I agree, much more responsive.
One minor usability glitch i’ve seen - on start-up in my case SA30 was pre-selected, however it’s not entirely intuitive, as than one need to tap on back button in upper left corner, to use the app. Tapping on pre-selected SA30 does nothing, so user might not know what to do, to start using the app.
I’m not sure I understand. Once you’ve selected the SA30 the first time, any subsequent launches should put you directly on the home screen. Have I misunderstood?
When you go to all tracks, the app has to fetch all items in batches of 30. For 20,000 tracks thats going to take a long time (2-3 minutes?) depending on your NAS/UPnP server, which is probably why you only have down to the letter G. I’d recommend using a service which supports UPnP search, for example MinimServer as this would help you find the track you’re looking for almost instantly.
Yes, you’re right. That’s just on first run after upgrade.
That behavior was caused by direct upgrade from old version to beta. Yesterday i had reset my phone (due to other reasons ) and installed ML from scratch. This time i was presented with device selection screen that worked as it should - chose UPNP SA30 and was taken directly to home screen.
But users can be puzzled on what to do, when running that app for the first time after upgrade, if they see what i had.
This issue sounds familiar actually. I think it is an issue on the Network module rather than the app, as it affects both iOS and Android. I believe this has already been fixed in the net code, but not publically released yet.
OK thanks for the update, we can try look into this.
There is a paid version of MinimServer, but it does have a free component, which frankly would be suitable for most users (including myself). I’m not sure what you mean about running on Android. You’d typically run MinimServer on a NAS drive or computer with all your music. What UPnP software are you currently using?
I noticed something again today that has been a problem for the last version aswell: it drains a LOT of battery. Had it on in the background for 5 hours and it drained 76% of the battery i have no idea how to change this but you might
Yes, I have noticed this. Not as drastically as you, but it’s definitely come to my attention. Performance/battery usage is the next high priority issue in the issue tracker.
I’d expect some battery drain for legacy UPnP products, where the app is the ‘brain’ for the playback engine, but for the SA30 and other products using our new networking platform the app shouldn’t be doing anything in the background. We can essentially shut the app down and just fetch the current state on startup.