iPhone Virtual Musical Instrument Genre Spreading to Windows Mobile

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Images courtesy of Backstage at MED

The iPhone virtual musical instrument category is the app category whose emergence surprised me and amused me the most (in a most positive sense) since iPhone apps became available less than a year ago. Smule’s Ocarina is probably one of the best known apps in this category (there are many good ones).

As a long time Windows Mobile user, I was happy to read this note over on Microsoft’s Backstage at the MED blog…

Omniano The Band for Windows Mobile

…that points out a free virtual musical instrument app for Windows Mobile touchscreen phones from a South Korean developer…

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If you scroll down the blog entry a bit, you’ll find the english translation of the blog post.

The app can play piano, flute and drum sounds (very cool!). There’s a video demo available. But, I suspect interest is so high that it is overwhelming the server it is on. I was only able to see/here a few seconds of the demo at a time before it started buffering.

I’m glad at least one Windows Mobile developer took a look at what is going on in the iPhone app space and brought it over the the Windows Mobile platform. Let’s hope others do the same.