Flick Tunes iPad developer wants our input
Last week I sent some emails to the Flick Tunes support asking for an iPad version. I then exchanged a couple of emails with David, from the Flick Tunes team. Flick Tunes is the gesture based control of your media in the iPhone OS (now called iOS).
He said he is happy with the number of hits generated by the thread on the Flick Tunes app on the mp3car.com forums and just moved the "no plans" to "considering" developing an iPad version of the application. Nothing is guaranteed, though.
He also asks for some feedback on what the user interface for an iPad version could look like.
I think we can help.
The iPhone version just show the cover.jpg and it fill the entire iPhone screen, like this:
You can see the repeat/shuffle buttons on one side, and the add button and detail button.
Now I think the iPad version could show more stuff, specially since some album art may not scale well to the 9" 1024x1024 screen. Some ideas:
1. Maybe we could have displayed around 3/5 songs of the current playing list? (two previous, one current, two next ones)?
2. Maybe we could have a way to select among playlists? (Same box as above, showing 3/5 playlists at a time?)
3. Maybe we could have a way to control video playback? Maybe we could also toggle rear display (via Apple AV cable?)
4. Maybe we could also display lyrics?
All with big buttons, of course, which is vital while driving.
That's what I'm thinking about right now. Any ideas?