Big news for Noteflight Crescendo and other premium users! You can now view and play Noteflight scores on most mobile devices and platforms, including iPad, iPhone, Android and Kindle Fire. We’ve made it easy to view and play your scores anywhere – just login to Noteflight.com on your mobile device and tap any score. There’s no app to install or purchase – the mobile viewer is a feature of our website. It automatically comes up when you view a Noteflight score on a mobile device.
You can display a score in either of two ways – as multiple pages sized to exactly fit your mobile device screen, or as a single scrolling page.
When you play a score in multi-page view, we automatically turn the pages for you, which is great for following along with, or performing, the score.
You can display single parts of a score by selecting an individual part from the part chooser.
Note that there can be a delay of several minutes the first time a score is accessed from a mobile device. Our servers need to do a bunch of work to “mobilize” each score – the amount of time it takes depends on how busy our servers are, and how long the score is. Once a version of a score has been “mobilized”, viewing it should take just a few seconds.
When you view a score, we reduce the Noteflight header to a thin black bar to give you the most room to view your score on smaller devices – tap on your browser’s back button to return to the score listings, or you can display the full sized Noteflight header by tapping on the arrow in the upper right corner of the screen.
If you’re using a mobile device that supports Adobe Flash (many Android devices do), you can still access the full Noteflight editor by tapping on the “Open in Noteflight Score Editor” link above the score.
Stay tuned for more developments on the iPad and mobile devices – this is just our first step towards making Noteflight accessible everywhere, for all of our users (free users too)!
Some fine print on our first release (expect improvements in the future):
- Scores with synchronized audio or video media will play the built-in Notelight sounds, and video will not be shown.
- Document layout settings like note size and system spacing are ignored.
- Page mode doesn’t automatically scroll to keep the cursor in view.
(Want to know more about Noteflight’s mobile strategy? Read Joe Berkovitz’s blog post on Mobile, HTML5, Flash and Noteflight.)