The scene was initialized a few months back when Andrew Neal (CyanogenMod Team Member) introduced Apollo; The official CyanogenMod music application. Undoubtedly, he improvised and made some huge integration to the app to give the users, a light weight music player with enormous features. Keeping us updated all the time with this work on Google+, today Andrew Neal finally made Apollo’s way to the Google Play Store. The app has been significantly improved since its earlier days and now it adds some more grace. The app is now offered in two versions; free and paid. The free Apollo variant contains ads but if you don’t like treating with ads, you can easily buy the paid version; Apollo+, which is cheap as compared to many other music apps available on the Play Store and costs only $0.99.

Some basic functions of the app include:

  • Pin album, artist, genre, and playlist shortcuts to your Home screen
  • Customizable themes and layouts
  • Lyric support
  • Mark songs as favorites
  • Notification playback controls (Honeycomb+)
  • Text and voice search
  • Swipe between screens
  • Automatic album and artist image fetching
  • Headset controls
  • Set songs as ringtones
  • Lockscreen widgets (Jellybean 4.2+)
  • Share currently playing music on Twitter, Facebook, and others
  • 4 widgets
  • Gapless playback
  • Plays most music formats (MP3, AAC, FLAC, etc.)
  • Drag & drop playlists and queue
  • Lockscreen controls (Ice Cream Sandwich+)
  • Local music management (edit, delete, etc.)

The developer also claims to add some more amazing features in the near future which are as follows:

  • Tablet support
  • Artist and album info
  • Concert info
  • Last.FM scrobbling
  • Specify your music folders/directories
  • Customizable widgets
  • Customizable notification controls
  • Google Dream support

Compatibility

It shall run on any Android running 2.3 and up.

Downloads

Current Version: v1.1
Apollo (free version):

 

 

Apollo+ (Paid Version):

 

 

Source: Andrew Neal’s On Google+

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