tangleweeds wrote:ryanheise wrote:OK, a question. What import options would people find most useful?
••• Open file on device •••
- Open file from phone's media library
- Transfer file from computer
- Download file from webpage
If I were to implement ONE of these, which one would be the most useful?
Open file on device.
Most of my apps open from the iTunes media library, but opening from iCloud files is nice too.
Excellent project, and I enjoy your language log experiments too!
Thanks for the encouragement! It makes me want to try even harder to achieve this impossible goal I had set for myself.
It was actually through those experiments that you referred to that I started experimenting with playing back clips at gradually increasing lengths, and I knew this was a really cool way to listen. I can't wait to convert this idea into something that I can do while out on my walks.
Adrianslont wrote:I’m an iPhone user and a Speater (similar to your project) user. Speater has access to any mp3 or video file I have transferred to my phone via iTunes. It’s very easy to open a file in Speater.
I will listen to file x normally using the iPhone music app and work with it intensively in Speater.
Importing a file via Dropbox or files seems to be duplicating processes? Wouldn’t that leave me with two copies of the same files in my phone?
That's what I suspected. I'd certainly like to make it as convenient as possible in every respect. I think I will still start with the file import option just during development so that I can get the app to a releasable stage quickly. At that point, Apple will let me start sharing the app with BETA testers, and from there I'll be able to actually try different things out and see how people like them.
For now, I can only do the Android internal release (although even that seems to be having delays as people who've tried clicking on the invite link are seeing a "Not found" error. It must take Google a few days for a new app to register in their systems and propagate to all of their servers.)
Since noone has actually been able to access it, I'll share here the current screenshot (in all its amazing glory):
Obviously this looks awful, but I have a plan and I'm sticking to it The big |X| is reserving the spot where I eventually want to display a waveform, and possibly text. As for the "A B C D" section labels, I have some ideas about how I want these to animate around when they get merged. Although really animations won't have any impact on the usefulness of the app, especially since I really intend for this app to be mostly used while the phone is in your pocket and you have your headphones plugged in. What I would like to maybe consider is for people who have smart watches, to display the transcript on the watch face, and allow the buttons on the watch to control going to the previous or next sentence. Or just with regular headphones that have the media controls, my intention is to be able to fully control the app through that so that the phone can stay in your pocket and you can enjoy your walk (while people stare at you strangely as you attempt to mimic the audio.)