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New LDS Music App

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:49 am
by garysturn
I just found the new LDS Music App put out by the Church on the Apple App Store. I had to find it by doing a search for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on the Apple App Store. I found no mention of it on any Church web sites.

It is a great App, it has both the Hymn book and the Children's Song Book.

-The Hymns can be listed by page number or in Alphabetical order.
-There is a quick slider along the right side to get to any hymn quickly.
-You can also list songs by composer, topic, or Author.
-They can be shown with sheet music or words only.
-You can listen to the hymns on your device by pushing a play button (music only no words).
-You can change pages with a right or left swipe.
-If the Hymn is larger than the screen it scrolls up and down.
-It is designed for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and the iPad.

Best of all its Free

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lds-music/id463553380?mt=8

I do not know if it is available on any other platform, maybe someone with an Android phone could look for it and let us know.

PS There is another App called LDS Hymns that is not put out by the Church as well but the one put out by the Church is called LDS Music.

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:33 am
by russellhltn
garysturn wrote:I do not know if it is available on any other platform, maybe someone with an Android phone could look for it and let us know.


There's simular apps, but not under the church's name. But I did find "[url="LDS Youth" site:tech.lds.org/wiki]LDS Youth[/url]".

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:53 pm
by johnsonth
I'm glad you found it. We're about ready to publish an article about it tomorrow. Thanks for highlighting the app and sharing it with others.

Posted: Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:14 am
by CyberSultan
Love it! Great start and looking forward to new feature updates. I use an iPad. Would like to see ability to download and cache all accompaniment instead of only one song at a time. That way I can take it on the road where wi-fi is not available. Also, I can't seem to zoom out to see an entire sheet music page at once. Would be nice if it defaulted to full page view with ability to zoom in.

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:36 am
by robartsd
I guess I'm stuck with the 3rd party App for hymns (also free) because this app requires iOS 4 and my device (1st Gen iPod Touch) is stuck in iOS 3 (with jailbreak). Of course this app is much more useful for iPad owners and all iPads can run iOS 4.

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:28 pm
by hiltonc
CyberSultan wrote:Love it! Great start and looking forward to new feature updates. I use an iPad. Would like to see ability to download and cache all accompaniment instead of only one song at a time. That way I can take it on the road where wi-fi is not available. Also, I can't seem to zoom out to see an entire sheet music page at once. Would be nice if it defaulted to full page view with ability to zoom in.


Thanks for the feedback! These features are on the roadmap.

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:40 am
by cschlehuber
CyberSultan wrote:Love it! Great start and looking forward to new feature updates. I use an iPad. Would like to see ability to download and cache all accompaniment instead of only one song at a time. That way I can take it on the road where wi-fi is not available. Also, I can't seem to zoom out to see an entire sheet music page at once. Would be nice if it defaulted to full page view with ability to zoom in.


hiltonc wrote:Thanks for the feedback! These features are on the roadmap.


That is super! The ability to download and cache all accompaniment instead of only one at a time is just what I came here to see if I could ask for that. It was rather annoying to upgrade to v 1.0.1 and have all the hymns' sound disappear. We'll be on a member and leadership support mission in Sierra Leone in January and Internet access will be hard to find.

Also, what does the "Reset" do under the iPad Settings for LDS Hymns?

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:52 am
by mkpolansky
I have an iPod Touch running iOS 4.2.1. I have installed the ap, but it crashes during the "loading for the first time" splash. I have deleted and re-installed the ap multiple time with no luck. Any thoughts?

Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:01 am
by clintonkopotic
I'm also having it crash when it's "loading for the first time". I have an iPhone 3G and I'm also running iOS 4.2.1. I could see the "Hymns" appear in the list while it's loading, but it crashed shortly after that. I also deleted and re-installed with the same results.

Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:13 pm
by eat5hams
This is awesome to hear about! I hope a similar app for Android is on the way?? I love the hymns and love to sing them and the words alone aren't enough! Good job LDS tech! Excited to see what else you come up with!