Federico Carnales releases Metro inspired Android music player

We've previously covered how the influence of Metro is spreading to the desktop operating systems with MetroTwit (opens in new tab), Android with the launcher and iOS with the Metro theme (opens in new tab) etc. Now we have another app mimicking the Windows Phone 7 interface on Android from Federico Carnales - developer behind LauncherPro (opens in new tab) (which sports a Metro theme).

This music player looks very nice and implements the Metro look successfully when ignoring the status bar at the top. The simplistic approach to user interface has really taken storm, which I find baffling since if we take the desktop OS as an example, from early editions of Windows we've come through XP's colour introduction, glass effects in Vista and 7, high resolution icons and window management in OS X and Linux being customised to look like it was designed in 3146, to Metro on WP7. Simple use of icons, elegant looking and blown-up text, but it works.

Should we be looking forward to future implementations of the UI? Most definitely.

Via: Droid Life (opens in new tab)

Rich Edmonds
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  • I honestly thing Metro was inspired by LCARS http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LCARSWhile looking different, they have the same clean efficient feel, and other similarities.
  • I love Star Trek: TNG. I mean, I really love it. But LCARS is an unreadable mess that would never exist in any capacity. As a design language, it's horrible.
  • This is awesome!
  • android devs following the theme of android, copy others work and profit from it.
  • I think it's funny that WP7 is the OSX of the mobile world. Like how Windows/Linux developers tried to copy the OSX theme, we're seeing lots of Metro inspired apps/themes/launchers.
  • Lawsuit.Anywho i don't blame them for copying the look. Who wants gradients and bubbly 3d looking controls anyways its a flat screen it doest need to look like it's "real"....
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cr4YO5A41AM I tested it out as well, and frankly I'm quite impressed with how good it is.