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    Senior Member pippin's Avatar
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    iPeng on iPad - How should it look like?

    I do have some ideas of my own, but they are still in fledgling state.

    So what do you think: How should we fill that big screen?

    My first takes:

    - Landscape mode. OK, No-brainer. Apple requires this.
    - Playlist and NowPlaying always visible. Simple in Landscape mode, how to do in portrait
    - Big Artwork: Always or as a "screen saver"? How Big? Bet none of you have 768x768 artwork. iTunes provides up to 600x600, is this the size?
    - Players permanently accessible. How?
    - Visualizers?
    ...?
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    Silly question - could we test the App on a MacBook to be able to come with input ?
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    Senior Member pippin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim.T View Post
    Silly question - could we test the App on a MacBook to be able to come with input ?
    No
    It's an iPhone App.
    I was even, for a moment, thinking about making a big-screen version of the web-skin plugin to test out things...
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    I agree, 600x600 artwork to match iTunes (and also albumartexchange.com) would seem to be sensible.

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    Dedicated buttons for play, pause, next, random, etc on the same page.

    Take advantage of the real estate to put everything on one screen instead of having to swipe.

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    can only recommend http://www.balsamiq.com/products/mockups for testing
    It also contains IPhone Backgrounds and you can try it online ...

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    Certainly the display of good sized cover art is the number one appeal. 600x600 is the standard at album art exchange - which is where I first go to seek covers these days. Perhaps we'll also one day get the ability to incorporate other artwork into a dynamic "now playing" screensaver (eg back cover, liner notes, artist photos) Add something like cover flow album selector to take advantage of the touch interface. You might consider using the remaining real estate on the screen to show potentially; lyrics, bio, next song on playlist as well as basic controls. Seems to me the combination of eye-candy and a fast intuitive touch interface would be very attractive. Thanks Pippin. (if you did update the iPeng skin for SBS using a landscape mode etc - I'd be using it already - only wish I was smart enough to help with code).
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    How about making it EXACTLY like the squeezbox touch interface - look and function, so a new interface will not have to be learned. Also keep a look that looks like the existing iphone/itouch interface for continuity with those folks.
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    Senior Member pippin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by linvale View Post
    (if you did update the iPeng skin for SBS using a landscape mode etc
    ? Doesn't that work anymore? Then SKIN used to have a landscape mode (for the browse screens), it's the app that doesn't have that.
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    Senior Member pippin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrfuda View Post
    How about making it EXACTLY like the squeezbox touch interface - look and function,
    Over.my.dead.body!

    Quote Originally Posted by jrfuda View Post
    Also keep a look that looks like the existing iphone/itouch interface for continuity with those folks.
    No what? That's pretty much the opposite of your first statement.
    Plus, iPod can do waaaay less than SBs so little help here.
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    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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