Friday, February 8, 2013

New site!

Hi all, I'm excited to announce that the home of Luke Bradford Apps on the web is now lukebradfordapps.com. This blog will remain as a historical relic but all new information will be on the new site. Thanks for all your support! - Luke

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Waveboard 1.2!

Waveboard 1.2 is here! This is the biggest update so far, and it allows you to record and save songs as .wav files. You can solo over your saved songs and upload them to your computer through iTunes. This update also includes support for iOS 6 and three new instruments with bright, shimmering sounds: Autoharpsichord, Gold Rush, and Twangarang. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Symmetry Lab 6.0!

Symmetry Lab 6.0 is here! This is by far the fastest and most responsive version of Symmetry Lab so far, with pattern generation speeds improved in some cases by more than a hundred times. It's also available for both the iPad and iPhone, which means that Symmetry Lab Pro is no longer a separate app! Symmetry Lab is available in the app store for $1.99. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Waveboard 1.1

Waveboard 1.1 has hit the app store. It now has a drum kit component and four new instruments that use it in different ways. Check it out! More updates are on the way. Keep an eye out for the ability to record and save songs.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Waveboard review by Apps4iDevices

Very proud to say that Waveboard has been rated a Killer App by Apps4iDevices and been given an extremely thorough and positive review. The review describes a lot of the app's functionality in detail, using screenshots with added text to explain what's going on. It's definitely a helpful introduction to Waveboard if you're just getting started. Apps4iDevices rates and reviews music apps for iPhone and iPad. It's a great site with a huge amount of useful information, so I'd definitely recommend checking out some other reviews while you're there!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Waveboard

I'm thrilled to announce the release of Waveboard, an iPad app for designing and building synthesizers. It allows the user to wire together touch pads, keyboards, oscillators, sensors, and other components to build an instrument with enormous flexibility and immense potential. It comes with a diverse selection of built-in instruments that you can play and rewire along with your own custom instruments. Waveboard is available in the app store, and is $3.99 for a limited time. Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

THF Haiku

I'm very excited to announce the release of THF Haiku, a brand-new, free app sponsored by The Haiku Foundation and developed by me. It's a collection of hundreds of haiku by poets from around the world, and really shows off the amazing things this form can accomplish. Check it out in the app store!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Haiku Time 3.1

Haiku Time 3.1 and Haiku Time Basic 1.1 are here. You can now change the font, text color, and capitalization settings to customize your haiku experience. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Haiku Time on the air!

Haiku Time was mentioned today on the radio (listen here), during a segment about haiku on On Point with Tom Ashbrook, a show on WBUR. Haiku Time appears around 18:20. It led to some interesting discussion about the importance of intent in art, the artistic process, and the role of the poet in general. George Swede says:
Well, a lot of my poems arise unintentionally. I might be on the subway, walking in the street, and all of a sudden I have these words come in - I pull out my notebook, and write them down, and sometimes they work. And in many ways you could argue that the app that was just described maybe duplicates the artistic process within us.

I mean, you could argue that we're very much electro-biochemical based machines - that the neuronal networks that we establish for writing poetry, we plug into them and they start to generate words which eventually sometimes emerge into good poems, and usually not very good poems.
Swede is a poet, haiku expert, and editor of Frogpond, the journal of the Haiku Society of America, as On Point describes him on their site. He also says that Haiku Time might be a good way to get started if you're trying to write haiku. This is the widest recognition Haiku Time has received since it was featured on The Haiku Foundation's blog, which also led to some lively discussion.

Haiku Time is available in the app store for $0.99, and also has a free version, Haiku Time Basic. This is the example haiku that was given on air:
Full moon on the path
The wind singing of the sea
The voice of the woods