We thought that our users would like to know that PageFlip has a new Bluetooth foot pedal coming out in January. It's called Firefly and it looks pretty nice. They've started a Kickstarter campaign that offers a good discount for early birds. You can learn more about the Firefly and compare it to their current pedal the Cicada on their website pageflip.com
Today we submitted for review version 2.3.1. This update has important bug fixes for all iOS versions. Apple usually finishes the review process within a couple of days. Look for an update notification in DeepDish GigBook when it’s available to download. In this update we have fixed an issues for emailing set lists. We have also fixed the issue were email attachments (scores, set list, etc) would not display properly in the iOS 7 Mail app. Drop down and pop up windows not opening fully have also been resolved, along with the metronome looking “scrunched” from the details window when the iPad is in landscape view.
We want to thank you for your patience while we fixed these issues. We’d also like to thank the persistence and incredible resolve of our developer, Wooly Beast Software who’s been staying up late tracking down and squishing these bugs. Finally we want to thank our users who reported these issues either through our in-app notification center, or through our support page. Your feed back, bug reports, and general comments to us about DeepDish GigBook are very helpful and are always most welcome. - Joe & Tony
IOS 7 is a significant change for the iOS platform. What users will notice first is the apparent cosmetic changes in iOS 7, but under the hood there has been quite a lot of work done too. In fact, iOS 7 represents the most significant update we’ve seen designing and developing for iOS. Because of it’s enormity, we’ve chosen to break it down (like any good drummer would) and update DeepDish GigBook in a couple of stages. We first want to get a solid and stable version of DeepDish GigBook that works on all three platforms, iOS 5, 6, & 7. This has proven trickier than we had hopped. Fixing something for iOS 7 would break it in iOS 5. We then would get DDGB running well in iOS 6, but there would be new quirks when running in iOS 7. That sort of thing has been going on all summer. We just about had it all worked out, but then the GM release last week broke PDF attachments when opening them on other iOS 7 devices. Oh man, oh man.
Since there were several major crashers in version 2.2, we went ahead and sent in version 2.3 to Apple on Saturday. Because it could take anywhere from 3 − 7 days for Apple to review and approve our app, we were already nervous that a stable version would not be ready by Wednesday (iOS 7’s official public release).
Thankfully, today Apple approve DeepDish GigBook 2.3 and it’s ready for you to download from the App Store on you iPad. From all our testing DeepDish GigBook 2.3 is stable and compatible on all three iOS versions. That’s a good thing! But there are still some quirks that might not have been discovered or changed since the GM release last week.
For example, as mentioned early, unfortunately, the GM build of iOS 7 has caused a problem with email attachments and how they are interpreted on an iOS device running iOS 7. At this point we cannot fix this on our end without breaking things in iOS 6 & iOS 5. We hope Apple fixes this issue (as it’s causing problems in other apps that we’ve tested) or gives us a path to correct things in the very near future.
Oh. Almost forgot to mentions that version 2.3 also contains a new AirTurn framework that allows for the virtual keyboard to appear in most text fields when using a bluetooth foot pedal. And finally we restored page animation for multipage scores. If you do update to iOS 7 and DDGB version 2.3, please use our support page or our feedback channel in the app to send us reports or bugs you might find. We will work hard over the next couple of weeks to iron things out.
If you are going to update to iOS 7, we strongly advise (as usual for any update) that you are fully backed up in either iTunes or iCloud. It’s always better to be over cautious when upgrading operating systems.
If you have an important show or rehearsal coming up, you might be better waiting until it’s over before updating to either DDGB 2.3 or iOS 7.
We are excited about iOS 7 and the possibilities it brings for our users. We will be tackling a UI update to better fit with iOS 7 new look and also updates to incorporate some new features of iOS 7. There just might a few bumps along way as things get up to speed.
Version 2.0.2 of DeepDish GigBook is now live on the iTunes App Store. This is a recommended update for all users, as it addresses critical bugs and crashers. Also to be noted is that version 2.0 and above requires an iPad running iOS 5.1.1 and ab...Read More
On Saturday, January 12 we submitted to Apple DeepDish GigBook 2.0.2. This is a critical update that we recommend all user perform, when it's available. It usually takes 5-7 days for Apple to approve updates, so look for it towards the end of the ...Read More
Last Wednesday we submitted our latest version of DeepDish GigBook to Apple for review. We had our fingers crossed that Apple would approve it before they close up for the holidays on December 21st and they did! To get ready for this update you’ll...Read More
The very kind folks over at AirTurn, the makers of the BT-105 bluetooth page turner, have made it possible for DeepDish GigBook users to save a little cash this holiday season. Today 12/15 and tomorrow 12/16 you can save 15% on all their products....Read More
DeepDish GigBook version 1.8.3 is now in iTunes App Store. This update fixes issues with iOS 6, sending score & set list email attachments, and issues related to bluetooth foot pedals. Check the App Store App for updates on your iPad or click here...Read More
This update fixes an issue where the page indexer was missing for multipage scores. The update should now be available on the iTunes store. Look for the it on your iPad in the App Store app under updates. You can get also get it here: http://itune...Read More
We are very happy to bring you the latest version of DeepDish GigBook 1.8. In this update you will find the ability to link audio tracks from your iPad’s Music Library to a score in DeepDish GigBook. This has been a highly requested feature from m...Read More
This week DeepDish GigBook is The iKlip app of the week. We are very honored of course and we think the combination makes for a great solution for any musician. Also IK Multimedia has added a new studio desktop stand for the iPad called iKlip Stud...Read More
We’ve just released version 1.6.2 for DeepDish GigBook. This update address some bugs and crashers that users have reported. It also addresses an issue that was brought on with iOS 5, where when a user updated a preexisting score through iTunes Fi...Read More
It looks like the new iPad is upon us. With more memory, a faster quad-core graphics engine and retina display, this will be a truly awesome device for musicians. As one who still uses the iPad 1, I can’t wait to load DeepDish GigBook on this devi...Read More
DeepDish GigBook should be available to download / update today. We've just got notice that it's in review. Check you iPad's App Store app or the iTunes Store for its release in the next couple of hours. Here's a direct link: http://itunes.apple.c...Read More
We are very pleased to announce that DeepDish GigBook 1.6 is now available on the iTunes App Store. This latest version of DeepDish GigBook brings the ability to email your scores and set list to your fellow musicians. Each email generated by Deep...Read More
The NAMM trade show starts Thursday in Anaheim, California. DeepDish GigBook will be there thanks to the generousity of our fiends at AirTurn. Check them and us out in Hall E, Booth #1101. To celebrate we are taking 20% off DeepDish GigBook from J...Read More
Our friends at AirTurn are celebrating NAMM with a sale on all their gear! The AirTurn BT-105 bluetooth footpedal works great with DeepDish GigBook. And pair that with a The GigEasy's iPad music stand/holder and you'll be set for any gig. The sale...Read More
On Thursday we submitted our latest version of DeepDish GigBook to Apple for review. We have our fingers crossed that Apple will approve it before they close up for the holidays on December 22nd. This update brings some changes to the database tha...Read More