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Subject: Re: about porting rockbox to android devices

Re: about porting rockbox to android devices

From: Steph yahoo via rockbox-dev <>
Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2017 14:06:33 +0100

Or ??

Le 27 octobre 2017 17:05:51 HAEC, Laz via rockbox-dev <> a écrit :
>On 10/27/17, aurelian rosca via rockbox-dev <>
>> Hello
>> I am using rockbox successfully on sansa mp3s and I want to help you
>> port the rockbox player to android devices.
>> I did not found an android git repository at the following address:
>> Would you tell me if anyone tried already to port rockbox to android
>> me or I should try myself to port from scratch ?
>> Best Regards,
>> Aurelian
>As the other person noted there is a Rockbox app. However the last
>time I tried it it was not blind accessible. If the Rockbox app is
>going to be revived it would be good if it could be made in such a way
>that it works with the built-in screen reader on Android called
>TalkBack so that blind Android users can use the app as well.
>Thank you for your consideration.

I have no clue if this would be a better option in terms of programming or usability for blind people but maybe the default mode for the app when first time launched could be blind accessible. I am not blind but I personnally promote it as an app and firmware that takes great care of ALL users provided they are willing to try it.
To make things simpler for a "normal" user" I suggest the first (or close) thing to come up in settings might then be a new item called "activate/deactivate blind mode".

As a "normal" user I have given up searching for another "music player" app that offers something really different. The only thing I found useful in one amongst the endless list of un-userfriendly tag oriented apps available on Google Play was the ability to edit tags. Unfortunately tag navigation was just as hopeless as with any other.
Hopefully blind users have access to a specific shorter BUT smarter list of apps.
envoyé de mon aPhone 
Received on 2017-11-03

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