Version 2.1.2 is on the App Store

As you may know, version 5 of iOS will be made available next week (October 12). I’ve been testing Reverse Chord Finder Pro with the pre-release of iOS 5 and found a few small bugs. So after a bit of bug hunting and subsequent fixing, the new version is now available from the App Store. No new features were added for this release, it’s purely a maintenance update to keep everything running smoothly on iOS 5.

Reverse Chord Finder Pro version 2.1 is now available on the App Store

It’s here! The latest version of Reverse Chord Finder Pro has just been approved and is now available on the App Store.

In case you missed last week’s announcement, here is a quick summary of the new features:

  • When you switch between instruments, the app now remembers the notes and chords. For example, you can choose a chord on the piano and see how it could be played on the guitar or what it looks like in sheet music notation.
  • The separate guitar and bass instruments have been replaced by a single “String Instrument” that can be configured to act as a guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, and so on.
  • There are many new tuning presets for the stringed instruments.
  • The chord database has been expanded.
  • You can now view note names as “Fixed Do” Solfeggio (Do-Re-Mi).

So head on over to the App Store and download the update, which is free for existing customers.

Enjoy using the new version!

Version 2.1 of Reverse Chord Finder Pro coming soon!

Hi all,

Updates to Reverse Chord Finder Pro have been a little slow over the past few months as I quit my day job and started my own business as a freelance iPhone developer. As you can imagine, I’ve been quite busy getting my first clients and working on their apps. (You can read more about my freelancing adventures on my blog.)

Because the weather back home is cold and nasty, my girlfriend and I decided to spend some of the winter in Thailand. I took this opportunity to work on a new version of Reverse Chord Finder. I’m currently sitting outside our hotel in the city of Chiang Mai, putting the final touches on this new version and I can tell you: I really prefer this tropical weather!

Many of you have written me with the following feature requests:

1. Keep the notes and chords when switching instruments.
2. Have more string instruments, such as ukulele, mandolin, banjo, …

I’m happy to tell you that the upcoming version 2.1 will have these features!

The ability to take the chords from one instrument to another is really cool. For example, if you choose the notes C, E, G on the piano and then switch to guitar, it will show you how to play this C major chord on the guitar. Switch to musical score notation and the app will show you how the chord is notated, in whatever key signature you have currently chosen. This works between any two instruments!

Other improvements:

  • The chord database has been expanded.
  • There are many new tuning presets for the stringed instruments.
  • You can now view note names as “Fixed Do” Solfeggio (Do-Re-Mi).

I still have a few things to do on the app and then I have to submit it to the App Store, which can take a while, so expect the new version in about 2 to 3 weeks. I’ll send another email when it has been approved.

Thanks for using Reverse Chord Finder Pro!

-Matthijs

P.S. If you haven’t purchased the app yet, you should know I will be increasing the price when this new version comes out. So if you want to save some money, buy it now and you will get the update for free!

Version 2.0.4 of Reverse Chord Finder Pro now available in the App Store

I’m pleased to let you know that Apple approved the most recent update for Reverse Chord Finder Pro. Version 2.0.4 has the following new features:

  • High-resolution graphics for the iPhone 4′s Retina display. It looks much crisper now on the iPhone 4 and the latest iPod touch.
  • Added some new chord types that customers have asked for. If you are missing a chord, then let me know and I will add it into the next version. The chord database is already quite extensive but it’s possible I missed a few chord types.
  • The Settings screen has several new menu items to solicit direct feedback from users because I would like to get more in touch with you guys. I won’t know what you like or dislike about this app unless you tell me!

If you already purchased Reverse Chord Finder Pro, you can get the update for free from iTunes or the App Store app on your device. If you didn’t buy the app yet, then have a look at Reverse Chord Finder Pro in the iTunes App Store.

The free versions have also received an update, which includes some high-resolution graphics and an Erase button.

Enjoy using this new version!

New version of Reverse Chord Finder Pro submitted (2.0.4)

I just uploaded the new 2.0.4 version of Reverse Chord Finder Pro to the App Store. It should be available for download in about a week.

The main change is the addition of high-resolution graphics for the iPhone 4′s Retina display. It looks a lot crisper now on the iPhone 4.

I also added in several menu items to solicit direct feedback from users because I would like to get more in touch with the users of Reverse Chord Finder.

The free versions also received an update. Besides high-res graphics, they now have an Erase button, which was a common request.

As always, fingers crossed and let’s hope Apple approves the new versions soon.

New Website for Reverse Chord Finder

Welcome to the new website for Reverse Chord Finder Pro! It never had a proper website of its own, so I thought it was time to make one.

In case you’re new to the app, here’s a short introduction: Reverse Chord Finder is an app for the iPhone that lets you look up chords. It’s a reverse chord dictionary, which means it works the opposite way around from a regular chord dictionary. You select a number of notes on a piano keyboard, on a guitar fretboard, or in musical notation, and Reverse Chord Finder tells you which chord you have selected.

Why would you need a tool like this? If you’re a songwriter or composer you may need to write down how your composition should be harmonized. If you’re a music student, you may have to analyze the harmony of music. And if you’re a musician who plays with others, knowing how to recognize chords will make it easier for you to communicate with your fellow musicians. Reverse Chord Finder Pro can help you with all of these tasks.

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