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  • I'm done with iOS.   2 weeks 4 days ago

    Every company needs a Senior Executive Problem Manufacturer, so you might be in a good position for a promotion within your company.
    It is somehow a bit humorous to know that men in California and Finland share the same first-world shopping problems. It's a wonder that we can manage to feed ourselves with these sorts of challenges.

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   2 weeks 4 days ago

    the sequencer is my favorite part!
    Yes the color scheme is very important. Hopefully some degree of user defined color schemes will be available, maybe as IAP. Love to play around with color schemes...

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   2 weeks 4 days ago

    I've waited this long and I'll gladly wait for the iPhone version. That's great news! I know developing is a pain so I totally understand having seperate versions. Can't wait

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   2 weeks 5 days ago

    Yes, but what colour is it going to be?

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   2 weeks 5 days ago

    Well maybe I should rephrase that as 'the bits which are done work OK' :)

    The main thing left now in terms of development is the sequencer.

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   2 weeks 5 days ago

    "The phone version works OK"

    You have a version already that is alpha-beta etc?? i.e. 'it works'???

    ___SWOON!____

    OMG YES!!!!

  • All time best "competition"?   2 weeks 5 days ago

    I can pretty much name everyone who has been posting in the last year, but technically yes, more than 4. Don't push it, though, I don't know if we can hit seven.

  • I'm done with iOS.   2 weeks 5 days ago

    Hah, I know how annoying it is to have to go back to the produce section, and it's always such a labyrinth. Oh well, 1st world problems, I guess…

    Now I remember the other problem I had. There was too much swiping, it's not good on an SE, too easy to make mistakes. And kept missing important mails because the notifications didn't work right, and I hated the colour scheme. Which you can't change.

    Seems I can manufacture problems on demand, now who doesn't like that in a man?

  • All time best "competition"?   2 weeks 5 days ago

    Are there more than 4 people on the forum these days?
    Not counting the All-Seeing Eye that is the Blip...

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   2 weeks 5 days ago

    .....and of course if you need some beta testers......

    There might be one or two on here :-)

  • I'm done with iOS.   2 weeks 5 days ago

    Hmm. If using Gmail App prevented my wife's shopping lists, I'd consider that a feature.
    Gmail updates regularly. May be worth checking to see what the compatability issue was. My wife sends lists as texts. I know that is so 2012, but we aren't hip to the newest automatically synced cross-platform Lists apps, so we struggle almost like the Quakers do. I just wish she'd keep all the produce together in one section of the list. :o/

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   2 weeks 5 days ago

    :D :D

  • I'm done with iOS.   2 weeks 5 days ago

    @ Slam-Cut: I tried to use the Gmail app, but it doesn't work well with other apps, for example, I can't open shopping lists my wife sends me. There were also a few other gripes that meant I had to open the mail app regularly, which inevitably lead to just getting rid of the Gmail app because two apps for email is just annoying. It's pretty good, but doesn't work for me.

    On the other hand, Mail app regularly refuses to send mail, which is nice.

  • I'm done with iOS.   2 weeks 5 days ago

    What Blip said.

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   2 weeks 5 days ago

    Excellent plan sir!
    (Much applause)

    I think 4-6 weeks to phase in the iPhone is pretty darn quick compared to other major synth apps, and lightning fast compared to DAWs. Major DAWs like Auria don't even have an iPhone version. IAP to come as you develop them is just perfect. I look forward to those. Also I would happily pay for a desktop version, when you get the time for it, especially as I feel a desktop version will help to guarantee a bit of 'future-proof' quality of .nsp2 files (or whatever they'll be called), much as the desktop version helped with NS1.

    I'm getting excited.

  • I Am Emotionally Prepared For NanoStudio 2   2 weeks 6 days ago

    When it comes to launch time, there are three main elements where I've got options:

    1. iPad version
    2. iPhone version
    3. IAP gubbins (content, extra effects, whatever)

    Unlike NS1, I've been treating the tablet version as the 'lead' version this time round. The phone version works OK but has some rough edges and I expect will need 4-6 weeks' work to make the grade, particularly because there are now a few different screen sizes around, all of which need individual attention to some extent.

    It's a similar story with IAP - I have some content and effects in hand which I feel would be suitable, but it'd be nice to spend a bit more time on them to get them up to scratch. Again, probably 4-6 weeks.

    So by phasing in the phone and IAP I can probably bring the release forward by 8-12 weeks, which is a pretty attractive option given that it's been taking me so long.

    I'd probably consider desktop versions once the update cycle slows down a little. Although I can see requests for Android also might compete on priority, which is a discussion for another day...

    Anyway that's the (and I hazard to use the word) 'plan' at the moment. Subject to change. T+C's apply!

  • I'm done with iOS.   2 weeks 6 days ago

    It takes courage to be courageous.

  • I'm done with iOS.   2 weeks 6 days ago

    Appreciate it Slam-Cut. But I keep using the Mail App because one word....Courage.

  • I'm done with iOS.   2 weeks 6 days ago

    People are still using the iOS Mail App?
    The GMail app works sweet.
    ...if you want to stop the headaches.

  • I'm done with iOS.   2 weeks 6 days ago

    IOS is getting worse year by year. If I wasn't knee deep in music apps I'd contemplate a change.
    Seriously, can anybody navigate an email thread in the IOS mail app without a single curse word?

    Sorry for moving the cross hairs here.

    /rant

  • I'm done with iOS.   2 weeks 6 days ago

    It is a joke.

    After a week of tapping 'no' to 'are you sure?' followed by 'really no' to 'are you really sure?' I inevitably tapped yes by mistake. Immediately the phone shuts down and starts updating. When it comes back up, I need to restore it. To do that, I need to update iTunes. When I think I'm back up and running, I find out that XCode no longer works with this version. After a multi-gig download, lengthy installation, full rebuild, fixing issues and half my afternoon gone I'm back up and running.

    The obvious approach would be:

    - Ask to update
    - If no, do nothing
    - If yes, warn that it will take out half your afternoon and ask if you're really sure

    .. but it's not like that, by careful design.

  • I'm done with iOS.   3 weeks 20 hours ago

    "Seriously, that update nag is making me switch to Android."

    amen.

  • I'm done with iOS.   3 weeks 1 day ago

    If you go bakelite, you need to go all the way, not just endcheeks! Also, we need a rotating dial from an old phone to select presets, so we can dial in presets, har.

    And you'd have to have a jailbroken iPad or it would be so full of Apple nagware you'd never get anything done. Seriously, that update nag is making me switch to Android.

    Sooo, late 2018 then? (focus on this, we can wait a little longer for NS2)

  • Thin Strings now missing from eden...   3 weeks 1 day ago

    Its an easy thing to overwrite a preset (I think we have all done this at one time or another). The only way I know of (apart form reinstalling NS - which is a pain and I wouldnt recommend :-) ) is to install the PC or MAC version of NS, create a project that uses the missing preset on one of the Eden tracks, then export it as a NSP. Transfer the NSP to your iOS device and open it - go to the Eden track (which will use the preset on "Project 00" or something similar), and write the preset back to it's actual location (e.g. "A05" or whatever).l

  • I'm done with iOS.   3 weeks 1 day ago

    Veneer. Pfft.