The Catloaf Software Blog

Labor Day Sale on all Trainer HD apps!

31 Aug 2013
This weekend marks the end of the summer, and we're having a sale to coincide with the holiday here in the US! Now through Monday, September 2, the following prices are in effect for our Trainer HD apps for iOS:

  • Each of the instrument editions are on sale at a third of the price (only $0.99 instead of the regular $2.99). This includes the Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele and Mandolin editions.
  • The Complete Edition, including all instruments forever, is now available for just $3.99.
  • For our free edition, in-app purchases for the electric guitar and the bundle with all instruments are similarly discounted.
Act now before the weekend is over to take advantage of these special prices!


Coming Soon: Trainer HD 5.1

14 Aug 2013
It has been quite a few weeks since our last update to the Trainer HD series of apps. The iOS world is abound in excitement with the news of the forthcoming next major version of the OS, iOS 7, which is due to become available in the coming weeks.

We are hard at work on the next versions of our apps that will take advantage of the new technologies introduced in the new iOS. This also means that we have to reconsider how far back we are going to keep supporting older versions of the system.

The next version of Trainer HD, version 5.1, will be mostly a bug fix release. We have identified a number of areas that really need to be worked on to improve the reliability and usability of the software, and we are going to focus on these first.

Version 5.1 will be out within 2 to 3 weeks. It will also be the last version to support iOS 4.3.

After this release, further iterations of Trainer HD will require at least iOS 5 and will also take advantage of the new features introduced in the new iOS 7. We have quite a few nice surprises in stock!

Fortunately, at this time very few of our users seem to still be running on iOS 4. If your device still runs an old release and is eligible to be upgraded (unfortunately not all devices can be updated), then by all means make sure to update!




Memorial Day Sale: Guitars 66% off on Trainer HD

24 May 2013
A few days ago, version 5.0 of our series of educational apps for musicians, Trainer HD, was released on the Apple App Store.

The most visible new feature on version 5.0 is the brand new graphic redesign of the app, making it a whole lot more attractive on first launch.



We have more in store for the next versions of the app, but to celebrate this new major milestone, along with the fact that this weekend is the Memorial Day holiday here in the US, we're having a sale!

For this weekend only, from Saturday May 25 till Monday May 27, all guitars will be available at 66% off! This includes :

  • All guitar instruments in the free Trainer HD app (6-string, 7-string, 8-string, 12-string and acoustic). The bundle for all instruments is also reduced in price.
  • The Guitar Edition is available at a discounted price ($0.99 instead of $2.99)
  • Finally, the Complete Edition has a discounted price to reflect the availability of the cheaper guitars.
A great way to start the summer! 




New: 8-string Guitar in Trainer HD

27 Feb 2013
Today, all editions of our Trainer HD apps have been updated to version 4.8, which includes a major new feature: the addition of the 8-string electric guitar as a new instrument!

8-string Electric Guitar


More and more manufacturers are now offering 8-string guitars for sale, and we felt there was a growing need to have an app to help you learn its unique fretboard. We believe Trainer HD is the first iOS guitar app to actually do so!

This new instrument complements the existing instruments for 6-string guitar (electric and acoustic), 7-string electric and 12-string acoustic. This brings the total number of instruments available in the Trainer HD apps to eleven!

Like all instruments, this one comes with a few standard tunings, and you are also able to define your own custom tunings if needed.

Update your app today or get the free edition now to give it a try! The instrument can be fully unlocked through an in-app purchase, at the same price as the other guitars. If you bought all instruments previously, either as an in-app bundle or through our Complete Edition, then you'll get the new 8-string guitar for free after you update!



Valentine's Day Sale for Trainer HD

13 Feb 2013
It's that time of year again! Would you like a little bit of help serenading your valentine this year ?

Then we're making it easier for you with our Valentine's Day sale on the acoustic instruments for Trainer HD!

 

The instruments on sale include the acoustic guitars (both 6 and 12 strings), the ukulele and the mandolin. They will be available at 1/3 of their regular price ($0.99 in the US instead of the regular $2.99).

This offer only lasts one day, Valentine's Day, which is February 14, 2013 only!

In-app purchases and special edition apps affected by this promotion :



Happy New Year from Catloaf Software!

31 Dec 2012
As 2012 is finally coming to a close, we're happy to wish you all a Happy New Year 2013!


2012 was a particularly good year for us; we made major improvements to our apps and released the last major version of Trainer HD. Besides the popular free edition, we now have editions for Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele and Mandolin - not to mention the latest Complete Edition.

We have more cool stuff planned for the next year, so please watch this space and our Facebook page to be the first to know!

Happy New Year to all!


New Trainer HD Editions

20 Dec 2012
As Christmas is right around the corner, we are pleased to announce the release of the last apps rounding up the various editions of our Trainer HD educational apps for musicians.

First, the Mandolin Edition has been released, joining other instrument-specific editions for Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and Banjo. Like these other editions, the Mandolin Edition is also priced at US$2.99, including the full mandolin instrument.



Secondly, we are happy to announce the release of the Complete Edition, which includes every single instrument in one convenient download. This will be more convenient for users with limited Internet access from their devices, as no in-app downloads or purchases are required to use any of the features.


The Complete Edition is priced similarly to the All Instruments bundles available in the other editions of the app, at US$5.99. A perfect Christmas gift to accompany the iPhone or iPad of the musicians in your life!

Happy Holidays from the team at Catloaf Software!



Cyber Monday Sale: Save Big on all Trainer HD apps

25 Nov 2012
If you missed out on our Black Friday sale this past Friday, here's another chance to save big on all of the Trainer HD apps!

Every instrument edition will be on sale for just US$0.99 (down from $2.99 - a 66% saving!) on Monday November 26, 2012 only starting at Midnight PST.

So get the app for your instrument of choice at a deeply discounted price !