This version of the 24 Hour Kirtan Radio app was built in radio-only mode without the playlist feature, because we decided to focus on the basic functionality first. It has no new features, but updated assets and config, as well as fixed music controls.
We’re currently working on redesigning the app with the help of Dhyanacandra prabhu from Slovenia. Here are some early mockups in which direction we’re heading.
When we started development of the app at the beginning of 2016, the underlying framework to build amazing native and progressive web apps, Ionic, was still at version 1. Ionic v2 was released beginning of 2017 and now at the beginning of 2018 we’re already at Ionic v3.9.2. If we want to upgrade to the latest v3 we basically have to build everything from scratch, which is exactly what we’re planning to do in 2018. A lot of work, but we’re very excited.
We have not yet decided if the redesign should still be done with Ionic v1 or if we go straight to v3 and implement the redesign there. Maybe we’ll do a redesign light with the current version and release it as 1.0.0, so that it can be finally made available on the Apple App Store without the need to install via TestFlight.
In any case, we’re going to keep you posted. Happy New Year!
If you want to help with development or testing, you’re always welcome to get in touch.