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V4.1.7 (139) Beta release

posted 19 Nov 2017, 10:29 by Gareth Evans

  • Updated code in ABC Notation editor to extend range of supported devices

V4.1.6 (138)

posted 12 Nov 2017, 11:56 by Gareth Evans   [ updated 19 Nov 2017, 10:30 ]

  • Updated Google Cast API (Chromecast bug in the last iteration)
  • Updated set save logic (thanks to suggestions from Alistair)
  • Fix for songs extracted from pdf/UG that contained '&' causing errors
  • Updated code for creating ABC notation (music score)
  • Set save logic


V4.1.4 (136)

posted 30 Oct 2017, 14:52 by Gareth Evans   [ updated 12 Nov 2017, 11:58 ]

  • Improved scaling of image based songs (e.g. photos)
  • Added support for unlimited song subfolders (thanks to code contribution via GitHub by James)
  • Battery circle thickness can now be adjusted
  • Attempt to improve stylus support for highlighter notes
  • Fixed some minor bugs being reported by users

V4.1.0b (132)

posted 27 Oct 2017, 08:04 by Gareth Evans   [ updated 30 Oct 2017, 14:49 ]

  • Import from SongSelect - BETA.  This uses the website and will download the PDF, then try to extract the song in OpenSong format (if the PDF is text based) into a separate file.  This feature requires a SongSelect/CCLI subscription and valid login.
  • Built in feature to try and extract text from PDF files (after trying to edit PDF).  Try to edit any text based PDF you have!  This feature doesn't work for image based pdf files
  • Added music score clip (uses abc notation)
  • Added 'Random song' custom quick launch button
  • Allowed connected devices running Stage Mode to receive section commands from host
  • Improved highlighter scaling
  • Added undo feature for highlighter
  • Allowed highlighter tools to go down to 5px widths
  • Added 1/4 time signature (no 'off' beats)
  • Remove glitch of page buttons sometimes going off the top or bottom of the screen (not scrolling properly)
  • Stopped app opening unsupported functions for image/pdf files (which then corrupted them)
  • Fixed bug that could cause set item variations editing the original
  • Other bug fixes

V4.0.8 (128)

posted 7 Aug 2017, 04:04 by Gareth Evans

  • Added feature to change the alphabetical menu size in the song menu (you can also switch it off) - check out Gestures and menus/Menu settings
  • Fixed issue of pad files not working for some users (hopefully)
  • Fixed bug that wrongly ticked songs as being in the set if they had matching name parts.  e.g. if 'Majesty' was in your set, the app was incorrectly ticking 'Majesty' and 'King of kings (Majesty)'
  • Fixed some of the page buttons (when not being grouped) not functioning as expected
  • Fixed other bugs reported by some users

V4.0.7 (127)

posted 5 Aug 2017, 01:24 by Gareth Evans   [ updated 5 Aug 2017, 04:02 ]

  • Bug fix for crash when starting Presentation mode - my fault entirely - sorry!!!!!
  • In addition to trimming sections, you can now switch on/off the automatic section space (see the font options).

V4.0.6 (126)

posted 4 Aug 2017, 12:43 by Gareth Evans

  • New experimental 'Highlighter' drawing mode added.  This only works in Performance mode and if you are using full autoscale.  Allows landscape and portrait notes to be saved separately.  These can be shown automatically (for a set duration, or just on) or called up manually.  Highlighter notes can be edited and include highlighter, pen and eraser, with various colours and tool sizes available.  Also works for images and PDFs being used in the app as songs!
  • Option in the Autoscale menu to set the max Stage Mode section scaling
  • Empty space between sections can be automatically 'trimmed' - allowing more text to appear on the screen (Change fonts menu)
  • By request, I've added a Swedish translation (Google provided).  Hopefully an improved one to come...

Just a quick note to let others know that a few users are starting to experience problems with external storage not being available.  This is due to updates to Android security (nothing to do with me, despite criticism in the Play Store comments).  I've always encouraged people to use internal/emulated storage - which I still suggest you do.  Affected devices mostly seem to be Samsung ones currently.  If you can move or copy your songs (using a file manager) and change your storage location in OpenSongApp, I'd highly recommend it.  Check the internal/emulated storage location reported by OpenSongApp.  This is the best place to store your files.

I've played around with a way of changing how the storage can be accessed, but with limited success.  I can just about make it work in the app, but currently Dropsync and Dropbox can't use the affected device storage either, so that would create other problems.  I'm unlikely to be able to fix this.

V4.0.5 (125)

posted 23 Jul 2017, 09:59 by Gareth Evans

  • Added feature to edit the battery, clock and song title/author in the actionbar menu (from Display menu)
  • Added option to email the forum directly from the app (from Other menu)
  • Added 'Edit song' to song long press feature in Song menu
  • Added 'Pop up set view' to custom gestures (e.g. long pressing a foot pedal)
  • Fixed 'Welcome to OpenSongApp' being set as the title wrongly for some files
  • Fixed Cavaquinho chords showing as Guitar chords
  • Fixed 'Edit presentation order' corrupting some songs in Presentation Mode
  • Fixed UG imports not always using the file name you have chosen
  • Fixed theme colour chooser not working for users with high resolution displays
  • Fixed option to return to the start screen
  • Fixed various other bugs causing crashes that were submitted via 'Report' feature

V4.0.4 (124)

posted 1 Jul 2017, 06:28 by Gareth Evans   [ updated 1 Jul 2017, 11:51 ]

  • Fixed cross-fading of pads between songs
  • Fixed autostart autoscroll
  • Fixed linked audio files not playing
  • Lyric lines now automatically add a space at the beginning (as desktop app does)
  • Fixed next song in set issue
  • Added transition time option for presentation mode

V4.0.3 (123)

posted 20 Jun 2017, 15:26 by Gareth Evans   [ updated 22 Jun 2017, 11:44 ]

  • KNOWN ISSUES - Automatic starting of autoscroll only works if you tap the screen after loading a new song.  Pads aren't cross-fading and automatically starting between songs.  I'll fix these soon!
  • Fixed sticky notes not closing when new songs are loaded
  • Fixed set navigation issue where sets contained the same item more than once
  • Fixed issue in Presentation mode where some songs weren't always being projected (if chords weren't also being displayed)
  • Generally increased the font sizes used in menus, windows and in edit mode
  • Added feature to let users specify the swipe gesture parameters
  • Added feature to let users set the scroll amounts and speed
  • Added 'Save' button to the set view.  This allows you to save the 'Current set' as a 'Saved set'
  • Added option to donate via PayPal into the app (in the 'Other' menu) - requested by users!
  • Various other bug fixes based on user crash reports submitted - If you experience a crash and see the button offering you to report it, tell me what happened and submit the report - this shows up on my Google Play Console and helps me fix bugs.
  • Having had to buy a new Chromebook, I can now confirm that the app works well, including casting (if you have Google Play installed)

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