December 11, 2008
Want to learn to play the guitar on your phone? SplashPlay, available via the Android Market, allows you to download songs, add chords and share with others through the SplashPlay website.
With a very slick interface, this type of application makes learning a fun, flexible and a rewarding experience. I certainly could have used this type of performance support tool when I use to play bass in a band and totally forget my part!
SplashPlay , Keith Sturch, Andreas Ipp, Friedger Müffke and Ronan Schwarz
Learn to play the guitar on your phone. Download your favourite songs, add chords and share with others through the SplashPlay website. With optionally available hardware, chords appear also on the real instrument.
February 26, 2008
This iPhone band video brings electronica to a whole new level, which should make Brian Eno proud. Touch screen + mobile devices are obvious creative extensions for learning, art and music.
Just as the synthesizer did not push “real” instruments out of the picture, “iBand” instruments will find their place and compliment the scene, whether performing on stage. or mixing in an airport. Of course, I am sure neo-Kraftwerk artists like Danger and Daft Punk will have fun with the novelty for a little while.
February 16, 2008
I attended another energetic Seattle Lunch 2.0 on February 15th hosted by blist and the hardest working man in the tech business, Josh Maher. Having experimented with the blist beta, I must say they truly are the world’s easiest database.
Their “rich and intuitive UI” certainly makes creating and managing databases a fun, easy and motivational user experience. So having combined the words “database” and “fun” in one sentence, a round of applause to blist’s user experience consultant, who I chatted with, Amir, I believe is his name. I am looking forward to blist’s “aggressive” feature release schedule in the coming months, as well as their tailoring for mobile devices (i.e iPhone). Keep up the good work blist.
What’s in it for me…it would be really cool to see blist take a look at building a learning widgets, as Mark Ohelert and Brent Schlenker call it. As the network of information grows and informal learning content continues to be king, giving learners an easy way to “track…knowledge and content directly related to their job and their performance” seems crucial. So blist if you are reading and need someone to help prototype or test drive, just let me know.