Download: Federico Carnales Working on Windows Phone 7-ish Music App


The latest update from Federico Carnales isn’t about LauncherPro, surprisingly. We’ve just learned that the famed developer is working on his own music application right now. It’s tentatively named “Fede Music”, but this is an early alpha build of the application and that could always change.

And more than the name could change, so could the features. We’re not sure how Federico’s treating this project – as a main focus or just a side gig to take a break from LauncherPro – but we’re definitely interested. As the title of this article suggests, it definitely has a very distinct look to it.

If you’ve ever used a Zune or a Windows Phone 7 device, you’ll know what I’m talking about. We’re not mad about that at all, though because that’s one element of design from Microsoft that we’re actually fans of. And for you folks who are about to ask “why is he working on this instead of the rewrite to LauncherPro”, I don’t think it’s wise to jump to conclusions. Just give the app a spin if it looks interesting to you. [Download via Droid-Life]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1.  Now this is what I’m talking about.  There have been some decent zune-ish music apps but Fede will take it to the next level!

  2. Tested it, Nice design but there is still some work on the functionality of playlists and menu options.

  3. Huh, I loved launcher pro when I had my HTC hero, but now it’s more of a burden than helpful, so I stopped reading on his website.
    Thanks for the heads up.
    Love this music app, He just has to add an Equalizer, smooth fade between songs, and swiping to change songs.

  4.  I have to admit that I do like some parts of the Windows Phone 7 interface and I think this is pretty nice. I look forward to more apps like this. Launcher7 is another great example, and if you go to its settings menu you get pretty much the same interface style as in this app. That’s why i like Android, because I can try out some of my favorite aspects of other OS’s.

  5.  Whoa! Just tried it out. Its the best looking music player on android without a doubt.

    1.  I tend to agree. The thing I love about my Zune HD is the music player interface (and the sound quality). Having this on Android just makes me all giddy.

  6. This is great! Been looking for ages for a good music player – i have an X10 and mediascape is just too laggy to use. It looks nice too!, it seems to download a background picture for artists, cause it uses pictures which arent from their album covers. :)

  7. Federico, amazing, as always.

  8.  i own a zune hd already….

  9.  until recently I would have been mildly excited for this but the new stock music app is already really nice.. plus, there’s no way I’m going to give up the google music beta functionality 

    1.  Good luck getting your beta invite responded to by Google within the next 2 months.  True story.. non-Xoom users (even some Xoom users) will have to wait all least till the end of summer for their cloud space.   Enjoy nothingness.

  10. This is why the only thing that matters is the SDK and core OS principles. Windows Phone UI is nice, but what value add is it, when you can build it’s entire uniqueness in software that can be replicated for other platforms that constantly iterate on hardware?

    1.  Not sure what this has to do with anything.   You are a perfect target for apple fagbois who claim everyone is emulating Apple’s UI, core principles and sometimes the “look and feel” of their hardware.   Because of that, all of what you said doesn’t matter.

      1.  Those people don’t realize that what they have is not that unique. Apple’s core OS principles are closed. You can make a closed system out of an open system by just cutting things off.

      2.  It’s much easier to hardcode the solution to a problem that it is to create a multi-functional reusable solution.

  11. That’s a real nice app! Hope they’ll have a widget for it soon!

  12. Awesome. Too bad he doesn’t finish the LauncherPro re-write he has promised for over a year. And how is THAT jumping to a conclusion…its a fact..

    1. It hasn’t been a year he said are October about his rewrite

  13.  Just downloaded it..installed it..played around with it..LOVING IT!! :D

  14.  Doesn’t work at all for me.  I either get a FC if I tell it to shuffle all, or it tells me the selected playlist is empty if I click an individual song.

  15. why would it need root access ?? Cause I installed and asks for root access at times..

  16.  Nice app, but won’t work for me until a compilation album can be reflected as a single album. 

  17.  Works perfectly on my g2!  Only needs a widget but i can still use it.  Maybe better than miui music?

  18. Really nice app and lightweight on memory. A long way off music player pro and jukefox re functionality though … at the moment. Will it be on android market?

  19.  I like it. I even like how when playing a song, it shows the artist in the background. That’s uber kool.

    I kan tell there is a some things to be fixed:

    Can’t create or edit playlist
    Can’t go back to “Now Playing” once you leave that screen without scrolling down the Notify Bar and going back to it that way.

    Other than that, I don’t see anything wrong with it. It’s uber awesome. Just needs a feature to show album art or not, because I like it when I see the artist background better than looking at this huge album block, then you see the artist. Just a preference. LoL!!

    This went great with that Win. 7 alpha 2 launcher someone made. LoL!!

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