New Orange Bike Labs website

In case you didn't notice the Orange Bike Labs website has undergone a pretty significant overhaul. It's sad and remarkably ironic that the old website behaved as badly as it did on mobile devices, so this was a long time coming.

Thanks for your patience as we work to scrub any issues.

Orange Squeeze 2.0.11 Released

What with all the excitement over the Orange Squeeze 2.5 beta, we don't want to lose sight of the fact that not everyone wants to live on the bleeding edge. We released a few new builds of 2.0 in the past two weeks that fix some nagging issues. Here are the release notes for those:

2.0.11 (2014-05-29)

Defects fixed

  • Checkboxes for genre selection weren't working in Random Mix (bug #143) and Alarm Settings (bug #161).

2.0.10 (2014-05-22)

Defects fixed

  • Downloads of MP3's were failing on many devices. FLAC and other formats were unaffected.
  • Better mapping of track/album artists when tagging transcoded MP3 files.

2.0.9 (2014-05-19)

Notable Changes

  • This upgrade improves server discovery to ensure compatibility with the current 2.5 preview release.

Orange Squeeze 2.5 Beta Update

There's a lot of enthusiasm around the beta release of Orange Squeeze! Thanks for all the feedback. We had a brief rough patch, with several device and OS-specific crashes right out of the gate, but those were ironed out within the first 24 hours. Now the goal is to bring back feature parity with 2.0 while also continuing to iterate on the UI and new features.

If you're interested in finding out the current state of the beta, there is only one place you need to go. Before you submit a bug report, you can check there to find out if the issue is known. But don't worry if you drop us a line about a bug that's known. It happens!

The best place to have a public discussion about the beta is on Twitter or on Google+.

Orange Squeeze 2.5 Beta Released

A quick note that those of you in the beta program (it's free if you purchased the app!) should start seeing the first build of Orange Squeeze 2.5 available for update. Be gentle, it's a very early build. Expect frequent updates over the next few weeks as the bugs get ironed out! The Orange Bike Labs twitter feed will be where most of our day-to-day activity will be made, so follow it if you're interested. Here are the release notes:

2.5.0 Preview/Alpha (2014-05-09)

Known Limitations/Bugs

  • The now playing screen is missing some key information, such as album, ratings, year, etc.
  • There is some lag in visual responsiveness after changing track, etc.
  • Multi-source support is early, moving players between source isn't well-supported.
  • There is no list-based playlist view.
  • There are no shuffle/repeat buttons on phone-sized devices.
  • There is no built-in way to view the full-size, uncropped artwork.
  • Limited scripting support, offered using these public Intents
  • Expect other general flakiness! It's been tested in-house only up to this point.

Notable Changes

  • UI redesign (still in progress, please be patient)
  • Lock screen controls and artwork on newer devices
  • Notification bar controls
  • Multi-server support
  • Muzei Live Wallpaper integration
  • Better diagnostics support making it easier to submit complete log files.

Defects fixed

  • Too many to list here, but probably counterbalanced by the alpha-quality of the release.