New iPad Screenshots and update on the release date

So it’s been almost exactly a month since the last blog post. At that time I had proclaimed that the release candidate was almost ready (with an exclamation point no less!). Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it), some last minute critical issues came to light that needed to be handled. Then, as the wonderful iSub beta testers started running a fine toothed comb through all of iSub’s features, more and more little interface issues and small bugs were kicked up.

Since the last post I fixed 94 issues according to the iSub beta Trac system. It wasn’t until the latest beta a couple days ago that, in the succinct words of one of the beta testers, we hit the “‘Yaaaaaaaaaaaay’ build.”

Now there’s just a handful of tickets to close in the Trac before release time, mostly final regression testing tasks to make sure that we didn’t miss anything, that it works well with the new iOS 5.1 update that was released today, and that it’s retina ready for the new iPad.

Since everything is essentially final now, I have some new screenshots to share!

You guys saw some shots of the new iPhone interface last time, including the new player — which has actually changed a bit since then, but more on that in a minute — but the iPad interface also got a big facelift to better utilize the available screen real estate.

For instance, the player is now always visible, instead of hidden away in a tab.

And you can now easily browse through an artist’s albums without hitting going back and forth over and over. (still have a little tweaking to do on the labels next to the album art)

Also, the final iPhone player interface is a little different than what was shown last time.

When the player is first opened, the new controls and info area is shown automatically.

Unless you’ve opened the controls manually, the extra buttons and info will hide automatically after a few seconds.

If you do open them, by tapping the gears button or the album art, and you leave the player, iSub will remember that you had them open and keep them open next time.

Same goes for the playlist display, which can be accessed by tapping the playlist button on the top right or by sliding to the left on the album art:

Some final words…

Once again I want to thank everyone for the patience and support! The great comments, tweets, and emails I get really help keep my spirits up!

I’m going to be chugging along for the rest of the week, finishing up those final tests and fixing anything else that turns up. Then the next blog post should be an announcement of the submission to the App Store!

13 Responses to “New iPad Screenshots and update on the release date”

  1. gdayppl March 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm #

    I approve :)

  2. JordanRules March 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    I’m Jordan Rules and I approve this message. Ben 2012

  3. mylle March 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    Any news?

  4. rez March 23, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    Yes Ben!! Keep up all the good work hope to see it soon looks wicked:)

  5. Ben Baron March 27, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    App will be in the store today :) I’ll have an official post on it later.

  6. Ben Baron March 27, 2012 at 4:53 am #

    App will be in the store today :) I’ll have an official post on it later..

  7. Dan March 27, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    Ahhhhhhhh! I feel like a child under a Christmas tree. It arrived!!! I didn’t even check it the app yet cuz I know it’ll be awesome and just wanted to give a big shout out 😉
    Cheers mate! Thanks again!

  8. headcase59 March 27, 2012 at 10:49 am #

    w00t!!! thanks for all your hard work!

  9. MOB March 27, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    Hey Ben –

    Only logged an hour or two with the new update so far, but it’s awesome! Thanks so much (and thanks for Re-tweeting my embarrassingly enthusiastic gushing on the subject). I’d literally been refreshing the Updates page on the App Store last night – just had a feeling it was going to hit :)

    Thanks again, and keep up the great work!

    – MOB

  10. rez March 28, 2012 at 1:39 am #

    Nuff respect Ben!!! Improvements are awesome! Loving the EQ can’t wait to give it a proper try!

    Can I be cheeky and already request features for the next one? Specifically being able to adjust the ‘Q’ on EQ filters would be great rather than the bandwidth being fixed. Or even high/low shelving (now I’m getting greedy). Other than that it’s wicked all I ever wanted!!!

    Thank you a thousand times :)

  11. Ben Baron March 28, 2012 at 4:51 am #

    Thanks! :)

  12. Ben Baron March 28, 2012 at 4:52 am #

    The EQ will definitely be expanded going forward. Currently, the Q is set to 18 semitones (aka 1.5 octaves) because that seemed to be a sweat spot. But it could definitely have an adjustment.

    Can you go into more detail on what you mean by high/low shelving?

  13. Barto28 March 29, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Thank you very much Ben !

    This new version Is very stable, it’s à shame that we cannot uninstall the iPod app ^^

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