Friday, December 21, 2018

Digital Chant Stand v6.2 now available!

Digital Chant Stand v6.2 for iPhone and iPad is now available in the App Store!

What's new:
  • Added support for new service asset hierarchy (we highly recommend you update for this!)
  • Adjusted player size for iOS 12
  • Fixed problem where assets list could be empty when selecting Greek or English in a Greek/English service
  • Fixed problem where previous/next functionality could disappear if device was rotated

Monday, April 2, 2018

Digital Chant Stand v6.1 now available!

Digital Chant Stand v6.1 for iPhone and iPad is now available in the App Store!

What's new:
  • Fixed MP3 player controls to be visible again in iOS 11
  • Fixed popovers to display correctly in iOS 11
  • Latest Update screen now correctly shows items from our Twitter feed
  • Rotating from portrait to landscape shows split pane again
  • Fixed issue where language control on Service screen would sometimes disappear

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Digital Chant Stand v6 now available!

Digital Chant Stand v6 for iPhone and iPad is now available in the App Store!

What's new:
  • Now supports split screen multitasking on iPad(*) -- display and use DCS and Safari (or your favorite PDF viewer) at the same time!
  • Can now download all of a service's media assets (PDF and/or MP3) at once so they are easily cached and ready to be used offline
  • Updated File Manager to correctly delete files on request
  • Updated File Manager's "Delete All" to delete *all* files in cache (instead of just the ones the app thinks it knows about)
  • See individual file sizes in File Manager
  • Tweaked in-app Patronage options

* "Split View" multitasking supported by iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation), iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 4.
More limited "Slide Over" multitasking supported by iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation), iPad Air and later, or iPad mini 2 and later.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Digital Chant Stand v5 now available!

Digital Chant Stand v5 for iPhone and iPad is now available in the App Store!

What's new:
  • Migrating user data from Parse (which will be discontinued 28-Jan-2017) to Apple's iCloud -- UPDATE ASAP!
  • Updated iPad operation in portrait to act more like iPhone (so HTML services are now fullscreen)
  • Polished the user experience on iPhone
  • A number of bug and crash fixes

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Digital Chant Stand v4.0 now available!

A Digital Chant Stand update is now available in the App Store!

- Now supports iPhone and iPod touch

- Can now filter Services Calendar by Text & Music or PDF and Language
- "Text & Music" Media list now only shows appropriate assets (based on whether service is Greek, English or Greek/English)
- Added "Text & Music" Media options to display audio, Byzantine and Western in list and show/hide in service
- Can now increase/decrease "Text & Music" service text size
- Can now immediately jump to previous/next cached score by scrolling beyond first/last page of current score
- Improved offline caching logic

- Moved from "Subscription" to "Patronage" model, making it completely optional; all functionality is now available to everyone regardless
- Added 3- and 12- month options

Monday, June 1, 2015

Digital Chant Stand for iPad v3.0 now available!

Digital Chant Stand for iPad v3.0 is now available in the App Store!

As you probably know, in v2 we added subscriptions to help with the ongoing maintenance and development of the DCS app. In v3, basic functionality is once again free to use without subscription. We want to get the DCS app into as many hands as possible as we think it's a great resource. Please tell your friends, fellow parishioners, chanters and choir directors!

We have added new functionality for our subscribers:
  • Cache scores and audio files for offline use, with obvious indicator of file's status -- no more guessing!
  • Quickly browse all of a service's files via new Media popover -- no need to scroll through entire service to view and download files
  • File Manager to easily browse, access and delete cached files
  • Email audio files or open in another app
We have many ideas for future development (including the possibility of supporting iPhone). But we can't do it without your help! Please consider subscribing if you are not doing so already.

Thank you again to our current subscribers for their help in the ongoing development of the DCS app!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Virtual Chant Instructor

Virtual Chant Instructor for the iPad is being retired!

We are now focusing our attention on Digital Chant Stand, which has VCI's content and more. We encourage you to download it now.

Virtual Chant Instructor brings together texts, musical scores and audio recordings of Orthodox Christian hymns to facilitate learning and preparation to sing in church. People learn faster when an instructor supplies an audio model. VCI provides that.

The first volume of VCI is Holy Week and Easter. The texts of all the hymns are in English, and the musical scores are in both Byzantine and Western notations. The translations, musical compositions and recordings are by Fr. Seraphim Dedes.

- Read the text of a hymn
- See the music in Western or Byzantine notation
- Listen to the audio recording
- Be ready to chant for Holy Week