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    Until I recently acquired a Droid X (Android) smart phone, I must
    admit, I'd been living under a rock when it comes to the revolution
    now taking place with mobile devices. I instantly fell in love with
    the device. It's useful (and just as importantly, emminently
    useable); it's fun; and the potential for these devices is just
    enormous... including musical uses, both in music production
    and in music distribution.

    To put it in perspective, there are already close to 250,000 apps
    for Android-based smart phones -- with over 3,000,000,000
    downloads so far! For a very young market, numbers like that
    are astonishing.

    Naturally, intrigued as I am, I immediately got to work learning
    how to make these apps; and I'm pleased to announce what I
    believe is the first Garritan-related app in Android Market:
    Angel Choir, which uses Garritan vocal samples to create a
    meditative choir piece -- sort of a hybrid between background
    sound and a distribution vehicle.



    If you're interested in this area, I've also introduced a couple
    of other apps (if you have an Android mobile device, you can
    visit www.Droiddd.com)... Birdsong and Crickets:

    .....

    Shortly, I expect I will also release a straight distribution
    app, probably a self-contained player for a piece I wrote some
    years back, Lucifer and Ganhdi.

    This latter area (music distribution) is of particular interest
    to most of us here, I would think -- another avenue where we
    may gain more exposure for our work.

    I'd be most interested to hear from others on this whole
    area, mobile devices, and the opportunities this emerging
    technology promises.

    All the best,



    David
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    Re: Android Smart Phone Apps

    Just downloaded. Beautiful!

    I got my droid X about a week ago. I'm having the same experience that you are.

    Chris

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    Re: Android Smart Phone Apps

    I don't want no stuff smarter than I am. I've even got doubts 'bout my dumb phone.

    Pat

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    Re: Android Smart Phone Apps

    I'm planning on purchasing a Verizon iPhone next month. It looks like there is at least one droid emulator available for it so maybe i'll be able to try out your apps or melt my iPhone.


    Phil

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    Re: Android Smart Phone Apps

    I currently use the Droid X and find the phone to be extremely useful. One bit of fun you might want to check out is Kindle for Android. It's quite useful for some light reading:



    EDIT: I will say that the Android phones sold through Verizon Wireless seem to be plagued with problems. My first Droid had its power/lock button break on Christmas Day. And now my new Droid X had its Menu button stop working just a few minutes after I originally made this post. Ah well, looks like I have to go to Verizon Wireless today or tomorrow!
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    Re: Android Smart Phone Apps

    Quote Originally Posted by fastlane View Post
    I'm planning on purchasing a Verizon iPhone next month. It looks like there is at least one droid emulator available for it so maybe i'll be able to try out your apps or melt my iPhone.

    Phil
    Pretty sure there isn't an android emulator for the iPhone. The android emulator is available with the SDK, for Windows/OSX/Linux(x86) though, if you wanted to try out the apps through that method... though getting everything set up involves some work.
    -- Matt Wong

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    Re: Android Smart Phone Apps

    Sounds like a great app, but while not trying to rain on your parade, is it ok to use Garritan samples for this?

    Yes, I'm paranoid.

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    Re: Android Smart Phone Apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Silh View Post
    Pretty sure there isn't an android emulator for the iPhone. The android emulator is available with the SDK, for Windows/OSX/Linux(x86) though, if you wanted to try out the apps through that method... though getting everything set up involves some work.
    Matt

    I guess that's what I saw on a search page. I decided to try and set up an emulator on my Macbook Pro but the instructions I tried using apparently weren't current.


    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by pokeefe View Post
    I don't want no stuff smarter than I am. I've even got doubts 'bout my dumb phone.

    Pat
    Were I to apply the same criterion to myself,
    I'd need to throw out my cutlery.

    Best,



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    Quote Originally Posted by caher View Post
    Just downloaded. Beautiful!

    I got my droid X about a week ago. I'm having the same experience that you are.

    Chris
    I continue to be impressed with the device... like
    a little glass brick in your hand that does magic... lol.
    The thing's quick and reliable, too, with apparently
    plenty of horsepower for routine tasks and ample
    memory. And with my old eyes -- that 4.3" screen
    is wonderful... perfectly clear and readable.

    I also recently got a bluetooth keyboard to work with
    it -- a little fold-up Freedom Pro with full-size keys --
    so it now does almost everything I used to do with my
    laptop or netbook.

    As the plethora of tablets (over 100 were shown at
    CES, I hear) emerges, this already heating-up area of
    MIDs (Mobile Internet Devices) is very likely to explode
    with such energy that the so-called computer revolution
    will look like a quiet walk in the park.

    One of the questions in my mind, though, is if the music
    software industry is going to be on their game with
    all this.

    Picture taking out your smart phone, bluetoothing
    a keyboard controller to it, WiFi-ing into the house
    amp and sitting down to play your gig...

    Best,



    David
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