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  • Add An Elegant Music Control Widget to Notification Center


    Music widgets are far from scarce in the Cydia store, but they are very useful for anyone that likes music. What sets them apart is their design, sometimes even their functionality. Today, you will find a new music widget in the Cydia store dubbed Quick Player for Notification Center by iOS developer Ansel. Moreover, itís completely free and it looks great!

    As long as youíre not listening to any music, the widget will blatantly show to you that there is ďno music playing.Ē As soon as you start listening to music, as long as itís from your stock Music application by Apple, you will find music controls in the widget including the ability to shuffle your music, move forward or back through your songs, play or pause or music, or repeat your music. It also displays the song you are listening to and the artist of the song at the top.

    Since the widget does require you to be listening to music from the stock Music application, those of you that prefer to use Spotify, Pandora, or even Grooveshark (just to name a few) wonít be able to use the music widget to its full potential. We would love to see support for these applications in a future update.

    Like all Notification Center widgets, you can easily enable and disable the widget by pulling it in and out of Notification Center from the Notifications preferences pane in the Settings application:



    The widget focuses on simple design to look great and it isnít bombarded by ads and extraneous details that we know Apple would never throw into their design. Because of this, people paying close attention to design will appreciate this widgetís simplicity.

    Lack of support for third party music applications killed it for me, since I am a Spotify user, but there are still a handful of iOS users out there that use Appleís Music application to enjoy their music and would appreciate this widget. If youíre interested in trying it, make sure you're running iOS 5 and refresh your Cydia sources to check it out!

    Name: Quick Player for Notification Center
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0.1
    Requirements: iOS 5
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Ansel
    Editor's Rating:  3/5

    Sources: Cydia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Add An Elegant Music Control Widget to Notification Center started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. Breezy215's Avatar
      Breezy215 -
      It's nice, not elegant though...
    1. ericmac017's Avatar
      ericmac017 -
      it's so simpo
    1. iPod's Avatar
      iPod -
      Quote Originally Posted by Breezy215 View Post
      It's nice, not elegant though...
      I agree
    1. lilrican21's Avatar
      lilrican21 -
      i think the dev made a grammar mistake. shouldn't it say 'not playing music'' or ''no music is playing'' instead of 'no playing music''.
    1. snuffdog22's Avatar
      snuffdog22 -
      I like it. Nice work.
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilrican21 View Post
      i think the dev made a grammar mistake. shouldn't it say 'not playing music'' or ''no music is playing'' instead of 'no playing music''.
      Think of it this way: 'There is "no music playing."'
    1. lilrican21's Avatar
      lilrican21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Think of it this way: 'There is "no music playing."'
      ok that make sense. thanks for clearing that up.
    1. control635's Avatar
      control635 -
      Does this work with intelliscreenx
    1. JimboHurt's Avatar
      JimboHurt -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilrican21 View Post
      ok that make sense. thanks for clearing that up.
      No it doesnt.
      You were right in the first place.
      The grammar is undeniably wrong.
    1. HotBlack's Avatar
      HotBlack -
      There is already the MusicCenter app for the notification center... much better.
    1. Paco's Avatar
      Paco -
      Zombie zombie zombie
    1. lilrican21's Avatar
      lilrican21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by HotBlack View Post
      There is already the MusicCenter app for the notification center... much better.

      but it causes music app to freeze when you try to kill the process.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by JimboHurt View Post
      No it doesnt.
      You were right in the first place.
      The grammar is undeniably wrong.
      Software always uses this kind of grammar since it doesn't usually use complete sentences.
    1. Shepherd1196's Avatar
      Shepherd1196 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JimboHurt View Post
      No it doesnt.
      You were right in the first place.
      The grammar is undeniably wrong.
      There is "No playing music" at the moment.
    1. HotBlack's Avatar
      HotBlack -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilrican21 View Post
      but it causes music app to freeze when you try to kill the process.
      Never experienced this.
    1. Sage I's Avatar
      Sage I -
      Jukebox works real well and looks nice in the notification center...

      Oh yeah and Jukebox works with Pandora... Not sure about other music players though... Jukebox also shows album artwork... My favorite though is that if u are on shuffle on your iPod app and go to your NC you can have a sneak peek as to what song is going to come on next...
    1. Mariousmc's Avatar
      Mariousmc -
      Ok I have been looking for a new music player tweak either in cydia or AppStore FOREVER and I decided to finally comment and see if anyone knows if the tweak I need exists already. I am looking for either a new audio player or a tweak to the stock music app that allows me to SEEK! It's so difficult to scroll with your finger to find a place in a long audio track or radio show. I am also looking to have the "rewind play and forward" button more apart so the wrong one isn't accidentally pressed. Does anyone know of anything that does this?
    1. JimboHurt's Avatar
      JimboHurt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      Software always uses this kind of grammar since it doesn't usually use complete sentences.
      I know that. But if they weren't foreign and/or idiots, it would use the phrase 'No Music Playing' not 'No Playing Music.'
      It doesn't need to be a sentence my friend. It just needs to make sense.

      Quote Originally Posted by Shepherd1196 View Post
      There is "No playing music" at the moment.
      That's ridiculous. Don't you mean 'There is no music playing at the moment?'

      If you think what you just typed sounds right then clearly you don't understand English very well.
    1. Shepherd1196's Avatar
      Shepherd1196 -
      Quote Originally Posted by JimboHurt View Post
      I know that. But if they weren't foreign and/or idiots, it would use the phrase 'No Music Playing' not 'No Playing Music.'
      It doesn't need to be a sentence my friend. It just needs to make sense.



      That's ridiculous. Don't you mean 'There is no music playing at the moment?'

      If you think what you just typed sounds right then clearly you don't understand English very well.
      It works both ways. The other way is more common but this isn't simple math, there's more than one correct answer. I think, I'm a freshman in HS so I'm not too sure.
    1. JimboHurt's Avatar
      JimboHurt -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shepherd1196 View Post
      It works both ways. The other way is more common but this isn't simple math, there's more than one correct answer. I think, I'm a freshman in HS so I'm not too sure.
      I think you are right. Good point. It isn't clear cut right or wrong.

      But one screams 'Im a noob at English!' and the other says 'I speak normally.' And this tweak is very much the former.

      Haha so I would rather not have a tweak that visually looks like a person with 3rd grade English speaking skills made it.