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timer, new codes and in-app news for Android


She is 24 years old and a great technology enthusiast. It's called Jane Manchun Wong and it's been one of the most prolific sources in the search for what Spotify is doing. Now, according to your research, we have several new features coming to your Android app, even integrating with Google Maps.

There are several secrets, now unveiled, by the young researcher and promise a strong reinforcement of the application for Android mobile devices of this well-known streaming music service.

In her spare time Jane is dedicated to analyzing various applications in order to discover potential security holes. Likewise, it looks for new features that are sometimes simply hidden (inactive) within the app code, waiting for future activation.

News on the way to your Spotify

Indeed, it is thanks to your work and testimony that we are now getting to know several of the new functions already being tested by the company. However, this does not oblige Spotify to activate, in the future, the news that we will list next. With this in mind, get to know what may be about to get to the app.

It was through various publications in your account Twitter that Jane unveiled the future of the Android application and, first of all, we can have a new timer. An option that will stop music playback automatically after a set period of time. Unfortunately, we do not know if this duration will be defined by the user or not. However, we already know that its official name will be “Sleep Timer “.

The timer (sleep timer) is not yet accessible through the beta version of the Android app. Nevertheless, Jane was able to find the timer already rooted in the app code. This way, you can let your smartphone, or tablet, play music, knowing that in a while it will stop.

The in-app timer for Android

If, for example, you want to fall asleep to your favorite soundtrack, you may do so. Once again, we can no longer be sure that all these functions – including the timer – will be effectively applied or made available to the general public. Still, this would be a very useful function.

Also regarding the timer, the app can learn from its cycles of use through its algorithms. All this in order to be able to start automatically playing music at a certain time, interrupting it as soon as it falls asleep, based on the usual time.

Spotify app Android timer codes Google Maps

By virtue of the analysis of the behavior and type of use, it is not at all an impossible scenario. Just as Spotify knows how your musical tastes vary with the passing of the day, you could also predict what time you want to activate, for example, the play list to sleep quietly.

Strengthening the social component through the Android app

Then Jane also detected a possible reinforcement of Spotify's social focus. Consisting of new instant codes so that the user can share them with their friends and, thus, share the song among their contacts or close friends. These are new codes designed for social networks.

Still according to Wong's research, we may have the ability to generate new codes, also to share music between mobile devices. For now without certainty, these codes can be used on any Android device. So not only on smartphones, but also on tablets.

“Your friends will be able to add banners when using this code”. According to Wong's discovery, the function is similar to what we already have in Instagram, as well as in Snapchat. Services where we can use the camera of a mobile device to do scan to another user's code to add it immediately.

The codes for adding friends to a Playlist

The new function seems to indicate the possibility of accessing a private playlist. Also, whoever has the code can join and also add new songs. In the same way, this means of connection and new technology can be used for other purposes. Something that takes us to the next point, Google Maps.

Thirdly, we also have the suggestion of integration with Google Maps and Waze. They are two of the most popular navigation services today and may soon be even more versatile thanks to the integration with Spotify through the Android app. The details of this implementation are not yet known.

It would all start with a reminder to use Spotify while in the car. In this situation, Google Maps would be used in conjunction with the music streaming service app. That way, we could continue to enjoy Google Maps and the favorite soundtrack, without overlapping.

Integrating with Waze Google Maps

Although Jane put the emphasis on managing the links to each of the navigation apps, the images complete her thesis. Therefore, while Waze will be able to manage and control the music while driving, the purpose of integrating with Google Maps to be another.

In fact, the literal translation points to the non-overlap between the two apps. What does that mean? Whenever we had a navigation notice on Google Maps, music playback paused. Or it would decrease in volume, then return to normal. These are just some of the likely scenarios.

The news do not stop here. In your Android app Spotify is testing some changes to its interface (UI). Changes, still experimental, to reflect the tastes of the user, also in the way this controls the application. To do this, we have some divergences already visible, compared to the current design.

The various changes to the Spotify app

In short, we can have a new timer and new sharing codes for private lists. We also hope to integrate with Google Maps and Waze. Finally, we do not rule out the possibility of Spotify to its interface. They would be discrete changes, consisting mainly of refinements.

This source has already given us confidence in the past. Now, we have to wait for its gradual implementation in the application, but we can not take them for granted. Although Jane is already well known for finding the news before the others, nothing obliges Spotify to activate the new functions.

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