A lot of you have been waiting patiently for RandomPlay so we thought we’d better give you an update.
Apple rejected the current build – but for once they were really helpful. They told us exactly what the problem was. The only trouble is we can’t reproduce it… Their feedback was specifically that it crashes on an iPhone 3G running the latest operating system. If it it been the original iPhone running OS 2.0 that would have been more difficult to test but the 3G is what most of us at Chilli X have and RandomPlay seems to work perfectly well – we use it for hours on end here in the office.
So, we’re a bit stumped – we’re doing more testing and looking really carefully at the code to try and find a problem. It’s not like we don’t know what we’re doing – we’ve already got two apps that play music (PlaySafe & Playlist Alarm Clock) and RandomPlay is, if anything, simpler than those.
In case any new readers are wondering what the hell RandomPlay is:
RandomPlay is a great visual way of creating a playlist from the music on your iPhone or iPod touch. When you launch the app you’ll see a grid of 12 album covers like the one above (we filter out the tracks that doesn’t have cover artwork). Then just tap any one to play it, double tap to delete it or shake to get a whole new selection. It’s a great way to see what’s coming up and to discover tracks you’d forgotten about.
We’ll keep you updated here and on our Twitter feed…