Before you Install…
Yes it’s free and will never have ads. With v2.0 we’ll do a free w/ paid upgrade.
Most of the features we have planned for this year require permission (auto-sync, streaming). We even had to ask for camera permissions so we could have a camera shortcut on the lock screen. It’s easier to ask now than later, and changing permissions midway stops auto-updates from happening.
We don’t use your social media data for anything.
None for now.
Long-click any song, artist, or title listed in the library for editing options.
Long-click any song, artist, or title in the list. Select “Add…” to add to playlist, then select “New…” to create a new playlist.
That’s part of the 2.0 release..
While these feature are important, there are free Android apps that can do that. We recommend you use Cover Art Grabber and Simple Last.fm Scrobbler until we can catch up.
We’re not interested in that. We did something similar with our previous project, Mixwit. That feature almost got us into trouble and we had to shut down. We don’t want to go through that experience again.
Google does not provide an official API for us to replace the lock screen. We’re doing our best to hack around it by doing some clever things, but unfortunately it will always be a little slow until Google provides developers with the tools to do this the right way.
Cloudskipper has EQ functionality for Android 2.3+ devices. Android 2.2 and earlier didn’t include the AudioFX library, so a separate DSP library (such as FFmpeg) would have to be used and will take a while to implement.
That’s actually what we started on from the beginning. Most of that works but it’s not finished. After launching Cloudskipper on Android we discovered we need to cover essential mobile features first.
Once we get HD Widgets out the door, we’ll add more Cloudskipper widgets.
Yes, that’s part of the 2.0 release.
It works ok, but it’s not really designed for it yet.
- editable playlists and mixes
- landscape view
- tablet view
- night / dark theme
- folder & file management
- EQ, bass boost
- notification bar controls
- sleep timer
- 24-hour time in lock screen
- album art finder
- sync / streaming
- party mixes
- more widgets (including car widget)
- more-interactive full player
- edit tags / ID3
We started Cloudskipper a few years ago. Originally, it was supposed to be like Boxee and make it easy to access and play all of your cloud media services in one place. Now we’re looking at it as a way to fly among your cloud media services and/or skip them and host your own.
When I first thought of the term Cloudskipper, I expected it was an existing brand of airplane, so it just stuck for us visually.