Friday, November 4, 2011

Rapid Recorder version 1.5

I'm happy to announce that version 1.5 of Rapid Recorder has passed certification and should be available soon. This is the first update for Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) which is very exciting because it allows for some nice improvements in usability. Only phones running 7.5 or higher will be able to see this update.

The highest voted feature on the feedback and voting site was for live tile support to show the number of recordings. This was finally made possible with the Mango update. In fact, you can now pin a live tile directly to the recordings list page and even for a specific recording.

The second highest voted feature was for an icon that matches the current theme on the phone. In addition to that there is also a slightly different icon for the recordings page that also matches the theme.

Besides taking care of the top two user-requested features, there were some speed improvements and other library updates. A minor but fun addition is a statistics area on the bottom of the About page. It now shows the total number of recordings and the total length of those recordings (since version 1.5 has been installed). The total recording count was a hidden feature in previous versions, though it may have never been discovered.

Please don't hesitate to send some feedback on the update or to vote on new features.

  • Mango support including fast app switching
  • Live tile support, now shows recording count when pinned
  • Added live tile support for recordings list page and individual recordings pages
  • Made the icon match the system theme (by popular request)
  • Updated dropbox library for better reliability for long uploads