New material design
It would be good to give Podcast addict a fresh new design with google material design. This would probably also enhance customer experience and boost app downloads.
Edit: Podcast Addict v3.0 is now available on the Play Store. Please contact me in case of an issue so I can fix it ASAP
I just started working on the v3.0
This new version will have a lot of technical modifications to prepare future features of Podcast Addict (Android TV, Android Auto, Android wear, …)
I won’t change the whole app design, but I will do some layout modifications to add a small ‘material design’ touch to the app.
It will integrate better on device running Android 5.0
Please join the beta program so you can test the new version and give me some feedback.
Edit: The first beta should be available in the next hour
Podcast Addict v3.0 new beta has just been published with a new podcast search engine and search result UI.
It should be live in one hour or so.
Please try the new search engine and let me know if you prefer the new UI.
Feel free to try the beta.
You will see that the dark theme remains and that the modifications are light and improve the overall design and readability of some screens.
I will add a light theme in a future version but I will always keep the dark one ;)
Please, DO NOT change the design of this nice software. I have bought it also for dark color scheme.
Once you joined the community you need to press on the link which gives you access to the beta, you you will have the update through the Play store. Make sure to use the same google account for the community and the Play store
Leandro Rio commented
I joined community on Google+, but the version for testing is not available to me. What other criteria for access?
The app sought does not exist
The app developer is not performing tests at the time
You are not qualified to participate in the test program.
Yes a test version has been released on the beta channel.
Please follow the instructions in order to get it:
Leandro Rio commented
Have a test version was released ? If not , you inform us as soon as it comes out of the oven ?
It looks like the 1st beta of Podcast Addict v3.0 should be available in a couple of hours top.
Please give me some feedback about the layout update.
PS: this is work in progress
@Ivan I'm not aware of any lag even though I'm using the app daily on a low end device.
There's no work on the UI thread except for the display itself.
Please send me an email in case of an issue so I can help you (Settings/Feedback)
Was that april fools joke?
I mean it sounds so if you will change just layout cause app pretty often lags a lot, like there is a lot of missed frames and work in main thread.. I hope underhood logic will be improved as well not just cosmetics directly visible on screenshots.. Thanks
I don't think I will add any transition or custom effect in the v3.0.
I will just improve a couple of screen layouts, and change some icons/colors.
It will look better than the current version, but it's just a first step that I have to take now in order to access some of the new features Android 5 API.
Feel free to give some feedback once the beta is available.
Great news !
I'm not expecting those crazy activity transitions, but just a coloured statusbar, the new ToolBar and a few ripple effets are easy to implement, and makes a big difference.
Instructions to join the beta program are available here: https://podcastaddict.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/253911-how-to-join-the-beta-program
The beta will be available in a couple a weeks
Peter Coster commented
Xavier, I would be happy to try the beta out. Can you provide links or instructions to access on this thread when available?
@n8n @alejobd @James, ...
I don't intend to change the whole app design. I will just do small layout improvements.
The navigation will remain the same.
In order to integrate new features I have to compile with the latest Android API which breaks the current app design (color changes, ...)... therefore the material design 'update' ;)
I'd love a material design layout. I understand this is a lot of work. Could you, at least, given the option of having notifications with the material design style? All my other apps have a white background on the notification bar but this one. Thanks
ugg, no... please . function first. i want it to work, i don't want a 'google experience' using the app. why does everyone want an 'experience' these days? go outside if you want an experience, don't get it from your phone. down vote. do your thing, not google's.
trying to make the switch from pocket casts to this, but the UI really needs an overhaul. Hoping it's not far off.
I couldn't agree more with James: this is a functional app, not a fashion/trendy/all-looks-and-no-substance one.
I'm tired of material design updates (and all new and "improved" look/interface updates, in general) that ruin perfectly good apps.
I'll downvote this if I could
Peter Coster commented
I love this App, but I agree a more intuitive interface would be great. Having recently downloaded and used the Plex app, this App could learn something from that UI. I would be happy to pay for a "Skin" that improves this as there seem to be people who like the existing one. Also thanks for responding below/above Xavier