The SEARCHnPLAY app was created using Filemaker (which is owned by Apple).
Apple apparently decided not to continue supporting the stand-alone (Filemaker “runtime”) technology ‘that we have used for many years.
Thousands of these Filemaker runtimes ‘created by many hundreds of developers over the years’ are now being adversely affected by this decision.
This will also affect any MAC users that have upgraded to Mojave (MAC OS 10.14).
Which means that if you are using Mojave, or above (on a MAC), you will get an error when attempting to install the SEARCHnPLAY app. This error prevents you for installing it on these MAC computers.
We are looking for a work-around; however, I am afraid we will eventually need to find a replacement technology, and will have to do a complete rewrite of the SEARCHnPLAY application. This is a massive undertaking. However, I have started looking into it.
This does not mean that The Swing Singles library is itself broken.
Only the SEARCHnPLAY app, which can be used as a convenient way to use the Swing Thing Single shows for listening or previewing within the app itself is affected. The shows themselves are simple mp3 files, and can still be played using any mp3 compatible player on Mac and PCs, as well as on all mobile devices.
If you are on a PC, or using MAC OS 10.13 (High Sierra) or below, you will not see this issue – for now.
However, since Filemake/Apple have decided to “depreciate” this Filemaker Runtime technology, the only solution in the future will be to replace it with a new SEARCHnPLAY tool – I am now considering the possible ways we might do this.
I am leaning heavily toward creating a web-based replacement.