The first part of the doubleTwist series already presented a screenshot of the core functionality of the Android application known as doubleTwist. Originally intended as an extension to the desktop application and an alternative to the default Android music application, the app currently includes the following options on its home, or library, screen:
Of all the options presented here, the Radio is the latest addition. A rather nice addition, as it presents a large variety of Internet radio channels, categorized by genre. Radio stations can also be rated, which provides a nifty way of browsing your favorite radio stations. A search option, however, is lacking so that the radio stations can only be manually browsed. With such a large availability of radio stations, this can sometimes be slightly too tedious. The breaking down of the stations into genres does, however, slightly compensate for the missing search option.
The music player itself stands out, as it is probably the most clean-looking music application available in the Android Market. This clean look is slightly less applicable on older devices with a smaller screen size. Basically the application is mainly developed for the WVGA screen that most newly released Android devices are shipped with, and it looks cramped on any screen with a smaller resolution. Instead of trying to find yet another niche in the Android music scene as many other application seem to try, the doubleTwist app just presents the basic music listening functions you would expect from a music and video player. As explained in the first part of the series the doubleTwist developers are very attentive to their users and upgrade the app accordingly.