Announcing Rectangle Red’s First iOS App

clive Development, iOS, Milton Keynes, Rectangle Red, Stony Stratford, Uncategorized

Here it is – we’ve finished the app we’d been working on in our spare time; a melodeon simulator for the iPad and iPhone!

What’s a melodeon? A form of button accordion, which is played in many different styles around the world – see www.melodeon.net for more (much more) info!

Does the world need a new melodeon app? Of course not! But where would we be without a bit of fun? Our app has quite a few firsts over other button accordion simulators:

  • Simulates both ends of the instrument (melody and bass/chords)
  • Can automatically transpose and play in any musical key
  • Has a sophisticated polyphonic reverb capable sound engine

Particular challenges addressed when working on this project:

  • Sophisticated multi-touch key press handling
  • Integration with a 3rd party Objective C library (ObjectAL)
  • Native iOS 6 integration with Facebook and Twitter
  • A dynamically built menu system for the settings screens

You can find the app, and view screenshots and a video demo here: http://www.mymelodeonapp.com

This project was coded in Xamarin iOS; if you would like to talk to us about building an app for your business whether on iOS or Android, please contact us!