Golden Ear

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Description of App: 

* All in one lossless music player: FLAC+APE+WAV+WavPack+AIFF+ALAC* Designed for audiophilesGolden Ear is a lossless music player. It supports all common losslessaudio formats, including FLAC, APE, WAV, WavPack,AIFF, ALAC, it also recognises mp3 and m4a.It also recognizes accompanying CUE files, and lists individual tracks so youcan pick up your favorite one very easily. You just need to make sureCUE file shares same file name with the music file. Similarly, todisplay the cover art, you just provide the image file with samename. Golden Ear recognizes embedded cover art and CUESHEET comment taginside flac files.Music files can be grouped either by artists or by albums. You can also show all files in one single playlist, or only files in a chosen folder.Golden Ear provides a straight forward control interface. You can use three playback modes: 1) Continuing in order; 2) Shuffle; 3) Loop one track/song.Just put your collection onto your device via iTunes file sharing, then you can start listening to high quality audio everywhere you go.FEATURES- Support up to 24bit/96KHz lossless audio.- Support AirPlay.- Support "Open In..".- Support FTP file transfer.- CUE file supported. Same name as audio file. Recommended: UTF8 Encoding.- LRC file supported. Same name as audio file. Recommended: UTF8 Encoding.- Create/Rename/Delete folders right on device- Move/Rename/Delete files right on device- Album cover art(*.jpg,*.png, …). Same name as audio file or use the form "Album Title.jpg".- Sleep timer.- Rich set of playlist themesNOTES- iPad/iPhone4/iPod Touch 4g or later. Earlier models may not be smooth in playing.- Please use high quality earphone</description>

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

3.0.5

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone
iPhone

iOS Version: 

8.2

Accessibility Comments: 

The app is fully accessible with Voiceover. In the version 3.0 update the developer has gone to a lot of trouble to make sure the app remains accessible, he has added hints to the shuffle button and the next and previous track buttons as these buttons have two functions so the hints explain this.As well as this there are two methods of playing items in the app, there is a button called play options, or a double tap and hold on anyitem in the app pops up the same menu which I find much easier than looking for the button.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

I have been working closely with the developer to improve accessibility for this app, he is very committed to accessibility and very responsive to feedback, and has improved several things at my suggestion. Any problems or suggestions, I am sure he would like to hear from anybody with thoughts. He is the same person that also ported the desteno games to iOS. You also don't just have to use ftp to transfer content to the app, or itunes file sharing, if you use other utilities than itunes to copy files to and from your device, just place any music you want to listen to into the documents folder inside the golden ear directory.