yes air does support animations and lots of them. these are the goodies that i want to add in the near future, but was unable to earlier just because i wanted the app to actually work before i made it super pretty. Since air(and subsequently adobe Flex) are using flash player, it supports any custom animation you can think of, and then actually create. every action that can be performed in Flex can have some kind of animation applied to it. this can be a bad thing given that people can be animation crazy and end up with an unusable ugly distracting app. in my case i can promise you that that will not happen. I assure you however that things will be much more smooth looking in the near future.
Also, I know this is thinking really far ahead, but does AIR support smooth and nice animations such as a "ripple" animation if you click on the screen? Eventually it'd be nice to have customizable skins or background pics and cool little animations.
yes. i have actually been giving that a lot of thought. i havent given the slideshow idea much thought just because i personally don't keep pics on my car pc, but it is very doable. as far as visualizations go, i am working out the algorithms to make those a reality. air gives me good acces to the sound spectrum while playing a sound, so that should make visualizers much easier to create
ACTUALLY that brings up a good point: visualizers/slideshows? I know you're focusing on the audio app right now, but have you given any thought into being able to throw up a visualizer or slideshow while your music is playing? Just a thought.