Version 2 Mandolin Cafe iPhone App
by, Jan-07-2011 at 12:52pm (5586 Views)
Version 2 of the Mandolin Cafe iPhone app has been released and is available from the Apple store as an update if already installed, or just search for the term "Mandolin Cafe" to download for the first time.
What's new in version 2? We've expanded the forum access and created a separate Forum area that contains all forum subsections which then leads to a list in each sub-area to the newest available thread discussions (see partial screen shot to the right). Clicking into individual discussions still takes you directly to the forum in a web page environment but that will change in the future. More on that in a bit.
Chords: we've expanded the chord selection quite a bit so for many chords, there are now alternates. To view alternates, just swipe your finger right to left over the chord. There is a text message that indicates what chords have alternates and this is an area we intend to develop after stepping back and taking a break.
Also added: This Day in History daily event (we know, we know, you were just dieing for that one!)
Now, how about iPhone native access for mobile devices? It's coming, but it'll come directly from the company that built the software we use for the forum. Yes, we know there are various plug-ins out there but they aren't officially supported and when we finally implement this we want to be sure it works on all devices and works correctly. Stay tuned.
Our special thanks to developer, programmer and Cafe faithful member Steve Smith for his handy, dandy work on building and maintaining this application.
Thanks, Steve. Job well done.