iPhone Remember the game Music Quiz on iPods? Why not on iPhone?

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  1. Pooshka macrumors 65816

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    It was such a cool music game. Loved to test my knowledge of my 1000-song library. With touchscreen, this game would absolutely rock. Could any of you, dear developers, develop it, pretty please. :D
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I hadn't thought about this, but now that you mention it, I am pretty surprised no one has done this yet.

    Could it be that only Apple could make a version that can play Fairplay DRM songs? If so, that might explain the lack of developer interest in the project.
     
  3. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    I don't think Apps from the App Store are allowed to access your Musical Library.
     
  4. Pooshka thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure Apple could have done it for us no sweat. :rolleyes:
     
  5. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    if its really that important to you, jailbreak.
     
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    Buzzer sure is fun...
     
  7. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    I completely forgot about Music Quiz. I used to use it a lot when I had my 20GB iPod 4th gen.
     
  8. Memx macrumors member

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    lol

    kk well it may be about a year later, lol, u guys a probably way past this now, but they have made a music quiz for iphone/ipod touch.
    just type in music quiz in ur APP STORE or in iTunes and it'll come up with a few.
    The best, i'd say, is TUNES QUIZ.
     
  9. labman macrumors 604

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    Your looking for this!

    one of my favorite games and the Dev came on here recently updated and improved. Music Library Quiz :D
     
  10. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    With a flexible UI, you could do a lot of neat stuff like matching the album art to the song playing and so on, instead of just matching song with title.
     
  11. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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    They must be able to. Try TuneWiki. It shows song lyrics as it plays tunes from your library. It lets you look through the library by artist, album, playlist etc.

    Maybe it's just accessing the ipod app by the backdoor (as it can play in the background).

    However it does it, there must be a hook somewhere for developers to access your library.
     
  12. TMar macrumors 68000

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    I don't think they can access the library but they can control the native ipod app.
     
  13. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    I thought Devs had APIs since 3.0 that gave them access to the iPod music library?
     
  14. TMar macrumors 68000

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    Take tonewiki for example. It can access the the library for track information for artist, title and so forth. They have the API's for view the library and the API's to control the ipod but I don't believe they can play music files natively.
     
  15. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Are you sure?

    I thought some games had built-in music control UIs
     
  16. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I thought of this one too. I didn't use the original, but this works well on the iPhone.
     
  17. TMar macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, they have UI's to control the ipod that playing in the background. I'm not going to say I'm 100% sure but I'm fairly sure.
     
  18. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Wait, so what's the difference?

    All a music quiz game would need is the ability to read the tag info and play back the music, no?
     
  19. bob616 macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it is definatly possible devs have access to the music library with 3.0
    Maybe I should make it :rolleyes:
     
  20. moremobilejanus macrumors newbie

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    Previous postings are correct - developers have had access to the music library since the release of 3.0. Not the digitized music itself, but to the song meta data like titles etc etc and the ability to play it back. Hence the proliferation of music quiz apps like the 2 mentioned above but there are many more. Including mine called "Name My Tune" which I happen to like best, but obviously I'm a bit biased.
    http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=323409488&mt=8

    FYI: New version in review - setting added to EXCLUDE playlists from game play (for those that have audio that shows up as songs but aren't really songs)


    Thanks for listening!
     
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    It looks really nice. Will it also work for music that you store in the cloud or only for local music? I'm not storing any music on my iPhone itself.
     
  23. NicholasArduini macrumors newbie

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    Thanks I really appreciate that. It will definitely work for music stored in the cloud or Apple Music playlists which are also stored in the cloud. I spent a lot of attention to this because I know many people don't store all their music locally or they may want to try some music they found on Apple Music. The only caveat is of course depending on your internet connection, each song may take some time to load. This can become frustrating if you have to wait a few seconds for every song, but the points count down will not decrease until the song has started playing. I have also made it free in celebration of WWDC 2016, so give it a try and if you don't like it you can always delete it with no money invested.
     
  24. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It doesn't play nice with my non-square album artwork. :(

    Is it supposed to randomly start playing music otherwise when you're not playing a game (it's shuffling)? I like it, just didn't know if that was intended or if it's a weird thing in iOS 10. Will stick it on my iPod Touch.
     
  25. NicholasArduini macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorry about the non square album artwork hopefully I can manage something in a future update but with all different sizes of artworks its difficult to fit 4 together and I am not a fan of cropping them, but that may just be me. As to the randomly playing music if I understand correctly yes lol its a feature not a bug. If the music player is active and a song is currently paused on your device resuming the app will play which ever song was just currently playing. This is useful when you leave the app during a game it will pause the game and song and you can resume once you come back in and the music will start playing again. There is also an update in the works just waiting for apples approval with some bug fixes causing crashes, minor improvements, and some cool new features.
     

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