After many sleepless nights, I am finally able to release the updated versions of both MobileSheets and the companion app. The following changes have made it into this release:
– Support for 7″ and 10″ tablets, including Gingerbread! This should open up the app to a lot more users. The app will be released to the amazon marketplace for Kindle Fire tablets, as well as SlideME for anyone that wants to pay with paypal.
– Minor improvements to metronome playback. With slower tablets, the metronome may start to become inaccurate due to the low specs. I am working to resolve this.
– Bluetooth pedal support is now available. A couple new settings have been added to the settings screen allowing you to configure how you want to use the pedal. One important thing to note is that having a bluetooth pedal hooked up to your tablet disables the virtual keyboard. To get around this, there is now a setting that will disable your bluetooth while you are viewing your library or creating songs, and will enable the bluetooth when you load a song or setlist.
– Metronome settings can now be saved per song. To save the current settings, you only have to click the little save button on the metronome page. In addition to this feature, metronome auto-start can now be enable at the bottom of the setlist section in the overlay. Just click the little metronome symbol and whenever you switch songs, the metronome settings will be updated and the metronome will start playing automatically.
– You can now lock the orientation by clicking the lock button on the bottom of the setlist section in the overlay. This will lock to landscape or portrait, depending on the orientation of the tablet when you click it. Reverse-Portrait and Reverse-Landscape are not supported.
– Initial library screen can now be set in the settings.
– Page buffering has been increased to 20 pages for honeycomb tablets. Gingerbread tablets can only buffer around 10 pages due to memory limitations. It should be very rare to see the loading page now (except maybe right after loading a song if you flip quickly).
– Custom Genre support has been added. There is a new button the Song Editor screen that will take you to a different screen for managing custom genres. Once a custom genre has been created, it can be selected from the Genre spinner like any of the defaults.
– Connection improvements between PC and Tablet. Additionally, the tablet will now automatically check to make sure the PC is running a compatible version.
– Clicking a button at the bottom of the overlay will now automatically open the sliding window. The sliding window handle is also easy to identify now.
– New button for connecting to the PC
– Image files are now prefixed with the unique id of the song to which they belong. This allows you to have image files named the same thing among multiple songs.
– A whole load of bug fixes – a big THANK YOU to everyone that sends those error reports when you encounter a problem. It helps tremendously!
– Like the tablet, the PC now checks to verify that the tablet version is compatible
– Custom genres can be managed on the PC as well
– Fixed nasty bug where genres, artists, and albums would associate themselves with a huge number of songs, potentially overwriting settings.
– Added automatic update detection and installation. This should make it much easier to stay up to date.
– A ton of minor bug fixes
– Fixed hang when disconnecting.
I hope everyone enjoys the changes. I will be anxious to hear feedback on how they work for everyone!