The IPad version is lacking required learning features. Could you commit on the next release date.

General user help and bug reports for Playground Sessions for iPad tablets
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sofer
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The IPad version is lacking required learning features. Could you commit on the next release date.

Post by sofer » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:37 pm

Hi,

So no update in 9 months ...

One can work with the current version, but it's far for completee. There are, in my view, some critical missing features (relative to the computer version) that makes the application, as a learning tool, not complete.

That could be ok if there was regular updates, but there are none. This is annoying for a beta version.

Issues are scatered in the threads here, but I'm going to recap some. I try to order them by importance for the learning process, the first three one being the really, really important one:

- cannot zoom in/out in the partition (it's by default a bit too small for my taste);
- cannot select part of the song to be repeated over;
- doesn't have *any* of the "My Playground" statistics/badges available, the entire motivation process is missing!

Other:
- video introduction are not "counted" as seen and there is a bug where it repeats itself after finishing. You need to restart the app;
- cannot record;
- piano demo doesn't seem to work neither;
- missing tips pop up;
- can't buy song;
- missing icon on the song (video, accompagnment);

On the web site, using latest firefox one cannot select multiple filter, it's either level/accompagnment/genre, but not all of them.

So, do you agree that those features should be there ?

Do you expect to upgrade the IPad version any time soon, even a small upgrade would be nice ?

I must say that I like it nevertheless, but I've got the feeling that in the long run this is going to be a very annoying.

Hope that my comments will be helpful,

Regards,

GeorgeA
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Re: The IPad version is lacking required learning features. Could you commit on the next release date.

Post by GeorgeA » Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:14 pm

Hi,

Let me add my own priorities for the next iPad app release (when?):

I need to be able to scroll through the entire piece without being in play mode; now I can only get what fills one screen.

I need to be able to select sections to go through at a pace I select.

Best,

wolflone249
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Re: The IPad version is lacking required learning features. Could you commit on the next release date.

Post by wolflone249 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:21 am

As far as I am aware the programmer responsible coding the iPad version unfortunately passed away earlier this year. There still hasn’t been any news about the future of the iPad app.

jackswanzy
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Re: The IPad version is lacking required learning features. Could you commit on the next release date.

Post by jackswanzy » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:50 pm

I agree with all the above. This is very disappointing, worthy of a money back cancellation. What is going on? I like the PS concept but the execution is sorely lacking.

fkrauthan
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Re: The IPad version is lacking required learning features. Could you commit on the next release date.

Post by fkrauthan » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:11 pm

Are there any news on the hiring of a new IPad developer and the future of the iPad app? I would really like to use Playground Sessions but it feels like a lot of the features you pay for are missing and I do not have the space to put a Laptop/PC in front of my piano to use the full feature set.

OneCent
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Re: The IPad version is lacking required learning features. Could you commit on the next rele

Post by OneCent » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:00 pm

I agree, the iPad Software needs more love. And for me, the iPad is the netter Device for the Piano. It fittes better then a Notebook on my CLP.

sw1tch73ch
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Re: The IPad version is lacking required learning features. Could you commit on the next release date.

Post by sw1tch73ch » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:11 pm

Sadly, for me, the iPad got worse with the last round of updates to the iOS 11.x. Sound after watching a video on Playground, which was fine before, is now out of tune (flat by a significant bit). I hope Apple un-does whatever they did to the audio system that messed this up. I don't understand how watching a video will change the synthesis of tones, but it does, at least on my iPad.

And yeah, they've discussed getting iOS up to to level with the desktop apps, but don't have a solid time line yet. At least not one they've shared.
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