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foobar2000 revolutionized PC audio players, now foobar2000 will evolve onto mobile phones & tablets. Read more

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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on April 14, 2014.

foobar2000 revolutionized PC audio players, now foobar2000 will evolve onto mobile phones & tablets.

Douglas, UK Technology
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About this project

It is with great regret we have to suspend this Kickstarter, primarily due to projections of this Kickstarter being 2/3rd short of its goal...however we offer a revised goal

foobar2000 is developed by accomplished coder Peter Pawlowski, the story behind foobar2000's rise to prominence is a simple one, having previously worked on core components for Winamp, it became apparent that there was a demand for a more complete player, the rest is history. foobar2000 has enjoyed meteoric success and is the most used audio player outside of iTunes.

foobar on the PC, one player, many faces

Joining the foobar2000 mobile team is Steve 'Spoon-' Elkins, founder of dBpoweramp, which started out as an audio player fifteen years ago, a player with a number of world firsts, such as first player to add star ratings to an audio library, first player to have smart playlists aka Genius playlists. dBpoweramp evolved over the years into a Music Converter and CD Ripper.

Our third developer to join the team is Chris 'kode54' Moeller, programming since the 1990s, starting with an Apple II+ and Basic/6502 assembly. Chris has been Influential in a number of projects over the years, including a number of console emulators, and most notably, has made a sizable contribution to foobar2000 PC.

The combined user base of foobar2000 and dBpoweramp numbers over 70 million. Rest assured the foobar2000 mobile development team is proven and more select 'star' developers will be added using the proceeds of this kickstarter.

Where do contributions go? equipping developers with the necessary hardware required to develop on the respective platforms and paying the developers a living salary. A graphics designer will also be brought into the project to help design the UI.

foobar2000 mobile will be built from the ground up specifically for mobile devices, giving the opportunity to adapt specifically to the strengths of the mobile platform. Our first funding goal is the development of an iOS & Android foobar2000.

Design for mobile foobar2000 has commenced and will continue during the kickstarter.

 £60,000 iPhone, iPad, iPod & Android Funding Goal  

               £120,000 Social Funding Goal 

                £180,000 Cloud Management

 Check out these rewards on offer for backing foobar2000:

 All backers receive access to the private mobile foobar2000 forum, engage in a hot bed of discussion, perhaps your great ideas can be incorporated into the final design!

 A foobar2000 T-Shirt (design subject to change), for Kool Cats, Prime Movers, Founders, or Skin Designers.

RHA MA750 earphones for all Early Bird Testers, Kool Cats and Founders.  

foobar2000 has partnered with RHA to bring these award winning MA 750 earphones: precise, balanced and articulate sound reproduction with a great depth of soundstage. iOS backers receive the MA 750i version with inline remote.

Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones, for Prime Movers, Founders & Skin Designers.  

The P5 stands for pure luxury. Using only the finest of materials, everything is understated yet imbued with a sense of style. foobar2000 was created to playback audio in its purest form, partnering with B&W, the P5 will ensure the finest of all playback from your portable player.

 foobar2000 framed artwork (design subject to change), signed by the development team, exclusive for Founders and Skin Designers.

Reward Delivery Schedule  

The first foobar2000 alpha for iOS is expected three months after the kickstarter ends, with the android alpha two months later. Beta versions will appear three months after the respective alpha versions. Full release when we feel foobar2000 is ready for prime-time, certain features might not make the initial v1 release.  

Headphones, earphones and T-Shirts will ship 60 days after the end of the kickstarter, the framed artwork should ship shortly after this.

This section will be expanded throughout this kickstarter campaign, check back often for news and updates,

The initial design brief is to stay true to foobar2000's current ethos, pure playback, with advanced features pioneered by foobar many years ago such as bit perfect playback, replaygain and gapless playback.

Track indexing will use a proven powerful SQL database design, specifically designed for low powered devices. 

There will be two versions of foobar2000 mobile, a free and fully featured premium version. The elements Cloud and Social may, or may not have subscription fees attached.

Targeted at iPhone, iPod, iPad (including Air) running iOS 6 or later.

Android runs on a vast choice of devices, foobar2000 will target Android v4 or newer, specifically tailored to main form factors on offer.

Cloud foobar2000 would offer all management of your music from a single central web location. Your music is securely backed up online, and is collected from multiple sources (computers, NASes, Dropbox, Google Drive, compatible web stores). Whilst online the collection can be managed, album art added and tags corrected. Specific tracks can be synchronized, or the whole collection, in your chosen format. For example a tablet in the home might receive Apple Lossless tracks, whilst your iPhone has efficient AAC encoded tracks. Synchronization happens automatically, and will tie in also with the 'What's in Store' goal.

A social foobar2000 is about interacting with your friends, finding out tracks they most listen to, be alerted to new albums & inform friends about new albums you have discovered. Let friends browse your collection, and preview tracks you choose for a limited time.

Risks and challenges

The challenge with any software project is delivering the project on time, and in budget, whilst at the same time getting the final product through the approval process for the various App stores. We have absolute confidence that this can be achieved.

The key to great software is to make software which the creators also would love to use, we look forward to being able to use foobar on these mobile devices.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    £4 reward

    5 backers

    Helper: Thank you email from the foobar development team.

    Access to private foobar2000 mobile forum & access to developer's blog.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    £16 reward

    23 backers

    Follower: Thank you email from the foobar development team.

    Access to private foobar2000 mobile forum & access to developer's blog.

    Final Version of mobile foobar2000 (all platforms).

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    £31 reward

    6 backers

    Supporter: Thank you email from the foobar development team.

    Access to private foobar2000 mobile forum & access to developer's blog.

    Final Version of mobile foobar2000 (all platforms).

    Your name as a supporter on foobar2000.com mobile web page.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    £49 reward

    0 backers

    Tester iOS: All Supporter Rewards (above).

    Access to first iOS (iPhone, iPad) beta test version.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    £49 reward

    1 backer

    Tester Android: All Supporter Rewards (above).

    Access to first Android beta test version.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    £118 reward

    0 backers Limited (1000 left of 1000)

    Early Bird iOS: All Supporter Rewards (above).

    Access to first iOS (iPhone, iPad) alpha, then beta test versions, be the first to try foobar mobile. Top of the range RHA MA750i earphones.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    £118 reward

    3 backers Limited (997 left of 1000)

    Early Bird Android: All Supporter Rewards (above).

    Access to first Android alpha, then beta test versions, be the first to try foobar mobile.

    Top of the range RHA MA750 earphones.

    Estimated delivery:
  • You selected
    £178 reward

    2 backers Limited (3998 left of 4000)

    Kool Cat: All Supporter Rewards (above).

    Access to first alpha test versions (all platforms).

    Access to beta test versions (all platforms).

    Exclusive foobar2000 T-Shirt.

    Top of the range RHA MA750i earphones.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    £480 reward

    1 backer Limited (249 left of 250)

    Prime Mover: All Supporter Rewards (above).

    Access to first alpha test versions (all platforms).

    Access to beta test versions (all platforms).

    Exclusive foobar2000 T-Shirt.

    Immortalize your name with in App credits.

    Top of the range RHA MA750i earphones.

    Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    £840 reward

    0 backers Limited (100 left of 100)

    Founder: All Supporter Rewards (above).

    Access to first alpha test versions (all platforms).

    Access to beta test versions (all platforms).

    Exclusive foobar2000 T-Shirt.

    Immortalize your name with in App credits.

    Top of the range RHA MA750i earphones.

    Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones.

    Framed Foobar2000 artwork signed by development team.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    £3,600 reward

    0 backers Limited (10 left of 10)

    Skin Designer: All Founder Rewards (above).

    Work with our graphics designer to create and name your own skin, this skin will appear as one of the prime skins for selection.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (60 days)