VividTracker and iOS 8

VividTracker v1.1 is still waiting for review to be released on App Store. It will hopefully be released within the next couple of days. However, iOS 8 will be released today so if you update to iOS 8 you will notice that Audiobus no longer works with VividTracker v1.0. This is because VividTracker v1.0 was built with Audiobus 1.x, and this version of Audiobus is not compatible with iOS 8. You will still be able to use VividTracker, but Audiobus will be disabled. This problem has been fixed with v1.1, so the problem will go away as soon as Apple has approved the new version.

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VividTracker v1.1 submitted to App Store

I have finally submitted v1.1 to App Store. It includes two things: – Audiobus 2 support. This version of Audiobus is required for iOS 8, so I had to hurry up with submitting a new version of VividTracker to Apple. – Rudiment Bluetooth keyboard support. You can now connect a Bluetooth keyboard and use it to play notes in the same way as you would do in Protracker. It does not yet include all the nice features that you have in Protracker, but this is a good start and I will continue to work on this. For now, you can use they qwerty-keys to play notes and the cursor keys to move...

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Version 1.1 with Audiobus 2 coming soon

I’m currently working on adding support for Audiobus 2. This is urgent, because VividTracker will otherwise not support Audiobus with iOS 8. I really hope to add BT keyboard support with this version too.¬†One sad thing is that Audiobus 2 does not support devices with iOS 5 or iOS 6. I have two options here: a) Drop Audiobus support or b) drop iOS 5/6 support. I hope you all agree that Audiobus support is more important than supporting older versions of iOS. Also, since proper BT keyboard support requires iOS 7, I think it is about time to take the step and leave support for pre iOS 7...

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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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Rejected, submitted again

After waiting for six days in the App Store queue, the app got rejected so I had to make some changes and submit again. What a bummer! Six more days, then.

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Resubmit to App Store

I found a few bugs that probably did not bother some of you but could be critical for others, so I had to resubmit VividTracker to App Store. One of the bugs was that modules created by VividTracker could not be played in Protracker 2.3d. I had previously only tried playing these modules in Protracker 3.62 (which worked fine). However, since Protracker 2.3d is still popular, I needed to fix this so that VividTracker does not produce broken modules. The problem was related to how different versions of Protracker handles sample loops. Protracker 2.3d demands that the loop length is at minimum...

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