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    BlueMuze, a bluetooth music and playlist sharing program, now on the Android Market

    Trial: https://market.android.com/details?i...acket.bluemuze


    About BlueMuze

    You don’t have to be a fan of the movie High Fidelity to remember the 80s and 90s culture of making mixtapes for friends.

    Handwritten lists on the back of cassettes, CDs adorned with sharpie titles — these things probably seem like distant memories in the digital age.

    But our desire to share music that inspires us, that makes us laugh, that moves us, never left. It’s just the technology that surrounds how we interact with music, that has changed so rapidly.

    BlueMuze aims to help bring back this ability. Transfer custom-made playlists, and the music files/MP3s that go with them, directly to your friends.

    Select some songs, put them in the order you want, give your playlist a name, then send it to a friend.

    You will only ever need the Trial version to receive music from someone else.

    To send music, you can use either the trial or full version but the trial is limited to 60 days and to sending 7 songs at a time.

    Thanks and please enjoy/post feedback/etc!
    03-05-2011 01:58 PM
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    3 updates since this original post

    - New mini audio player for the Selection, Arrange and Bluetooth screens
    - It should be much easier to preview music in order with the new mini audio player
    - Complete rewrite of the Bluetooth reconnection code
    - Connections should be signifigantly more stable now and able to recover much better from any disconnections
    - Fixed rare bug with multiple dialogs popping up

    - New 3-tier caching system for the selection screen
    - Should get up to 90% faster loading times

    - lots of bugfixes and bit of performance tuning for the drag and drop screen.

    Will probably be one more feature added then 1.0 will be official in the next release or the one after.

    Here's a screenshot of the new audio player and you can see it's #5 in the playlist order:

    03-06-2011 07:20 PM
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    update 0.9.7

    - Lots of new features on the Arrange screen media player
    - Move items to first, last, up, down or remove them
    - This offers an alternative to drag and drop for arranging songs
    - New feature to show selected only, deselected only, or all
    - New feature where BlueMuze will better "remember" your selections from one screen to the next
    - This should make it much easier to make selections, arrange them, and go back and change your selections without losing the order
    - A few misc. bugfixes

    Screenshots of the updated media player, and new selection options in the bottom menu:

    03-09-2011 10:51 PM
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    - Beta is now over. More features in progress though
    - More improvements on remembering selections and play order from one screen to the next
    - New quick-view for playlists
    - New Auto-select preference for playlists
    - New "toast" hints to highlight features
    - Hints can be disabled in the preferences
    - Fixed rare FCs occurring after inactivity
    - Fixed a typo

    Screenshots of the new features: playlist quick-view and "toast" hints

    03-20-2011 01:40 AM
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    1.2.0 released
    - NEW: Transfer over WiFi (full version)
    - WiFi transfers can be 5-20 times as fast as Bluetooth
    - New Preferences
    - Auto-disable WiFi when sending with Bluetooth
    - Auto-disable Bluetooth when sending with WiFi (full version)
    - This will make transfers for the free version and full version fast and more stable
    - Hints now turned off by default, can be enabled in preferences.
    - Reduced file size of the app
    03-29-2011 09:15 AM
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    PLEASE NOTE: This is a required upgrade for continued compatibility
    Due to adding the genre info in songs BlueMuze will no long be compatible with older versions

    - NEW: Sort by and search by genre
    - NEW: Playlist backup and restore to SD (BETA)
    - Improved UI and graphics
    - Improved reliability, stability & security of WiFi connections (Full Version)
    - Removed 60 day trial time limit. Trial does not expire now
    04-18-2011 07:44 PM
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    Have put out a few updates recently with a lot of "under the hood" improvements/fixes and a few new graphics

    -Improvements in Wi-Fi stability
    -Minor Bluetooth improvements
    -Added playlist backup to individual playlists
    -Fixed a selection bug where selections were remembered incorrectly
    -Improved Instructions

    -Fixed a bug related to media scanner
    -Changed preferences slightly
    -Minor graphics fixes
    -Fixed a performance related bug

    -Fixed FC that happend after prolonged inactivity
    -Big improvements to playlist backup-restore
    -Some new graphics
    -Some optimizations related to the internal media DB
    05-19-2011 06:07 AM
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    1.4.4 update is out
    - Changed some preferences
    - Some stability improvements
    - Rare FCs being looked into
    06-16-2011 04:11 AM
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    - EXPERIMENTAL: New option to let the phone sleep during transfers in the settings - should save a lot of battery life
    - NEW: Manual Wi-Fi connections
    - NEW: BlueMuze will remember the last IP connected to for manual connections
    - Wi-Fi stability & performance improvements
    - Bluetooth pairing improvements
    - Bluetooth Name, Mac address, and Wi-Fi IP now shown to user
    - Removed hard to see dark colors from menus
    - Misc bug fixes
    - New permissions relate only to Wi-Fi stability improvements
    07-07-2011 01:29 PM
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    1.4.7 is out

    -Bugfix release
    -Major rewrite of playlist backup/restore & folder handling
    -This should address most issues users may have been seeing
    -Fixed an issue with Bluetooth connections faililing on first try
    -Fixed an issue with Wi-Fi manual connections

    As always if you have any issues please email me and let me know!

    Note: the playlist backup & restore is still in beta as a feature. Please let us know if you have any problems whatsoever. Please be sure to make extra backups of playlist files to you PC (just in case)

    known issues:

    1) Playlists created in Google Music Beta are not visible in BlueMuze.

    - Unfortunately there is little we can do for this issue. All 3rd party music apps have this problem. This is because Google hides the playlists it creates.

    We urge you to please write Google and ask them follow their own "open data" policies and allow playlists to be seen by other apps. To learn more about Google's own policy, visit this Google website: the Data Liberation Front

    2) Playlists use a forward slash / as a folder separator.

    This is not a bug but rather the default folder separator for Android. However we hope to add a tool to help with converting files for the desktop in the future.
    08-11-2011 08:15 AM