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    Announcing SqueezePad - the first dedicated iPad App to controll your SqueezeBoxen !

    > Where did you find the Picture Gallery plugin? I don't see it in the
    > plugin list.


    I retired it.
    Did you know: SqueezePlayer will stream all your music to your Android device. Take your music everywhere!
    Remote Control + Streaming to your iPad? Squeezebox + iPad = SqueezePad
    Want to see a Weather Forecast on your Radio/Touch/Controller ? => why not try my Weather Forecast Applet
    Want to use the Headphones with your Controller ? => why not try my Headphone Switcher Applet

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    Announcing SqueezePad - the first dedicated iPad App to controll your SqueezeBoxen !

    [Update 12/2010].
    Hi first time readers.
    A long time has passed since this very first announcement of SqueezePad, more than 10 feature und bugfix versions followed in the meantime in just 6 month - and now SqueezePad even support music playback. Be sure to visit my website www.squeezepad.com, to read the latest feature set.
    The beginning of this thread is really outdated by now.
    [/Update]

    Hi guys ! Today is the time to officially announce the availability of 'SqueezePad' - your iPad App to control your SqueezeBoxen from the iPad.
    Avaible on the iTunes Store here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/squeezepad/id380003002
    Or visit YouTube or my Home-Page to get more infos: www.squeezepad.com

    The current version gives you the following features:
    • switch players instantly
    • see cover art of the currently playing song for each player
    • control volume and play/pause of each device
    • skip or rewind the current song
    • navigate through the menus of the player
      - its the 'original' menus as you already know from your devices, so you'll find your way instantly
      - swiping right or tapping the title gets you up in the menu hierarchy
      - long touch on the title brings you back to the home menu
      - touching the album art icon starts playing the album
      - long touch a menu-item brings up the context menu (if available) - this allows you for instance to put songs/albums to the end of the current playlist
    • long touch the big album art on the right brings up the context menu for the current playlist item
    • full integration of 3rd Party Plugins and Logitech Apps: Last.FM, Spotify, Napster, Pandora, Queen, Album Review, Biography ...
    • album and songlist have an alphabetical index for faster navigation
    • you can see the current playlist for the current player under 'my music' (it's the playlist menu as known from the Squeezebox-Touch)
    • 'Screensafer Mode' (huge coverart, huge fonts in landscape and portrait) by tapping the cover art on the right
    • full Squeezebox-Settings menu: even change your alarms right from your iPad
    • support for authenticated servers
    • (optional) prevent sleep when playing



    Take your chance to vote for the next bigger feature of SqueezePad: http://forums.slimdevices.com/showthread.php?t=80575
    Last edited by bluegaspode; 2010-12-28, 20:23.
    Did you know: SqueezePlayer will stream all your music to your Android device. Take your music everywhere!
    Remote Control + Streaming to your iPad? Squeezebox + iPad = SqueezePad
    Want to see a Weather Forecast on your Radio/Touch/Controller ? => why not try my Weather Forecast Applet
    Want to use the Headphones with your Controller ? => why not try my Headphone Switcher Applet

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      #3
      Announcing SqueezePad - the first dedicated iPad App to controll your SqueezeBoxen !

      Nice. But is there a way to NOT have a rotated keyboard overlaying the server configuration screen? Auto correction is enabled on that entry field and mangles my URL and since it's behind that keyboard I can't keep it from doing so.
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      learn more about iPeng, the iPhone and iPad remote for the Squeezebox and
      Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
      at penguinlovesmusic.com
      New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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        #4
        Announcing SqueezePad - the first dedicated iPad App to controll your SqueezeBoxen !

        Ah, and could you add support for authentication?
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        learn more about iPeng, the iPhone and iPad remote for the Squeezebox and
        Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
        at penguinlovesmusic.com
        New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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          #5
          Originally posted by pippin View Post
          Nice. But is there a way to NOT have a rotated keyboard overlaying the server configuration screen? Auto correction is enabled on that entry field and mangles my URL and since it's behind that keyboard I can't keep it from doing so.
          Rotated keyboard? the keyboard never overlayed the textfield for me, but I'll have a look.
          Ah, and could you add support for authentication?
          Put on the next-bugfix-release-list.
          Did you know: SqueezePlayer will stream all your music to your Android device. Take your music everywhere!
          Remote Control + Streaming to your iPad? Squeezebox + iPad = SqueezePad
          Want to see a Weather Forecast on your Radio/Touch/Controller ? => why not try my Weather Forecast Applet
          Want to use the Headphones with your Controller ? => why not try my Headphone Switcher Applet

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            #6
            Originally posted by bluegaspode View Post
            Rotated keyboard? the keyboard never overlayed the textfield for me, but I'll have a look.
            It's always like that for me.
            I think the problem is you launch the App in landscape mode but the modal view is portrait yet the underlying windows are still in landscape.
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            learn more about iPeng, the iPhone and iPad remote for the Squeezebox and
            Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
            at penguinlovesmusic.com
            New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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              #7
              OK, found out about what it is, here's how to reproduce it:

              1. Turn your iPad to portrait.
              2. Enable rotation lock (that's it!)
              3. Launch SqueezePad.
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              learn more about iPeng, the iPhone and iPad remote for the Squeezebox and
              Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
              at penguinlovesmusic.com
              New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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                #8
                Interesting development... A little rough around the edges and lacking functionality, but quite usable already. I quite like the swipe navigation though the left menu. Maybe add room for some shortcuts somewhere? Long touch for getting back to 'Home' works well, but it would be nice to be able to quick-jump to other items as well.

                Using the Spotify plugin, album art is showing in the album lists (great!) - for some reason iPeng does not. Not too fond of using different font sizes in lists - kind of disturbs the clean user interface.

                Oh - and please lose that gradient background for something solid or greyish (or make it user configurable)...
                Last edited by RBM; 2010-07-20, 10:35.

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                  #9
                  lacking functionality
                  Shouldn't be worse than your Logitech Gadget . I'll do a poll this evening to ask for the next big features.

                  Originally posted by RBM View Post
                  Using the Spotify plugin, album art is showing in the album lists (great!) - for some reason iPeng does not.
                  Good to know ! Cover art should be present in all menus where the Logitech devices show them as well

                  Not too fond of using different font sizes in lists - kind of disturbs the clean user interface.
                  My wife said the same and suggested scrolling menu entries to keep the fontsizes. I then replied that it would mean two other nights of developing and that I wasn't sure if the result would look better. Other ideas than scrolling ?
                  Last edited by bluegaspode; 2010-07-20, 10:44.
                  Did you know: SqueezePlayer will stream all your music to your Android device. Take your music everywhere!
                  Remote Control + Streaming to your iPad? Squeezebox + iPad = SqueezePad
                  Want to see a Weather Forecast on your Radio/Touch/Controller ? => why not try my Weather Forecast Applet
                  Want to use the Headphones with your Controller ? => why not try my Headphone Switcher Applet

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                    #10
                    This is great!

                    I realized you were up to something when I saw the thread in the 3rd party plugins section earlier but I didn't expect something like this. Really great work, a lot better/more than I expected for an initial release.

                    I'm going to create a longer list of enhancement requests (and maybe some bug reports) a bit later, I just need to use it a bit more first.

                    Some bugs and other things I noticed immediately:
                    - Would be great to have a "back" button on the navigation menu, will make it more similar to other apps. I realized pretty fast that I have to be able to slide back but making the title as a back button can't hurt. I also think it would be a bit user friendly as sliding back sometimes misses, especially in lists which can be scrolled vertically.
                    - There seems to be some issues with the Custom Browse menus regarding album art that isn't perfect yet, have to investigate a bit more what differs compared to SqueezePlay and iPeng. I really happy they are working as good as they are though. The problem I saw was that I got album cover icons on track level but it showed the default album cover and not the real one. The standard browse menu track menus doesn't contain any album cover.
                    - Is there some way to show current playlist ?
                    - I'd love to have a portrait mode that showed big album cover and a bit larger text so it's visible from the couch 2-3 meters away.

                    Anyway, really great work, it's worth every cent, I'd definitely recommend this to anyone having an iPad. Just have to decide if I should give it a 5 or 4 star rating in the AppStore, I think I'll wait a bit to give you a chance to convince me it's worth a 5 through some bug fixing and enhancing it even further :-)
                    Erland Lindmark (My homepage)
                    Developer of many plugins/applets
                    Starting with LMS 8.0 I no longer support my plugins/applets (see here for more information )

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                      #11
                      For some reasons most Albums on Napster have no content. Some do.
                      This is with SBS 7.5
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                      learn more about iPeng, the iPhone and iPad remote for the Squeezebox and
                      Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
                      at penguinlovesmusic.com
                      New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by pippin View Post
                        For some reasons most Albums on Napster have no content. Some do.
                        This is with SBS 7.5
                        Test or production mysb.com?
                        Michael

                        "It doesn't work - what shall I do?" - "Please check your server.log and/or scanner.log file!"
                        (LMS: Settings/Information)

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by mherger View Post
                          Test or production mysb.com?
                          Prod.
                          ---
                          learn more about iPeng, the iPhone and iPad remote for the Squeezebox and
                          Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
                          at penguinlovesmusic.com
                          New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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                            #14
                            Very nice! I've been waiting for something like this since the iPad was announced. I find it quite fast and responsive. I've tried it controlling a Receiver, Boom, SB3, and SqueezePlay/Mac, playing from My Music, Pandora, Rhapsody, Slacker, and Radio Paradise. Everything works great.

                            Here are my comments and suggestions so far.

                            I'd like to see the following options:

                            Prevent display sleep when playing.
                            Darker background (perhaps with a texture).

                            The icon looks a little ratty on the iPad screen (the frame border is jagged). I'm also not a fan of lilac, or whatever that light purplish color is that's all over the place. :-)

                            I agree about using a consistent font size in lists, as suggested before. This bugs me on the Controller as well.

                            It would be nice to see the playlist count when relevant (X of YY).

                            In long alphabetized lists it would be handy to be able to jump to a given letter, as you can in the iPhone's iPod app.

                            I agree about providing an arrow for moving back on menus, as suggested before. The backwards swipe is not so obvious because the menu window doesn't move horizontally as you're starting to swipe. I like the behavior of the article window in Reeder, for example, where the window starts to move as you swipe back, but there's also a back arrow if you don't want to swipe at all.

                            I think it would be nice if the control buttons mirrored those of SqueezePlay. Whether or not you do this, it could behave like SqueezePlay and provide buttons for Shuffle and Repeat, except when using Pandora where these buttons are Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down, or when using Slacker where these buttons are Add Favorite and Remove Favorite. SqueezePlay also dims the Next and Shuffle buttons when there's only a single song in the playlist. The little "i" could go in the bar across the top to make room.

                            This is a real nitpick, but I think it would look better if the control button panel didn't run off the bottom of the screen.

                            The volume slider can be adjusted on a player where the digital output is fixed at 100% (but the slider of course has no effect).

                            And speaking of SqueezePlay again, it has icons for the top-level menu items that perhaps you could use.

                            If you hit search but don't enter anything and then press the button to hide the keyboard, I think the menu should go back instead of forward.

                            I'll certainly vote in any feature polls you post.

                            What is it about quality Squeezebox control and Berlin? :-)

                            Thanks!
                            Dave
                            Squeezeboxes: 3 (a.k.a. Classic), Duet, Boom

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by dem View Post
                              What is it about quality Squeezebox control and Berlin? :-)
                              Good SW developers here. Lots of Squeezebox users.

                              A friend of mine happens to be the original author of the Handheld skin, didn't learn about that until I had already made the iPeng App (although I think he was the person suggesting getting an SB in the first place and he was also probably not yet lining in Berlin when he did that skin).

                              It's a small world.
                              ---
                              learn more about iPeng, the iPhone and iPad remote for the Squeezebox and
                              Logitech UE Smart Radio as well as iPeng Party, the free Party-App,
                              at penguinlovesmusic.com
                              New: iPeng 9, the Universal App for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch

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