Here is specifically what I'm looking for.

1) I would like the ability to use gesture/swipe controls to skip tracks. This is much easier than finding a button on a touchscreen to change tracks.

2) Ability to either prevent a lockscreen or control the player from the lockscreen. I don't mind if I have to push the power button to get the screen to wakeup, but once I do, I would like the ability to control the music player without going through the Android screen lock. I see this accomplished through either a certain type of music app, or some application that allows me to control what applications prevent a screen from locking.

I have a rooted Samsung Captivate (Galaxy-S) running a custom ROM variant of 2.2.1.

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Go download PowerAmp. Best $5 I ever spent on an app.

It includes lockscreen controls and I'm pretty sure you can set up lockscreen gestures to do whatever you want. I'll confirm this real quick on my installation.

Edit: Confirmed on the lockscreen gestures. Swiping left and right over the album art will skip the track forward and backward by default, from anywhere in the app or on the lockscreen.

  • Does it allow me to send audio to my parrot bluetooth head unit? I'd LOVE that.
    – Pitto
    May 17, 2011 at 15:01
  • @Pitto - I dunno, I don't use a BT headset so I've obviously never tried it. As Chance said in his comment they offer a 15-day free trial, so you've really got nothing to lose by giving it a shot.
    – newuser
    May 17, 2011 at 15:06
  • I'll get my lazy *** off this chair and do it :D Thanks!
    – Pitto
    May 18, 2011 at 8:14
  • I'm using it right now. Great app. Have you found a way to pause it other than the pause button or removing the headphones? I want to be able to pause it without looking for the button on the screen.
    – Chance
    May 19, 2011 at 14:02

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