Muze is a Windows Phone application which acts as a complete music player and provides you with the ability to scrobble your tracks to

Muze is available in the Windows Phone Store.


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In our spare time we busy ourselves with small projects in which we try to challenge our knowledge and creativity.

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Muze v1.9.0: Thank you for your feedback

Hi everyone,

A new version of Muze has now been released and should show up in the Windows Phone store in the next few hours.

The changes in this updates are based on feedback I received from all of you. Furthermore, it incloudes a number of fixes for issues you guys have encountered while using Muze.

Thank you for all your continued support, feedback and reports. You help make Muze better!

The following changes have been included in the update:

  • Share your current song from the bottom menu
  • Album art for the currently played song is now downloaded from
  • Layout changes to make navigating through Muze easier
  • Layout changes to make text more readable and utilize the screen better
  • Various bug fixes and tweaks based on your feedback



Muze v1.8.2 & 1.8.3: Stability improvements and Error Reporting

Hi everyone,

Yesterday a new update for Muze was released (v1.8.2). This update contains some fixes and stability improvements regarding navigation to different parts of the app.

Another update has been submitted to the store (v1.8.3). This version enables you to report errors by email. Whenever Muze crashes it will save the error and the next time you start Muze it will ask you if you want to report this error by mail.

This update should be available within the next few hours.

Reporting these errors directly by mail makes it easier to track down specific problems and also brings them to my attention much faster.

You can get the update here (it may take some time before it is available in your region’s store)

Thank you for using Muze and for helping Muze get better and better!



Muze v1.8.1: Artist info

Hi everyone,

Muze has gotten another small update. This update should be available in the Windows Phone Store soon. You can use this link to get there even faster.

In this update you can now view information about an Artist on the Artist music collection screen. You can view this information by swiping left from the Albums overview of the Artist.

Other changes include:

  • Navigation bar is visible on all pages
  • General bug fixes and cleaning

In the meantime I’m still working on creating a new version for Windows Phone 8.1. However this means basically building the app from the ground up. I will update on my progress regarding this version in the coming weeks.

Any feedback or bug reports are of course always welcome. You can reach us at


Yours, Marius

Muze: When you hit a wall

When working on an app or website or any other type of software, at some point you will some kind of metaphysical wall. At that point you start banging your head against it until you covered all square centimeters. Then, after stubbernly mumbling (there might actually be cursing) you finally concede.

In most of these situation it often helps to take a step back and approach the problem from differently. For example, you might try walking around the wall or digging underneath it.

In recent weeks a few things have been becoming rather clear whilst developing Muze. The current API’s that are in use by Muze have their limits. These walls cannot be broken down whilst still keeping the current API and functionalities completely intact.

After frequent request I have been trying to implement a decent way for you to add songs to the currently playing playlist or create playlists. However, the API I have been using does not allow manipulation of playlists or the creation of so called SongCollections which can be played by the native music player control.

The API’s Muze is using have been around since Windows Phone 7. Up until now using these API’s has had some advantages. For example, these API’s allow you to play music you have downloaded from for example Xbox Music. This is possible because Muze actually uses the native Music player which has permission to play these songs. Muze acts as a sort of remote control to the native music player. Furthermore, these API’s make it easy to access the songs without doing more nasty file system operations which are more error prone.

The limitations presented by the API mean that developing more features to make Muze better and more advanced has become harder and harder.

In other news, has been giving me a headache as well. When requesting data from the official API, some information is actually returned erroneously or has been limited. This means for example that only a very short description of Artists can be fetched via the API and some lists are not correctly returned.

As you might see these are both walls that have been holding back the development of new features. Due to these issues, I have decided to try and move to newer Windows Phone API’s to be able to provide a richer experience. Furthermore, I’m looking at ways to integrate information from different sources such as Xbox Music to provide detailed information about artists and albums.

This is all future talk and it will probably take some time to get all the basic stuff implemented with the new Windows Phone 8.1 API’s. In the meantime I will tweak small stuff in the app to give a more consistent experience and squash furhter bugs.

I hope you are as happy as I am about this new approach to get around these pesky walls.

As always, if you have any feedback or if you are experiencing any problems regarding Muze or any other projects provided by us on this website, don’t hesitate to contact us at

Your input is greatly appreciated.



Muze v1.8: Search and general improvements

An update to Muze has been released to the Windows Phone store. It is available here.

This update gives you a bèta version of the search functionality I have been working on. This search functionality should make it more convenient for you to find that specific song you want to listen to.

Furthermore there are some general improvements and crash fixes that should make using Muze more enjoyable.

Please note that this update will clear your scrobble queue as it contains several fixes to the way Muze saves its data. I highly recommend that you scrobble your currently waiting plays before updating.

This update includes the following:

  • Search béta: search through your phone’s music collection
  • Current song is now highlighted in playlist
  • Time expired and remaining is shown on now playing page.
  • Smoother transitions between screens
  • Fixes for start-up crashes
  • Other small tweaks and fixes

If you still have issues related to starting Muze, please contact us at

I hope you enjoy this update and encourage you to send us feedback. If you like Muze, please consider giving us a review in the Windows Phone Store.

Thank you.



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