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#453747 - 01/26/18 01:42 AM [Other PG Music Programs] Band in a Box for Android
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GiorgioV Offline
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Is Band in a Box for Android going to be updated any time soon?

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#453777 - 01/26/18 06:53 AM [Other PG Music Programs] Re: Band in a Box for Android [Re: GiorgioV]
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GiorgioV,

Welcome to the forum and to Band-in-a-Box!

Unfortunately, PG Music normally doesn't respond to questions about what's under development or when an app might be updated.

Why not post in the +++ Other Programs Wishlist ++ and give a list of changes you would like to see made to Band-in-a-Box for Android? That would give other users the opportunity to discuss the application, your suggested changes and add our support to your request.

I'm sure that you are aware of this but traditionally the Android platform has not supported music related applications very well. However Android 5.0 and above has strong support for music apps so now is a good time to consider updating Band-in-a-Box for Android.
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#453967 - 01/27/18 01:02 AM [Other PG Music Programs] Re: Band in a Box for Android [Re: Jim Fogle]
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Hello Jim,

It's just that the app hasn't been updated in quite a while, which, given the current Android release, seemed to be equivalent to having been dropped. So I was asking for a confirmation, since I found the app concept interesting.

I wonder if the software, as it is, is even compatible with today's Android.

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#487981 - 08/26/18 09:22 PM [Other PG Music Programs] Re: Band in a Box for Android [Re: GiorgioV]
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weldoc Offline
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I too would like to know what happened to the Android app. I was using it with the BIAB server and it was working just fine for me. Then I got a new android phone and found it is not even in the Play store anymore. Spent a lot of time trying to run it down. The old app still works on my old disconnected phone but not very convenient is it? Can somebody please give an explanation for why it's been removed? I personally considered it a very useful app. I have been using and upgrading BIAB since the late 80's. This very much disappoints me.

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#490232 - 09/10/18 06:50 PM [Other PG Music Programs] Re: Band in a Box for Android [Re: GiorgioV]
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There's an app?

This is the first I've heard of this.
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#490490 - 09/11/18 05:31 PM [Other PG Music Programs] Re: Band in a Box for Android [Re: Samuel Davis]
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There WAS an app. The app is no longer available in the Google Play store.
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Music at: http://fogle622.wix.com/fogle622-audio-home

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#499549 - 11/05/18 03:15 AM [Other PG Music Programs] Re: Band in a Box for Android [Re: Jim Fogle]
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alecz2018 Offline
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Hi,
are there any plans of getting an Android version update from PGMUSIC ?
Server makes no sense if only supported for iPhone users....

BR
Alex

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Band-in-a-Box® for Windows Online Manual - Chord List & Shortcuts

Visit the Chord List of our Online Manual, and you'll see all the chords that can be used within the program! The list includes a few Tricky Chords and Shortcut Chords that you may find useful too!

Tricky Chords:
C5b This is "C flat 5." It is spelled this way to avoid confusion.
C2, C5, C4, C69, C7alt, Cm7#5
You can type C-7 for Cm7 (i.e. use the minus sign) or C7-9 for C7b9.

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Learn even more about this feature within Chapter 5 of our Online Manual, here.

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