After over a year in the making we finally have release XiiaLive v3! This is a huge update for us that contain a lot of changes and new features. We have tried hard to bring in all of your requests and at the same time keep the app uncluttered. We are very proud and happy to have gotten this far with XiiaLive V3. There where so many new features and changes now available on the free version that we decided it to rename it from XiiaLive Lite to XiiaLive and the paid version to XiiaLive Pro. Let me explain some of the main changes in V3.
Redesigned from the ground up!
XiiaLive has been completely rewritten. We have taken our programing and design skills to a whole new level. The code has been rewritten with a new architecture in mind for performance, reliability and efficiency. Also, the design of the user interface has been tweaked, redesigned and improved. The new app design is just beautiful.
One of the biggest and most important features of V3 is the stream reliability. Just about every single connection loss is due to; tower to tower switch, 3G to 4G radio switch or Wi-Fi to 3G/4G switch. We have created a smart reconnect feature that will automatically detect these drops and attempt to recover without interrupting playback. You should notice a huge different in the stream reliability but of course only with XiiaLive.
Time-shifting live radio
Yes, finally! You can now pause and seek back in time! We have designed a custom seek bar that displays couple key events as cue points; new metadata and connection errors. The metadata cue points are clickable and allow you to start playback right when the song started. The connection error cues let you know how the smart stream recovery is doing.
We figure sometimes it’s hard to find new stations so we created a scan feature. The scan feature mimics the SCAN feature a car stereo has except that you are scanning live internet radio. You simply go to the list with the stations you want to scan and swipe down on the menu bar to get the SCAN option.
New sort & filters
We have added sorting and filtering options for your favorite stations and songs. Now only did we include the filters on the station and song favorites but also on the searched stations. We have created filters that allow you to pick a range of bitrates or a quality of the stream without worrying about the audio format.
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