As you probably know I’m a keen iOS user and always looking
for ways to improve my workflow for ideas, things to investigate
and make both my online and offline life simpler. For a little
while I’ve been using instapaper to hold blog posts and pages that
I want to spend a bit more time with. I’m not sure what it is about
instapaper exactly that makes it simple to work through material,
but it does work. On thing I haven’t done as yet is it to share
stuff. I’ll have to get into that next I think.
I’m really into using RJDJ for recording now, so here are my latest batch of sounds:
The following recordings were made at a young musicians concert:
I’ve been playing with Google’s Android App Inventor site, and it is a lot of fun to mess about with. However, at the moment, it is unlikely to be useful for any kind of serious musical application building.
There is talk of being able to introduce extensions to App Inventor so you could do more with it. Things like using Pure data would be useful if you could integrate that into what App Inventor is about, and maybe that will come at some point, but at the moment musical applications will be somewhat limited and toy-like.
Still. Good fun to play with.
I found that I had an old Palm TC lying around doing nothing, and after a decent charge it powered up just fine. So I’ve installed iziBasic and ViziBasic on it to see what it can do and more importantly what I can do with it.
I’ve got some new ideas for a few palm OS apps (not webOS). These will almost certainly follow in the footsteps of my older apps which are all sound toys, but I want to see if I can do anything with infrared communication between apps.
Let’s see what I can come up with then.
If you’ve been reading my PalmSounds blog for a long time you’ll know that in the past I’ve dabbled with making my own Palm OS apps with a little bit of success. The apps I made were never going to be totally amazing music production apps, but they were free toys and a little bit of fun to play around with.
Anyway, I’ve moved them all here now and you can get them in the ‘Old Palm OS Apps‘ page.
I do plan to do some more apps using old Palm OS and some other mobile OS stuff too, most notably Android, but more of that in another post.
For now I hope you like the old Palm stuff. Give me some feedback if you do.