Switch track with slide on picture ?

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Re: Switch track with slide on picture ?

by Peke » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:07 pm

Hi,
From what I have tested in My car (I have Android Head Unit), I think that Tap/Swipe behavior could be improved eg.:
1. Single Pat on Album art = Play/Pause
2. Double tap on Album Art = Switch view (Album Art/lyrics/...)
3. Swipe on Album art = Play Prev/Next Track

Would that be satisfying?

Re: Possible to swipe left and right to change tracks?

by timepiece » Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:53 pm

Lowlander wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:47 pm
You can already do this on the track information itself (not the Artwork).
Yes, you've told us this before. Our point is, Next Track is a function used much more often than View Lyrics, and the access should therefore be easier for the more common function. Or, as I said before:
timepiece wrote: Precisely - having to swipe on a small area like the title instead of the nice large picture is difficult while driving. And I think we can all agree that using this app while driving is going to be a pretty common use.

Re: Possible to swipe left and right to change tracks?

by King Mustard » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:51 pm

Lowlander wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:47 pm
You can already do this on the track information itself (not the Artwork).
I have my phone on a windscreen mount in my car, so would be lovely if I can swipe anywhere on the Now Playing screen.

Re: Possible to swipe left and right to change tracks?

by Lowlander » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:47 pm

You can already do this on the track information itself (not the Artwork).

Possible to swipe left and right to change tracks?

by King Mustard » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:16 am

At the moment, swiping left displays available lyrics and swiping right does nothing.

Is it possible to make swiping left and right change tracks?

Re: Switch track with slide on picture ?

by timepiece » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:13 am

So, any chance of the skip track gesture changing? Please consider all the people in their cars trying to get to the next song without taking their eyes off the road for too long. No one needs to see lyrics in the car (well, ok, no one should be looking at lyrics in the car).

Personally, I vote for my last suggestion of "swipe on the title for Lyrics, and swipe on the picture for next/previous."

Re: Switch track with slide on picture ?

by timepiece » Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:12 pm

rusty wrote:I personally find that the next/previous swipe area is too small for when I'm driving.
Precisely - having to swipe on a small area like the title instead of the nice large picture is difficult while driving. And I think we can all agree that using this app while driving is going to be a pretty common use.
rusty wrote:So I wouldn't want to remove functionality, but figure out a way to make the most commonly used functionality more accessible/less prone to error (while retaining a mechanism to access lyrics).
For lyrics - swipe down? up? how about swipe left for skip (something people do pretty often) but swipe right for lyrics (because I would think using the previous function is much less commonly used).

Or we could swipe on the title for Lyrics, and swipe on the picture for next/previous.

Just a few suggestions. Some of which I guess could be a configuration setting.

Re: Switch track with slide on picture ?

by MaximusPrime » Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:07 pm

I don't know if this is possibly at all, but talking about using MMA while driving wouldn't it be more usefull to have a bigger (or nearly Fullscreen) lockscreen widget with a bigger next/previous button or slide area? Just my two Cents ...

Re: Switch track with slide on picture ?

by rusty » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:49 am

I personally find that the next/previous swipe area is too small for when I'm driving.

So I wouldn't want to remove functionality, but figure out a way to make the most commonly used functionality more accessible/less prone to error (while retaining a mechanism to access lyrics).

-Rusty

Re: Switch track with slide on picture ?

by dtsig » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:20 pm

I think if you are talking to me (you talking to me ... in my best De Niro ) i think you misunderstand. I was not talking about the next/preious

Re: Switch track with slide on picture ?

by Lowlander » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:43 pm

Because slide already exists for next/previous, you're just expanding the area while removing functionality.

Re: Switch track with slide on picture ?

by dtsig » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:27 pm

Lowlander wrote:So you're saying that track switching with a swipe on track info (as well as a tap on the next/previous buttons) is not convenient enough and should warrant making it more difficult to see lyrics? That's taking a step back in functionality.
For me that is why I mention *option*. But if not at all possible for that to be optional then .. YES .. on a mobile device I believe one thing the UI should do is make things easier when you are mobile. Not sure that Lyrics are the first thing someone wants as they drive down the road. Why not have that as a option lie "more from .." is now?

Re: Switch track with slide on picture ?

by Lowlander » Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:23 pm

So you're saying that track switching with a swipe on track info (as well as a tap on the next/previous buttons) is not convenient enough and should warrant making it more difficult to see lyrics? That's taking a step back in functionality.

Re: Switch track with slide on picture ?

by dtsig » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:32 am

rusty wrote:I'm listening. Thanks for the feedback.

I'll keep it in mind as well consider UI changes in 1.2.

-Rusty
Never had a doubt Rusty .. you guys are pretty good at response but sometimes the hammer is better than a velvet glove (not really sure what that means but sounds good :) ).
Lots of great features like "More from same album" .. when driving down the road playing off phone would be nice that these features are easier to get to. I know the complications of 'options' and glad it is you and not me :)
Try every feature on your phone while whipping down the road in heavy traffic and say .. hmm could that be easier :)
Thanks again for the great products

Re: Switch track with slide on picture ?

by creativconfusion » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:46 am

I second this wholeheartedly!

Every other player allows a swipe on album art to skip tracks, and most allow a double tap to pause/play. There have been many instances where I was driving or walking and could not hit the tiny area on the screen dedicated to the track info.

Lyrics are nice, but to assign a giant portion of the touch space to them just seems silly.

Lyrics on/off could be placed on the menu, screen swipes should be prioritized for essential functions.

Thanks OP for bringing this up!

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