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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:05 am 
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"Tin Whistle" for iPhone is now available for $0.99 on the iTunes App Store! ... ?ls=1&mt=8

Demo video:

Also available for iPad that plays in multiple keys with real whistle fingerings:

Also available in a deluxe version for Android that plays in all the keys from Low-D to High-D! On sale for $0.99 ... tinwhistle

If you are wondering why the iPhone and Android versions are the way they are with the silly "touch the note name" interface, it all has to do with the number of multitouch points the screens can accurately report. You need at least 7 touches to do a whistle app with whistle fingerings, 6 for the holes and one for an octave switch (plus an optional "stop sound" touch) like I have on the iPad.

iPad can do 10. Perfect.

iPhone can only do 5. Not enough.

Android is all over the board, and even if a device can theoretically do more like some of the nicer Samsung devices, when you get things very close, they often start to fall apart distinguishing touch, particularly on the less expensive phones where the touch screens aren't so great.

So, the iPhone and Android phone versions can't be played using real whistle fingering like my iPad version, so rather than do something funky like ocarina fingering, I just put all notes in a line and add an octave switch. It's its own thing. :-)

I use the same basic idea for Scottish, Irish, and Swedish bagpipes apps on both iPhone and Android phones.

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