If you've used Apple's iTunes in the last couple of years, or if you've used a recent iPod, you'll probably know about the "Genius" function which allows you to automatically generate a music playlist containing tracks in a similar style to the one currently playing, chosen from your own music collection.
AndroGen is an Android app that attempts to do something similar.
AndroGen is in the early stages of development, so it may not do exactly
what you want it to do. On the other hand, it works well for me, and I am already using it on a regular basis without any crashes or lockups. All feedback is welcome, and can be sent via the feedback form or via email at androgen (at) eleusis (dot) co (dot) uk.
AndroGen will be most useful to people who have a large and varied music collection, and don't always want to decide what to listen to. You may be listening to your music, and think "I'm really enjoying this song, I want to hear some more like this one". That's when you would use AndroGen.
At the moment, AndroGen talks to the default Android media player. It will detect the track that is currently playing, and show it in the main blue bar. If there is no track currently playing, or you want to select a different track, you will need to exit from AndroGen and go into the media player. If you are using a different music player from the Android Market, AndroGen will probably not work.
Once you have the right track playing, launch AndroGen and press the Generate playlist button. AndroGen will go on to the internet to find a list of tracks that are similar to your track. It will then search for those tracks within your own library, and produce a playlist of the ones it finds.
If your device supports it, your current playlist in the music player will be
replaced with the generated one, and when your current track finishes, the
generated playlist will start. However, not all devices will support this,
so you may have to save the playlist (press the menu button, then select "save playlist" from the popup menu) and load it from within your music player.
AndroGen requires internet access just while it fetches lists of similar tracks during playlist generation. It doesn't use the network for anything else.
let me know.
Devices that should be supported:
Android Market and AppsLib.