There was a time not long ago when a cell phone performed no function other than what its name implied; it placed phone calls.
Today, however, using a cell phone is less about the act of placing a phone call and more about using its other capabilities.
Whether you carry a Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, Google Android, or Palm webOS device, you’re carrying more raw functionality and processing power into the field than was once available in even the most powerful computer.
Thus, it’s not terribly surprising that software developers found the right development platform to leverage to create some amazing tools for Audio Engineers; enter the iPhone OS.
First announced by Apple, Inc. on January 7th of 2007, the mobile phone and computing industries were thrown into a tailspin from which they are only now beginning to recover.
Featuring an App Store, hardware accessories, and multiple hardware tiers, the iPhone, the iPod Touch, and the imminent iPad have made available to the masses an amazing set of tools which are bound to make any engineers life easier. [read]