timgriff84 wrote: »
Its been a few years since Ive used the remote app. Did the iPad version look like itunes before?
Im surprised how similar they both are, given that ones for touch and the others a mouse. Apples said a lot about UIs needing to be different, so it seems odd that the iPad screen shot looks almost identical to itunes on osx.
hydr wrote: »
This does not look like IOS7 UI. Looks nothing like the iPod player in IOS7.
They also missed the iTunes Radio control.
They should include headphone support. Say you play a movie on Apple TV, and you use Remote and your IOS device to use headphones wirelessly. Should work with multiple users as well.
Apple need to get a handle on Remote.
richard4339 wrote: »
Biggest issue I had was that it wouldn't find any of my existing libraries. I had to delete and re-add them.
Darker than what? It looks very similar to the shades of blue used for the Safari and Mail icons, or the Weather, or the App Store, or Keynote. If anything they should have made it a different shade of blue just to help it stand out.
There's a lot wrong and missing in this version.
2. The colors for the track information and the time remaining bar are very odd. They are somehow based on the album cover, but they also fade from one color to another. This makes the information much harder to read.
Welcome to iOS7!
1. I can't find iTunes Radio. It still controls iTunes Radio if I start it from my computer, but there's no way to start it from my iPod Touch.
iTunes Radio is in the Music app, not the Remote app. Open the Music App and you will find iTunes Radio, with all the stations you created.
This app is great on the iPhone. But on the iPad? Holy shit.
I don't understand. Does Apple not give a shit about their iPad apps anymore? Or any level of optimization? The app is buggy garbage on an iPad Air. Try to launch it, then rotate the screen. It cab barely manage a frame between rotations. Click settings on top right, and scroll through that short list. Stuttery and choppy as hell. On an A7, on a stock iPad Air.
I'm not sure which possibility is worse: That the developers didn't do enough testing (by enough testing, I mean 30 seconds) to notice these obvious, consumer facing performance issues that are reminiscent of a pre-alpha product, or if they DID notice them, but decided to release the app anyway. It's not like there was some hard launch deadline- they could have taken any time that was needed to fix the issues and polish it a tad. This kind of shit is not what I expect from Apple- I know their standards are higher, which is why I have trouble getting my head around this. There's no excuse for the older version of this app running smooth as silk on an iPad 2, then being a choppy mess 3 generations later. Apple has been firing on all cylinders on the hardware/design/engineering front. On the software side? I'm noticing some things that are disconcerting. Hopefully it's temporary.
Good for you. Apple doesn’t care. Nor do hundreds of millions of others.