New menu, ‘Apps’

I know it’s a bit of a cliche really, everything is about apps now isn’t it. You just can’t get away from it really. Even so, there’s now an ‘Apps’ menu on the blog. What does it mean? Well it’s more for web apps that run on the site really, and nothing to do with iOS or Android apps at all.

So hopefully this section will expand over the next few months with some more interesting apps arriving. We’ll see. I’ll keep you posted.

Annoyed by iWeb

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:

  1. Create a free iPhone app that allows you to update iWeb blogs.
  2. Make iWeb sites mobile friendly so that they play nicely with mobile safari and other mobile browsers.
  3. Update the software so you can do more straightforward things like add little forums and stuff to your iWeb sites.
  4. 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?

Platforms

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 meaning to do this for a while

Having written a blog that’s just about mobile music for just over 4 years I thought maybe I’d start to write something about me and what I’m up to. A more personal journal if you like. This blog won’t be about the world of mobile music. Although I’m sure that there will be lots of creative stuff that I want to talk about and some of that will inevitably be mobile related in some way. But that’s not essentially what my own blog is about. Having said that, I’m not entirely sure what it is about, but I can tell you what it won’t be about, which is at least a start.

It isn’t about:

  • Boring rants and complaints about the state of this, that or the other in the world / neighborhood
  • It isn’t about what I’m having for lunch
  • It won’t contain excessively dull family details about holidays and days out
  • It won’t just be a another Palm Sounds, although there’ll be a little bit of an overlap

What it will be about will evolve over time, and as it does it’ll be interesting for me to see where it goes.So don’t feel bad if you decide not to read this blog and just stick with Palm Sounds. That’s fine with me.If you do stay with this, the please let me know what you think. As always, I’m interested in comments.