Signal turns your iPhone or iPod touch into an advanced wireless remote control for iTunes on your Mac. Control playback, browse or search your media library, and edit playlists from anywhere in the house - all from the palm of your hand.
Features: - Play and pause your music - Move between songs in the playlist - Adjust the volume - Select AirTunes speakers - Rate songs - See the current album art - Browse and search your media library - Queue up songs
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com. I have started to look at different solutions for controlling my music players with my iPhone and have played around with iPeng (which controls the Squeezebox) and Remote Buddy. Signal is by far the best of the batch - the speed at which it works is by far considerably better than the other two alternatives mentioned above.
I hope that the developer will continue to enhance its performance (the alphabetic jump feature was crucial). A preference pane now needs to be implemented where users can make various adjustments (such as how many entries are displayed at one time) Is it possible to display, for example, ALL of the listings of an alphabetical category at once instead of having to reload again for the next batch ie if there are 100 artists with letter A than all 100 could be shown at the same time).
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Support for additional Windows Mobile screen sizes
Yes, finally! WVGA, WQVGA, HVGA, and square screen devices are now properly supported. In fact, Signal should handle screens of any height so if a device manufacturer decides to add yet another resolution to the mix the app should work with it right away.
There is one downside to this support: existing skins are no longer compatible and the skin switching feature has been removed as a result. It was rarely used and would have required a major overhaul to support variable screen sizes and the generated graphics now used by the app in places. After giving it a lot of thought I decided this effort was better spent on other parts of the app.
BlackBerry 6 compatibility
Starting with version 6 of their OS RIM's BlackBerry Browser is powered by WebKit, the same browser engine used by Android and the iPhone. I had a chance to do some testing with a Torch 9800 and with just a couple minor tweaks Signal's web interface is now working on it. Just enter the web access URL into the BlackBerry Browser and you'll be able to use it to control your favorite media player.