MixMeister Scratch for iPhone

Want to DJ using your iPhone? Here’s a first step…

iPhone SDK 1st impressions from miniMusic

Thanks to Chad for this initial impression on the iPhone SDK. It makes for interesting reading:

I’m still working my way through the SDK, but I thought I’d chime in with a couple issues:
For security, applications are “sandboxed” meaning they cannot read/write files created by other applications… it is unclear if there is a way to import or export files/data or share them with other applications.
Although the press event Thursday showed that audio frameworks were available (Core Audio, Open AL) they do not (yet!) offer all the features you find in their desktop equivalents (notice how you can load MIDI files into iTunes on a Mac but not onto your iPod/iPhone?).
This isn’t OS X on the Mac, but there are still some interesting possibilities. Some advantages over PalmOS but disadvantages too. However this is a beta/”pre-release” SDK, so things can still change!

Thanks for this Chad, please let me know what else you find.

Would you switch?

Now that real apps are going to appear on the iPhone platform, what would make you switch?

Would it be:

  • Sequencing
  • DJ Applications
  • MIDI
  • Sampling
  • Synthesis
  • Video
  • All of the above please?
Would you want to run your old Palm applications too? Maybe using something like this from StyleTap?

Is the Palm economy in full scale decline?

1src has an interesting take on the news by Motricity that it plans to sell off PocketGear having rolled both palmgear and pocketgear into a single entity.

It makes you wonder if there is much left to play for in the palm economy at all now. PDA Performance have packed up shop and I would guess that other developers will do the same in time, or switch their efforts to a new platform, say the iPhone / iPod Touch arena.

Apple iFund

CNET has an article all about the new iFund that has been set up to help developers get going with the new iPhone SDK. $100m is a lot of money, so in theory lots of developers should be interested. However, how many of them will be interested in making innovative music applications? I guess we’ll have to wait and see in June with the app store opens.

Pixilang Drum Sequencer

Here’s a short video on the drum sequencer app from Pixilang.

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