AppleInsider wrote: »
...but, as lifelong music lover, I can say that Apple Music is nothing short of phenomenal.
September is right around the corner. It's going to be interesting seeing how ?Music plays out over the next 2 months.
Using a command bar at the bottom is a good UI design practice for smaller apps, where the number of commands/features is limited to 5. Having multiple command bars in a single app, like in Apple Music, is a nightmare in terms of usability. As an end user you frequently hopping around to find the right button on the right command bar. And because hopping around does not go that easy in a multi layered command bar structure, this approach fails. Squeezing out the bugs of Apple Music won't help that much, the UI design will remain bad, especially for the iPhone.
The approach of the Google is better and easier to use. Remember, the app of AppleInsider also uses a hamburger menu
Apple's business model is stupid. I want free music. Did I mention Google Music is free? I love Google. Google is so awesome you guys. Everyone should try it. Did I mention it's free? Here, look at some more ads. Click 'em. Click as many as you like! That's a huge advantage for Google Music.
Nonsense. There is an even better and more free service called YouTube. All the music you like, and it is uber-free.
Let me just check who owns it...wait....Darn.
So, one more time: Yes, I know, people want to have all-yo-can-eat for FREE, online, offline, any line. What price? Please collect more of my data and sell it onward, I could not be happier. Free is the new Amendment to the Constitution. Adds? They do not count s price. And if I don't like it, I will find even freer music somewhere, just like good old Napster times. Who cares about artists anyway? Why they should earn money, when I can listen to it for FREE? Discovering new Artists, and giving them a platform for reaching a broader audience? Meh. Give me more Miley in Smartie-Dress, that's as deep as musical culture should go.
I think the topic goes way deeper than Apple Music vs. Google Play-Thingy.
Oh, and yes, Apple should fix the UI.
Together with the fact that you cannot keep your music local on your iDevice when you activate Music in the Cloud.
Interestingly enough, Facebook is now the more popular choice for personal posting of videos than YouTube, although I favor YouTube as it has lots of tutorials for the various software applications that I use daily (SolidWorks, GibbsCAM, and Inventor HSM Pro).
In particular, because the bars and UI elements are tiny compared to the rest of the screen estate. Too much crammed down there.
Example: How again do I get to the full album when playing all songs in random order? The tiny triangle on the top left? Ah, no pity. The ellipse on the bottom. Darn, Nope. Swiping? Hehe, not really. Ah, how could I have missed this intuitive way: Tap the triangle on the top, then the minuscule ellipse in the minuscule "player" above the tabs, and finally the shmall Album icon/current song info on the top of the pop-up menu.
And why on earth do I have to activate "Show music available offline" to hide the offline music? and why put this option in this completely unintuitive place.
And it's more of such things.
I thought FB is slowly on decline, and Instagram is the new FB.
I only saw that YouTube was declining relative to Facebook, but it may be that both are declining relative to Instagram.
john.b wrote: »
The number one single complaint I have with Apple Music is Apple's insistence on co-mingling purchased music with iCloud music in the same iTunes library. Until that's fixed, none of the other things matter.
The thing is, it was such a boneheaded design decision, and one that someone who was passionate about their music collection would never have made in the first place.
FB's growth is declining, but it's still growing (it hit 1B users in one day for the first time, so it doesn't seem to be declining as a whole), but it may or may not be because of Instagram; every service eventually hits a quasi saturation point in a country. In the US, it's possible FB is slightly declining.
Instagram is probably just a lot farther from saturation than some others.
Instagram would need to be 8 times bigger I think to be FB... And by that time, people would be bored with it and moved on to the new new FB... That's the circle of life. FB's doing pretty good actually this year; it's prospects are better than 2 years ago (when many were predicting doom and gloom).;
macky the macky wrote: »
You're forgetting... YOU are not Google's customer, you are its product.
Google fattens you up and pokes you with a stick now and then, and all you can think of is, "Free food."
Facebook owns Instagram don't they? Purchased them in 2012.
I was just referring to video uploads anyway.
I still pay for Google's, largely because it was first at the time, and I got in at the reduced $7.99 price.
As has been called out, I do think it has a better UI and navigation, you basically get their iTunes match for free, and the music videos if that's your thing. The biggest thing for is definitely the web platform concept, and using a simple web interface on my laptop or any device I may choose without having to install anything (eg my work machine). That beats the boondoggle we all know iTunes has become.
To Apple Music's credit, during the trial I have really used the Siri integration with my bluetooth headset a lot and it's quite convenient not having to mess with my 6+ to change music. Though I don't think that's worth the extra $2/month right now. I'll still keep iTunes match to supplement going forward though.
dugbug wrote: »
I dunno. If the song is available to me why distinguish?