[Android app] Native android volumio client early preview

What’s the bèta App called, I can only find the “old” Volumio App in the Android App store?

There is no old and new application in that sense, this is no official volumio application, it’s from member of the community to the community.

It’s currently not publicly downloadable from playstore due to delays in Google preview process because of the pandemic.

If you want the you can download the .APK file containing the application from my last post, just above your post while we wait google to get the review done.

Hi Joni
Just downloaded and installed it. It does not look at alle like the preview bitmaps you showed above. Looks like you made major changes. If you like I could upload screenshots?

Edwin

Yes please.

there is some color changes etc from the point of when the pictures was taken, and if it looks completely different, are you using phone to test it? For phones the UI does look different and is locked to portrait mode, the screenshot’s are from big tablet device when there was no support for smaller screen sizes.

Taking a look at this, testing on an LG G7 that I just wiped and intend to use for a media only device.

  • Installed correctly and found my Volumio system
  • Color scheme is all wrong - I am seeing white icons but text is all dark, same as background
    Couldn’t really go any further - clicking found songs and albums don’t seem to do anything but it could be that I am missing some detail or instructions due to lack of being able to see the text.

Hey, could you post a screen shot or couple? I’m just in middle of fixing couple more bugs and could look into that.

Sure, here are different shots. One with keyboard shows that the text in the search box is black.

I see, i assume you use “light system theme” on your device? i have forgotten to override light theme in the application it seems, i will fix that aswell for the next version.

This is just all default for this phone as I just wiped it. All other apps seem to look OK in this regard.

Yes, its because usually developer of the app either override both dark and light theme, and provide just one theme for the application, or design the UI so that it works with both and correctly changes backround colors when text color changes, Its something google calls as “day and night” mode, its rather new feature.

it seems i have not done either one yet :slight_smile:

As an status update.

I’m currently investigating alternative solution for the horizontally scrolling list views, i will at first atleast leave it as horizontally scrolling aswell, but also provide an button to expand the list view to vertically scrolling grid, so we can focus on one section of the list items at time, i believe this is win-win situation if you liked the horizontal scrolling items.

In the same time, i do improve the the usability on different screen sizes, and do not use hard coded image sizes anymore, instead it’s calculated runtime to always fit same amount of items in the screen regardless of the actual screen size.

Playlist management will also be in there, so you can add and remove items aswell as create new playlists.(webradio favourites is not included yet)

And of course multiple small and bigger bug fixes, which should itself give better user experiement.

Next version should be out by the end of week if everything goes well and I have some free time for it.

Google finally got the review done so it’s not live on beta testing on Google play store, from now on i will push application updates directly in there.

Hi Jon,

I made some screenshots.

Is these screenshots from the version downloaded from playstore? It should have that proplem fixed, there is link in first post now for that :slight_smile: (but well, i might be wrong and the issue is still in there for some handsets)

Those color issue’s was/are caused by the fact that i forgot to override light system theme, internally my app uses something called “daynight theme”, which makes it so that it tries to adapt to your handset system theme(light/dark == day/night), but i never provided my custom styles if the “light system theme” is in use.

Thx for taking the time to test the application! I will investigate if i can reproduce this with some of my test devices.