Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A preliminary review of the new Music app in iOS 8.4

On Tuesday, Apple released the first beta of iOS 8.4 , you can download the developers registered on the iPhone Developer Standard and Enterprise Program. The main innovation is the new update music player with an improved design, global search and built-in mini-player.

The first thing you notice after the launch of the player - a new section "Recently Added", he appeared in the tabs My Music, Playlists, and Radio. Here displays cover the tracks that were recently added to the library.
The app makes it easy to find out which track would be the next option thanks to «Up Next». Like a player in iTunes, you can change the playback order, add new songs or skip tracks.When listening to music at the bottom of the screen displays the mini-player. It shows that listens and allows the user to control playback.
Playlists in new music got customized user cover. Compositions that are not on the device, you can listen directly from iTunes, or "make available offline".
According to numerous requests from users in the application includes a global search function. As with Spotlight, it can be called from anywhere in the player. The function allows you to find any track from a local directory or music service Apple. We should also note enhanced support for gestures: Now switch tabs, hide and show the player can be conventional swipe across the screen.
Despite the large-scale redesign of Music, the next new music service Apple Beats in it is not revealed yet. It is expected that Apple will officially unveil the service at a conference for developers WWDC 2015 in early June.