iSub 3.1 Submitted!

Update: Both versions have been approved and are available for download from the App Store.

Update: The update for the full version has been approved. The Lite version is still in review and should be approved soon.

The iSub 3.1 update has finally been submitted to the App Store for review this weekend. Please keep in mind that it can take anywhere from 5-10 days for the update to be approved for sale.

Here’s the official list of changes:

– Full support for iPhone 5
– Full support for iOS 6
– Full support for Subsonic 4.7
– Video streaming! Now you can stream videos from your Subsonic server (requires Subsonic 4.7 or higher)
– Rewritten audio engine to fix various playback issues that have been reported
– Fix for song cache disappearing when you device fills up when not using iSub
– Now more accessible for people with impaired vision! Better support for Voice Over, which will continue to be improved going forward.
– Too many other small fixes to list

iSub plans for the future

Now that this update is done, that means that the iSub 4 work can begin! As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, iSub 4 is a complete re-imagining of the iSub experience, and will be a huge step forward from the iSub we all know and (hopefully) love.

Some of you may be asking how that update will ever be released if it took so long to finish a simple bug fix update.

Well first, this update, though not packed with new features, was actually a large undertaking. Almost simultaneously, major updates to Subsonic, the iPhone, and the iOS operating system were released that all required attention, in addition to the tasks scheduled for this release.

In addition, I’m currently the sole developer working on iSub, and unlike in previous years, I no longer get to focus all of my time on iSub. However, starting in January, I’ll have the part time help of two awesome developers I’ve been working with on and off for the past year on other projects. Between the three of us, we’ll be doing one full time person’s worth of hours, but we get the benefit of being 3 separate brains. That means we get to brainstorm solutions to issues much faster than I could do alone, and we get to proof each others work.

What that means is that iSub development is going to get a blast forward starting in January, that should help get the iSub 4 update to you guys faster than I ever could have alone. Also, in addition, we’ll be working on some other cool stuff that I can’t talk about yet.

Thanks again to everyone for the support and kind words as I keep working to make iSub the best media player for iOS!

17 Responses to “iSub 3.1 Submitted!”

  1. Ed Mann December 10, 2012 at 4:06 am #

    No complaints here, I love this app.

  2. Geoff December 10, 2012 at 6:09 am #

    Awesome! I can’t wait for the new version. Thanks for the continued work!

  3. Eduard Pereira December 10, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    I love it!!
    Thanks for this great app

  4. Pierre December 15, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Anyone received the update? Five days later and I haven’t received it. Are we still in “normal” delay period?

    Thanks, pierre

  5. Ben Baron December 16, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Thanks :)

  6. Ben Baron December 16, 2012 at 10:45 pm #

    Thanks :)

  7. Ben Baron December 16, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    Thanks :)

  8. Ben Baron December 16, 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    Recently review times have been lagging, I’ve seen up to 10 days on another project I work on.

    Also, a few days after the initial submission, I had to resubmit to fix a last minute issue so that delayed things slightly as well. Hopefully it will be approved this upcoming week.

  9. Kendrick December 19, 2012 at 2:12 am #

    I cant get videos to play with the new update.

  10. jordanrules December 19, 2012 at 3:15 am #

    Ben – just got the update. the ui Looks good on iphone 5 and ipad 3 . Video streaming doesnt seem to work though. I keep seeing this error on my subsonic server – and isub just keeps giving the message – loading and does nothing.

    [12/18/12 10:01:12 PM EST] WARN RESTFilter Error in REST API: EofException

    Let me know if you need more details. I can provide more details like file formats etc.

  11. Ben Baron December 19, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    Are you on the latest Subsonic 4.7? Go to the Subsonic web interface, click About at the top, and see what the version says. Email me at support [at] and we’ll get you sorted out.

  12. Ben Baron December 19, 2012 at 8:33 am #

    Are you on the latest Subsonic 4.7? Go to the Subsonic web interface, click About at the top, and see what the version says. Email me at support [at] and we’ll get you sorted out.

  13. Behnke, Michael December 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm #

    I have the same problem Subsonic Version 4.7

  14. Ben Baron December 19, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    Please email me at support [at] if you haven’t already and we’ll get your issues sorted out, thanks.

  15. Aaron December 20, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    I upgraded to 3.1 and it crashes as soon as I start the app. iOS 5.0, Subsonic 4.7. Is there a way I can send logs?

  16. Ben Baron December 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm #

    Did your Subsonic server trial run out? I noticed an issue (just after release unfortunately) with one of my test machines that had a trial run out because I forgot to enter my license. You can verify by going to the web interface and clicking About at the top. You should see errors regarding REST access expiration messages for iSub. I’m preparing a quick bug fix update for submission after the iTunes holiday shutdown is over on the 28th.

    If your server is already licensed, please email me at support [at] and we’ll get you sorted out.

  17. Aaron December 20, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    No, I’ve been running the paid version for quite a while. I will email when I get home, thanks

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