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[announce] the Craic - abc for iOS

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:22 am
by wil macaulay
Just thought I'd let you folks know about my new iOS app. You can read more about it at http://thecraic.co/gettingstarted or download it at the appstore at
http://appstore.com/thecraic.

My aim is to make it easy to find the abc that's out there and use an iPad or iPhone instead of paper.

Let me know what you think.

Re: [announce] the Craic - abc for iOS

Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 4:29 am
by wil macaulay
New version being submitted to the app store now:

RELEASE 1.2
Tune sets
- create and delete sets
- add/delete tunes within set
- reorder tunes
- import and export to abc
- create and print pdf

UI improvements
- search now will look for alternate titles

Rendering improvements

Parsing improvements
- recognizes duplicates on import

Sharing improvements
- export a tune or set as abc to other app
- export or mail a set

Playback improvements
- play sets
- honour tempo (Q: ) in the abc
- better default tempo for various tune types

Performance and stability improvements

Re: [announce] the Craic - abc for iOS

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:52 pm
by wil macaulay
Version 1.2.1 just submitted:

- better playback controls, including looping and tempo adjustment
- improvements to accessibility for visually impaired users

Re: [announce] the Craic - abc for iOS

Posted: Sun May 25, 2014 8:30 pm
by wil macaulay
Been a while since I updated - I'm now on version 1.7.1. Here's what's new (experimental multi voice is the big thing)

Release 1.2.2 (July 4 2013)
Bugfixes:
- ensure the controls properly reappear after tapping to show the toolbar
- properly handle the play/pause button on tune end

Release 1.3 (Aug 19 2013)
- parser improvements (handle * and w:)
- basic error messages
- better lyrics handling and layout, including basic w:
- autowrap long lines
- handle $ linebreak character
- handle x and y invisible rests

Release 1.4
- UI
- iOS 7 UI
- don't turn off screen when toolbars are hidden
- Playback
- don't mute on mute button
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Release 1.4.1 (Dec 5 2013)
- bug fix: remove hide status bar on pre-ios7 iPad

Release 1.5 (Jan 21 2014)
Music rendering
- attach decos and annotations to barlines and invisible rests (x, y)
- attach decos, annotations and tempo to tuplets and chords
- support for annotations to right ">", left"<", above "^", below "_" items
Bugfixes
- fix crashing bug after retrieving from internet

Release 1.6 (jan 31 2014)
Improved rendering of decorations:
- !p!, !mp!, !ff! etc are rendered below the staff
Bugfixes
- unrecognized decorations no longer give a parse error
- fixed bug where playback tempo was not respected
- bug where tempo was lost if the first note had a grace note
- loop button was rendered as white on iOS 7 on iPad
- now properly handles note length on chords, like [GBe]4

Release 1.7 (31 mar 2014)
Improved parsing
Basic multi-voice support
- bass, alto, tenor clef
- merge voices with %%score (1 2)
- stem=up,down
support for in-line [V:][K:][L:][M:]
rendering improvements
pagination improvements for PDF and printing

Release 1.7.1 (13 april 2014)
Bugfixes:
- allow save in tune set editor
- don't show an extra staff for a line with only spaces

Re: [announce] the Craic - abc for iOS

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:00 am
by camila
I don't understand why you would not want to use the PDF format. I can't see any advantage to PNG at all. Can you enlighten me??