My thanks to Algoriddim for sponsoring this week’s DF RSS feed to promote Djay, their excellent DJ mixing app for the iPad.
One of the running bits here at DF is the thing where I link to people using their iPads for creative endeavors, and I say they must not have gotten the memo that the iPad is only for consumption, not creation. Whenever I do that, I inevitably get a few emails saying, OK, sure, you can be creative on the iPad, but it’s still a consumption device at heart. I think it’s true that there are certain tasks for which Mac/Windows-style computers are going to remain superior tools. But there are other areas where multitouch displays are inherently better. This app, Djay, is one of those. I’m not an actual DJ, but even just kicking the tires with this app, I can see how it isn’t just better because of multitouch — it depends on multitouch. It’s also a perfect of example of appropriate skeuomorphic design.
Check out the teaser video on their website and you’ll see what I mean.
★ Friday, 10 December 2010