18-02-2012 08:31 PM
Using Spotify Mobile Version 0.4.23 on iPhone 4 ios 5.0
Can anyone please confirm this when using the ipod multitasking controls (double clicking the home button twice). The controls cause annoying sound effects (beeping noises when playing/pausing/next/previous). I have tried this on other apps with no issues. This ONLY happens when the ipod controls are used in Spotify.
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19-02-2012 02:51 PM
many thanks for the confirmation jvanderb. I'm surprised this doesn't get more attention. Ipod controls are a great way to access your music without interrupting your workflow or having to background your app. I'm not even sure if these sounds effects are intended. It seems like such an easy fix.
19-02-2012 03:03 PM
The intention of these sounds is to give feedback what just happened if you use the remote control button on an Apple iPhone headset. It has long been a frustration for me to tell whether I just paused a track or if I switched to the next track, which just happened to start quietly. The fast forward/rewind commands are also almost impossible to tell if you made correctly without any feedback.
Unfortunately, it's not possible to tell from code whether remote control commands come from the multitasking dock, the headset remote, or any other remote control source (like Bluetooth); thus, I play them always. I've considered adding a setting, but the Settings view is already horrendously cluttered and I want to remove settings rather than add. However, if a lot of users really want to turn these sounds off, I could add such a setting.
19-02-2012 04:07 PM
hi nevyn, thanks for your reply. Your comments have left me a bit confused. Are you a coder for Spotify mobile? The "feedback" i'm referring to is very harsh on the ears. It completely ruins the listening experience when controlling the spotify mobile client via the ipod controls. If you are saying this is deliberate or designed with "accessibility" in mind, then please at least make it optional. No other music app exhibits this behaviour.
19-02-2012 04:27 PM
Yes I am, and and yes it is. I'll try to make or get better, less harsh sounds, and also try to find a good way to make the sounds optional. Thanks for the feedback.
19-02-2012 05:29 PM
19-02-2012 08:24 PM
I agree that it would be nice if the sound effects were optional. I don't mind them, but I can certainly understand why some would find them to be a nuisance.
20-02-2012 04:23 PM
20-02-2012 04:31 PM
I can certainly see the annoyance with AirPlay - I've never used it that way before, but that would be aggravating. I usually just use Airfoil on my computer for AirPlay so the battery on my phone doesn't die, so I never would have thought about that happening.