And iOS is on the way too soon before you ask. Alex does it again, bringing the excellent PixiTracker back after 3 years. A new version that I’m keen to try out on my old Dell Axim to see how it plays. I wonder if he’ll do a Palm OS version? That would be strange!
And not long to wait for an iOS version too. Read the rest at the Sunvox blog.
If you’re thinking, ‘Well I don’t have an old Windows Mobile device hanging around’ then why not consider getting one? you can pick up quite cheap Dell Axims at eBay these days.
We mentioned this old app on the podcast in episode 3 and it’s been on my mind ever since. It was, and in many ways still is a really good application, especially considering it is over 7 years old now.
If you have an old pocket PC you might want to try it out. If you’re interested in it, you can still get it here.
It was a few days ago and at the time this news didn’t really hit me at all until I saw the news that the iPad has 100,000 apps. Now the 2 aren’t really comparable, but even so it makes for interesting reading.
So far I haven’t heard of any actual music creation apps for Windows Phone. Of course, if there are any I’d love to know about them. The only people I knew who were still doing Windows Mobile were Intermorphic and they decided not to move to Windows Phone because of the serious problems with porting.
So as it stands I’ve no idea if Windows Phone will become a platform that supports creativity in music or elsewhere, it’s a shame, and a missed opportunity for Microsoft.
Syntrax was not only one of the first music apps I used on Windows Mobile (or PocketPC as it was), but it was also cross platform, covering Symbian and Windows Mobile too. It wasn’t too easy to use, but it was pretty amazing in terms of what it could do. Synthesis, sampling, sequencing, well ahead of iOS. Sadly it has more or less vanished these days, but back them it was an amazing application.
Here’s an interesting development that could make Windows Phone 7 quite a bit more attractive. If Microsoft can make this work properly and get WP7 and Kinect working together it could have some really interesting musical uses. Details via Mobilecrunch.
That’s a lot of money to spend on a mobile operating system, but then they’ve got a lot of catching up to do with the likes of the iPhone / iPad and Android. The question is, will it work and will it gain the attention of developers to give it a credible ‘store’ for consumers, which is what a lot of them will expect now.