Discovr News - March 27, 2017
New version is available now.
A new version of the Discovr app for iPhone and iPad is currently in beta testing and is available now. If you would like to test the new version you can download it from the App Store now in Australia, UK, and the US. Other countries will follow shortly.
The new version is a free update, and you will be able to install it directly from the App Store as a standard update. A lot of work has been done to improve the app as much as possible, while still keeping it like the old app that you know and love.
The new version of the app now makes use of new and additional data sources to maintain and improve the broad music coverage in the app. The app now covers a lot more artists (around 2 million artists and bands) and especially includes many newer artists that the old version did not support.
The app has also undergone some big code changes behind the scenes to keep the app up to date with the latest technology changes from Apple. For the boffins, this means Swift, adaptive UI, and a bunch of new goodies. The main benefit of these changes is that the app is easier to maintain.
The app interface has also been updated to better adopt the current iOS design patterns in iOS 10 and to support all of the various iPhone & iPad device sizes. The design changes have been driven primarily by user feedback, as well as the need for designs that work well across multiple devices. Plus there are some bonuses like the high quality full-size artist images that are now part of the new data. Some screenshots below.
The new version is built for iOS 10 only and won't be available for older OS versions. By focusing on the latest Apple operating system I can provide much better app features, improve the app's performance, and have a lot less bugs. For those of you who are still on iOS 7+ etc I salute you - please come to the latest operating system release from Apple if you want to try out the new version of the app.
You can now make music maps around songs, as well as artists :) Just search for a song you like and you'll see maps of related songs, based on what other people are listening to.
Spotify Support :)
If you have a premium Spotify account, you can also connect your Spotify account and stream full length songs in Discovr, plus save any songs you've found straight to your Spotify playlists.
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If you'd like to find out about the beta or receive an email when the new version is available on the App Store then get in touch.
Screenshots of the new version