At long last, the project I’ve been working on has finally been released: Encore Music!
Encore Music is a new way to experience music on your Android device. It allows you to install provider plug-ins from the Play Store (and others) to play any music source directly into the same app. It makes it damn easy to build cross-services playlists, and unifies the playback experience into one place. On top of that, we did the same thing for audio effects, allowing you to experience the famous DSP Manager on any device and any ROM, and much more. Any of you can make a plug-in (music provider or sound effect) using our SDK :)
A few music sources plug-ins are available at launch: Spotify, Google Play Music, and YouTube ; same goes for sound effects : Bass boost, DSP Suite (DSP Manager clone), and a creation of mine called PlodeySound (psycho-acoustic bass enhancer similar to MaxxBass, and an aural exciter for better highs definition).
You thought having just a pluggable music app would make you happy? We’ve got some more stuff in stores for you:
Material design UI (with the famous play FAB morphing animation)
Chromecast support (yes, Spotify can be casted to your Chromecast) - and that works on any modern browser too
Artists, albums browsing, similar suggestions, playlists
Automix (Spotify only for now) allowing you to create automated playlists
Integrated music recognition, to directly add to your playlists the music you’re hearing
Integrated lyrics display
Drive mode, with voice commands, gestures and navigation heads (“Navheads”) for easy going back between Maps and Encore
Automated bluetooth actions (start playback and drive mode when connecting to your car BT unit)
Android TV support
And much more!
I’m really glad to finally put this out to public after over a year of research and development to make this the best music app available. The best thing? The core is open-source! Check out the source code, released under GPL license, at https://github.com/fastbootmobile/encore
- and download the production app at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fastbootmobile.encore.app
Also, if you like high definition sound, deep bass and great high-ends and harmonics, you should check out my DSP plugin PlodeySound at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fr.xplod.omnimusic.dsp
And I'm already working on my next big thing.