Archive for the ‘iPad’ Category

Playalong for iPad is here!

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Supernifty is pleased to announce that Playalong for iPad is now available on the app store!

Here’s a screenshot:
Playalong iPad screenshot

Playalong helps you learn new songs on your guitar, ukulele or banjo with chords, lyrics, a beat and strumming sounds. Each song’s timing matches that of the original song.

It’s the easiest way to learn a new song, or play along to an old favourite.

There’s over 50 songs to choose from, with new songs regularly being added.

More cool features:

  • Easily transpose the song into any key
  • Speed up or slow down the song to suit
  • Easy to use chord finder for guitar, ukulele and banjo

Wanna learn more? Check it out on the app store.

Playalong on the app store

Don’t have an iPad or iPhone? Have a look at Playalong Online. It’s pretty fun, too.

Book Review – iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino

Friday, February 3rd, 2012


iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino provides a concise introduction to the possibilities of interfacing Arduino with iOS.

Much of the book concentrates on the Redpark serial cable. This cable simplifies many of the headaches involved with interfacing with iOS devices.

With the Redpark serial cable, things appear to be reasonably plain sailing, with the author providing step by step instructions to building a simple application that interfaces with Arduino, takes a reading from a sensor and plots it on the iPhone.

The book includes a number of useful tips along the way that may not be obvious to the beginner, such as how to easily track the log messages generated by the Arduino.

Finally, the book covers other communication options, if you don’t want to use the Redpark serial cable. This includes:

  • Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi
  • X-Bee
  • The microphone (a la Square)
  • USB; and
  • Midi

This is a short, readable book that covers the essentials; recommended if you want to get started in this area, particularly if you intend on using the Redpark serial cable for your interfacing requirements.

Note: This book was provided by O’Reilly Media as part of their blogger review program.

I review for the O'Reilly Blogger Review Program

Audio Tuner for iPad

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Supernifty is pleased to announce that Audio Tuner is now iPad compatible.

Audio Tuner iPad

Quickly and easily tune just about any musical instrument with your iPad, including your guitar, ukulele, violin, piano, banjo, mandolin… and many more!

This new version features a revamped user interface and extra instrument tunings, including tunings for the lute and viola.



Read more about Audio Tuner or get in touch if you require further information.

Play Speed Scrabble on your iPad

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Exciting news! Speed Scrabble is now compatible with the iPad. Yeeha!

Speed Scrabble iPad

To play Speed Scrabble on the iPad, just drag the letters around with your fingers to form words. Too easy!

Your iPad might just give you the competitive advantage over your mouse-based opponents… or simply a more enjoyable way to brush up on your word skills.

If you have an iPad, please try out the updated Speed Scrabble game.

As always, feedback is welcome… we are aware that the background grid can get a little messed up during play on the iPad, this shouldn’t interfere with the game play.

We hope to tweak the iPad experience in future releases – and potentially release an iPad app.

Now, go try it out! Happiness is word games