Apple Music was launched three years ago and was redesigned in iOS 10. In 2017, Apple introduced the MusicKit API, which opened up some music interfaces. Recently, it launched the web version of MusicKit, which means it allows websites to access your music library.
Recently, Indian developer and user experience designer Tanmay Sonawane launched a full-featured third-party Apple Music client, Soor, which became the first third-party music app to challenge native Apple Music. Bring a more refined music experience.
Soor's user interface is beautifully designed with a rounded rectangular card design that draws the user's attention with a striking music album cover. Soor also changed the layout of the original music application with a database, recommended for you, browsing, etc., put all the content on one page, forming a list of top titles such as popular tracks, leaderboards, etc., in each list. Arrange albums and songs, just swipe left to flip the page.
All song covers on the Soor playlist page are tiled at the top of the page and slowly moved to the left. Click on any of the songs and the app will immediately scroll through the list of songs, navigate to that song, and highlight it.
In addition, Soor added a new gesture to pull down. It's similar to pulling a refresh, but instead of refreshing the content on the screen, it triggers different functions in the top right corner of the page based on different pulldowns. For example, pull down a little bit and let go, you can trigger a global search operation; pull down more and loose, you can open the settings page and so on. This approach makes it easy for us to use one hand on large devices such as the iPhone XS Max.
Soor also has a cool feature that supports drag and drop. We can easily change the queue being played by simply dragging and dropping the song into the appropriate slot. Adding songs to a playlist is also easy. When a song is being dragged, the playlist is called up on the interface, and you can simply update the song by placing it.
However, Soor is also limited by the MusicKit API. For example, users can't delete songs from the library, can't rearrange them, delete songs in the playlist or rename songs, and friends can't see them.
But if you are a subscriber to Apple Music and are looking for a new way to enjoy music on iOS, then Soor is definitely a good choice. With its beautiful and intuitive user interface, gestures and dark mode, it got a good evaluation as soon as it was launched. Soor can be purchased for download on the App Store for a one-time fee of $68.