Google's Universal Music app helps developers produce one app that fits all Android form factors

Google's Universal Music app helps developers produce one app that fits all Android form factors
On Thursday, Google released a new reference app called Universal Music Player. The app is designed to work on multiple devices and form factors using one codebase. Developers can use this to help them design apps that will work on Android, Android Auto, Android Wear, and Google Cast devices. Think "one size fits all."

Using the MediaStyle notifications, MediaSession and the MediaBrowserService found in Android 5.0, the developer can provide users with an app that offers consistent performance on their Android powered phone, watch, tablet, car and television. By learning the tricks implemented by Google with Universal Music, a developer needs to make just a few adjustments to an app to have it ready to run on all form factors.

Obviously, this app can help Android developers save time and effort. Who wants to build a different app for each form factor? If you are an Android developer, click on the sourcelink below to get started.


source: GitHub, AndroidDevelopers via AndroidandMe

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3 Comments

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Superb.

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Apps like this will make android apps release at the same time as iOS apps

4. andynaija

Posts: 1262; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Looks great, but they should make the album art bigger on the lock screen because it looks tiny.

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