In a recent article on Geeky Ogre, Seif Lotfy comments that the development of GNOME Music is on its way and coming along nicely. As a curious fact, the time Seif Lotfy has spent implementing this first version has been sponsored (aka ‘paid’) by Next Tuesday. It’s really good to see how some companies spend their money on promoting free software, specially if it’s related to GNOME.
Here are some screenshots that show an interface very clean and somehow tablets/mobile friendly:
What about Rhythmbox?
Rhythmbox has been considered the default GNOME music application for many years now. Allan Day (GNOME UX Designer with a background in sociology, currently working for Red Hat) mentioned on the article comments that in the case GNOME Music matures, they’d like it to become a default GNOME core app.
They spoke to the Rhythmbox developers in order to transform the application into this, but it seems that they finally decided to create new music app from the scratch (this kind of reminds me some Ubuntu/Mir thing…, though it’s not the same level).