byjoaadl25-11-201211:28 AM - edited 29-11-201205:37 PM
To all Spotify desktop users out there:
There should be collapse buttons on main/apps and collection just like on the playlists. This would make it easier to choose what you want higlighted. It is also a problem on laptop and other monitors with a 16/9 ratio where there is limited vertical resolution.
From a die-hard Spotify user with at least 3 years premium account.
Android, Desktop (Windows 7 and 8), Squezzebox, XBMC all connected.
Cross-fade playback. The PS3 has it and it works really well blending the tracks together. Don't know whether its possible for you guys but would definitely be a fantastic addition.
Dynamic Normalising. Some tracks are louder than others, namely those that were produced a couple of decades ago.
Customisable Equaliser. Another great feature that could enhance the tracks we listen to.
DJ application. Feature and application that allows the user to actively mix tracks together DJ style.
Full mobile experience. Screens are plenty big enough nowadays, desktop layout on mobile? Much love.
I'm just suggesting ideas here, obviously don't know whether its actually possible to integrate them into a streaming app.
Been a premium subscriber for 6+months, great service though potentially lacking feature wise. An example is PowerAmp, probably the best mobile based music player, packed with equalisers and everything.
With loads of features Spotify would be the obvious choice.
I want to pluck the Browser-style Back/Forward buttons that are available on Desktop version and drop them smack somewhere into mobile version.
i.e. I want the ability to hop Back to the previous song played when it was on a previous playlist- not just back to previous song on current album or playlist- and by extension, the ability to hop Back to that previous playlist.
This modest improvement to functionality could be effected by:
Adding the ubiquitous left/right back/fwd triangle buttons to edges of current area containing REW |<< and >>| FFW
Adding said buttons as a transparent overlay that appears somewhere on top of the album cover
Adding Back/Forward functionality to the options that get called up in dark grey overlay that shows when small i button is activated
I prefer option 3. because it's least disruptive to current UI, the simplicity of which I really enjoy. If users howl for the function to be more front and center then someone on payroll can figure out a solution, I have no doubt.
Option 1. would have a crowding effect. One thing I love about Spotify mobile is the clean and simple feel of the design.
Option 2. would look clunky, and some users may regard that album cover area as inviolable.
'Back' is a great way to not lose track of songs and artists that I haven't yet starred or added to a playlist while I'm discovering new music on desktop version, or just handy for general navigation. Not having this functionality on mobile results in a few additional, frustrating clicks and swipes to go Back when I want to. (Changed my mind about Chief Keef playlist, let's go back to A Day to Remember!) This is exacerbated when playlists are mysteriously cloning themsleves at night like Gremlins.
P.S. If somehow this in there already and I'm just too daft to have noticed it... stellar! Point me in that direction and I'll gladly pipe down.
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