AllCast was one of the first Chromecast applications that aimed to expand the functionality of this $35 dongle. It allowed users to beam local content from their devices to any TV that had Chromecast plugged in, though at the time Google hadn’t opened up the SDK to all developers so it released an update for the dongle which killed this feature. Once the Chromecast SDK went live, AllCast was updated with its core feature and it once again began allowing users to beam any content from their Android devices to the dongle.
Initially though the app didn’t exactly have quite an appealing user interface, but now it does. Developer Koushik Dutta has completely revamped the user interface, its a major redesign, with tabbed browsing of content and even a new slide out navigation menu. The color scheme has been overhauled as well, so the app is now much more easier on the eyes.
Apart from the redesign and the splash of color, Dutta has also added Muzei support. AllCast will now display Muzei extensions as sources for content, the opportunities are boundless since support is quite widespread. The updated AllCast application for Android is live and available for download through the Google Play Store.
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