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Michael Sheldon (mike at mikeasoft dot com)

October 16, 2010

Libre Droid 1.4 Released
Mike @ 8:58 pm

I’ve just released a new version of Libre Droid onto the Android Market (also downloadable here: http://mikeasoft.com/~mike/libredroid-1.4.apk). The main changes in this release are:

  • Android 2.2 (Froyo) support – Previous versions didn’t work under Froyo due to the new streaming framework (libstagefright) not supporting HTTP redirection, so resolving the final URL is now handled by Libre Droid itself.
  • Ability to add custom tag stations – You’re no longer restricted to the preset tag stations so if you want to listen to female vocals, finger picked guitar, monkeys or anything else our music might be tagged with then you can create a dedicated station for it.
  • Support for playing a user’s loved station – All the music you’ve ever loved in one easy station.
  • Support for the community loved station – The Libre.fm community’s favourite music, this is a selection of all the music that’s ever been loved by any of our users with the most popular tracks playing most frequently.
  • New artwork.
  • Plus a few miscellaneous bug fixes.

New menu page in Libre Droid

Libre Droid playing some music

To access it directly on your phone either scan the QR code below or click on it from within your phone’s browser. Alternatively you can simply search for “Libre Droid” in the Android Market.

QR code for Libre Droid


August 5, 2009

Libre Droid
Mike @ 7:57 pm

Libre.fm

For the past few months I’ve been working on the Libre.fm music service. It provides Last.fm compatible APIs, allowing you to submit your listening habits and to stream creative commons music.

Over the past week I’ve put together an Android application called Libre Droid, allowing people to stream music from libre.fm directly to their Android mobile phones. Here’s a short video of it in action:

It’s now available for download (for free) from the Android marketplace, scan the image below with your phone (or click it in your phone’s browser) to download it:

Alternatively if you don’t have access to the marketplace (e.g. if you’re using Android on an unofficial platform like the OpenMoko phones) you can download the package directly from: http://mikeasoft.com/~mike/libredroid-1.2.apk


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