Entrance for Windows Phone 8
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Love A State of Trance? EnTrance is the best way to experience it on Windows Phone

There are a handful of developers in the Window Phone community who consistently push out quality apps into the ecosystem. As users, we’re thankful to see them anytime they come out. Den Delimarsky is one of those developers. We’ve all been big fans of his Digitally Imported client Beem and his SKY.FM client. It’s no secret he likes EDM, so he’s created an app dedicated to one of the best trance shows. EnTrance is his latest app for the A State of Trance podcast. Let’s check it out.

Armin van Buuren is a Dutch trance music producer and DJ. In 2001 he started hosting a weekly radio show called A State of Trance (www.astateoftrance.com). That program now claims over 20 million weekly listeners worldwide. You could just get the program through the podcast support in Xbox Music on your phone. But if you’re a big fan of the program EnTrance brings some features to the table you won’t get with the regular podcast app.

With EnTrance for Windows Phone you have the ability to download episodes in a beautiful UI. Download an episode and you’ll see what I mean (see the image below). It’s absolutely cool. Feature wise, you’re looking at the ability to download episodes for offline play. You’re also able to view track listings from within an episode and search for them in Xbox Music, Nokia Music, or YouTube. That’s something you can’t do in with the native podcast app on Windows Phone.

Entrance for Windows Phone 8
The download screen for EnTrance

This is just the first version of EnTrance. Den has big plans for the app in future updates. Some features you’ll be familiar with if you’re a Beem user. Here’s what’s coming in a future update:

  • Upload to SkyDrive – what if you like an episode so much that you want to have it stored on your machine as well? Simply push it to SkyDrive and the deed is done – once your PC(s) sync the changes, you will find the episode in your folder.
  • Push Notifications – get alerts when new ASOT episodes are released and when new track information is available.
  • ASOT Full Show Integration – other than the podcast, every Thursday Armin van Buuren runs his ASOT radio show. Despite the fact that the episode itself is often not available for download, it contains track metadata. I want to show you that track metadata – with the ability to find those later on Xbox Music, Nokia Music or YouTube.
  • Event Information – ASOT 650 is coming up and I need to get the app ready for it.

Right now we’re really digging EnTrance. The UI is beautiful and the performance is solid. We’re really looking forward to seeing future updates make this app the best place for fans of A State of Trance. Be sure to leave Den any feedback or feature requests below.

Want EnTrance? It’s available for Window Phone 8 devices for free with no ads. It’s also open sourced on GitHub, so if you’re a developer feel free to check that out.

Grab the app in the Windows Phone Store, use the QR code below, or swipe to the right in our app. 

Source: Den by Default

QR: Entrance

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raul_junior says:

Man I really hope one of these devs make an app for the Pete tong radio show...too bad its on bbc

schlubadub says:

Yeah, not likely... I've only been able to get those through nefarious methods ;)

sicnus says:

I just came in my Nokia Lumia 928's headphone jack...

Kadcidxa says:

I no longer listen to ASOT because its barely trance anymore. Armin is a sell out.

sicnus says:

YOUR MOM IS A SELL OUT! Pretty cheap to!

Yes I moved on to house.

Rehan Saleem says:

Armin Van Buuren. God of Trance. Seriously. That guy plays my mood.

lfjj says:

I want to write something harsh here but wont.

Fred0007 says:

thanks for this so long waiting for this.Armin the god of trance

ioannisgk says:

It looks nice. I have made the "Armin Only" app, you can check it out in Windows Phone Store if you like. Everything about Armin van Buuren!!!

PeterFnet says:

Awesome!! Armin is awesome

memories1000 says:

This is would be a big plus for this product and definite this one will patronized by many, it would be a big redemption on their part anyway. - TexasLending.com

ricocchet says:

This was mediocre, lets hope the app gets better

ZeBond says:

Would be awesome if you told us why you feel like the app is mediocre. Also, there happens to be an Issues Hub where you can file bugs and feature requests.

D_A says:

It would be grat if podcast could be saved to SD card

robertftw says:

It's only podcasts not the real episodes?

ZeBond says:

That is correct. The radio show is not available for public download from official sources.

ist not radioshow... its podcast...

ZeBond says:

Yep. Unfortunately, the radio show is not available for public download from official sources.