Playing music within your app

Originally posted on Music App Developer:

We released Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro 6 a few days ago.

One of the best features in the app is to be able to load and play tracks from the iPad’s Library. The process is pretty straight forward but we’ve encounter a few unexpected problems in the process.

We wanted the user to be able to pick a track from their library and load it into the app.
In order to do this the best option is to use the mediaPicker
This is how you call it:
– (void)chooseASongFromYourLibraryOnView:(UIViewController*) pViewController {
    MPMediaPickerController *picker =
    [[MPMediaPickerController alloc] initWithMediaTypes: MPMediaTypeMusic];
    
    picker.delegate                     = self;
    picker.allowsPickingMultipleItems   = NO;
    picker.prompt                       = NSLocalizedString (@”Select any song from the list”, @”Choose one song only”);
   
    curPickerController=picker;
    [pViewController presentViewController:picker animated:YES completion:nil];
}

Here’s the function called after the user has picked a track
– (void) mediaPicker: (MPMediaPickerController *) mediaPicker…

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Christmas Puzzles and Music Theory?

We are designing our next Music Theory App and we found it was a perfect fit for a Christmas App!

The new Music Theory Puzzles series will include musical terms and concepts, harmony, melodic dictation, interval and chord recognition, and much more, at different levels depending on the volume number you get, all presented as puzzles for you to solve using your knowledge in music theory. It is a great tool to study and learn music theory, while trying to solve music puzzles in a fun way.

We tested the app using a few Christmas puzzles and it turned out to be such fun that we decided to create an All-Christmas app with Christmas songs and images made into puzzles.

There are plenty of puzzles, some of them are easy but they get harder to decipher as you advance in the game.

Of course, there are NO ADS and the cost of the app is only $0.99 :)

Here’s a short Demo Video of the app

If you want to learn more you can visit the webpage: Christmas Puzzles by mDecks Music

Or go directly to the App Store: App Store Christmas Puzzles by mDecks Music