New feature for CoverArtExplorer: get album art from a Google image search

I added a new feature for my Cydia app CoverArtExplorer: you can now get album art from a Google image search in addition to selecting from your Photo library. Here’s the new description for Cydia:

Compatible with iOS 5, 6 and 7

CoverArtExplorer is the first app that lets you choose the cover art for albums, artists and songs in the music library on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Simply select the item art you want to change (or select multiple items to change at once) and then select an image from your photo album or choose it from an in-app Google image search. You can even delete artwork you don’t want to have anymore. This app works with music from iTunes match as well as music imported with the popular music importing apps in Cydia (including those using Gremlin like AudioExplorer+), as well as music from iTunes (purchased on-device or synced). It can even change artwork for videos, podcasts and audiobooks. It doesn’t matter if the item already has artwork or never had any artwork.

As this is an app and not a tweak, it runs without any dependencies and therefore is very stable. It has been tested by diligent beta testers running different devices and iOS versions. The app even works in the iOS Simulator!

As there is a problem in iOS 7 with Cydia apps showing up in Springboard after install, please restart (not only respring) your device if you can’t find the app after installing. In other words, “have you tried turning it off and on again”?

Please note that unless the item you’ve changed is going to sync back anyway (for example, with Gremlin), artwork changes do not appear in iTunes. Also be aware that there are individual images for albums, artists and songs and that you may need to change each individually, or changing one may automatically change the others.

Compatible with iOS 5, 6 and 7, for 32 and 64 bit devices

Description for CoverArtExplorer

Here is the description for my new app:

CoverArtExplorer is the first app that lets you choose the cover art for albums, artists and songs in the music library on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Simply select the item art you want to change (or select multiple items to change at once) and then select an image from your photo album. You can even delete artwork you don’t want to have anymore. This app works with music from iTunes match as well as music imported with the popular music importing apps in Cydia (including those using Gremlin like AudioExplorer+). It can even change artwork for videos, podcasts and audiobooks. It doesn’t matter if the item already has artwork or never had any artwork.

As this is an app and not a tweak, it runs without any dependencies and therefore is very stable. It has been tested by diligent beta testers running different devices and iOS versions. The app even works in the iOS Simulator!

As there is a problem in iOS 7 with Cydia apps showing up in Springboard after install, please restart (not only respring) your device if you can’t find the app after installing. In other words, “have you tried turning it off and on again”?

Please note that unless the item you’ve changed is going to sync back anyway (for example, with Gremlin), artwork changes do not appear in iTunes.

Compatible with iOS 5, 6 and 7, for 32 and 64 bit devices

Album Artwork editing

I have long wanted to work on an app for Cydia that would let users change the Album Artwork for the music library in iOS, but was lacking the time to work on it. The past few weeks I had enough spare time (due to the lack of snow here in northern Germany) to work on an app for this. It’s a very basic app that just lets users select an image from their photo album and use it as the artwork for an album, artist or song. Artwork can also be deleted as well. The layout of the app is very similar to my other apps in Cydia, using basic table views with menus when tapping on an item, or the ability to select multiple items.

Here are some screenshots, which I also posted on twitter:

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I hope to release the beta version for testing soon, and upload for purchase in Cydia soon after that.