he won’t be making that much money per week. So if he continues to release major updates like the rewrite you claim he promised then he will be doing a few weeks or even months of work on the app and only making a few dollars a day. But if he releases a music app which cost a few dollars then he will be making money again. so if you want the rewrite so bad why don’t you volunteer your time (like a few weeks or months) to help him free of charge? then we will all get the update including you for free and he also won’t need the extra money. we will all get what we want.

          • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

            I don’t understand why everyone is making such a big, complicated deal out of this. Fede promised he was going to do a complete rewrite and offer it as a free upgrade to existing users. No matter what you think of the app ecosystem and how it should work regarding updates, Fede still made this statement – yes, I remember when he made it last September and I was patiently waiting for the overhaul just as usnmustanger is. So let’s bring it back to its most simple core here. If you make a promise, keep it. It’s honestly that simple.

          • Peter Bartholomul

            you and usnmustanger keep saying Fede “promised” us a full rewrite but you never mention when he promised it. do you even know? Check his website if you are unsure because every single post since the app was first released is still on there. Here is a quote from the first post he mentioned the rewrite in. ” Rewriting the entire app from scratch is a huge undertaking, but it will definitely be worth it in the end.” he never specified a date. Then almost every other post after that he says the rewrite is taking longer then he expected. And then a few posts later he mentions the rewrite is taking longer then he expected but he is “hoping” t will be done by january. He specifically said “hoping”. Since he even said its taking longer then expected that explains why it wasnt released in January. and since he never specified an official release date he can release the update in 2 years and still never break his promise. go to his website and you will see for yourself.

          • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

            Let’s add some common sense into this, shall we? When someone says they are hoping to finish by January, then you can safely assume that it should come out around that time. It is now almost August. Add into that the development of this music app and it’s not hard to see why it has been delayed so much. usnmustanger is just expressing his frustration over the situation. I’ve long stopped waiting as it’s been almost a year. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think the pace of technology goes a lot faster than that these days and I have never heard of developers taking a year to update an app. Fede devoted most of his time to writing Ubermusic and dropped the ball on LP. And if I remember correctly, the rewrite was due to him wanting to make it as efficient as possible for Froyo. Last I heard, Gingerbread was released and ICS is coming out in a few months.

          • Peter Bartholomul

            Check the Launcher Pro website. Because if you checked the site before posting all that like i suggested you probably wouldn’t have said half of what you typed. Because yes he did say that hes hoping for it to be released by January and in the same sentence he said its taking longer then he expected. an exact quote from the post is “First of all, some news about the full rewrite of LauncherPro: It’s taking longer than I expected. I’m hoping for a January release, but anything could happen really.” and then a few posts later he said “As I’ve mentioned a few times before, it’s a much bigger task than I anticipated so it’s taking a lot more time to finish it.” The January release was a guess not a promise. He was obviously wrong but he also explained why in almost every post since December. Just to make things alot easier maybe you should go to his website and read it yourself. And if you are that unhappy with his guess of the january release and that impatient then why don’t you email Fede and volunteer to personally help him with the rewrite. If not then why don’t you email him and demand a refund of $3? You might even be able to take him to court for that $3 if it’s that big of a deal that he “broke his promise”. I’ve seen much more stupid lawsuits before.

          • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

            You, sir, are an idiot. I think you’ve been reading but not really digesting anything you’ve read. I’ve never complained about the situation. I’m only standing up for usnmustanger as I feel he has every right to be upset. Like I said in my previous post, please use some common sense. Do you realize WHY it’s taking longer than expected? Because he’s been working on this music app (I mean, it’s pretty obvious). So, since you seem kinda dense, let me recap for you the events (according to his blog)

            September 28, 2010 – Fede promises a rewrite to LP code so it’s more efficient and less “hacky”
            Janaury 20th, 2011 – Fede states that he’s not “quite there yet”. 
            May 20th, 2011 – Fede releases an alpha of Ubermusic. (Oh ok… so he’s already let us know that he’s behind on development of LP which he announced he’d be doing in September 2010, but suddenly here’s this new app… ok….)
            May – July 2011 – More and more builds of Ubermusic are released.

            If you don’t see why this type of situation can upset people, then you must really be out of touch with human psychology. This is equivalent of telling your friend that you’ll be late in paying them back, and then suddenly you buy a new phone so you won’t be able to pay them back until even later. And before you go on to say that he doesn’t owe us anything, in fact, he does. He was the one that announced the rewrite and told us it would be great and it was coming. 

            So, naturally, people expect it to be coming – in a decent amount of time, not a year after it was announced. Why not a year? An app can be released, become wildly popular, and almost forgotten in that amount of time. If you want to just talk about words without using sense, then you are absolutely correct. He did promise a rewrite but also never said when. You are absolutely correct! But you leave out the elements of human expectations and common sense. You have to take into account all other elements of the situation that have an effect on that situation, which your defense of Fede does not take into account. 

            As I told you before, I’ve long stopped waiting for this. It’s not a big deal to me at all. But for you to accost someone for expecting something that they were told they should be expecting is completely inappropriate as he has every right to be upset. 

          • Anonymous

            You really don’t have a clue if the Ubermusic app held up his development of launcher pro, it’s just conjecture from your part but you’re simply labeling it as common sense even though it’s not. I’m not a developer so who am I to know what caused LP to be held up in development? It’s entirely possible his music app was easy as hell for someone like him to write, and launcher pro is a much more daunting task. I don’t know the answer and neither do you.

            The observation being made is that you bought an app that works as advertised, you got your money’s worth. If the developer whom you don’t know personally and doesn’t know you personally made a statement saying they are going to do something and don’t end up doing said thing, you should not dwell up personal anger or outrage about it. That is common sense to me. To clarify again, the investment you make financially ($2) should mirror the emotional investment or else you end up looking stupid.

          • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

            I’ve done some coding before so I at least have a sense of it. As you said yourself, you really don’t know. He’s been working on the music app since May, so how is this “easy as hell”? That doesn’t sound “easy” to me. Why was this time not used to spend on making true what he said last September? The way I see it, he has every right to work on this music app, but then anyone waiting for the LP rewrite also has a right to be upset that he’s spending time on Ubermusic rather than LP. 

            “If the developer whom you don’t know personally and doesn’t know you personally made a statement saying they are going to do something and don’t end up doing said thing, you should not dwell up personal anger or outrage about it. That is common sense to me.”

            That’s actually the opposite of common sense. This is why people sue when products don’t work as advertised. Do you remember the whole iphone antenna fiasco? And before you say LP works as advertised, that’s not what the false advertisement was for. It was for the rewrite, which when I read his announcement, I know I wasn’t thinking “Oh, I hope it’ll be done before 10 months time!”. That’s just not a common-sensical expectation to have these days when apps that are hot today can be forgotten tomorrow. Does anyone remember DXTop launcher? I mean, new versions of Android are even released faster than that. 

            usnmustanger has a right to be upset. That’s how I see it. 

        • Anonymous

          Unless you are paying a subscription, then to outright expect rewrites and other major overhauls to the product is reaching. Developers need to get paid, so writing a new piece of software to add to a portfolio helps in that goal. Sorry dev broke his word, just don’t lose sleep over it.

          • KevinC

            yep exactly.

          • Anonymous

            No sleep lost here, just pointing out the neglect of a long-overdue update to Fede’s flagship product in a thread concerning the very peripheral project that was likely the cause to this neglect.  
            Again, this isn’t an “entitlement” thing.  I’m not just “outright expect[ing] rewrites and other major overhauls.”  I’m expecting Fede to deliver what he promised a long time ago, or at least continue to support his existing product that I, and many, many others, paid for.  That is not reaching at all.
            And while expanding your portfolio makes perfect business sense, it does not make good business sense to do so at the expense of your flagship product.  As I stated above, the music app market is already saturated with quality options, so UberMusic won’t replace LP+ as Fede’s profit driver.  But paying consumers, being a notoriously impatient bunch, won’t hesitate to jump ship when your product has stalled and appears, for all intents and purposes, to have lost your support, especially when the competition releases updates on an almost weekly basis (see GoLauncher).

          • Anonymous

            In your original post you expressed frustration that the dev hasn’t delivered on his promise to rewrite his “flagship software” that you paid a couple dollars for. His promises mean zip, zero. You paid for the product as is, and what’s reasonable to expect is the product you bought plus big fixes and stability updates. I don’t buy software for the expectation of what it’s ‘going to become’ but what it is. If you’re beef is that the guy isn’t putting out proper bug fixes and you feel the software is broken as a result, then fine, email him and get your three dollars back. But you originally were painting this as you had expectations of a completely rewritten, almost brand new Launcher Pro for the price of free because he told you he was gonna in his blog. In that case, you’re not entitled to it just because he said he was doing it. You bought the product as is with reasonable expectation of support, nothing else.

          • Anonymous

            Yep, exactly:  “what’s reasonable to expect is the product you bought plus big fixes and stability updates.”  Your words, not mine.  But as I’ve mentioned before, and I apparently must mention again, these things are barely happening.  And again, as I’ve mentioned before, I was okay with this when he said way back when that the reason was so that he could devote his time to rewriting LP+, with his primary motivation for doing so was to ameliorate or avoid some of the root causes of the performance/stability issues and bugs.  So his answer to supporting his product was recreating it–a sensible proposition to be sure.  So you see, capncoad, his words and promises actually mean much more than “zip, zero.”  They outlined his short and long-term product support and enhancement plan.  But this long-promised support has yet to materialize.
            And as I told Kevin below, the absence of the rewrite isn’t at the core of my (and many, many others) gripe–I honestly couldn’t care less if the bug fixes, stability fixes, and feature requests come via a fresh rewrite, or standard support channels of his extant product.  Just as long as support happens.  My initial statement was meant to reflect my discontent at the lack of such support, as evidenced by the very first sentence of my post.

          • Jbarb

            WOW, I think someone needs a timeout.

          • http://www.facebook.com/japultra Jason Nguyen

            I completely agree with you. Say what you mean and mean what you say. Why should we live in a world where we can’t expect people to live up to their word?

          • John

            Man, you’re on a roll 

            Well said, sir.

        • Anonymous

          I have to agree that he jumped ship from his launcherpro after making promises that he was reworking it. I also purchased it directly from him before he even had the paid version on the market.

          His launcher was good for the time back on the original Droid. But times have changed and launchers are not in the same demand.

          The guy is just trying to make a few bucks and there is nothing wrong with that.

          I will not purchase this app cause I’m fine with stock music players and Google music. I’m sure there are a few out there that will get it though.

        • Jbarb

          I also have the ‘paid’ version. And I have no issues with what he is or isn’t working on. I don’t even remember how badly LP Pro set me back….it may have been the HUGE price of $1.99! Really, you don’t think if nothing else comes from it that it was not worth a big $2.00 purchase?

          • http://twitter.com/Jubmasterflex Jubby Salhi

            This.  It would be one thing if LP+ was completely broken, but to be honest, I keep going back to it.  I tried out ADW (both free and paid) and even though I liked some aspects of it, I wasn’t completely sold.  I than tried out Blur (Droid X) and while I to enjoyed similar aspects, I didn’t enjoy all.   After having tried LP for free, than upgrading to the plus version (nearly a year ago now), I still enjoy it and it has yet to let me down.

            While I would love to see the promised re-write to see the light of day, I have absolutely nothing but love for its current incarnation.  To be honest, the biggest problem I have with Fede, is how he is able to charge $3.50+ for what is essentially a copy of the Zune’s player’s interface, especially considering the sheer number of music player apps already on the market.

      • Anonymous

        When a developer goes out on major channels and announces a

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FBU24KVHRGWOTATIYW3RNBM4AI Gabriel Kennedy

      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aRsU

      • DukeTop

        Wrong target audience mr. spam bot.

    • Anonymous

      I just paid $ 22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 675 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aRsU

    • Anonymous

      I just paid $ 22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 675 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, http://to.ly/aRsU

  • http://www.facebook.com/broken42 Josh Tamlin

    I would absolutely love to use this app, shame all my music is on Google Music >.<

    • Peter Bartholomul

      hopefully soon google will allow third party apps to sync with google music. since the google music app has like no extra features besides online storage for free