Libretto Reborn!

Well, finally I’ve got ReBirth running on my Libretto 70CT. The downside is that it has to run with a CD-ROM, but there’s a way around that.

I think the Libretto is now going to be a useful part of my mobile studio now, which I’m glad about as I won’t have to sell it!

Letter published in Computer Music

I wrote a letter to Computer Music magazine a few weeks back and they’ve published it!

The letter is all about handheld music, and specifically Bhajis Loops. Whilst it didn’t get letter of the month it is the next one on the letters page entitled “Polyphonic Pockets” and even has a photo of a Zire 72 running Bhajis (taken from the Chocopoolp site I imagine).

The editor says at the end of the letter that they’re going to run a feature on handheld music in the future. I plan to contact him about it to offer help / links etc.

If I get any more information about a feature I’ll share that too.

iTMS-DJ?

This is an interesting idea, although the actual site doesn’t seem to allow a download as yet. Again, a cool idea if it could at some point be ported to iPod?

Capers: Anyone interested in taking the code further?

The next step with the capers project is to find someone to take on the code and take it further. Any takers out there?

Run PC apps on a Palm?

Does this mean that I could run Rebirth on my Palm T3 alongside Bhajis Loops? Who know, we’ll have to wait and see what pans out with the beta version if it appears.

Capers: Code to be released SOON!!!

I’ve just got an email from the developer of the code for capers. He says he is planning on releasing all the source for hedgehog / eggtimer /capers libs sometime soon.

As soon as I know more I’ll post on this again.

StyleTap up to 0.9.160

StyleTap has just been updated. They plan to go to a full version 1 release in October.

– discover Bluetooth serial ports on WM5
– receive OBEX object via Bluetooth on WM5
– new StyleTap APIs: StpSetFastScreenMode, StpSetSipScreenPosition
– implemented DmSyncDatabase and DmSync to flush one or all databases to permanent memory.
– Warning! Frequent calls or use with large databases may impact performance.
– numerous serial IO improvements, including serial link support and port mapping tools
– fix installation problem on non-English devices
– allow StyleTap to run on new Palm Treo and Symbol devices
– fixes and optimizations for
ZipCad
Bike or Die
RPNCalc
Commander’s Organizer
Toysoft

pdPod

Is this the answer to being able to use the iPod to make music? Looks like it goes a long way indeed…

Looking for strange PocketPC software

I started thinking about whether there are interesting applications out there for PocketPC in the same way as there are unusual home brew apps out there for Palm lurking around.

I’ve been searching for about 30 minutes and haven’t come up with much except a drumming game which wasn’t too interesting. Perhaps there’s nothing? Perhaps it is really lost? I don’t know.

If you know of anything out there worth a mention for the PocketPC / Windows mobile platform, let me know.

Zune Phone or iPhone?


A Zune phone? The engadget article has more info.

Personally I’d rather the iPhone myself if such a thing ever comes to pass, and I say that with many caveats too. I’d be hard pushed to move away from my Treo 650.

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