Google is always looking to help developers make better applications, and with the expansion of Android to Wear, Auto and TV, there’s a lot more form factors out there to take into account. Google has today announced that they’ve released a reference app for developers to use which will play nicely on Android, no matter the screen size or format.
The app is a music player, which Google have imaginatively named ‘Universal Music Player’. The app is bare bones, but apparently works offering a consistent experience across Android Auto, Android Wear, and even Google Cast devices. Google has made the code available to developers on GitHub to take, modify and feedback as appropriate.
The app uses features from Android 5.0, including MediaStyle notifications, MediaSession and MediaBrowserService and is designed to give consistent media browsing and playback from a single app across devices. If you’re a developer, it’s probably worth a look to see how Google wants you to do it – and then feel free to do whatever makes an awesome app.