Audio Player Component

by on October 6, 2022

Audio Player UI Component

Audio content is one of the most popular forms of media and entertainment on the internet today. The new Audio Player component lets you easily include audio in your app with just a few clicks.

Whether you’re looking to build an audio-first platform like Spotify or simply include your own audio content in your app, the Audio Player component makes it easy.

The component, available free in Backendless Marketplace, lets your app play MP3 audio files with standard controls such as play, pause, fast-forward, rewind, and volume control.

Audio Player Example

Skip forward and backward buttons will display if the playlist consists of more than one audio file. Finally, you are also able to easily activate auto play and repeat features as well.

Read the full documentation here.

How to Install the Audio Player Component

Installing custom components from Backendless Marketplace is super easy. First, in UI Builder, select the Components tab.

Go to Components in UI Builder

There, you will see a button labeled Install Component. This will take you to the library of components available in the Marketplace.

Install UI Component in UI Builder

When you click Install Component, you will open a list of available UI Components to install.

Install a UI Component from Marketplace

Select the component you want and click Install.

When you return to the User Interface tab, you will see a new section added to your toolkit on the right-hand side called Custom Components.

Audio Player Component added to UI Builder Canvas

You can then simply drag the component onto your canvas just like any other UI Component.

How the Audio Player Component Works

When added to your app, the Audio Player component offers several basic functions out of the box.

First, the player can display the title of the audio file/track. You can set a default title, or display a title through data binding. If the title field is empty, even if visibility is set to true, the title block will not be displayed.

Next, the player has the standard playback options: play/pause, fast forward and rewind.

Third, the player includes an audio track progress bar, volume slider, and displays the track progress numerically.

You may optionally set the player to auto play and repeat the current track (or playlist).

With a few modifications to the styles using Extensions, you can customize the appearance of the player to fit your design. Below is a very simple example:

Customized Audio Player component

We can then add Codeless logic to the Audio Url Logic and Audio Title Logic to create a playlist.

Example playlist in Codeless logic

Example playlist titles in Codeless logic

With multiple tracks included in the playlist, the skip forward and skip backward buttons are now displayed, allowing the user to skip between tracks in the playlist.

Audio Player Example with multiple tracks

Available Options and What They Mean

Once you have placed your component, when you select it, you will see all of the available options (properties) for the component in the toolkit area. These are the default settings for the component that you can easily adjust.

Each of the available properties are described in the table below. For more information, such as Theme styles and event handlers, visit the Audio Player GitHub repo.

Property Type Default value Logic Data Binding UI Setting Description
Audio Url Text Audio Url Logic YES YES Specifies the url of the audio or the list of audio urls
Audio Title Text Audio Title Logic YES YES specifies the title of the audio or the list of audio titles
Player Visibility Checkbox true NO YES enables the visibility of the audio player
Track Navigation Visibility Checkbox true NO YES enables the visibility of the track navigation
Title Visibility Checkbox true NO YES enables the visibility of the track title
Default Volume Range 50 NO YES controls the default volume of the player
Auto Play Checkbox false NO YES enables automatic playback of the track after the page is loaded
Repeat Checkbox false NO YES enables repeating one track over and over again


When you click on the Logic icon or tab for the component, you will see the modifiable event handlers, just as you would with a standard component. However, the main logic for the component – the logic that makes it work – is hidden to protect it from accidentally being broken.

Additionally, in the Logic area, you will also find all available data binding properties.

That’s it! Ready to try it for yourself?

The Audio Player component is one of many custom components available now in Backendless Marketplace, completely free!

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