One criterion for judging applications, at least for me anyway, is whether or not the application includes additional functionality to an already existing feature. For those of you who own the BlackBerry PlayBook the stock video application gets the job done but there are some features that are noticeably lacking.
While travelling to Las Vegas for CES back in January, I wanted to catch up on the last season of one of my favorite shows as I had six hours to spare. It would have been nice to be able to just press a button and see them all in succession.
Unfortunately, that is not possible so to fill in the void there is AutoPlay Media Player by Bumblebee Computing that lets you automatically play videos one after another. This comes in handy if you want to watch an entire series back-to-back while streaming to your TV or to entertain the kids on a long road trip with nonstop movies.
AutoPlay is very easy to use. Everything you need to access your videos and create your playlists are accessible from the main screen. All of your compatible videos are shown on the left hand side of the screen while all the controls are at the top. Users can tap on the button in the upper left to access all their videos, their favorites playlist, or even search for videos by name to create dynamic playlists. Next is the progress bar, rewind/play, toggle button for shuffle and repeat single play, and the favorites button.
Not only will it save your place when exiting, it lets you play/pause if you tap on the screen during playback. What I love is how the developer is open to new ideas and how since its initial release has taken into account forum members' suggestions to improve the application.
So the next time you have the urge to sit on the couch and hold your own marathon of your favorite videos, movies, or tv shows (in order!) stored on your PlayBook then be sure to give this application a try. It offers additional functionality not currently available in the native video player. This useful application is currently available for only $.99.