Add album art/cover image to be optionally displayed while in lyrics view.
Add buttons to adjust the timing of the lyrics on the fly.
Some songs have long passages without lyrics (like a drum/piano/guitar solo in a long progressive rock song). Having the option to look at the cover while waiting for the singing to be resumed without leaving the lyrics view would be lovely.
Also for purists who don’t want to see the mini player or the title/artist, there is plenty of screen space available to add the cover without hindering the lyrics readability or functionality, leading to a very clean design with only cover + lyrics occupying the screen.
Often times the lyrics of a song are not timed perfectly as many providers only match lyrics based on title name and album, not accounting for the fact that on some releases the songs start a few hundred ms or even seconds later or earlier than on others. By adding the option to adjust the offset of the lyrics, such problematic lyrics could be adjusted on the fly (without altering the lyrics files themselves).
An even more versatile and awesome lyrics view that leaves nothing I can currently think of to be desired.
The option to get a perfect experience even when the lyrics are imperfectly timed (at least if the only problem is a constant offset).
I’m not aware of any other mobile audio player app that has the functionality I described, which would make it even nicer if Symfonium had it.
Same as for 1. I could only name a few desktop programs that offer the ability to offset lyrics.
The lyrics view in Symfonium is already better and more customizable than anything I’ve experienced in any other mobile music player. I like it a lot.
Having the option to display the cover as well as adjusting the timing for the active playback would just make it even more awesome.
I’ve created a mockup of all possible views without and with the cover visible.
From left to right:
1 looks clean and awesome and should work on pretty much all devices (low or high resolution).
2 and 3 should look okay on high resolution devices and might still work on low resolution devices.
4 (with all possible elements displayed at the same time) looks a bit crammed and would not work on low resolution devices at all.
Which is why I would suggest leaving the option to display the cover off by default. That way people with small resolution devices get a good default experience and people with high resolution devices can enable it if they want to.
I took the liberty of adding 2 buttons at the bottom to adjust the offset of the currently playing lyrics.
I think the default step in most software that I’ve used was +100ms and -100ms which should be good enough.