When Apple recently updated their iLife software suite they decided not to update iWeb. I was really annoyed about that. What a huge missed opportunity in my opinion.
Here’s what I think they should’ve done with it:
- Create a free iPhone app that allows you to update iWeb blogs.
- Make iWeb sites mobile friendly so that they play nicely with mobile safari and other mobile browsers.
- Update the software so you can do more straightforward things like add little forums and stuff to your iWeb sites.
- General updates etc
My guess is that Apple will eventually get rid of iWeb, which is a big mistake in my view. I hope I’m wrong.
So I’m on the look out for another iWeb type bit of software. Any thoughts?
I’ve been thinking about putting a couple of other projects onto platforms I’ve never tried before. I use WordPress for this blog, and blogger for other stuff, but I’ve never tried things like hubpages or Devhub before and was wondering about trying them out for stuff.
It seems to me though that you can end up with a really scatter gun approach to your content on the web, which isn’t really very useful at all. And do some of these platforms actually work at all for your content? They make lots of claims about you getting money for your content and that sort of thing, but I remain skeptical about them.
Perhaps I need to move on and actually try them out first.
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.
Now, before you go and check this stuff out (if indeed you do) just be warned that I’m no hard core coder! All this stuff is just fun to play with, for me anyway, so please don’t give me a hard time about it. It is just for fun.
Who knows, one day I might even make something vaguely useful, but probably not any time soon I think.
Anyway, all that having been said you can check it out here.