Beta testing for Pianofly is closed. No new beta testers are needed at this time.
We are looking for beta testers for Pianofly, our new sound design/performance application for iPhone and iPod Touch. To be a tester, you must own an iPhone or iPod Touch. Installing the beta (using "Ad Hoc Distribution") is easier when syncing your mobile device with a Mac, but it is possible to do with a Windows machine. Finally we would like our first group of testers to have some experience with FM synthesis, but this is not required.
If you are interested, we need to know what model device you have (1st or 2nd gen iPhone, or 1st or 2nd gen iPod Touch), what version of the OS it is running (2.0, 2.2.1, etc.) and we need to know your Unique Device ID number. The easiest way to get all of this info to us is to download "AdHoc" from the AppStore (it is free), it will automatically put all of this information into an email. If you cannot send email from your device, you can also get the UDID from iTunes while the device is tethered (click on the serial number displayed in the device "Summary" to show the UDID, then choose Copy from the edit menu, then paste into an email). Finally, please list in the email 2 or 3 FM synths you've used, if any (hardware or software, bonus points if you've used our SoundPad for PalmOS).
Send the email to:
We will select testers over the next few days (April 16-18), and will post the software for testers to download on Friday (April 18th). A second beta will likely be released about a week later, with final graphics, sounds and documentation. You should be able to do useful testing in less than an hour (needn't be all at once), although more would be greatly appreciated. If you provide useful feedback (meaning you communicate what you tested to us, even if everything worked) in a reasonable amount of time (a week at most), we will provide you with a free copy of the final application and invitations to future beta tests.