Monday, November 29, 2010

AirTurn Support Coming Soon!

Today I finally received my BT-105 AirTurn module and pedals. Within a few minutes I have support built into OnSong 1.7!  This is a great step forward for OnSong since you can now remove the USB cable and use the dock connector for external video out!  It's a great product!

OnSong 1.7 is still under continued development but I'm hoping to make a release soon.  So what's coming in this update? Check out some of the features:

  • OnSong is now a universal app that can be used with iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
  • AirTurn BT-105 support
  • Added database tools like deduplication
  • The ability to rename books
  • Better import performance
  • Ability to mirror the navigation
  • Fixed the "Maj7" insert chord bug
  • Added the ability to create bars with chords inline
  • Added an improved ability to convert text files to OnSong
I'm hoping to release this to the beta team soon and get it out to all of you as soon as possible!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Not For Sale?

This past Friday, OnSong 1.6 was approved for sale and immediately, people started upgrading.  However, I must admit that I messed up a bit.  Version 1.6 is only compatible for iOS 4.2, and yet it wasn't "tagged" as such.  This means that people with older versions of the operating system (which is everyone because it hasn't come out yet) began to have their versions of OnSong stop working.  With the app store process, there's no easy way to go back once a version is approved.  So I had to resort to the rare instance of suspending sale of OnSong 1.6 until iOS 4.2 comes out.

Since that time I began adding some much needed features to OnSong.  Some of these should appear in the final releasable version of OnSong 1.6.  Two of these main features include the ability to organize your song collection into "books".  For instance, you can have a book for church, and one for your band.  Another feature is the ability to choose what files are imported from iTunes File Sharing.  You will also get the other features and improvements made for iOS 4.2 including wireless printing!

So please hang in there!  If you are interested in knowing when OnSong 1.6 is ready for sale, make sure you sign up for the newsletter and I'll let you know very soon!