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William Kundolf
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Maximum number of syncs

Post by William Kundolf » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:52 pm

How many syncs am I allowed in a day? I am trying to set up this app as a viable tool as an entertainer.
If there are parameter restrictions, it would be helpful to know what they are up front.
Also, the "edit" function for available indexes would be more useful if it were alphabetized in the way that it appears in the app itself, not to mention that selecting or deselecting them one at a time is sluggish at best. I am excited by the possibilities of this app and hope input from actual users will help you to refine it as you go. One more thing, I cannot seem to make use of the function that allows you to notate repeats, codas and such...it seemed intuitive, but so far no luck.

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Re: Maximum number of syncs

Post by Phil Smith » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:29 pm

How many syncs am I allowed in a day? I am trying to set up this app as a viable tool as an entertainer.
If there are parameter restrictions, it would be helpful to know what they are up front.
You can sync up to 10 times in a single day, if you exceed that, you can sync up to 2 times a day going forward. History has shown that individuals that sync more than 10 times in a given day either do not understand how the app works or need help. The limit is there so that they can have a "time out" to hopefully reflect on what it is that they are doing and to come here and ask questions and get assistance. As an entertainer syncing isn't something that you need to do every day to use the app, unless of course, every day you're adding new indexes or removing indexes. This is certainly a possibility but in reality it just doesn't happen, it's not how musicians actually use the app.
Also, the "edit" function for available indexes would be more useful if it were alphabetized in the way that it appears in the app itself, not to mention that selecting or deselecting them one at a time is sluggish at best.
For "My Book Settings" you have the option of sorting the list by clicking the column name and you have the ability to search for an index by name.
I am excited by the possibilities of this app and hope input from actual users will help you to refine it as you go. One more thing, I cannot seem to make use of the function that allows you to notate repeats, codas and such...it seemed intuitive, but so far no luck.
If you describe what kind of chart you're trying to use this feature on, I can better assist you. Things like whether or not the chart has DS, DC, Coda etc.
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Re: Maximum number of syncs

Post by William Kundolf » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:42 pm

Thank you for your quick response. I guess I am among the anomalous, for indeed I have many of the scores for which you offer indexes, so yes at the outset I am adding and deleting quite a few. I am finding that some, while sharing the same name are not always the same book and this cannot be readily discerned without syncing and testing the index so to speak.

Regarding the types of symbols I am looking to use or what type of chart, it is generally regarding music that I have scanned in. The ability to activate the various d.c., d.c. Al coda, al segno, repeats and fines etc. would be most useful

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Re: Maximum number of syncs

Post by Phil Smith » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:20 pm

William Kundolf wrote:Thank you for your quick response. I guess I am among the anomalous, for indeed I have many of the scores for which you offer indexes, so yes at the outset I am adding and deleting quite a few. I am finding that some, while sharing the same name are not always the same book and this cannot be readily discerned without syncing and testing the index so to speak.
The majority of the indexes reflect the index present in the PDF itself and most of the PDFs that people have are not ones they created themselves from the source book and because of that have no idea of whether or not all of the pages are present and in the correct order. The are exceptions to this with respect to different editions of some Hal Leonard books.
Regarding the types of symbols I am looking to use or what type of chart, it is generally regarding music that I have scanned in. The ability to activate the various d.c., d.c. Al coda, al segno, repeats and fines etc. would be most useful
I guess the question I'm asking is what specific chart did you try to use this feature on? Meaning, you have a 6 page chart with a Sign on page 3 and a DS al coda on page 6 and a jump to coda on page 4 and the coda on page 6. You went to the individual pages that these elements are on and set them up according the How To described here and it didn't seem to work as you thought it would i.e. it did not jump to page 3 after going to page 6 or it did not jump from page 4 to page 6.

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Re: Maximum number of syncs

Post by William Kundolf » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:53 pm

The begin and end repeats create a loop. I have a single repeat between pages 4 and 7
I placed the begin repeat on page 4 and the end repeat on page 7 but it never progresses to page 8

(Is there a way for me to sync today or must I wait until tomorrow?)

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Re: Maximum number of syncs

Post by Phil Smith » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:34 pm

William Kundolf wrote:The begin and end repeats create a loop. I have a single repeat between pages 4 and 7
I placed the begin repeat on page 4 and the end repeat on page 7 but it never progresses to page 8
We've just reviewed this and there is a problem with this feature that will be fixed in the next version.
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Re: Maximum number of syncs

Post by kingperkoff » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:14 am

When first setting up the app had to do a lot of syncs, now I can only do 2 a day that's not right! I have to wait each day or not sync for 1 day then I can sync up to 10 times again? Sorry but this app takes a while to learn how to sync, delete pages, etc. If make a mistake with deleting or adding pages I can't sync again for 1 day. I disagree you should change it to 10 a day period (or unlimited) :(

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Re: Maximum number of syncs

Post by bschase2 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:09 pm

It would be nice if there was something upfront that told you that there was a max sync. (if there was, then I didn't see it, which is possible.) I took a while to figure out how to do this properly. I purchased the app as one of my first purchases on a new iPad, so I was also figuring out the iPad itself as well. Now, I have to do little by little.

I understand you are working around copyright issues, but this should be explained in the initial set up.

Edit: Leaving this post, because I realized I don't have to sync everytime I add a new realbook! You only sync when you add books. (See, as I suggested, I am learning the new iPad too!)

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