iPhone OS, Android and Windows Mobile DO play well together

A developer creates a musical instrument out of different devices, Android and WinMo devices and an iPod Touch. 

Yeah. That’s it. All taped to a block of wood. It IS kinda neat, though, and we do LOVE the music apps out there. I wonder if he can play Knights in White Satin cranked up to 45rpm from 33. That'd be awesome.

Anyone out there even remember 45rpm??? Buellar??

From the developer:

Music apps are a really cool type of mobile application, they let you you unleash your musical creativity wherever you are and are perfect to jot down a quick idea or to jam along. 

For years one of my favorite pastimes on the train was to do some retro musictracking with the brilliant
Milkytracker, but this time I needed something more.
It turned out to be somewhat geeky, even for my standards 🙂

The Phone Guitar is born out of a presentation I'm going to do next Saturday on MobileCampBrussels about mobile cross development. 

To put my money where my mouth is, I decided to create the same mobile app – a small piano/drum sequencer thing -  on 3 mobile platforms: Android, Windows Mobile and iPhone OS. 

As a developer I didn't quite succeed: audio latency is a b*tch and building the app from the same source proved to be possible but unusable, so I ended up writing it three times: in java for android, in C# for windows mobile and in Objective-C for iPhone. More on that later, but boy did I have fun playing with it 🙂

To play them all at once I just taped them on a piece of wood together with a battery powered speaker. 

Add lots of audio cables and TADAAA: a very playable guitar shaped instrument that makes a hell of a noise 🙂

I added Pocket Stompbox, a virtual amp with lots of great real time effects and of course the FANTASTIC iShred app from Frontierdesign 

Sale Apps And Games For iPhone And iPod Touch (May 5 2010)

(thanks John)

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