So, last night I was at the launch of Abbey Road Red, a new music tech incubator at the iconic studios. It was a lovely event with some really nice tech companies showing off what they had to offer. Matthew Herbert performed and it was all pretty awesome overall.
To be honest I’m glad to be invited to these kinds of things. It’s nice to be a part of it.
I really like littleBits. That’s no surprise I’m sure, so I was very pleased to see their new iOS app arrive on the store a couple of weeks ago. It’s a nice little app, it’s a start though. A good start, but still, a start. I hope that they expand on it and make it a more integrated part of the littleBits ecosystem.
I’d like to see the app be able to connect into the MIDI bit. After all, it has a USB connector, so why not? From there I’d like to see some functionality in the app to be able to control hardware. MIDI is a great place to start of course, so why not there. That in itself would work well for me. Of course the other logical place to go would be with the cloudBit. That’s a pretty obvious thing to do, and of course probably easier than MIDI, and more mass market appeal too.
I hope that littleBits do develop the app and their ideas for it, as it is, whilst it’s fun and nice to see what others are doing it isn’t going to be enough for long.