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Simple question, where do you buy the books?

Post by thataudioguy » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:20 pm

Bought the app which doesn't have any content which was super frustrating for $10, okay ya got me fine. May as well make the best of it. I figured what the heck it must link to content for purchase like any modern app would do.... Umm. No. Okay. So maybe it will say somewhere... And no again.

So to try and save my purchase I ask users, where are you getting the files that are indexed?

To the developer there are some simple user experience items that could make this app so much of a better experience. Link to files for purchase is the largest one. Make a books list in te siftware and allow a person to simple click a book and buy it even if link to another site. make all the items in the help that are blue like they are links actually work. Right now it's super frustrating trying to find stuff because they dont work.

Thanks

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Re: Simple question, where do you buy the books?

Post by Phil Smith » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:20 pm

thataudioguy wrote:Bought the app which doesn't have any content which was super frustrating for $10, okay ya got me fine. May as well make the best of it. I figured what the heck it must link to content for purchase like any modern app would do.... Umm. No. Okay. So maybe it will say somewhere... And no again.
I don't know of any modern app that links to any of the books that are indexed. The reason for this is that the publishers aren't selling content in PDF format. So most people scan the paper books they have or just use the PDF versions of books they have been using for years.
So to try and save my purchase I ask users, where are you getting the files that are indexed?

To the developer there are some simple user experience items that could make this app so much of a better experience. Link to files for purchase is the largest one. Make a books list in te siftware and allow a person to simple click a book and buy it even if link to another site. make all the items in the help that are blue like they are links actually work. Right now it's super frustrating trying to find stuff because they dont work.

Thanks
If there were files that were available for purchase, there would be links to them or an ability to purchase them through the app, but as I mentioned before the publishers aren't selling the content in that way. The majority of users that purchase this app or any other sheet music viewer already have PDF files.
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Re: Simple question, where do you buy the books?

Post by Markk Darkk » Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:41 pm

Phil Smith wrote:
thataudioguy wrote:Bought the app which doesn't have any content which was super frustrating for $10, okay ya got me fine. May as well make the best of it. I figured what the heck it must link to content for purchase like any modern app would do.... Umm. No. Okay. So maybe it will say somewhere... And no again.
I don't know of any modern app that links to any of the books that are indexed. The reason for this is that the publishers aren't selling content in PDF format. So most people scan the paper books they have or just use the PDF versions of books they have been using for years.
So to try and save my purchase I ask users, where are you getting the files that are indexed?

To the developer there are some simple user experience items that could make this app so much of a better experience. Link to files for purchase is the largest one. Make a books list in te siftware and allow a person to simple click a book and buy it even if link to another site. make all the items in the help that are blue like they are links actually work. Right now it's super frustrating trying to find stuff because they dont work.

Thanks
If there were files that were available for purchase, there would be links to them or an ability to purchase them through the app, but as I mentioned before the publishers aren't selling the content in that way. The majority of users that purchase this app or any other sheet music viewer already have PDF files.
So I could make sheets of music myself for any of the indexed books, save them all as PDFs and give the collection the name of the corresponding book, and upload it to iGigbook and have all those indexed songs turn from unavailable red to available blue?

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Re: Simple question, where do you buy the books?

Post by Phil Smith » Wed Jan 07, 2015 4:24 pm

You could name any PDF to match the name of the book code that an index is looking for, however that would only be useful if it was the correct PDF for that index.
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Re: Simple question, where do you buy the books?

Post by Markk Darkk » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:06 am

Phil Smith wrote:You could name any PDF to match the name of the book code that an index is looking for, however that would only be useful if it was the correct PDF for that index.
I realize the hypothetical of my previous question is not anything practical. I set up the hypothetical that way just trying to get my mind wrapped around these indexes.

So, to clarify, if I picked, say, the Country Fake Book and I made on my own a PDF for the first song in the Country Fake Book, 100% Chance of Rain; and then I made on my own a PDF chart for the second song in the Country Fake Book, According To My Heart; and then I made all by myself a PDF of the third song, Act Naturally; and so on I continued through the Country Fake Book making PDFs all on my own for each title down to the very last one, You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma; and then when I was done with all those titles in the Country Fake Book, I then titled those collective PDFs "countryfb.pdf" and put it on my iPad, would I then -- impractical and unrealistic as it would be to go to all the trouble to do all that -- have in my possession and on my iGigBook app the index (or book or whatever we want to call it) of the songs in the Country Fake Book such that when I touched a title on the screen that song would appear and not instead a message that says "countryfb.pdf Missing please add this PDF to your iPad Cancel"?

Or would I still get the message "countryfb.pdf Missing please add this PDF to your iPad Cancel"?

Or would something else happen?

Thanks for your patience and your reply. Apologies if this is tedious.

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Re: Simple question, where do you buy the books?

Post by Phil Smith » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:06 am

When you name a PDF to match the book code of an index you don't get a message that the PDF is not present even if it isn't the correct PDF.
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Re: Simple question, where do you buy the books?

Post by Markk Darkk » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:09 pm

Phil Smith wrote:You could name any PDF to match the name of the book code that an index is looking for, however that would only be useful if it was the correct PDF for that index.
Markk Darkk wrote:I realize the hypothetical of my previous question is not anything practical. I set up the hypothetical that way just trying to get my mind wrapped around these indexes.

So, to clarify, if I picked, say, the Country Fake Book and I made on my own a PDF for the first song in the Country Fake Book, 100% Chance of Rain; and then I made on my own a PDF chart for the second song in the Country Fake Book, According To My Heart; and then I made all by myself a PDF of the third song, Act Naturally; and so on I continued through the Country Fake Book making PDFs all on my own for each title down to the very last one, You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma; and then when I was done with all those titles in the Country Fake Book, I then titled those collective PDFs "countryfb.pdf" and put it on my iPad, would I then -- impractical and unrealistic as it would be to go to all the trouble to do all that -- have in my possession and on my iGigBook app the index (or book or whatever we want to call it) of the songs in the Country Fake Book such that when I touched a title on the screen that song would appear and not instead a message that says "countryfb.pdf Missing please add this PDF to your iPad Cancel"?

Or would I still get the message "countryfb.pdf Missing please add this PDF to your iPad Cancel"?

Or would something else happen?

Thanks for your patience and your reply. Apologies if this is tedious.
Phil Smith wrote:When you name a PDF to match the book code of an index you don't get a message that the PDF is not present even if it isn't the correct PDF.
Thank you. My question was a poorly worded one and tedious as well. I didn't intend to ask about what happens when one names a PDF to match a book code of an index.

My question is: Is there one and only one Country Fake Book "countryfb.pdf" somewhere to be purchased and/or downloaded?

Or can one make one's own PDFs of every song in Country Fake Book (as herculean a task as that would be), then name that collection of PDFs "countryfb.pdf", upload it to iGigBook on my iPad, and that would then show my iPad as having "702 Titles", any of which I could have before me on my iPad screen?

I do try to make my questions easily answerable with a yes or a no. And I don't mean to preclude any explanation or qualification you want or need to provide; I'm grateful for any explanation you go to the trouble to provide to me. But is there a yes or a no answer to my two questions above?

Thank you as always for your patience.

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Re: Simple question, where do you buy the books?

Post by Phil Smith » Thu Jan 15, 2015 12:35 pm

Yes, you could actually work on something like that in steps, scan the first 50 pages of the "Country Fake Book" create a PDF out of that, name it countryfb.pdf and you would be able to access those 50 songs from that PDF. If you selected a title that was beyond the 50 pages, it would show up as a blank page. You could then keep adding pages until you completed the entire book. You would not get a message saying that the PDF is missing.
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Re: Simple question, where do you buy the books?

Post by Markk Darkk » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:16 pm

Phil Smith wrote:Yes, you could actually work on something like that in steps, scan the first 50 pages of the "Country Fake Book" create a PDF out of that, name it countryfb.pdf and you would be able to access those 50 songs from that PDF. If you selected a title that was beyond the 50 pages, it would show up as a blank page. You could then keep adding pages until you completed the entire book. You would not get a message saying that the PDF is missing.
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