We’re currently polishing our next release of FrostWire for Android 1.0.6.
Our last release was back in November 2012, since then we’ve received crash reports and lots of complaints that have helped us make the next FrostWire for Android much more robust and compatible for the +2,600 different supported Android devices that run FrostWire on hundreds of thousands of mobile devices every day.
We’ve taken this time to make the search experience considerably faster and we’ve finally been able to integrate our search with another great source of legally free available content, Archive.org.
Archive.org is a non profit organization that crawls and indexes the web’s free content and as of the moment of this writing by having FrostWire connect to its search api you will be able to search through an astonishing number of free and legal works, here’s how they break them down on their home page today:
114,118 live concerts
1,567,041 audio recordings
that’s over 7,246,483 works most of which are tagged with Public Domain and Creative Commons licenses that you’ll be able to download and share with FrostWire.
Most of this content is under the Public Domain and also under Creative Commons licenses.
If FrostWire can detect the license on the content it yields on search results you will see it on screen.
And every year that passes, more works automatically fall into the public domain so you will be able to access more and more information for free absolutely legally, literally from the palm of your hand via FrostWire. We think this goes in line with our mission, and once this update is released the world will be a little better place to be in since all of you will be empowered with free digital works and culture.
Other than that we’ve fixed many crashes, freezes, lowered cpu and memory consumption (which will make your battery last more), we’ve done upgrades on almost all of the application icons, fixed issues for older phones that didn’t have SD cards the way new phones do now, bugs on the audio player and so much more.
Archive.org as a search engine, and a revamp of the search experience is also being added to FrostWire for Desktop so stay tuned for our next desktop release as well (5.5.6)
FrostWire 1.0.6 - 03/28/2013 - Faster search results. Search architecture revised and improved. - Includes search results from archive.org, which indexes millions of public domain and creative commons works from all over the internet. - FrostWire won't disable screen locking during audio playback. It's now up to the user to set longer auto-locking timeouts if they want to use FrostWire as an audio player in their vehicles. - UI fix, media player screen is correctly updated if a song starts while the screen was locked. - Updated icons and graphics. - Improved mime type detection. - Updated UPnP cling libraries for better Wi-Fi sharing discovery. - Multiple crashes and freezes fixed. - Opens .torrent files from urls and from any file browser. - Fixes a crash when sharing files from third party apps like FileKicker which pass filepath uris instead of android provider uris. - Fixes double audio playback issue with third party media playing apps. - Fixes bug where the app would force close and restart on phones without SD cards.