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Tim Malseed
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I'm an Android developer at WeMakeApps, and creator of Shuttle music player.
I'm an Android developer at WeMakeApps, and creator of Shuttle music player.

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v1.6.3 is on the way to the Play Store. No changes from v1.6.3-beta8

Changelog:

- Fixed a bug where Podcasts didn't show up

- Added 'fuzzy search' algorithm. Search results are now sorted by how closely they match the query.

- Added option to share songs from more places

- Fixed an issue where 'most played' wasn't sorted by 'default'

- Show track number in detail view (when displaying album tracks sorted by 'default')

- Show disc number in detail view, for multi-disc albums

- Added option to change grid column count

- Added option to invert notification icons/text

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There's a new beta on the way (v1.6.3-beta8)

Progress has been pretty slow lately. I've had a busy start to the year.

I've also been struggling for motivation on Shuttle. I have a few nice UI design changes in the pipeline, but they all seem to have some flaws which I can't seem to work around, which leaves me kind of just putting off working on them altogether.

It's feeling harder and harder to keep up with the trends - it seems like cloud players really are taking over the market - they offer most things Shuttle has, and then a bunch more. Still, I'm not giving up on the app. These are just random thoughts on a tired Sunday night.

Sadly, Shuttle peaked in January 2015 (over two years ago!). I've attached a depressing graph. Luckily for you guys, I don't build this app for the number of installs, or to make money. I enjoy both those things, but mostly I just like coding and improving the app.

Anyway, the changelog for this beta is a simple one:

- Added option to invert notification drawer text/icons. (Settings -> Display).

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Shuttle v1.6.3-beta7 is on the way to the Play Store.

Changelog:

- Reverted the Android Support Library version to an older one. This should (for the 5th time) actually resolve the Chromecast issue.

- Fixed an issue where Podcasts, music stored in the /podcast/ folder, and the Podcast playlist didn't show up.

Something Shuttle has been missing for over 4 years has finally been completed today.

OMG OMG how exciting is new stuff?

Iiinnnnttrrrooddducccciiiiinnnngggg, Shuttle's Privacy Policy. Because who doesn't love legal text?

https://shuttlemusicplayer.com/privacy

WOOOH!

There's a new version of Shuttle on the way to the Play Store. v1.6.3-beta6

This one aims to fix the issue with the random ChromeCast-connecting once and for all.

Based on the comments at

https://code.google.com/p/google-cast-sdk/issues/detail?id=1105

It seems like the issue is related to a Play Services update by Google. Hopefully they'll fix that up in their next version. For now, I've just rolled back to an older version, which won't have any impact on the app.

Hopefully now I can get on with some other aspects of the app.

Shuttle v1.6.3-beta5 is on the way to the Play Store

This is simply a fix for Chromecast functionality.. In an attempt to fix the issue where the Chromecast is automatically connecting, I prevented the 'receiver' app from ever starting on the TV. This version just fixes that one issue.

Still not sure what's going on with the Chromecast auto-connect, some of you have said this is still a problem in beta4.. Will have to keep testing. The Chromecast sdk engineers are also looking into the problem: https://code.google.com/p/google-cast-sdk/issues/detail?id=1105

Shuttle v1.6.3-beta4 is on the way to the Play Store

- Potential fix for issue where Chromecast would launch app, or automatically begin casting when opening app.

Please let me know if this works!!

v1.6.3-beta3 is on the way to the Play Store.

Changelog:

- Added 'fuzzy search' algorithm. Search results are now sorted by how closely they match the query

- Added option to share songs (via song context menu)

- Fixed an issue where the grid size wasn't remembered for the album detail screen

- Fixed an issue where 'most played' wasn't sorted by 'default'

If you're having issues with the Chromecast automatically connecting to Shuttle, I could use your help - I really don't know what's causing this, and I can't reproduce the problem on my device at home..

Please comment in this thread and provide as many details as possible. If you have any special cast settings on your device, 3rd party apps.. Whether it only occurs when opening Shuttle, or when turning WiFi on.. Basically as much detailed information as you can possibly provide, so I can figure out what's going on and fix it.

Thanks!

There's a new beta on the way (v1.6.3 beta 2) which fixes various crashes (particularly when attempting to open the queue).
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