Friday 28 January 2011

What would you change about foobar2000 controller?

Although the app is still in its very early stage, it's pretty usable and maybe it's time to ask the users: "What would you change?" "What do you like?" "What do you hate?" "Which is the best thing about it?"

I want to be sure I'm working in the good way :)

Tuesday 25 January 2011

New version 0.3 available!

There you go, another version with some changes, fixes and improvements.

See the release notes below for more information.

New features
  • Added Landscape Layouts
  • Added glossy effect to the album art
  • Added the “About” section.
  • Added the setting to configure “Playlist items per page in playlist”
Solved issues
  • The top side of the album is now not cropped in low-resolution devices
  • Pop-up messages information is now more specific
  • Switch playlist and page didn’t follow the general Look&Feel
  • Improved start-up process time
  • Improved swipe animations

Hopefully, next version will be finally uploaded to Android Market so the update process will be painless (or as painful as it can be with Android Market).

Keep an eye on the blog the next days as I’ll be posting more stuff (app-related).

I almost forgot..

Sunday 16 January 2011

New version 0.2 available!

There's a new version 0.2 available.
From now on, those who already have the PC configured properly don't have to download again the PC files ( or Automatic setup).

You just have to donwload the last .apk version and install it in your Android device.

Take a look at the release notes:

New features
- Added support to large screens (Such as Samsung Galaxy Tab)
- Enable fast scroll in playlist

Solved issues
- "More of the same…” feature makes the application crash if the artist or album name contains ‘&’, ‘ ” ’ or ‘ / ‘ characters.
- Song and album titles and artists names using “ or / characters make the application crash
- UI is slow-responsive after performing an action
- Buttons are not adapted depending on screen dpi (Buttons now look better in all devices)
- When activity resumes it always shows the "now playing" view

You can download it here:

Saturday 15 January 2011

New installer for needed PC components

I've created an installer to ease the installation process in the PC.

Download and execute the PC installer and all the needed components in the computer will be automatically placed in their correct folder.

Wednesday 12 January 2011

The application is available at Archos' AppsLib market.

It's already available in Archos own market. All those who have an Archos device will be able to download the application from AppsLib.

All those who are downloading the application don't forget to download all the needed components. They are required for foobar2000 controller to work.

Newer versions will keep coming. I'll keep you all informed.

Don't hesitate to suggest improvements, by the way.

Sunday 9 January 2011

First release available! v0.1

It’s not yet available in Android market but it’ll be soon.


Android versions
From 1.5 to 2.2.1

  • Album art
  • Common playback controls (Play/Pause, Next/Previous song, Shuffle ON/OFF)
  • Control time with progress bar
  • Playlist function
  • Search function
  • Rate current-playing song and any song in the playlist
  • Queue/Dequeue elements from playlist
  • Advanced search method (More of the same…artist, album or rating)
  • Switch between playlists
  • Configurable shake actions
Know issues
  • Not yet compatible with Android 2.3
  • Really big album art files may make the application crash.

You can download it from here:
Here you can see screenshots of the application:

Enjoy it!

Please if you find any bug contact me, and of course, feel free to make suggestions!

If you like the application, consider donating. Thanks.

Foobar2000 controller

Foobar2000 controller is designed to control a foobar2000 installation remotely using any Android device.
Installing the following components is mandatory so foobar2000 controller can communicate with foobar2000 and work properly. You can do it through the all-in-one installer:
  • Automatic installation:

Follow the next instructions in order to make a proper installation:
  1. Install foobar2000 1.0 or higher.
  2. Install the All-in-one PC-side setup and follow the instructions.
  3. Start foobar2000 in the computer and modify component preferences according to your taste in preferences (foobar2000/Preferences/Tools/HTTP Control).
  4. Start foobar2000 Controller in your Android device and modify the software settings in order to connect to your foobar2000 installation.
  5. Make sure there is no firewall or antivirus blocking the connection between your computer and your Android.
  6. You can try to acces to http://your_pc_ip:port/foobar2000controller/ from your Android device to check if the PC-side installation is correct.

Contact me for any installation issue.