iPhone [PROMO CODES] Mode Player - an alternative to Music.app

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by thenewperson, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. thenewperson, Oct 31, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2016

    thenewperson macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Hey everyone!

    I've been working for almost 4 months (after over a year of learning iOS dev) and here's my first app: Mode Player. It's an alternative to the music player and adds a few (I think) missing features to the music listening experience on iOS. Here are a few promo codes for you all to start with:









    Please share your thoughts (and leave a review), thanks!
  2. ya1950 macrumors regular

    Mar 29, 2009
  3. Cherice macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2016
    Took YR3ANJ7EH3JF, Thanks!

    Initial feedback, I REALLY like the look and feel! I've tried Cesium, Marvis, and currently use Ecoute but am always looking for a better alternative. Like the 3D Touch functionality and the minimalistic feel. Would love to see a dark theme and the ability to increase the font, but it really has potential. Great job!
  4. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

    Jessica Lares

    Oct 31, 2009
    Near Dallas, Texas, USA
    I took XEMKPNE44K6N, thank you. I'll add it to the wiki. That's REALLY cool that you made it so you just tap the artwork and it plays the one song, I am totally going to use that.
  5. tkukoc macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Wish I Was In Space!
    I took W7HFHMK6RN49, thank you. Love the player itself, no issues there. Only things I've noticed so far, if you recently purchased a movie for some reason your app shows it listed but it crashes when trying to play it. Obviously that is because this app is for music and not the movies, but I thought it was odd it does show films in the recent section. Also, if you flick the app away, the music keep playing and doesn't stop. I have to reopen and click on stop or use the default player built into IOS to do it. Other then that, everything is really nice! I'll probably use this as my default, it pulls all my Music Match files, no issues.
  6. gaanee macrumors 65816

    Dec 8, 2011
  7. thenewperson thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Thanks. For the movies thing, I'm definitely going to have to properly restrict things to music. In my last minute testing I did see iBooks (‽) showing up in search when the library was empty, but I didn't even bother checking how it would be handled. So thanks for that.

    As for the stopping of music, that's an iOS limitation. Music apps that work with your library are actually just remotes for the main app and can't stop music on their own (or rather are discouraged from, as it can actually be done) on quit.
  8. bnw99 macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2015
  9. thenewperson thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Hey everyone, v1.1 just got released and it includes a few new features (and bug fixes):

    - Ratings and 'Show In' functionality: you can now rate a song within Mode and view any playlists that contain that song. Unfortunately, ratings don't sync right now for iTunes Match and Apple Music subscribers.

    - Recent Playlists

    - A new look for Settings, plus the option to discard shuffle mode when the queue is changed

    - Option to shuffle collected songs instead of playing them in order

    Thanks a lot for checking it out!

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