I released another update to Picky today and what I thought was interesting (apart from the actual changes to my app) was that every feature addition in this update was sparked by customer feedback.
Suggestions and questions coming in on Twitter, by email, or from posts in this massive Apple Support Communities thread have been contributing to my feature backlog (managed in Vesper, not Rally) with increasing prominence, and I’m quite pleased with the results. It’s really satisfying to have what started out as just a tiny personal project actually resonate with people.
Here’s what’s new in Picky 2.3:
‣ Picky now includes a list of all your albums, which you can easily filter by number of tracks, by genre, or by multiple genres. There’s even a shuffle button so that you can shuffle your filtered list one album at a time.
‣ You can now choose how to sort artists’ album lists: by title, by release date from oldest-to-newest, or by release date from newest-to-oldest.
‣ If you’re using the ‘Artist’ or ‘Album Artist’ grouping options the Artists list will take iTunes’ ‘sort artist’ and ‘sort album artist’ fields into account.
‣ The album and playlist detail views now have handy shuffle buttons.
‣ The Artists list now also lists the number of albums each artist has.
‣ Artist, album, and song filtering options now go up to 30.
‣ Tapping-and-holding on the Now Playing view’s back button now takes you all the way back to where you started from.
‣ Sorting has been improved to better handle titles and names that start with punctuation.
‣ Various small bugs and crashes have been fixed.