An updated layout for iPhone and iPad is nearing completion. A listen now view lets you listen to music in no time: recently played items, recently added albums, favorites (formerly known as presets) or let Rigelian pick an album or batch of songs for you. Furthermore menus now follow the latest iOS 14 style.
iOS 14 style menus
On iOS 13 modern looking context menus were available, now with iOS 14 they can be used for regular menus as well. I started the migration of all the custom menus to this new style as part of a bigger effort to bring Rigelian up-to-date with what iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur have to offer.
First radio browser screens
2 screens for the new radio browser functionality in Rigelian are nearing completion. First the main screen with a list of popular and highest rated stations, and second the search screen. The implementation of these screens is based on various new capabilities that were introduced in iOS 13: compositional layout for UICollectionView and diffable datasources. While there is some learning curve to this, the result is a much smoother user experience, and less code that is easier to maintain.