pD POD !

From YouTube:

“pdPod allows the creation of interactive musical applications for the iPod. It integrates Pure Data (http://crca.ucsd.edu/~msp/software.html ) a visual sound programming language by Miller Puckette which allows the rapid development of musical applications. Guenter Geiger (http://gige.xdv.org/ ) has made PDa (http://gige.xdv.org/pda/ ), a port of Pure Data for PDA Linux devices which we recently adapted to run under iPod Linux as well. Martin Kaltenbrunner (http://modin.yuri.at/ ) created a GUI application which allows the execution, display and control of PD patches on the iPod. This application was made by the creators of the reacTable at the Music Technology Group (http://mtg.upf.edu/) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain.

This instrument was made possible thanks to the efforts of the iPodLinux (http://ipodlinux.org ) project, which provides a Linux environment for the iPod. pdPod itself can be downloaded from its WIKI page (http://ipodlinux.org/Pdpod )”

I’m sure I’ve posted on pD POD before, but this video was a good example of it running. iPodLinux runs well on 3rd Gen iPods and these are cheaper on eBay these days, so I may venture into pD Pod at some point.

ViziBasic – How cool is that!

Since using iziBasic, I’ve also been a big fan of Vizibasic, which makes life easier in lots of ways. I’ve found that it is often a good way of starting off a project, or even just generating a code framework to start with.

Here’s what the site says about it:

Vizibasic stands for Visual easy Basic for Palm. It is an add-on application that I especially made for easing the development of iziBasic projects requiring GUI components (well, most of the Palm applications that you will develop should need that!).

ViziBasic is an application dedicated to:

– design simple GUI applications, with forms and objects in a form
– have objects perform specific actions thanks to attached iziBasic source code to each object, source code that you write to customize these actions
– generate and write the iziBasic source code to some Palm DOC format file that can then be edited like any other iziBasic source code for further enhancing your application
– thanks to its integration with the iziBasic compiler (as its name states it!), compile directly the generated iziBasic source code for immediate result”

I have to say that the two together make a really winning combination, especially for writing simple apps as I do.

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