No need to say Astro player is very good one.
Though interface could be better.
So I'd like to share my ideas how it could be improved.
I hope I'll find time to create design for a new skin... or maybe even for the new interface.
Hopefully with the help of other users and Astro Player's team it will come into the real life.Graphic style.
I'd like to see AP clean clear and minimal. Otherwise it can look more as system application.
See images below.The functionality of the interface.
All options should be available via menu as they are currently.
But the skins should have a clear distinction between playback control functions and playlist/bookmark control.
The distinction between music player and book-reader would be even better.
In music player mode you need to control playlists: Create new ones, reorder current, delete/add tracks, shuffle, repeat, use EQ... mabe something else.
Bookmarks and skipping some seconds IMHO are pretty useless here. To skip part of the song - progress bar is enough.
But bookmarks and precise skipping are priceless for a book-reader.
So they go to the book-reader skin.
Here are some quick mock-ups.
Some icons are missing so far.
They will be in place as time goes
.Skin with minimal rework of the current interface.
It can be improved to resemble more HTC sense interface.
The problem with this skin - it requires lots of work to become really nice.
Now IMHO it is somewhat better than current one. But just a little. It will take a lot of time to make it real eye candy. The later skins are easy to make. IMHO they look really good. And the is little need for further work.
Just add missing icons an you're done. Minimal skin. Music playerMinimal skin. Book-reader
How do you find these ideas and this graphic style ?
Is that possible to implement second and third skins?