New iPhone app version
Version 1.61 of the Magnatune iPhone/iPad app is now available.
You can download it here:
The main reason for this update is that paid members who couldn't get the advertising-free mode to work, will now be able to make it work. Also, there was a problem with ios5 devices not being able to download the latest new releases lists.
The first problem was that previously, following Apple's guidelines, we asked for your member name and password in a "settings" page, as part of the general iPhone/iPad settings. The trouble is, Apple doesn't let you do anything from that page, other than save the settings, so if you didn't type your username/password exactly right, you weren't told so, and the advertising.
As of this version, we now have a "settings" tab where you can enter your membership info:
after you click the "login" button it changes to "logged in" if everything worked fine. This "login process" will happen automatically every time you run the app from that point on.
Note that I have heard of a few cases where a valid Magnatune member still can't get their iPhone login to work. If you have this problem, please drop us a note, and we'll "twiddle" your account to fix that.
There was also a problem with the previous iPhone app, with getting an updated list of albums (ie "new releases") under ios5. This is now fixed.
You can force the app to get the latest songs from this page:
Posted by John Buckman on January 7, 2012 at 05:37 PM | Permalink