Sunday, May 28, 2006

Wrap around

One of my favourite palm applications is Bhajis Loops 1.7. It is without a doubt the most complete music application for the palm platform. However, it is no longer being developed, but although sad, is understandable.

For a few weeks I've been thinking about applications that can "wrap around" Bhajis Loops and provide a way of complimenting it. So far there are a few:

- Minimusic NotePad
- Minimusic BeatPad
- Minimusic SoundPad

There are other application too, but they're not around yet.

I think that this is a thought worth pursuing.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Inspiration at last

I had a brief moment of inspiration today. I decided how I am going to design the Palmorama site. It was good to get a little bit of clarity around the concept. It can all move forward now quite smoothly. Let's see how we proceed.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Finally have some ideas

I've been thinking about what this site should be all about and what I should do with my Palmorama ideas. I realised that the things that are important to me in hand held computing are all about what I can use my PDA to make. It is all about creativity and art.

So, my plan is to make the site into a place where you can find out all about what the best artistic uses are for palm, and how I use my devices for artistic pursuits.

Let's see how it goes then.

Monday, May 01, 2006

Where do I want to go with my palm applications?

Having a blog helps in a way I haven't experienced before, it allows you to focus thoughts on specific areas that you want to develop. For me it is like having a load of separate journals that make me think about areas of my life that I would like to work on.

So, what about this idea? Palm applications. It has been a long standing idea of mine, and I have made a few applications in the past, but they have all left me feeling that I could do better.

The king of applications I would like to see for palm are:

1. Music applications, such as:
- Sound manipulation / design / editing
- Multi-track recording
- Algorithmic / generative music processing

2. A way of replicating a real (or simulated) desk on a palm?

3. A series of writing applications for palm

Will I ever get these things done? Who knows, I keep making a start then stopping because other stuff gets in the way and takes priority. I really want to make these things a reality.