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6/17/2016 7:32:00 PM
iOS App for 599CD
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Hi All,

I'm in the process of creating an iOS app to bring the Theater, and other 599CD content, to your iPhone and iPad.


You'll be able to watch any of the courses you have purchased and preview any courses you haven't.

It's still in the early stages, I need to get some proper sized assets and add a couple of other pieces of functionality but the base features, I hope, are there.

What I need now is some of my fellow students to help me test the app.

You may or may not have heard of an app from Apple called TestFlight, once you've downloaded and signed up I'll be able to send you an invite to start testing.

Please do comment and I'll use your private email address to send an invite.

If you have any suggestions please do add a comment below,

Looking forward to your feedback :)


P.S. It's also an AppleTV tvOS app in the making, but I've ran into a couple of issues I'm ironing out, if you have one of the new AppleTV 4s similar functionality is being developed for that too. I've added some screenshots and info in our Apple section on the site.

P.P.S If you've updated your iOS device and now have Apple News you can subscribe to the blog

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iOS App for 599CD Comment from Michael D @ 12/8/2016
Is there an Android equivalent app?

Reply from Alex Hedley:

There isn't yet, it's something I'm thinking of doing, I've asked Rich to make a blog post to gauge interest.
Is this something you'd use?
What would you like it to do? Match what I've done for the iOS one?
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test flight downloaded Comment from gaurang s @ 10/13/2016
test flight downloaded

Reply from Alex Hedley:

I've added you to the testflight group
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iOS App for 599CD Comment from larry N @ 9/30/2016
Richard,  I would like to test the App.
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iOS App for 599CD Comment from Gary W @ 9/15/2016
I have the testflight app waiting

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Added, should be a new build out soon.
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App Test Comment from Diane P @ 8/14/2016
Hi Richard
I've been 'off' for a while but now back to continue my learning.  If you are still looking for 'field testers' please let me know ?  I have iPhone, iPad and can also access a few android devices too (depending on what your are short on testing results)?

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Hi Diane,
I'll add you to the list.
I'm looking at making an Android version too at some point, but don't use them myself and the emulator isn't great so may be some time off completing that side project.
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TestFlight Comment from David R @ 6/28/2016
Hi Alex,
I would like to help beta test the IOS App.
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iOS App for 599CD Comment from Jim P @ 6/27/2016
I would love to test the new 599cd app if the opportunity is still available.

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Always happy to add more beta testers, let me know if you don't get the email.
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iOS App for 599CD Comment from Richard W @ 6/24/2016
Chrome works for me.  I am NOT a Mac fan and am thinking of transitioning to a Windows Surface, but as long as I have an iPad, it would be good to have an app that makes it work.  But as I said, Chrome works for me!

Reply from Alex Hedley:

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iOS App for 599CD Comment from Richard W @ 6/21/2016
I have been using my iPad for a couple of years to watch your tutorials via the Chrome browser.  No problems so far.  I used it when I was away from home and had only that and my PC laptop to work with.

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Yeah, I convinced Rich to convert all his videos to MP4s a few years back for this very reason.
I'm a Mac fan and have been for a while now, since Mr Jobs prevented flash on iOS, for good reason, the original player didn't work.
It did on Android and Rich is an Android fan so took some convincing.
The reason I've made an iOS app is for the Native experience, as good as the web is I wanted to bring more features to an standalone app.
Is there anything from the site you'd like to see in the app? Would you prefer to use Chrome instead of this?
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iOS App for 599CD Comment from RICHARD A @ 6/19/2016
I am in for the TestFlight. I just downloaded the APP on my iPad. When I click on the APP, the request to redeem a code shows up. What do I do next? I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks


Reply from Alex Hedley:

I'll be sending out an email, hopefully this weekend.
Redeem is an option but I'll just manually add each of you to an internal list.

There's more info here.
I'd love to hear your feedback
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iOS App for 599CD Comment from Ray K @ 6/18/2016
Sounds like an excellent idea. I would be happy to be part of your testing program.
Regards, Ray

Reply from Alex Hedley:

Great stuff Ray, I'm due to release a new build very soon, working on a couple of updates, I'll send an email out very soon, and comment on here when it's ready, look forward to your feedback :)
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