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We’re Looking for a Few New Beta Testers

We are excited to announce that we have started a beta test for the newest version of Teleprompt+! This is a complete redesign and rewrite of the app that we have been working on for over a year now. Here are some highlights of what is new:

  • User Interface redesign – we’ve updated the UI to be in line with iOS 7, plus we’ve taken your UI feedback over the years and applied changes to make your experience even better.
  • Rich text scripts! You can now use multiple font colors within a script. Apply Bold, italic and underline formatting to sections of a script. Great for scripts with multiple readers.
  • Quick Edit Mode: Need to make a quick change to a script while prompting? Now you can make quick edits right from the prompting screen.
  • Full Screen Editing – the main editor can now be expanded edge-to-edge for easier text editing.
  • Edit scripts from your remote control device. Once you have one or more devices connected in a remote session you can edit a script on any device from a single remote.
  • The remote functionality has been redesigned both from a user interface perspective and “under the covers”. Everything can be controlled from a single device.
  • Import Microsoft Word (docx) and RichText (rtf) files directly into Teleprompt+.
  • Improved Dropbox and Google Drive support. You can now export scripts to those services. Also you can import DocX and RTF files from these services.
  • Updated External Screen support. iOS 7 broke the external display support. We’ve updated and fixed it in Teleprompt+ 3. We’ve even added a switch to use standard iPad mirroring if you prefer.
  • Adjustable margins so you can align the text closer to the camera and reduce eye movement.
  • Justification settings. Align your text left, right, centered or justified.
  • New Audio & Video controls for quicker access to start and stop recording. Audio/Video mode can now be toggled directly in while in prompting mode.
  • Different scrolling speed choices: Speed or Time. Either choose a speed between 1.0 and 11.0 or constrain your presentation to a time limit and the script will scroll within the allotted time.
  • Auto Pausing Cue Point option. When the prompter hits a cue point marker it will pause automatically. Great for presentations that include waiting for audience feedback or questions.
  • Tired of having to go into the Settings app to get to the advanced options (did you even know about them)? They can now be accessed in the app directly in addition to the Settings app.
  • Export audio and video recordings directly to Dropbox and/or Google Drive.
  • iCloud stability improvements
  • Many other small tweaks and changes.

Excited yet? We are, but we need your help before releasing this to the world. Our plan is to put this on the App Store near the end of April. We’d like to get the app setup up on one or two of your iOS devices soon so you can play around with it for a while and let us know what bugs you find and suggestions you may have. The time frame of this beta test is from now until about April 9th. This will give us time to make any final tweaks and updates to the app before we submit it to Apple for approval.

We have a number of beta testers already working with us, but we could still use a few more. Interested? Read on for more details.

Requirements to be a beta tester:
All that we ask is that you have an iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch with iOS 7 installed. We have limited beta licenses from Apple so we just ask that if you volunteer you make sure you have the time between now and mid April to run through the app a few times and let us know your findings.

How to apply to join the beta test:
If you want to apply to be a part of this beta, send an email to beta@bombingbrain.com and we’ll let you know if you are accepted. As we mentioned, we have limited slots, so depending on your available devices and the amount of respondents, we can’t guarantee that everyone who is interested will be able to get in. Regardless, we thank you for your interest and help in getting out this new version. We hope to hear from you!

Gene, Joe and Tim
Bombing Brain Interactive