Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Now in Portuguese!

The latest update to LDS Hymns (1.6.1) fixes an annoying crashing bug, but also provides the Portuguese Hymns!  Special thanks to Eurico Costa for his help with the translation.

Many of you have asked to help with additional languages.  I would love to add more languages, but this is limited by the availability of the hymns in native PDF format (not scanned), which is only possible with the original music notation source content (which only the Church is likely to have).  The only other language with these PDF hymns available is French.  I'm hopeful that in the future more languages will become available!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

LDS Hymns Updates

Sorry for the lack up updates here.  A new version of LDS Hymns has just been released with a significant improvement.  It now includes both English and Spanish versions of the hymns with easy switching between them!  The app is also now compatible with the iPhone 4 Retina Display and multitasking in iOS 4.

With these changes I also took the time to make it very easy to add additional languages in the future.  Someone is working on adding Portuguese right now.  If anyone would like to help add additional languages, please let me know.  The limiting factor is that I need to the hymns in native PDF format - not scanned.  The only other language in this format (that I know of) is French.  If you know otherwise, please let me know.

Thanks for your support!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

LDS Music for iPad

I'm sure many of you have heard of the iPad, the new "slate" or "tablet" computer from Apple.  When the iPad was announced in January, I saw it as the ideal device for displaying music electronically and easily.  Thus, I was happy to adapt the LDS Hymns and Children's Songbook applications for iPad.

LDS Music (App Store link) combines the hymns and children's songs into one application.  Like its predecessors, it is free and I hope it will continue to improve based on your feedback.  Here are some screenshots:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

LDS Hymns 1.4 and 1.4.1

LDS Hymns has been updated with the following changes:

NEW in 1.4: Added full text search of the hymns! You can search for all text including verses, composer, author and scripture references! The keyboard dynamically changes based on simple search (title or number - provides a regular keyboard plus a keypad for fast number search) or full text search (gives full punctuation when needed).

In 1.4.1:

FIXED: Certain case where search view was not refreshed and would lead to a crash.
FIXED: Crash when hymns were turned to landscape view after searching.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

LDS Hymns 1.3 Now Available!

Version 1.3 of LDS Hymns was just released in the App Store.  It includes the ability to select hymns by name (A->Z listing) as well as by hymn number.  This was a highly requested feature!  Please let me know what feedback you have!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Children's Songbook 1.0 Now Available!

One of the biggest requests I've received from users of LDS Hymns and Himnos SUD was to create a similar application for the Primary Children's Songbook.  I'm now pleased to announce that this application is available!  Apple has just approved Children's Songbook (App Store link) for download!  This application, like LDS Hymns, is a free application and will always remain that way.  It contains all of the Primary songs except those that have a copyright that prohibits redistribution.  The following songs have been omitted from the app:

37. Stars Were Gleaming
97. God's Love
182. How Will They Know?
201. When Grandpa Comes
229. God Is Watching Over All
238. Springtime Is Coming
247. Autumn Day
265. Be Happy!
271. I Wiggle
273. My Hand

Otherwise this application has the same features as LDS Hymns - the ability to search all songs, mark songs as favorites, as well as to select songs by number, first line or title (this latter capability is coming soon to LDS Hymns).  Please keep the feedback coming and enjoy the app!  Please consider donating via the link to the right if you've found this app useful!  Some screenshots:

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

LDS Hymns 1.2 now available!

Version 1.2 is now available on the App Store (App Store link) and comes with one of the most requested features: the ability to mark hymns as favorites for easy access later.  This is especially helpful to preselect hymns for a church meeting or conference.  Some screenshots (click for full-size versions):

Please keep the suggestions coming and thanks for your support!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Apple had some exciting news for fans last week with the announcement of the iPad.  While the SDK is still early, I plan to fully support the iPad with a version of LDS Hymns once it arrives.  I already have basic functionality working!  I don't have a lot of time to work on this right now, but I hope to have something together by March/April when the iPad is scheduled to be released!  Stay tuned!