Although music streaming services have a great presence in Spain, there are still many users who enjoy their own music libraries, through which we can often enjoy higher sound quality and the possibility of using a greater variety of applications from third parties.
Among those available for Android, Shuttle + is my choice as a music application, as I said the last time I spoke about my main mobile. This application has just been rewritten from scratch in the creation of Shuttle 2, a development whose creator leaves us great lessons on the importance of adapting your developments to new technologies.
Shuttle goes completely to Kotlin, and these are the lessons that its developer teaches us
On more than one occasion we have mentioned Kotlin as one of Google’s preferred languages. Many of the Android improvements are beginning to be exclusive to this language and even Google itself has created official courses for us to learn how to use it, but does it make sense to use this language?
Google wants you to learn this language to make apps and has created a free courseGoogle continues to focus most of its efforts on Kotlin, and during the 11 weeks of Android 11 they have created an official and free course.
The developer of one of our favorite music applications has left his impressions on the change to Kotlin, and that is that the new version of Shuttle has been rewritten from scratch using this programming language.
The developer’s impressions are very positive, and the use of this more modern language has allowed him to create an applicationwhich is much faster and more stable, despite being still in beta. It has also replaced Android media libraries with much more reliable folder-specific file scanning.
Although the application is in beta and may still contain bugs, Shuttle 2 is an improvement on an application that we already loved and that we recommend you try if you are looking for a good music application. Among its features, its developer highlights the following:
- Skip-free playback.
- Custom 10-band equalizer.
- Album mix.
- Dark mode.
- Off timer.
- List of included and excluded.
- Multiple genres.
- Support for Android Auto and Chromecast.
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