iOS 8 & New iPhones

Last Wednesday Apple released iOS 8 and on Friday they released two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.

avTag seems to work fine on iOS 8 and version 1.2 of avTag will be submitted to Apple for approval in the next few days which, amongst a lot of other things, enables native resolution support on the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus which means that avTag isn’t scaled up to fill the screen but rather it fills the screen properly.

Once version 1.2 has been submitted work will begin on version 1.3 which will support the iPhone 6 Plus’s landscape rotation properly. However to do this we might have to make avTag an iOS 8-only app. Whilst this might not be ideal for everyone it will allow avTag to take advantage of the new features in iOS 8 which Apple have opened up to developers and the benefits of keeping up with the latest version of iOS outweigh the negatives. However, since not everyone will be able or will want to update iOS 8 there will be critical bug fix releases of avTag as and when necessary.

Version 1.1.1

Bug Fixes
  • On an iPad the tags area in the main library correctly reports if no media item is selected or if a selected media item is unplayable.
  • DRM protected content is correctly identified as unplayable again.
  • On an iPhone the tag count in the main library properly updates after you have played a media item.