For me the two main platforms for mobile music making are:
- Palm OS
- Windows Mobile
But I have to admit that I know very little about other platforms and how they shape up. I know that there was a tracker for Symbian which I did write about ages ago, but I don’t know of very much else.
Also, I think that as Styletap takes off and allows more and more Palm applications to run under Window Mobile it will become easier to run everything in one place as it were rather than keeping and maintaining multiple platforms.
Windows is still developing and moving forward, although, not in leaps exactly, but Palm don’t seem to be doing too much of anything right now.
Sure ALP is coming along, but what will that do for existing applications? Will it bring in more developers? Will it bring new possibilities in terms of hardware from palm or ease of development from ACCESS? Will it mean that Linux music applications are easier to port over to ALP?
The other possibility is that Palm will kick off their own OS separate from ACCESS and ALP altogether.
So, what does the future hold?