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Xbox Music for WP 8.1 (Universal Windows app) by nik255 Xbox Music for WP 8.1 (Universal Windows app) by nik255
The redesign was focused on the creation of a universal Windows app: Thus I merged the current UI of the Windows Xbox Music app with the UI of the Windows Phone Music + Videos Hub.

I would be very grateful if one or the other could give a feedback. If you like my concept, share it ;) Thanks in advance :)

Niklas Lv
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krzysiek1983 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
THX💃💃💃
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krzysiek1983 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
Fajna appka🐙
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maitreyavyas Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved the redesign! 
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slowboyfast Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice redesign. I know that green is main color for the app, but it would be even better with blue accents.
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JJohnson1701 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Honestly, the Zune Hub is more elegant: i.imgur.com/S36HTq4.jpg

Just take the Zune HD interface, and copy that.  I'd start with a base of the Zune Hub, but with the following changes:
-history and new vertically scrolling tiles
-keep separate now playing as in Zune and the play icon next to music
-add audiobook support via genre tag without separate app necessary
-add podcast support via genre tag without separate app necessary
-add 'what's new' social feed like photo hub, with ability to share to FB/TW, comment/like on what friends are listening to, and share to friends' Me Tile
-add gapless playback and graphic equalizer button to the now playing screen.
-add the little things from Zune HD's interface - micro album artwork to show albums in genre and artist lists for example

Zune to me was the epitome of elegant portable music design, on the Zune HD. Its only gotten worse since, and X-Box Music is to me an example of horrible design, coding, and half-acred attempts at adding very simple features that should've been there from the beginning.  I honestly do not listen to music any more on my phone, due to space (16GB and no microSD card in 2014 is poor design choice) and due to the horrible interface and frustrating lack of features/removal of features.

Your now playing screen, however, is very nice in having an equalizer button, scrubber (for those who actually want it), and a more graphical look like Zune had.
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slowboyfast Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Really, 16GB and no music? What were you trying to fit on it, FLAC files?

Back to the comment, I agree with your point of view, Zune Hub is nice but Xbox Music is an abomination that shouldn't exist. It doesn't look right, it doesn't work right and what's most important, it can't play music properly without choking on it. Im wondering if MS will learn and finally do some proper apps.
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JJohnson1701 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014
I wasn't trying for FLAC files, but If I try to fit multiple artists, and with them and the apps, there's almost nothing left at all before I get space warnings.

For this concept, my remaining comment would be that instead of green, the jump list letters would look really cool if they took the accent color the user has for his live tiles...so red, cyan, gray, whatever it might be that day.  This redesign is nicer, and Now Playing looks like it has swipe to change tracks (in addition to play controls).  The last comment would be instead of buttons for artist/album/songs, how about pivots?
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slowboyfast Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Don't know bout WP (coz I was playing with it for 2 days) and how big are its apps but I've never had any problems with fitting 1k+ songs  and some pretty big games on my 16GB iP. But hey, different OS different space management.
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Phendrome Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Looking good. Nice concept.
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MaskedJudas Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would be awesome, if it would be like that, but the latest version is ... still meh on the Dev Preview of WP 8.1 :P
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simobortolo Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Interface Designer
it's just like I would on Windows Phone 8.1!
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GateFan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
I like it!
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Commander-jao Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Student General Artist
looks pretty sweet
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Spriteclad Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh man OH MAN oh man OH MAN
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