New shortcuts let you control Android’s music player from LauncherPro without a widget

by Dustin Karnes on
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Ever been listening to your music on you Android phone, and wanted to change the song directly from your home screen? Can’t stand the built-in Android widget that handles the music player? Well, it looks like the brilliant minds over at xda-developers have heard your pleas, and they have a solution.

New shortcuts available from xda in a pack called “remoter” allow you to create shortcuts that perform actions on your currently-in-play music, such as play, pause, next, previous, and more. The pack is only available for use with LauncherPro, a home screen replacement for Android devices. The following statement was made by the developer of the app:

As i wanted to control my music via LauncherPros Dock i created a few small apps to do it, Play/Pause, Next and Prev. Track, Shuffle and Repeat are actually working. At the moment it only works with the Stock Android Music Player, but further support for other music player apps will be included when it hits the market.

I have planned another app to show the actually playing track in a toast popup, but thats not ready at all.

As far as i know it should also work with widgetLockers custom sliders, in folders, with the more icons widget and so on, everywhere where an app is possible to be started.

I attached the apps, they are only signed for approx 90 days(from the 23rd on), cause its only a test package, there are no icons, but will be done when it is released to market…

Remoter is only a working title

If it sounds like your cup of tea, be sure to click here for the full application thread,  and let us know what you think in the comments.

[via xda-developers]

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