Provide search functionality

Bug #1269037 reported by Jamie Strandboge
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Ubuntu Music App
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Daniel Holm

Bug Description

I use the music app all the time and have GBs of songs on my device. Since I have so much music, I find I often want search functionality to get to what I want to listen to more quickly. One idea would be to make this somewhat smart-- ie, if looking at 'Songs', enter a search term for a song name. If looking at 'Artists', enter a search term for 'Artists'. Alternatively, could provide the same simple search that would apply to the playlist you are looking at (eg, search within the artist, album and song title fields for each search term, such that entering 'foo' might show Robert Plant's 'Ship of Fools' as well as all of the Foo Fighters. I think this is what rhythmbox currently does).

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Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen) wrote :

Search has been discussed before [1] by using the search bar in the top left. However this was deferred due as no design pattern for searching in apps had been defined.

1 - https://bugs.launchpad.net/music-app/+bug/1239513

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Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen) wrote :

*deferred as no design pattern

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Victor Thompson (vthompson) wrote :

It'd be nice if we could find a way to scroll through a ListView at a faster rate than simply flicking--such that dragging from the top to the bottom would bring you to the end of the list allowing the user to navigate to, roughly, anywhere in between.

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Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

"It'd be nice if we could find a way to scroll through a ListView at a faster rate than simply flicking--such that dragging from the top to the bottom would bring you to the end of the list allowing the user to navigate to, roughly, anywhere in between."

Honestly, this would be ideal. Search could still be added, but it wouldn't be nearly as important IMHO.

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David Planella (dpm) wrote :

My recommendation would be to simply implement the same search box within the app itself in the songs view, in the same way the clock app and the weather app do for their cities search.

There are discussions ongoing on how to do search, but by the time a conclusion is reached and the SDK implements it, I think it might be worth just going for this proposal, which would help us in our convergence goals - i.e. several Gb's Music libraries are generally more common in the desktop and thus should be easy to navigate.

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Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 🦄 (popey) wrote :

I'm inclined to agree with dpm.

For now I'd like to see how we can get a simple search of all data (track/artist/album) from a toolbar (magnifying glass) button. Similarly to the way the OSMTouch app does it. http://popey.com/~alan/phablet/device-2014-01-29-191753.png

However, as dpm suggests, a first step would be to have a track search in the songs page.

Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen)
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assignee: nobody → Andrew Hayzen (andrew-hayzen)
Daniel Holm (danielholm)
Changed in music-app:
assignee: Andrew Hayzen (andrew-hayzen) → Daniel Holm (danielholm)
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Andrew Hayzen (ahayzen)
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status: Fix Committed → In Progress
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Daniel Holm (danielholm) wrote :

Done. Hope you like it.

Changed in music-app:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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Ubuntu Phone Apps Jenkins Bot (ubuntu-phone-apps-jenkins-bot) wrote :

Fix committed into lp:music-app at revision 346, scheduled for release in music-app, milestone 1.0

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status: Fix Released → Fix Committed
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status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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status: Fix Released → In Progress
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