So I just gave something a try in the hopes that it would work… and it didn’t… and I was bummed… and so I decided to make it a Feature Request.
I created a Joined List column bundling up a bunch of uploaded Audio URLs with a comma separator. I placed an Audio Component on the screen and pointed it to that new Joined List column. Error. Of course.
But how rad would it be if the Audio Component recognized that Joined List column as individual URLs and auto-played them one after the other? You could create a playlist experience where multiple audio episodes played one after the other on the same screen from the same component.
In the meantime, does anyone know of an outside product like Cloudinary but for audio that would allow you to bundle multiple audio URLs into one URL that plays them all one after the other?
It’s pretty convoluted though. I could see myself building something like that and then a month later, Glide releases the feature I need. That’s certainly happened before
The only snag is that the shortest aspect ratio for Webview is 3:1, which is still pretty high considering how thin that audio player is on iOS. I have the player vertically centered on the page and even in 3:1, the spaces between it and the components above and below are pretty wide. But I’ll take it. Hopefully we’ll get proper playlist functionality from the audio player in the future.
Ah, that’s true. I know the devs aren’t crazy about other coding tech being used with Glide, although with webview I would assume they’d be more into it since webview assumes you have a website to point it to… and in many cases that might be your own website, with your own tech. What better way to use Glide and your own website than for that website to use some of the same Sheets data your app is using.
But yeah, I’m not expecting an app of mine to get into the template store just yet. I love this product so much, but I’m a tinkerer and explorer at heart, so I’ll always be looking for weird workarounds. Maybe when I finish this app, I’ll put on a suit and tie and build a proper template.
Are you still willing to share your code? I was hoping Glide would have an updated audio component by now, but it seems like nothing is in the works. Would love to try a workaround if the grouping function is still working for you.