Are there plans for an app for Android?

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tandeitnik
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Are there plans for an app for Android?

Post by tandeitnik » Thu Oct 06, 2016 1:29 pm

Hi,

Are there plans for an app for Android? Is it under construction?

seant23
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Re: Are there plans for an app for Android?

Post by seant23 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:45 pm

Yes!

We are currently working on it, and hopefully will have it ready in the next couple of months.

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Re: Are there plans for an app for Android?

Post by seant23 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:56 am

Hello,

We are going to be releasing the first public beta in a few days, keep a look out for an announcement on our Facebook or Blog.

jmailloux
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Re: Are there plans for an app for Android?

Post by jmailloux » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:41 pm

Hello, just wondering if this happened? Haven't seen anything.

jfmenard
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Re: Are there plans for an app for Android?

Post by jfmenard » Thu Jan 05, 2017 3:23 pm

I am also highly interested in an android version. Any news?

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Re: Are there plans for an app for Android?

Post by davidsides » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:47 pm

Still working out some of the kinks. We're close though.

johncelmer
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Re: Are there plans for an app for Android?

Post by johncelmer » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:33 am

The iPad version needs an update. Why not spend more time there?

kwon917
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Re: Are there plans for an app for Android?

Post by kwon917 » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:38 pm

I'm also very excited about the Android app and am watching for it. Thanks very much to the development team. Well be plenty gracious with you in the beta stages ;)

What type of cord will be required to connect midi to tablet?

Thanks in advance!!

sw1tch73ch
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Re: Are there plans for an app for Android?

Post by sw1tch73ch » Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:13 pm

kwon917 wrote:What type of cord will be required to connect midi to tablet?
At a minimum you need an OTG cable.

I've used my Android tablet with my MX-49 MIDI keyboard with an OTG cable with my Android tablet. OTG is short for "On The Go" and provides a traditional USB port for your USB MIDI cable to plug into. Next, Android hasn't usually had a proper MIDI layer (or stack) as part of the operating system, unlike iOS devices. Getting Android tablets and phones working with MIDI devices is more hit and miss. I ended up using a Roland UM-1 USB-to-MIDI cable because my MX-49 is not "Class Compliant." Class Compliant is a standard MIDI over USB implementation that Yamaha has been slow to incorporate. A Roland UM-1 USB-to-MIDI cable is only effective if your keyboard has the old 5 pin DIN MIDI ports.

There aren't any guarantees that if you have the OTG cable that your MIDI keyboard and Android device will communicate. But it's where to start.
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Re: Are there plans for an app for Android?

Post by kwon917 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:41 pm

Thanks for all that information. I'll buy one as soon as the Playground Sessions app is released and hope for the best!

Counting down the days!! I'd even test out the pre-beta (alpha?) now and provide feedback if one of the dev's would be kind enough to share :)

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