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I'm taking a few minutes to offer some feedback about the updated version of XiiaLive because it's the single most used app on my Android device. It's really important to me.
First I want to say that I think the new feature set is great. I want to make that clear so that you don't think I'm just here to criticize.The new features are great
However, the user interface took a serious step backwards. Navigation through the features, menus, etc. is much less intuitive.While the recording buffer is a terrific feature, it's taking up a ton of real-estate when it is being used and appears to be impossible to hide when its use isn't needed.
Lots of controls for navigating, adding favorites or tagging have gone from big and easy to small and fussy. I use XiiaLive almost every minute that I'm in my car and it's become significantly harder to operate. Some things, like connection status have become so small that they're now virtually useless to me in that environment.
This all brings me to my last and main complaint...the new skins. They're dreadful First, the "original" skin *isn't*...and it doesn't even function in landscape mode...the mode I use. Second, the use of fine-lined fonts and extremely low contrast themes is a big problem. Take Favorites on Classic Dark. A dark gray background with secondary information in increasingly tinier fonts in various shades of gray?
You need to put some thought into themes that are truly usable in the environments your customers use your product.
I doubt that I can find a better product. I don't want to even go looking. If these issues aren't addressed, I will have to. As good as the new features are, the interface went from invisible to frustrating.
Oh, also, possibly connected to the new playback buffer...I'm getting intermittent blasts of garbled audio. That's new,
Thanks for your attention.
Thanks for your feedback! We always like to hear app users comments! :)
The recording feature is currently not completed... The bar you see allows you to time-shift live radio. It also allows you to click cue points of starting song to skip or replay really fast right where a new song is starting. For this reason we believe it deserves the space it has.
The fav/tag buttons are now all over the place so that it is easy to tag/fav from any place where you see a song or a station. However, I do understand your concern where the player now has smaller less intuitive buttons to tag and add stations to favs. Have you tried using the "Original skin"? Currently only portrait has the old design. Landscape will hopefully be added later on. What particular device are you using? I'm wondering why possible the status text is too small...?
The skins will most likely be getting small tweaks here and there to improve it's contrast and design. Also, we will possibly be creating a more car friendly design soon.
Garbled audio issue has been fixed v3.0.0.02 :)
1. Do you have station X on your radio directory?
2. Can you add station X to the radio directory?
3. Can you modify station X?
4. How can I add/broadcast my own radio station to the radio directory.
5. Why is station X no longer searchable?
1. You can check if station X is on the directory by going to shoutcast.com and doing a search there. If you can find it than you should be able find it under XiiaLive.
2. No, Please see answer 1.
3. We can't modify stations.
4. You can easily add your own radio station to the SHOUTcast directory using the following tools. http://www.shoutcast.com/broadcast-tools
5. Some particular stations go offline do to a few typical reasons. One, they are pirated station and sometimes are taken down but they usually return after few hours or days. Two, they are simple down for maintanance and might come back up soon. Most the time you can count on the station returning.
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EQ doesn't work. The EQ settings is shown empty with an error message. This EQ bug happens to only a few devices running an specific Android version. We have tried just about everything to resolve this issue but had no luck. After some research everything points to a bug with Android OS.
With your help we are going to continue to investigate and see if we can resolve the issue with a legit or hacky fix. Our best bet for fixing this issue will be creating our own EQ from scratch. The good news is that we do have plans to create our own EQ and that should resolve the EQ bugs once and for all.
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