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As iOS developer, how can I make contributions to the mobile apps?

First, I have only just heard about MuseScore and downloaded to my Mac. Awesome! I have searched GitHub and the forums a bit, but I haven't found an answer to my question. I'm sorry if this newbie post is addressed elsewhere.

I have experience as developer of iOS iPhone and iPad apps. I could not find an open source repository for the iOS code or how to help with the development. Please help me understand how to help with the mobile development effort. Thanks.

Playback unexpectedly jumps to start

 SInce FEB 7, 2019 On IOS devices (IPAD & IPHONE) Playback unexpectedly jumps to start, pause, play and page selector not working. Tested on many devices: same result. Tested on a lot of private sheet music: same result. Tested on random sheet music in the Community: same result. Tested sheet music used for test on IOS played succesfully on Windows 7, 10 & Android devices. EX of sheet music used for test: 
https://musescore.com/user/25853941/scores/5385692
. No work around found.Test files used was playing correctly before FEB 7, 2019. Tried to update IOS 12.1.4: same unsuccesful result. 

Score uploading issues

Hi!
From Saturday we have issues with scores uploading. It's about scores created in the editor 3.0.

It's a result of spam attack for our site that crashed our uploads services. Today, we fixed this issue but the queue is full now, and over the next few hours scores will be processed for a long time. But all uploaded scores by last 3 days should be processed.

Sorry for the inconvenience!

Please relaunch the Songbook app until the Musescore app 2.x is completely fixed

Dmitriy Popov, thank you for clarifying that relaunching Songbook is possible, though difficult. There is a balance between the difficulties for the Musescore team and the very real difficulties of customers having their work deleted and their daily activities  brought to a halt.

This raises the question: How can users persuade the Musescore team to provide the Songbook app until the Musescore app 2.x is completely fixed?

The “upgrade” from Songbook 1.13 to MuseScore app 2.x seems to be a forced migration rather than an upgrade. The MuseScore app 2.x is not so much about customer satisfaction, but primarily about removing features and thereby locking Musescore app users to Musescore.com. The Musescore team stated May 7th that important Songbook functions would be removed in the new Musescore app. Customers were not warned about this, nor about the risk of losing files, an issue that was flagged middle of May.

Some suggestions on how to make it worthwhile for the Musescore team take care of their customers by providing Songbook till crucial flaws are adressed:
Money is always important

  1. The Songbook app was underpriced. Relaunch it with a $10 price tag
  2. Help Musescore innovate differentiate paid features for Musescore app 2.x (in app purchases) and Musescore.com
  3. Increase donations for Musescore Desktop development for example by users approaching governmental agencies as a tool for preserving music, language and cultural traditions.
  4. Improve the Musescore.com library making a yearly subscription worthwhile, like a mailing list when a group of scores is updated (mail or message “You have an updated score in group x”). Also reviews and ratings making it fun and easy to find new music
  5. Facilitate the selling/renting of scores through MuseScore.com i.e. becoming the MuseScore.com - the Spotify of digital music scores.

  6. Customer satisfaction?
    Previous Songbook evangelists are now looking at alternative software for reading Musescore files (which are XML).
  7. User poll?
  8. Good relations with App Stores?
    The “upgrade” from Songbook 1.13 to MuseScore app 2.x was more like a forced migration. The new features are not so much about customer satisfaction, but primarily about removing features and thereby locking Musescore app users to Musescore.com. The Musescore team stated May 7th that important Songbook functions would be removed in the new Musescore app. Customers were not warned about this, nor about the risk of losing files, an issue that was flagged middle of May.

    A concerted approach to Google Play, iTunes App Store and Kindle App Store might help the Musescore team realize the gravity of the situation. The downside may be that the Musescore app could be banned from the app stores since the forced migration, deleting files without warning and removing features customers paid for, can be considered dubious business practice and may infringe the app store contract.


Suggestions for regarding a Songbook relaunch are welcome here and in http://bit.ly/Musescore_app_FAQ 

I am looking forward to how Musescore can take better care of their customers.

Best regards,
Joe Siri Ekgren

Is there an alternative app?

I really liked the old songbook app, but this new app is unusable it:
- can't open files from file explorer, when app doesn't run in background
- has visual glitches in the file list when changing from landscape to portrait
- has problems with zooming, or should I say it doesn't work at all
- transposing changes how the file is displayed
- changing volume of instruments uses the complete hight of the screen, even when there is only one instrument present.

I don't need all this online nonsense because it is mainly used in an offline enviroment. All I need the app to do:
- open the files properly (even when the App is closed!!!)
- let me transpose
- let me zoom in and out
- show the files like they were written in MuseScore and display it as page
- let me export as PDF including transpositions
- change background color including a night mode
- edit tabs (if possible, would be a nice to have)

The app doesn't have to be free to use all features, but should work stable and do the job!

What markup standard(s) / tags are used by MuseScore.com website?

UPDATE: I've learned that the markup language is BBCode. Still not sure what is and isn't supported, but that's a start.

I've searched the "help" and FAQ sections of MuseScore.com, and haven't been able to find any info on what markup tags are available for use in the website. It's easy enough to reverse-engineer the five tags offered in the regular editing interface (bold, italics, underline, quote, "@" mention), but I know, for example, that urls can be tagged with bracketed 'u' and 'url' tags, and I can't find information on the website that would have explained that to me. 

Are there other tags beyond the 6 I'm aware of? And are they documented somewhere, or does the website use a common standard? It doesn't seem to be html or markdown, which are the only two that I have (limited) knowledge of.

Thanks,

--PR

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A Problem With Uploading Scores to Groups

For whatever reason my scores keep getting removed from the groups I post them in. I know this is not the group admins for two reasons.

1) I am always very particular about posting the correct scores in the right groups. My my piano scores are almost immediately removed from piano related groups stuff like that. At first I thought that maybe it was my fault or an admin's mistake that my scores were removed, but I quickly realized after half of my scores were removed from groups for no reason. Certainly if group admin were removing my scores they would tell me why, especially after I keep reposting the score to the group. 

2) My scores are removed from my own groups. Most of my scores were removed from my own group Compose for Fun. I am the group's only admin and have never removed scores from the group.

I don't know why this is happening, but it would certainly save me a lot of trouble if it were fixed. I was also wondering if anyone else was having this same issue.

Space between staves. No "apply" button.

Hi!

Dear musescore lovers,

I have a problem to change the space between staves in my Musescore 3. Read many discussions on the website, but none helps.
I have three buttons there:

"Ok". when I press nothing changes
"cancel".
"apply to all parts" (gray - cannot press it).
And I have no "apply" button. I reinstalled the program, but didnt help.

What can I try?

Thanks!

Cheers,