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Maestro 2.0 in the works…

The Windows and Windows Phone stores have seen an unfortunate decline in usage due to the poor reception of Windows 8 and the lack of enough adoption for touchscreens as a main method of interaction.

However, INERDTIA will be publishing a revision to Maestro 1.x which includes:

  • Universal Windows App (UWP)
  • iOS App
  • Android App

INERDTIA has teamed up with a veteran Piano teacher who is helping guide the new shape of the app.

And last but not least, App development has been kicked off this month of July 2017 and updates will be shared as available, if you have interest in becoming a beta tester please leave a comment below and we will reach out to you.

Maestro Flash Cards: One App, Two Stores now unified!

Thanks to recent changes and ongoing consolidation of the Windows App and Windows Phone App Stores, we have just “associated” our 2 Maestro Flash Cards apps.

What does this mean to you?

  • If you purchased the app in either store, you will be able to download the app from the other store without paying for it again.
  • The app can roam data across Windows and Windows Phone.
  • An icon will be displayed in the store and Windows Phone Store to let customers know that if you get the app in one store you can download it in the other one (and vice versa).

1 App, 2 Stores
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Maestro Flash Cards for Windows 8.1 – Release 1.3 is live now


Here’s the first roll out in a series of updates for this month of May.

We wanted to focus on the quality of your experience first, so appreciating the feedback from user Michael Rivers we have fixed the following issues:

  1. The stems were the wrong length (they should be an octave tall).
  2. Some of the stems were facing the wrong direction.

Before and After:

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We apologize that we could not communicate with you Michael via the app store, Microsoft hasn’t enabled the ability for publishers to respond to reviews in the App Store for Windows Store apps yet.

Other changes:

  1. We have permanently lowered the price of the app to US $0.99. In the past the lowest price available was $1.49, but we feel like at this lower price point, more people will enjoy our app 🙂
  2. We refreshed the app logo.

Upcoming changes and Windows Phone update

  1. Windows Phone app will reflect these corrections to our musical notes. ETA: End of this week.
  2. Windows Phone app Spanish translation. ETA: this month.
  3. Quiz Mode for Windows & Windows Phone: we are 80% code complete on this feature, so we are hoping to be done this month.

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Much needed updates for Maestro Flash Cards

A new set of features are coming soon, based on feedback and reviews written in the app stores, plus a couple of bug fixes and required changes to be Windows 8.1 – compliant, and Windows 10 and Windows Phone 10 compatible.

Here’s a summary of what we are working on:

New Features

  • Quiz Mode
  • Ability to hide known Flash Cards
  • Unification of Windows Store App and Windows Phone App

Windows Store App – specific features

  • Keyboard support for users without touch screen (in some app modes)
  • Storing preferences and learning progress in device

Windows Phone App – specific features

  • Spanish translation

Expected Release Timeline

  • Windows Store App – March 2015
  • Windows Phone App – April 2015


What about iOS and Android?

People keep asking about these other platforms, and development for iOS and Android is expected to resume planning after the Windows and Windows Phone updates go live, so expect some news in Q2 2015, and potential releases in Q3 and Q4 this year, plus some other big news for the Maestro platform.



Maestro for Windows Phone v1.1

Trial mode for Maestro Flash Cards on Windows Phone 8/8.1

To allow you to try Maestro Flash Cards for Windows Phone 8, we have just enabled a Trial Mode in the app, which allows you to test all the features with a single Flash Card set.

To unlock all other Flash Card sets (and any future features we introduce in the future), you will have to make a one-time purchase.

The app update (version 1.1) is available now!

Maestro for Windows Phone v1.1
Maestro for Windows Phone v1.1

– The INERDTIA dev team

Maestro for iOS and Android (progress update)

Coming soon to an iOS device near you!

For the time being, we have decided to focus on iOS development, so our first iOS app will be Maestro Flash Cards for iOS (universal).

Design is complete and development is on track to reach code complete this Summer 2014.

We will revisit the prospect of an Android version later in the future, but for now we have no immediate plans to work on it until we find an Android developer.


The Windows Phone version of Maestro Flash Cards has been submitted to the Windows Phone App Store for certification!

Here is a teaser screenshot of the app running on the simulator:



The app runs on all Windows Phone 8 devices.

This upcoming update has bug fixes, and introduces a full translation to Spanish.

To use the application in Spanish:

1) If your Windows 8 language is already Spanish you don’t have to do anything.

2) If your Windows 8 language is anything other than Spanish, you will have to add Spanish to your language list, set it to your default language, logout and log back in. This will change your whole Windows 8 UI to Spanish.


Esta nueva versión arregla un par de problemitas e introduce la traducción a Español.

Para utilizar la aplicación en Español:

1) Si estás utilizando Windows 8 en Español, no tienes que hacer nada.

2) Si estás utilizando cualquier otro lenguage, tendrás que agregar Español a tu lista de lenguages en Windows 8, escoger Español como el idioma predeterminado, cerrar tu sesión actual y entrar de nuevo a Windows 8.