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Jonathan L (Reboot's Ramblings)
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I'm very excited to announce that I just pushed a release to beta. Version 2.6.0.

In this update:
-Fixed some old bugs that were popping up for some users when connecting to Chromecast devices manually
-Fixed: Album art not updating when in Ambient mode and when the user has chosen to not allow the watch to enter the dark theme when in ambient mode.
-Removed unnecessary animations that were reducing battery life.
-Added button support for watches with more than one button
-Updated and cleaned up the overall watch colour theme and brought it up to date.
-Cleaned up the UI and fixed some bugs that were causing some track text to push other text off screen.
-Updated all google libraries to current versions

This is a pretty significant update. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to your feedback.

Be sure to update both the phone and watch apps from their respective play stores.
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I just pushed beta version 2.10.1.

Please update to this version to ensure everything is still running correctly.

There should be no impact on your use of the app if you are running Android OS versions 4.3 or higher (99.7% of Music Boss for Pebble users)

For the users running Android OS versions 4.0-4.2, I have removed the option to enable accessibility services for Music Boss to capture status bar notification media information. You may want to avoid this update if you rely on Accessibility Services to get media information from your apps with Music Boss. If you do update to this version, this feature will no longer be available.

This change is in response to Google's direction to developers. Remove Accessibility Services from your apps (if it was used for creative reasons) or remove your app from the Google Play Store. I have chosen to remove Accessibility Services from the app.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but it is out of my control.

Jonathan.

Hi everyone. Just released a quick update v2.9.1. This fixes the notification capture method for media info. This broke in 2.9.0.

Thanks to some users who reported it I managed to fix it quickly.

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Each day this week I am giving away a Music Champ promo code for in app Music Mojo. Share your Music Champ progress screenshot on Twitter with hashtag #MCContest01 and I will be picking one each day at 2:00PM Eastern.

P.S. If the in app share feature isn't working, feel free to snap a normal screenshots and share it with the contest hashtag.
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Hey Everyone. Just released a minor update for the app. It has some minor bug fixes, updated icon and some updates to Google Play Services and Support libraries.

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Hi everyone!

I just recently released a new game called #MusicChamp! Chances are if you're following me you know that my forte is with Music on Android (ref #MusicBoss for both #Pebble and #AndroidWear and the #MusicTime watch face for Pebble).

If you listen to music, then I'm sure you'll enjoy Music Champ. The only thing you need to do to play is listen to music. But it gets even better when the game challenges you to diversify your listening habits to unlock Achievements and rank up in the Leaderboards.

Music Champ is fully integrated with Google Play Games for cloud game saves, Achievements and Leaderboards, so you can continue building up your levels on Google Play just for doing the thing you're already doing.

Play while working, eating, sleeping, working out, running and the list goes on!

Music Champ is FREE to play. Enjoy!
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Hi Everyone!

I would like to invite you to join the beta for a new game I’ve been working. If you’re listening to music (which you likely are if you’re in this group), you’re already playing! This is a game I have been wanting to create for a long time and even considered building it into my Music Boss apps; but I decided to have it as a separate game so that anyone (even non-Music Boss users) can enjoy it! Music Boss users get a unique in game bonus just for having Music Boss installed.

The game is called Music Champ and you can join the closed Beta community first by following the below link. Once you join the group, please opt into beta releases. I look forward to seeing you there!

*This is currently a closed beta for the game so please do not talk about it outside this group or the Music Champ group. I realize that now that it’s here it isn’t really secret anymore, but I am trying to keep the user base limited while we tease out all the bugs. Thank you!*

https://plus.google.com/communities/105033928350106218305?sqinv=MElVN2ZtRnZaMF93OXNTX0c4WlR6TTRmYnFhVFhR

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Hi Everyone!

I would like to invite you to join the beta for a new game I’ve been working. If you’re listening to music (which you likely are if you’re in this group), you’re already playing! This is a game I have been wanting to create for a long time and even considered building it into my Music Boss apps; but I decided to have it as a separate game so that anyone (even non-Music Boss users) can enjoy it! Music Boss users get a unique in game bonus just for having Music Boss installed.

The game is called Music Champ and you can join the closed Beta community first by following the below link. Once you join the group, please opt into beta releases. I look forward to seeing you there!

*This is currently a closed beta for the game so please do not talk about it outside this group or the Music Champ group. I realize that now that it’s here it isn’t really secret anymore, but I am trying to keep the user base limited while we tease out all the bugs. Thank you!*

https://plus.google.com/communities/105033928350106218305?sqinv=MElVN2ZtRnZaMF93OXNTX0c4WlR6TTRmYnFhVFhR

*UPDATE* Version 2.7.1 is now available for download.

New Beta Release! v2.7.0 (phone) and v2.7.0w (watch) - Available soon on the Play Store.

I would love to know if this release reduces battery usage while the Music Boss wear app is installed. I did an analysis of the phone->watch communications and realized too much was happening all the time...even when the watch was in ambient mode. The screen isn't the only thing that uses battery, waking up the devices and asking it to save data in the background also significantly reduces battery life.

Even when not running the app Music Boss stores the album art so that the app always has it available, but this comes at a cost. Every song you listen to will result in a transfer of the album art from phone to watch.

This update is all about aggressive battery saving features to keep your watch running as long as possible.

-By default, album art will not transfer to the watch when in Ambient mode or when the app is not running (this can be changed by double tapping the media screen > Settings > Battery Saving)

-The Music Boss notification will no longer be persistent by default. This was causing issues for Wear 2.0.

Please let me know what you think!

Jon

Hi Everyone! My name is Jonathan and I am the developer of #MusicBoss for android wear. In my ongoing effort to create the best possible wear app experience for my users, I am constantly looking for ways to optimize my app for battery efficiency.

I know I could implement a manual method for this, but I was wondering if there is a way for a Phone App to detect whether the user's watch is currently "In Ambient Mode". I have some ideas that would dramatically reduce data traffic from the Phone app to the Wear App when the user's watch is in Ambient mode but before starting I was wondering if there was already an API to detect Ambient Mode from my Phone app.

Thanks for reading!
Jonathan.
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