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Tap to Play or Keeping the Queue? SonoPad lets you choose!

I have to admit, that personally I’m a huge fan of “tap to play”. Maybe I’m just simple minded – just playing a single album is all a need 🙂

Anyway – with their latest update (6.4) Sonos made “Tap To Play” a default in all their Controllers as well, but unfortunately also fed up a lot of people with this change, because larger playlists/queues are always in danger to …

iOS5 and Sonos6.4 compatibility? YES !

Recently I got some questions via support, whether SonoPad still runs under iOS5 and whether it will still work with the latest Sonos 5.1 6.4 update.

First of all: thanks a lot for asking before upgrading! One never knows if there are new incompatibilities introduced and we have to remember that Sonos doesn’t share any information with me. So all I can do is to run their Betas regularly and adopt …

Improved Home Automation Integration (Part II)

SonoPad 1.6.0 just got released by Apple and comes with new possibilities for integration with other home automation Apps.

I extended the options for starting my App (see instructions here: which allows you now to start with a specific menu.

This is very useful if you always want to start e.g. with the favorites menu. If you are only using one service, you might also want to start with the …

Style your Sonos boxes with Luxusschall

I recently stumbled across the site, a reseller of Sonos gear that is able to style your Sonos boxes. As I’m from Berlin I couldn’t resist to order a box with a Berlin skyline and here is the result.

Doesn’t it look gorgeous?

Shortly after I met with Pascal Hölscher (one of the founders) in …

Improved Home Automation Integration (Part I)

SonoPad 1.4.0 comes with Improved Home Automation Integration.

Those of you doing home automation, typically use a different App as their main remote control App. Typical examples are CommandFusion , iRule for simple tasks or more advanced Apps like KNX ProServ.

These tools often allow you to start a different App with a short …

A glimpse at the current (soon-to-come) Napster/Rhapsody implementation

After christmas I started to work on integration of Napster/Rhapsody in SonoPad. While the other services were relatively easy (they all use the same calls to retrieve the menus, so a lot of stuff can be used again), Napster/Rhapsody is much harder.

I actually have to code each menu on it’s own, which slows me a bit down right now. Here is a short preview of what will be available …

SonoPad 1.1.0 with WiMP and Juke support

I have just released my first update: it adds support for the WiMP and Juke music services.

Both are available here in Europe:

WiMP started in Norway / Sweden but is available in Germany + Denmark now as well. Juke is available in Germany only I’m afraid – but Sonos put a lot of advertising on almost each bus stop before christmas – bundling 6 month of free Juke music …

SonoPad arrives on the iPad (and why the hell did I write an App for Sonos at all?)

It’s done!

After a long journey that started back in July SonoPad made it into the AppStore right for christmas. Writing an App for Sonos turned out to be much more work than I had anticipated before – so I’m happy to have the very first version out now.

But let me introduce myself first: My name is Stefan, I am living in Berlin/Germany and I am writing Apps as …

[Poll] What should be in one of the next versions of SonoPad?

Please use this poll to give me some indication about what you find important in one of the next versions of SonoPad.

Of course you can also write about your own ideas in the comments section of this post!

[Poll] What music service should be added next to SonoPad?

Sonos supports a lot of musicservices, only two are missing. Both come with really complicated technical difficulties, so I’m not sure, if I’m able to include them in a future version.

Please provide me with some indication about what service is the most important to you: