ECD Tunes is meant for English Country Dance musicians. It contains a copy of the Blue and Red Barnes and allows users to add their own volumes of music by creating ZIP archives of PDF, GIF, TIF, and PNG files. Users can also capture images using their iPad's camera and image library. Events can be created and shared via AirDrop, email, and file sharing apps.
You can find instructions for this app at http://www.TransportedProductions.com/iDeas
You can now supply tune information and commentary for your own volumes.
AirDrop sharing of a single tune.
Because of new features, the app now requires iOS 7.
Ratings and Reviews
Great books, tough security
The dirty secret of music is that in any band of amateurs, there's going to be at least 1 individual with illegal copies of the music. The sheets are expensive, but nobody's getting paid and not everybody's able to lay out $40 for all the books needed. So a moral compromise creates harmony in the short run. Here, Transported Products has made sure none of that hanky-panky will go on with its app. Exported shares are encrypted and expire after 2 weeks; 15 screen shots will freeze the app entirely. I would be happier if I thought Peter Barnes, the excellent author and compiler of the work, got the lion's share of the $40 price, but I doubt it. So give yourself some flexibility and buy the print copies, not this. (Previous review disappeared, likely my error)
Somebody find a librarian
I have only been using this a short while and am impressed with its ease of use and flexibility in using different sources and annotating the tunes. But the Peter Barnes books that come in it are alphabetical by first word -- even when that word is The, A, or An. Nobody categorizes things that way! I got no response from the seller when I asked about the problem. So be prepared to have to look for tunes from Barnes twice, once when you look under what it should be listed under and again when you don't find it there. And don't expect any technical support. Other than that....
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.