Touch interface: a NEW MediaMonkey experience

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Touch interface: a NEW MediaMonkey experience

Post by charlieMOGUL » Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:32 pm

Hi,

Thanks developers once again to open up MediaMonkey for a new OS - Android!

If you don't mind me suggesting - Could you please not port the interface and functionality one-on-one from MediaMonkey (for Windows) to MediaMonkey for Android ? Instead create a whole new visually and touch-friendly interface ?

The touch interface is so different than the usual Windows mouse and keyboard interface. People use their Android device primarily to listen to music and to browse their library VISUALLY, by touch. Think of Coverflow ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cover_Flow ), think of showing all the covers like for instance the 3 player does ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... rockonnggl ).

I personally think that touch-friendly ease of use and eye-candy is way more important than technical feature x or y, or the ability to modify files on your Android device. Visually browsing through your library beats technical features.

Feedback, comments & suggestions more than appreciated MediaMonkey users!

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Re: Touch interface: a NEW MediaMonkey experience

Post by rovingcowboy » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:07 pm

I believe they are making it that way as i touch the stuff now and it works but maybe you mean some other way so explain it a little more please. 8)
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Re: Touch interface: a NEW MediaMonkey experience

Post by zombiefly » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:54 am

i'm not sure what you are asking here. do you want a like for like MMW on android?

I think the way it's done now is perfect and adheres to the design principles of Android 4+ ?
I'd rather that didn't change, as it currently feels like a native android 4+ app
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Re: Touch interface: a NEW MediaMonkey experience

Post by jiri » Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:05 am

Definitely, MMA isn't supposed to become another MMW - it's simply for different devices. So, although we plan to add many new features, it still should be an easy to use Android app.

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Re: Touch interface: a NEW MediaMonkey experience

Post by Lowlander » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:32 pm

So I wasn't the only one confused. The only thing I see is Coverflow, which is really neat, but I never use it on devices that have this.
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Re: Touch interface: a NEW MediaMonkey experience

Post by charlieMOGUL » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:19 pm

Sorry about not making myself clear and creating confusion.

Android has a touch-based interface, as opposed to Windows, where you use a mouse and keyboard.
Developers sometimes port an application from Windows to Android without factoring in the different requirements for a touch-based interface.

I wanted to ask the developers to create a different interface for Android instead of copying the current interface that it has for Windows.

Try for example Google's Play Music app when holding your Android tablet or phone horizontal, and select 'Recent'. The browsing of tracks is "finger-and-eye-friendly". It is much easier to browse through your music library with left and right gestures (like Coverflow or similar) than scrolling through 'text-only' lists up and down.

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Re: Touch interface: a NEW MediaMonkey experience

Post by rovingcowboy » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:30 pm

Googlle player sucks, its only used alot because its added to devices as androids system player, and mma has a sliding way to view the playlists or artists and other sections jusr slide image to left it should drag next menu from right side.
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Re: Touch interface: a NEW MediaMonkey experience

Post by kknostman » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:10 pm

charlieMOGUL wrote:Hi,

Thanks developers once again to open up MediaMonkey for a new OS - Android!

If you don't mind me suggesting - Could you please not port the interface and functionality one-on-one from MediaMonkey (for Windows) to MediaMonkey for Android ? Instead create a whole new visually and touch-friendly interface ?

The touch interface is so different than the usual Windows mouse and keyboard interface. People use their Android device primarily to listen to music and to browse their library VISUALLY, by touch. Think of Coverflow ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cover_Flow ), think of showing all the covers like for instance the 3 player does ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... rockonnggl ).

I personally think that touch-friendly ease of use and eye-candy is way more important than technical feature x or y, or the ability to modify files on your Android device. Visually browsing through your library beats technical features.

Feedback, comments & suggestions more than appreciated MediaMonkey users!

charlieMOGUL
I have to ask the obvious here. Have you even looked at the MM for Android beta?

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Re: Touch interface: a NEW MediaMonkey experience

Post by Lowlander » Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:24 pm

kknostman wrote:I have to ask the obvious here. Have you even looked at the MM for Android beta?
I wondered the same. Although now coverflow like feature is present it is finger friendly.
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Re: Touch interface: a NEW MediaMonkey experience

Post by zombiefly » Fri Dec 07, 2012 3:53 am

i was also confused about this... he's basically asking for the MMA app as it is now? :wink:
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Re: Touch interface: a NEW MediaMonkey experience

Post by charlieMOGUL » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:57 pm

.../me crawls under a rock, hiding in shame :o

I did try the beta, and upon giving it a good spin it's very 'finger-friendly'. I'm stilly trying to suggest a Coverflow implementation though :wink: Just because I think it's still one of the easiest ways to browse to your music collection, by covers instead of text/titles.

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