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      Poweramp v3 Project Update   04/24/2017

      As you may be aware, the Poweramp developer has been working hard on an updated material design user interface for Poweramp v3 which required a full ground-up rebuild of the code and is taking some time to get to a beta-test stage. See the forum thread for more details and to discuss.    

Harry Krishna

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  1. I found a tiny bug where accented letters are being placed at the end of alphabetical lists, so for example my list of artists ends with Édith Piaf, right down below the Zombies. It doesn't really bother me but I thought I'd let you know anyway in case it upsets OCD sufferers or French people.
  2. I use Poweramp mostly in the car and it'd be great to have some voice commands - it's hard to scroll around to find specific artists/albums when driving as I have a big library and don't really want to crash into a tree and explode just because I was busy looking for some old Iggy Pop B-side. So in the interest of safety I just swipe through songs on shuffle or spend time creating a big playlist for long journeys. I can launch Poweramp with a Google voice command (e.g. by saying "OK Google, play Jimi Hendrix") but this only works for specific songs - asking for an artist or an album just plays one song and then follows it with the next alphabetical track from my full library. If this worked correctly it would be perfect, but I understand the problem may lie on Google's side, and they're not going to help (especially as they'd prefer people to use Play Music). If this is the case perhaps Poweramp could have it's own in-app voice controls? I imagine it's difficult to code so maybe there are other third-party voice recognition apps you could team up with. Either way, nice work on the app regardless, it's brilliant. -------------------- Update (in case anyone else comes here looking for the same thing): Today I found a third-party voice control app called KLets which integrates perfectly with Poweramp. The interface is poor and it's a bit buggy but it plays whichever artist, album or track you ask it to, unlike Google Now or another third-party app I tried called Utter. Apparently there's also a way to control Poweramp correctly through Google Now by using Autovoice to create new Tasker commands but I'm too lazy to go through all that. The main problem is that voice commands don't even work offline yet (even though they should, since the voice recognition technology itself does) so it's still not much use for driving unless you get great signal all the time. This article from last month seems to think it's coming very soon though, so I guess I'll be stuck on shuffle until then.