Music is all-pervasive and is working as a medicine. Developing a music app is a great idea as it has the power to engage the audiences very frequently and can get users’ attention easily. One of the positive points for music app development, it has a large market share which significantly adds to the success of music apps.
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Points to consider before building a music streaming app
Streamlining your ideas and getting all the necessities fulfilled is the foremost step you need to consider to develop a music app on flutter. Sort your requirements in the project by choosing the type of music streaming app, its platform, licensing, and data storage.
Here we have listed some points which need to be considered beforehand to develop a music streaming app
Firstly, you need to discover your type of music app. Majorly, there are three kinds of music streaming apps.
- Music Library
These are server-based apps where you provide various content on the subscriptions or it can be free. Examples such as Spotify or Apple Music
- Cloud Storage
These kinds of music apps allow you to store your app which means publishing or streaming the song on any other platform without any app security measures. Example AudioBox
- Radio Stations
These apps provide special radio stations with the availability to stream on other platforms
Majorly we develop apps for two platforms; Android and iOS. So, it will be very beneficial if you prepare a cross-platform application for both platforms at once. Hence, flutter will help you a lot as it is a cross-platform app development framework which makes it easier and saves time & resources.
You can allow your users to use your services for free without any subscription. But as a mobile app owner, you need Public Performance rights as a license.
Data storage is one of the most important aspects to store content in a music app. It can be done by fetching third-party streaming APIs or you can create your own data storage-based app.
Use of plugins and packages
By adding relevant plugins and packages you can add various functionalities to the app. In flutter, you can get various plugins and widgets which will help you to increase the performance of your app.
Essential features of music streaming mobile app through Flutter
Flutter is Google’s toolkit to perform tasks for cross platforms and is an open-source providing enormous services and features.
- Search online songs
- Beautiful UI with multiple themes includes light theme and dark theme
- Language options
- Background play support
- Play / Stop / Pause
- Previous / Next
- Favorites list
- Beautiful screens
- Songs suggestions
- Top tracks, Recent songs, Random song
- Album view, Artist view
- Themes- Dard and light
- Landscape mode
Music streaming app development process on Flutter
You can select packages according to the features and functionalities of your application. According to your requirement, your package will be decided and implemented in the flutter development process.
Setting up the project
Importing packages after sorting and checking the deliverables is an important aspect of setting up the project.
With the use of the internet and assets, music is played. By the creation of an audio manager instance, this task is performed. Though, Audio manager works on rendering with start () which assists to play the music. This works with title, cover, description, and auto.
Fetching the music from external links
With the two options, one can store data to the backend, by developing its own storage or by the integration of third-party APIs. You can use FutureBuilder or FlutterAudioQuery to fetch the music files from external sources.
Setting up the audio
After getting the data it needs a setup. Placing it to its right position with significant information.
Creation of control panel
While adding music functionality start() it also needs to add a control panel. The control panel includes a Play/pause, a previous and next button and it also has a repetition button.
Duration of the song
Song duration addition is the part of the control panel
Registering the app on Github will provide a large marketplace to sell the app and to get good marketing.
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