New Gadget Madly In Hope

A blog about my iPhone dev efforts

03 May

Yes Session Refreshin'

Apple thinks Yes Session is "too old" , so I'm updating it to work with bigger iOs phone devices.
It's not any smarter than it used to be, no new messages, but at least it's going to know about iPhone 7s and other large phones.

Yes Session, while not very musical, is an interesting thought experiment, and I sometimes need its encouragement myself!
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13 March

Enumero 1.2

Enumero 1.2 is waiting to get into the store; the updated version will be the first of my purged apps to make it back!
This version is much more fun than 1.1: more sounds, better hardware and orientation support, and Audiobus/IAA support too!
Read all about it at
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10 January

Wind Chimes

Another casualty of the Apple Purge is Wind Chimes. Wind Chimes has an interesting history! When the iPhone first came out, it was a sensation! and after a few years, the second version, confusingly named the iPhone 3G, came out. I was thinking, now people will have this great device lying around that is out of date! Why not make it have a dedicated purpose of some sort? And so, the Wind Chimes, taking advantage of the accelerometer, was written and released in November 2008!
When the iPad was released, I updated Wind Chimes, and that was basically the last time it was touched. Wind Chimes is one of the very few apps that actually runs (after a fashion) on ALL IOS devices. Because of the way the Apple development system works now, it'd be really hard to keep up this compatibility. So I'm sadly writing a new Wind Chimes, which will run on OS's 8+ I think, and natively accommodate newer hardware. It'll also be using AudioKit for its infrastructure, which means it might be able to connect to AudioBus and iAA. The original animations and bars will be there, but I may add a few more and make it more customizable. There may be more kinds of chime sounds and user-created chimes. Also, it may have a more sophisticated generative music section.

But one thing at a time!
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Droneo Update

Droneo got a little early 2017 update to fix some bugs and add a few little features:

Droneo 1.5.2
- in Voice choosing screen:
- Blank now works even if you had searched
- Today, Recent, Hours "special" searches added
- Inter App Audio host launch button available
- Information PDF now exportable.
- Information PDF updated.
- Updated AudioCopy 3
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25 October

App News

Hi people who still read this!
Apple recently decided that old apps that haven't been updated for a while will get purged from the App Store, and three of mine are now not available: Enumero, Banshee, and Tondo.
I've actually wanted to update Tondo and Ellipsynth for some time, and they may be back at some point in refreshed form.

Banshee, I don't think anyone cared about, it had about 374 sales over its lifetime. I'll definitely reuse some of its ideas, though. I have a funny variant that says the name of the note you are playing at you!

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