12
Mar
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Audio Glow has style in spades, and considering its function, that's largely all it needs. This music visualizer (with companion live wallpaper) reacts to the audio pumping from your device with vibrant bars and glowing particles. On top of that, it's very customizable. Now version 3.0 has hit the Play Store, bringing with it a compelling set of features, including two new visualizations and the option to directly choose colors with a new color picker.

The two visualizations are Retro Geometric and Aurora. The former is available for free, while the latter is packaged with the Glowing Strings one introduced in the update to 2.0. They're both available in a single in-app purchase costing $0.99.

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The developer has also released a separate app, Tunnel Blocker, that servers as a workaround for Samsung devices unable to run Audio Glow properly. These suffered from audio tunneling that caused some audio to bypass music visualizers. Tunnel Blocker gets around this by creating a paused background music player that claims the audio tunneling feature for itself, preventing it from blocking other apps.

What's new:

  • Two new visualizations. Retro Geometric is free, and Aurora is packaged with the Strings visualization.
  • Choose colors directly in new color picker.
  • Audio analysis improvements for clearer link to sound
  • Ignore volume setting removed on Jellybean+
  • Wireless charging now counts as "plugged in"
  • Spotify meta data
  • x86 native support
  • Buttons at bottom always. Status bar visible on Jellybean+.
  • Allow screen time out when silent
  • New option for meta data toggle button on main screen

The core Audio Glow app is available for $0.99, and it's well worth it. Widgets for everything are listed below.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • My name is….

    In almost every app you will find 'Samsung-specific' bugs and fixes.

    They are like the opposite of nexus lol

  • AmbientCloud

    ProjectM is still better. It is an Android version of the famous Milkdrop visualizer that Winamp has. It is cheaper as well, and does not have in app purchases (which I think are horrible).

    • serotheo

      An in-app purchase is perfectly fine when it works as a single unlock for all premium features, it removes the need to make a paid and free version or even the notorious paid unlock key app.

      I don't see a problem with in-app purchases when used in a premium version manner, its the exact same as a premium version of an app, don't confuse all IAPs done with good intention and those done in greed.

      • primalxconvoy

        have to agree. i wish more devs would adopt this model.

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