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Another Small Update to reLive for iOS

I found a crash, when you start typing in the search bar but then select one of the still visible stations, the app crashed. The fix was easy, but just to get it out, I made a new patch version v0.8.2 and it has an additional screen update fix.
As I was working on new features, you get search filter buttons and prioritized loads of new streams in favor of updates for old ones for free with this fix release. Winking

So grab it at the place you know or find it in your inbox.

Happy testing!

Second Ad-Hoc Preview Release of reLive for iOS #2

Oh well, you shouldn’t release your own stuff after a week of hard working on your „daytime“ job. SilverLance informed me, that no streams where shown and after being irritated I deleted the app from my device to see the same with a fresh install. It took a few minutes of debugging to reach a line of code marked with
// TODO: uncomment this before release!!!!
Yeah, I know, it was dangerous to expect that to happen, so it didn’t happen.

Well, there (at the known place or in your inbox) it is, the second release of the second ad-hoc distributed preview release of reLive for iOS v0.8.1, now with stream loading. Winking

Second Ad-Hoc Preview Release of reLive for iOS

Today with version 0.8 the second ad-hoc distributed preview is ready for the testers (at the known place or in your inbox). It has all the party coding features enabled and I added the use of a fade in for manual skipping around in a stream too, cleaned up the layout of the search result cells a bit and hopefully fixed all known bugs.

Thanks to my testers for helping me, making reLive for iOS a better app!

Back from Revision 2013

We just returned from Revision 2013 and it was a great party with a lot of cool releases. I really love visiting demo parties as I like the creativity you feel all over the place. A huge amount of very different people meet up and lots of them work quite focussed on their releases. Lots of good Amiga stuff this time and for a wild compo that was almost canceled first, due to lacking entries, it was a blaze after lots of entries where done to save this great category. That was one of my personal highlights.

Besides all that, I used the creativity around to do a lot of party coding on reLive so I finished some new stuff like:
  • cached loading of station logos from a server, to have new logos (e.g. for new servers) without the need of releasing new versions of the app
  • the search bar is now working, so you can search the database and directly jump into found streams or tracks inside streams
  • support for fade on buffer under-run to ease the skipping when listening quite loud
  • a configuration page inside the iOS Settings app now allows to change the buffering, the logo source and if fade should be done
So after some cleanup of party traces in the source, a next preview will be released soon.

A Big Thank You Apple!

During the last days we where on a trip through south Germany and while working on reLive I recognized some strange display flickering problems on my device that seemed to originate from some hardware defect. On thursday I went to the local Apple Store and asked for help. I showed them the strange behavior and told them about the plan to present reLive for iOS on an event next day. They where very helpful and quickly arranged a date with a genius. He checked my device and offered me a replacement instead of trying to fix it in my device, to make sure I have a working device for my date. We exchanged devices after I flushed my data and I was back on track!

Thank you for not telling me to go to my telephone provider where I got my device from or to the store near my home address in the north of Germany when returning from my trip, but helping me out with a quick solution. I have a long history of devices from different brands and quite some trouble with some of them, but never got help that quickly and easily.