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Picus Audio Player is the ultimate music player for Android devices. It supports numerous audio formats, high quality audio effects which gives excellent listening experience and an intuitive and a quick UI for managing music library on Android (2.1 and above) devices.

 
Playback Screen
 
  • Playback Sceen holds all most commonly used controls. This allows users to perform playback operations quickly with minimum operations. Playback screen is divided into five blocks: A Large cover art, top bar, effects bar, controls bar and bottom bar.
  • Large cover art area has a true spectrum analyzer and supports gesture control on it. Swipe left and right to navigate tracks and touch spectrum analyzer to show or hide it. Cover Art can also be downloaded readily by a long press.
  • Bottom area allows users to quickly change repeat playlist, shuffle and elapsed time seek bar which allows fast seeking operations.
  • Controls area contains large play button, track navigation controls and folder navigation controls. It also contain little sleep timer icon which is displayed when sleep timer is set.
  • Effects area holds the quick button to turn on/off various audio effects like stereo widening, reverb, tone and graphic equalizer.
  • Top bar area contains track metadata information updated every 5 seconds and two buttons one for adding currently playing track to favorite list and other for displaying various playlist options like all tracks, by artist, etc…
 
Effects Bar
 
GEQ icon will open Graphic Equalizer UI. GEQ Ui has toggle button to quickly turn on or off GEQ effects, Equalizer bars with their frequency value and text display of bar levels. It also displays true spectral response as graph. User can select any EQ preset by touching/pressing the EQ preset name. User can create custom preset by adjusting EQ bars and save it by pressing save preset button. User can remove EQ preset by pressing delete preset button.
Tone icon will open Bass and Treble UI. Tone settings will allow user to change the bass and treble values by circular knob button. It also displays current level of bass and treble effect.
Car icon The feature is coming soon.
Stereo widening icon is toggle button to turn on or off the stereo widening effect
Reverb icon will open selection menu with available reverberation environment effects.
   
 
Playlist Selection
  • Playlist selection menu will be displayed when user touches the playlists button located on top bar of the Playback screen. Playlist selection menu contains following playlists.
  • Now playing… displays list of currently playing tracks.
    • Now playing screen has a special movable list item (track) to change the play order of tracks by hold and drag on cover art. Selecting any other track will start its playback.
    • Title Bar of Now playing screen shows name of playlist and total track count in playlist.
    • Now playing screen also contains Resume bar in bottom part. Resume bar is a shortcut to return to playback screen. It displays icon for playlist, title of track, playlist name and icon for current playing state which is either play or pause.
    • When pressing MENU button it displays option to go to preference UI and about application UI.
 
  • All tracks list is collection of all tracks on media sorted on track’s title. It displays cover art of track and track duration with track title. Selecting any other track will start its playback.
    • Title bar displays All tracks and total track count in All tracks playlist .
    • This UI has Resume Bar at bottom. Resume bar is shortcut to return to playback screen, it displays icon for playlist, title of track, playlist name and icon for current playing state which is either play or pause.
    • When pressing MENU button it displays option to change the display order, go to preference UI and about application UI.
 
  • Folder View will display songs grouped by folders on storage media.
    • It will display itemized list of all songs grouped by folder. Each item in list will display cover art of first song, folder name, number of tracks and path for each folder. When user presses or touches on list item, tracks under selected folder will be displayed in new UI and Long press on list item will display Quick Menu containing Add To Favorite option to add all tracks under selected folder to favorite list and Play All option to play all tracks under selected folder without showing tracks under selected folder.
    • This UI has Resume Bar. Resume bar is shortcut to return to playback screen, it displays icon for playlist, title of track, playlist name and icon for current playing state which is either play or pause.
 
  • By Artists is itemized list of all songs grouped by artist.
    • By artist list is further grouped by Albums for each artist. It displays artist name and number of albums by artist and number of tracks in each album by each artist. When user selects artist name list item will be expanded to display albums by selected artist. When user presses or touches on album name, tracks under selected album will be displayed in new UI and Long press will display quick menu.
    • This UI has Resume Bar. Resume bar is shortcut to return to playback screen, it displays icon for playlist, title of track, playlist name and icon for current playing state which is either play or pause
 
  • By Album list contains songs grouped by album name of tracks.
    • By album screen provides two types of view. List View and Grid View. List view displays each album with its name and number of tracks in each album as list while Grid view displays with cover art in thumbnail mode. When user presses or touches on album name or cover art, tracks under selected album will be displayed in new UI and Long press will open quick menu.
    • This UI has Resume Bar. Resume bar is shortcut to return to playback screen, it displays icon for playlist, title of track, playlist name and icon for current playing state which is either play or pause.
      When pressing
      MENU button it displays option to change the view from List view to Grid View and vice versa.
 
  • By Genre list contains songs grouped by Genre of the tracks.
    • By Genre list displays various genres and number of tracks in each genre. When user presses or touches on genre name, tracks under selected genre will be displayed in new UI and Long press will display quick menu.
    • This UI has Resume Bar. Resume bar is a shortcut to return to playback screen. It displays icon for playlist, title of track, playlist name and icon for current playing state which is either play or pause.
 
  • Favorites UI will display Recently Added, Recently Played and other user created custom favorite playlists with number of tracks in each playlists. When user presses or touches any of favorite playlists it will display tracks under selected playlist in new UI and Long press will display quick menu.
    • This UI has Resume Bar. Resume bar is a shortcut to return to playback screen, it displays icon for playlist, title of track, playlist name and icon for current playing state which is either play or pause
    • When user presses MENU key, UI will display menu with following selectable options: Add Favorite List will allow user to add new custom favorite playlist, Delete option will display multiple selectable context menu to remove one or more favorite playlists, Import option will allow user to import his/her playlist from android’s default music player, Preference option will allow user to change player related settings and About option will show brief information about player

 

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