Merchbar Ships – iOS 8, iPhone 6, iPhone 6+

Ed note: Oops, we were so busy pushing code we forgot to push publish on this post. If you were on that new new iOS8, iPhone 6 or iPhone 6+ you could have (and many of you have) been rocking a Merchbar made just for you for over a week!

It has been just one week since we released Merchbar (a breakthrough iPhone app for discovering and buying merchandise from your favorite bands), but today we are already releasing a significant update with full support for iOS8 but Apple’s brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones. Download it here!


This version includes many new features for fans, but also speaks deeply to the values we have as the Merchbar team – moving quickly & shipping often. In the process we even wrote two blog posts that saw nearly 20k unique views.

Here are some of the things we built, tested and shipped in the sub-two weeks span between the new devices announcement and submission and approval from the AppStore:

Pinch to zoom
– See more detail on every item. When viewing a product, pinch and zoom with two fingers to enlarge the image.

iOS8 Support
Over 46% of iOS devices have already been updated to the new operating system and now all are fully supported by Merchbar.

Native Support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
– The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are a new type of iPhone and their changes go way beyond screen size. Each requires new assets and layout on the larger device (I’ve written a bit about it here). This new release of Merchbar (1.1.3) has been updated to take advantages of the new options presented by these devices.

Obsessive visual updates
– Every version of the app has been updated with a more consistent color palette and refined button outlines.

Enhanced Facebook Integration
– For fans using the For Me feature in Merchbar, we now use the new Facebook SDK (3.14.1) that allows our fans a specific control of the preferences they share with us.

It is exciting to bring a beautiful, improved and natively perfected version of our application to fans utilizing the new phones,