Features for next versions

VividTracker has now been on App Store for about a week and I have received some feedback already. Here is a list of what people have been asking about so far: Bluetooth keyboard support. Support for folders in the file browser. Support for File Sharing with iTunes. User option to change position of + – buttons. Bluetooth keyboard support is something many users have asked for. Unfortunately, it has never been easy to read the keyboard in iOS, but it seems to be a bit easier in iOS7. For instance, prior to iOS7, it was impossible to access modifier keys (Command, Control, etc) without using private APIs (which you are not allowed to use as a developer). I will look into BT keyboard support, but it might be that I have to restrict it to devices with iOS7. I think the whole point with keyboard support is to be able to use shortcuts, and that is only possible in iOS7. Support for folders will come eventually. It was something I had already planned to implement, but I wanted to get v1.0 out and decided to add it in later. It will come! I assume most people use Dropbox, but I’ve been asked to also support File Sharing with iTunes. This is easy to implement and will come in the next version. If you have any suggestions for features in upcoming versions of VividTracker then please send me an email. I cannot promise to implement all features you ask for, because I need to focus on what most users want, but send them anyway. Forgot to add my email address: vividtracker@gmail.com...

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Taking samples from YouTube

Two apps that I like very much are ProTuber and AudioShare. ProTuber allows me to download YouTube videos and store them locally. Then you can export the audio as a wav-file to AudioShare. In AudioShare, you can cut out the parts you are interested in and then use AudioCopy to paste them into VividTracker. We get the following workflow: YouTube -> ProTuber -> AudioShare -> VividTracker All this on your iPhone!

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What kind of tutorials would you like to see?

I made a few video tutorials already, showing you how to use AudioCopy, Audiobus and AutoChord. If you haven’t seen them yet, then take a look at my YouTube channel:¬†http://www.youtube.com/user/vividtracker Do you have any suggestions of tutorials you would like to see next, or is everything crystal clear now?

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Finally on App Store!

VividTracker is finally available on App Store. I’m of course very excited about it. It takes a little while for it to propagate to all the stores but it shouldn’t take long. The price is only $2.99.

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Pure Amiga-tracker

Let’s start with describing what VividTracker is not: VividTracker is not an xm-tracker, nor is it an s3m-tracker. It is a pure Amiga mod tracker. My main goal was to make a really good Amiga tracker, but I was also looking at xm-support for a while. After some while, I decided to skip xm-support because I would otherwise have to compromise between xm- and mod-support in the user interface. For instance, in Milkytracker you have to be aware of that C-3 to C-5 maps to Protracker’s C-1 to C-3. I did not want to make such a compromise. The user interface would also need to be more complicated to support xm-files. I think xm is a great format and would love to make a pure xm-tracker for iOS some day. It depends on how well VividTracker is received. But the Amiga module format is closest to my heart, and it was important for me to make a really good Amiga tracker without sacrificing the look&feel. It needs to feel like Protracker. It’s almost three days since I resubmitted now. This hopefully means three more days before it is...

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