We’ve been working on Glider 2.0 for some time now, and really appreciate all of the feedback we’ve received so far. Please send me a private message if you’d like to become a beta tester.
New features will include:
• Generic MPD device support is now available, making Glider the only app on any platform to support all streaming protocols including: UPnP/DLNA, OpenHome, MPD, AirPlay and Chromecast. Many MPD devices will be auto-discovered, but a new option has been added to configure an MPD device using the IP address and port number.
• A new ‘Analog’ display mode allows you to focus on album-based listening with a distraction free experience. Play full albums, one at a time with no extraneous features.
• Recently added albums are now displayed on the main Library screen, and the Albums view has a new ‘Recently Added’ sort option. Your history of recently added albums will be stored in iCloud and will be restored during a delete and re-install of the app.
• You can now easily add files to Glider using the iOS Files App, the ‘Share’ button in Safari, and AirDrop from your Mac.
• A new ‘Consolidate Outputs’ option has been added to let Glider automatically choose the optimal streaming protocol to use for devices supporting multiple protocols (UPnP and Chromecast for example). When disabled, you’ll see a separate output entry in the output list for each protocol a device supports.
• Last.fm integration has been added to automatically scrobble whatever’s playing in Glider. If you’re listening without an internet connection, then your scrobbles will be stored locally and synced to Last.fm when your connection returns.
• Crash Fixes
• Properly order tracks in the queue When playing multi-disc albums
• Allow local iTunes files to stream at the native resolution without downconverting
• Sync fixes for MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS drives
• Shows the correct progress information for tracks over an hour long
• Shows the correct track numbers for albums with more than 1000 tracks
• Fix for missing album art when loading certain FLAC files