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I had one disappointing/embarrassing experience in writing this blog over the past three years, which was a war of words with a developer regarding the feature of annotation in PDF music readers. The app in question was iGigBook, which has been a popular PDF music reader for gigging musicians. Regardless of my past interactions with the developer, I thought it would be important to mention that the latest version of iGigBook includes annotation. As I’ve stated repeatedly, my opinion is that annotation is an essential/required feature needed by a musician (whether a pro or a student). iGigBook has added that feature, and therefore joins the ranks of PDF Music Readers that have the core features that are needed by musicians (along with forScore, unrealBook, Deep Dish Designs GigBook, and the new Gig Easy app).Original Post Here
I would have posted this comment to this blog but since comments aren't allowed, I'll post my comment here...I don't think there was a war of words, just me disagreeing with you and setting the record straight about what you wrote so that people get an accurate picture.
I appreciate you mentioning that iGigBook has annotation, as they say, "any publicity is good publicity". I realize iGigBook isn't an app that you would find useful and also realize that no one app is going to be all things to all people. Having said that, there are features that are important to the musicians that use iGigBook on a daily basis, that are missing from all of the apps that you highly recommend. Contrary to what you say, iGigBook isn't joining the ranks of those apps, it stands alone in a class by itself, pushing the envelope of what a musician can do with an iPad and their PDF sheet music library.
I personally know a number of gigging pianists, that literally traveled with a suitcase full of sheet music books to their gigs, with no efficient way to locate 1 tune out of the thousands they may be requested to play at any given time. With iGigBook and an iPad a dream of theirs has been realized; instant access to their entire music library in seconds. I also know numerous sidemen, sax players, trumpet players, bassist, guitarist, etc, that also find iGigBook to be a dream come true because of the indexing, the transposing chord charts and the transposing books.
Keep in mind I'm not saying you should like iGigBook and use it, I just want readers to know that there are different realities and when they read your blog they should keep in mind that your view and recommendations are limited to what you use, what you know and how much gigging you do or do not do.
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Saturday, December 10, 2011
The good news was that uninstalling the app and reinstalling the app corrected the issue with the update, that's good news because the user can get a resolution to their problem very quickly without having to wait days for an update. If you rely on iGigBook and have a gig that you need to use it on, being able to do something yourself to resolve a problem is the best possible scenario. If reinstalling didn't work, meaning there is a bug that's causing the app to not function, we would have to locate and fix that bug and get an update submitted to Apple and then we would have to wait for the update to be approved, which could take days even if an expedited review was requested.
We created an announcement on our forum over at http://forum.igigbook.com laying out out the steps required to correct the problem:
1. Backup the files
4. Restore the files
We also pushed messages out to users devices using the device notification system(for those users that have notifications turned on) directing users to go to the forum for information on how to resolve the problem and posted these steps on the iTunes page where it says "What's New in Version 1.57". Now that this post exists those instructions on how to resolve the problem are also here.