Sunday, March 13, 2011

Japan Disaster Relief

All proceeds from the sales of the Tunemark Radio app between March 12th and March 20th will be donated to the Red Cross and Salvation Army for the disaster relief efforts in Japan.

If you prefer to make a direct donation to the relief efforts, Apple has set up a way for you to do it via iTunes here.

3/21/2011 UPDATE: Thanks for all the support! Over $620 was donated to the Japanese Red Cross Society and The Salvation Army from Tunemark Radio app sales.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tunemark Radio 2.1 - the iPad update

Much to my disappointment, I accidentally introduced a bug into the 2.0 version of Tunemark Radio, causing the app to crash on launch on devices running iOS 3.x. Thankfully, Apple let me put through a rush update to fix the problem, so the new 2.0.1 version now available on iTunes fixes the problem for those people with an iPhone or iPod Touch running iOS 3.x.

Unfortunately, I hadn't realized the same bug also existed on any iPad that is still running iOS 3.x. and the 2.0.1 update does not fix that bug.

I had been in the process of creating an improved version of Tunemark for the iPad, and had it nearly complete this weekend when I started receiving reports of the iPad 3.x problem, so I decided to roll the new iPad look for the app into this bug fix update.

So, yet another update is now pending review with Apple, this time addressing the problem for those with an iPad running iOS 3.x., but also with the bonus of (in my opinion) a much better UI for iPad. Here's a screenshot showing how it will look on iPad:

Hopefully you will agree this is a much better look than what is currently Tunemark Radio on the iPad.

And in case anyone was curious what country-western music looks like in Japanese, here's another screenshot:

You can tap on either image for an iPad-sized version of the screenshot.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Tunemark Radio 2.0 now available!

Tunemark Radio 2.0 is now available on iTunes for 99 cents. This latest updated adds a few new features:

1) Album artwork and artist information is now available via If has any information about the current playing song, a “” button will appear allowing you to view the content provided by Also the album artwork (if available) will automatically be displayed on the “Now Playing” screen.


If you prefer to only have your own custom background image displayed, don’t worry. There is an option in the settings to disable album artwork.

2) The switching of stations should be noticeably faster. I discovered I had a minor inefficiency in the transition which caused a noticeable lag when starting playback of a new station.

3) If you are a Japanese user of the app and were disappointed that you lost all the “cool” English text when I recently added Japanese language support, I listened to your complaints. Via the settings, you now have an option to force the app to use English only. Please note, this will require that you either force-quit the app or reboot your device after choosing this setting.


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