Jamcast Player for Android Updated

by Scott Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Jamcast Player for Android 0.9.5 has been published to the Google Play app store and updates should be pushed to devices momentarily. It's been nearly a year since the initial app release, and this update represents a variety of bug fixes collected from the error reporting system and the Jamcast forums. Overall, users should find the app to be more stable as many common exception cases are now handled gracefully, or are now prevented from occurring altogether.

We hope you enjoy this release of Jamcast Player for Android and look forward to updating the app on a more frequent basis moving forward. If there's a feature you're looking for or a bug you need us to fix, just let us know via the Jamcast forums.

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Categories: Android | Release

Jamcast 1.5 Released

by Scott Tuesday, November 23, 2010

After several months worth of user-driven development, we're proud to announce the release of Jamcast version 1.5. So what's new in this release? Here are some of the highlights:

Last.fm Integration

Last.fm logoJamcast 1.5 hooks into the Last.fm Scrobbling API so you can submit tracks right from the server. This means submissions are happening regardless of what device you're using -- whether it be a gaming console or HDTV or the upcoming Android app. For those of you not familiar with Last.fm, it's a really cool way to track your listening habits, discover new music, and socialize with others sharing similar tastes in music!

Android Support

Android logoWhile the Jamcast app for Android isn't quite ready to share with everyone (soon!), Jamcast version 1.5 has all of the new functionality that will make magic happen. This includes a variety of things including new networking/security components and enhancements to the transcoding engine.

New SDK

Version 1.5 ships with a overhauled content directory SDK. The old SDK (there was one?) was limited and remains undocumented to this day as it wasn't what we felt was ready for primetime. The new SDK, however, makes it super-easy to add new content to Jamcast, and to show it off we'll be releasing "official" plugins based on the new SDK, starting with the Live Music Archive. This plugin will give you lossless playback of all 85,000+ concerts in the archive, including the Grateful Dead collection!

And More!

In addition to additional enhancements, this release fixes 16+ issues reported via our various support channels. Thanks to everyone who brought these issues to our attention! For a complete list of changes in Jamcast 1.5, please see the change log. As always, if you run into any trouble please visit our support forum for help.

Enjoy! =)


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Categories: Android | Announcements

Coming Soon: Jamcast for Android

by Scott Friday, September 10, 2010

That's right, in just a few weeks we'll be releasing Jamcast for Android. With the Jamcast server installed at home, this app will give you instant access to your media collection from anywhere you can get a data connection. Add in voice search, native playback support for everything Jamcast server supports (FLAC, AAC, OGG, etc.), album art, and a bunch of other goodies and we're certain this app will be turning some heads. And best of all, the app is available to our users at no extra cost!

More details and screenshots will be arriving as release data approaches, but for now enjoy this FAQ thread in the forums and these screenshots:

Screenshot: My Music View    Screenshot: Album View

Screenshot: Tracks View