When it comes to apps that blow up your display for a safer music experience in the car, Cruise Control offers one of the least flexible options we’ve seen, especially compared to one of our favored apps in this category, Big Button Music Player.
In the interest of providing the most thorough overview of iPhone music players for the car, here’s a review that might save you a dollar’s worth of frustration.
The app seemed fine at first, with a screen divided into five large buttons for Play/Pause, Skip, Previous, and 30-second skip forward or back. These buttons are not reassignable; what you see is what you get, and there’s no way to select music from your library from within the app.
Thats right — this app, which is intended to simplify queuing your music while you drive, is completely useless if you don’t select music in the native iPod app first, so basically, it makes you use two apps to play music. Once the music starts, you’re locked in to that artist, album, or playlist until you exit the app and select something else in the iPod app.
The long and short of it: This app could use a little work before it’s road-ready, and even more before it’s worth a buck.
CruiseControl turns the entire screen of your iPhone or iPod into five big buttons to control your music. Ideal when using your iPhone or iPod in your car or any other situation where it is difficult to hit those small iPod Application buttons.
CruiseControl gives you all the essential controls to listen to your music, podcasts or audio books while driving:
• previous track
• next track
• 30 second rewind
• 30 second skip forward button to easily skip through those uninteresting sections with just a few taps.