That year end poll for best developer of the year ...

Right, let's do this then. A poll for who has developed the best apps, contributed most to the mobile music community etc. The whole thing.

I'd like to take nominations now and we'll get the poll under way by the end of this week, say Friday. I'll keep a daily note of who has been nominated too.

So, get nominating.

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8 comments:

jaybry84 said...

While Matt is highly deserving, the win has to go to Rölf or Sebastian, I'm not sure who initiated the virtual MIDI movement first. I don't see how it could go to anyone else. Guess those are my three nominations. Shout out to Jesse too.

freesoulvw said...

This has been definitely the best year for iOS developments I've seen so far. There has been major developments on almost all fronts. I could go on and on but I'm just going to be quick this time ;)

I agree with the first post. Rolf was by far the most influential developer in terms of creating a huge system with his OMAC pledge and the following of developers/community that followed is amazing. He turned key words and phrases such as "app collaboration" and "virtual midi" and more into AppStore app description buffs and another way on which apps are "judged" (if the app has copy/paste,now we look does the app have virtual midi,ect). He has amassed a long list of developers and users to his google+ page that Android developers could only dream of. Rolf has done what many always dream of,and that is-making a name for yourself. He along with every other devleoper that is evolved in the OMAC project are the new pioneers they all deserve a place on the mantle next to each other as equals. I only nominate Rolf as singled out since he was really the first to get the ball rolling. For those of us lucky enough to witness the whole idea/scheme come to life via twitter it really was something to behold. We saw a simple "wonder if..." tweet turn into a huge AppStore take over where every app was now going to be defined by "does it meet this OMAC criteria". I think Audanika deserves a lot of credit as well since he was the first collaborator in the virtual midi front lines.

As for apps-
This is a very difficult category to place as well. There were som many new developments and innovations that there are just too many to say "this one or that one" is top of the pile. To quickly(right) throw my nomination in for app of the year I would have to choose- Horizon/Sunrizer. This app raised the bar on so many levels for ios music apps. This was an app that blew away so many that it would be a crime to not nominate it. The sound quality and function takes this synth from being just "another iOS app" to a full studio ready production tool. I think this was one of those apps that brought ios development center stage and had a spotlight on it for so long that it was hard to pass up by skeptics and nay Sayers. It is one of those apps that no matter what else comes along it WILL be a staple in my recordings.

There are so many apps that released this year and they were all covered so well by Ashley at palmsounds that what ever I right here won't even come close to what he has done for all of us in the community. His constant dedication to this scene and community deserves his own nomination for most reliable source of instant iOS notification. His work along with others (idesignsound,iOSmusician,discord,iOS music and you,chipboaz)have been the driving force behind my own involvement with the iOS community. Without the news,tutorials,and updates from these fine folks this year would not have turned out half as good as it had for me.

I hope this post doesn't seem too discombobulated,I am trying to write this as coherent as I can while my 5 year old niece is steadily beating on the drums and singing at the top of her lungs! It IS a bit distracting to formulate complete strings of thought into readable word with this going on in one half of my brain.

Thanks to all the developers and bloggers that have put up with me,my tweets,comments,and overall extreme enthusiasm over this past year. Here's to the next year guys. Let's make the most of it,and I hope to be a part of everyones lives(as much as the Internet can let me anyway). It's been real. Happy holidays from Gerren aka freesoulvw.

freesoulvw said...

This has been definitely the best year for iOS developments I've seen so far. There has been major developments on almost all fronts. I could go on and on but I'm just going to be quick this time ;)

I agree with the first post. Rolf was by far the most influential developer in terms of creating a huge system with his OMAC pledge and the following of developers/community that followed is amazing. He turned key words and phrases such as "app collaboration" and "virtual midi" and more into AppStore app description buffs and another way on which apps are "judged" (if the app has copy/paste,now we look does the app have virtual midi,ect). He has amassed a long list of developers and users to his google+ page that Android developers could only dream of. Rolf has done what many always dream of,and that is-making a name for yourself. He along with every other devleoper that is evolved in the OMAC project are the new pioneers they all deserve a place on the mantle next to each other as equals. I only nominate Rolf as singled out since he was really the first to get the ball rolling. For those of us lucky enough to witness the whole idea/scheme come to life via twitter it really was something to behold. We saw a simple "wonder if..." tweet turn into a huge AppStore take over where every app was now going to be defined by "does it meet this OMAC criteria". I think Audanika deserves a lot of credit as well since he was the first collaborator in the virtual midi front lines.

As for apps-
This is a very difficult category to place as well. There were som many new developments and innovations that there are just too many to say "this one or that one" is top of the pile. To quickly(right) throw my nomination in for app of the year I would have to choose- Horizon/Sunrizer. This app raised the bar on so many levels for ios music apps. This was an app that blew away so many that it would be a crime to not nominate it. The sound quality and function takes this synth from being just "another iOS app" to a full studio ready production tool. I think this was one of those apps that brought ios development center stage and had a spotlight on it for so long that it was hard to pass up by skeptics and nay Sayers. It is one of those apps that no matter what else comes along it WILL be a staple in my recordings.

There are so many apps that released this year and they were all covered so well by Ashley at palmsounds that what ever I right here won't even come close to what he has done for all of us in the community. His constant dedication to this scene and community deserves his own nomination for most reliable source of instant iOS notification. His work along with others (idesignsound,iOSmusician,discord,iOS music and you,chipboaz)have been the driving force behind my own involvement with the iOS community. Without the news,tutorials,and updates from these fine folks this year would not have turned out half as good as it had for me.

I hope this post doesn't seem too discombobulated,I am trying to write this as coherent as I can while my 5 year old niece is steadily beating on the drums and singing at the top of her lungs! It IS a bit distracting to formulate complete strings of thought into readable word with this going on in one half of my brain.

Thanks to all the developers and bloggers that have put up with me,my tweets,comments,and overall extreme enthusiasm over this past year. Here's to the next year guys. Let's make the most of it,and I hope to be a part of everyones lives(as much as the Internet can let me anyway). It's been real. Happy holidays from Gerren aka freesoulvw.

dokwok said...

I agree with every sentence jaybry84 has written here.

Tom TM said...

I wish the comment moderation was turned off. Palm Sounds has lost all sense of its community in the last week or so. We've all got blog accounts and anon posting has been stopped, so why are will still being held to ransom and treated like children?

It's making me feel quite depressed.

woodsdenis said...

Matt @ Blip ad Rolf for OMAC

Anonymous said...

"Palm Sounds has lost all sense of its community in the last week or so."

Yes, that's sad, there's no more community here, its just a blog nowadays. There no more discussions anymore on Palm Sounds, I miss this.

Tom TM said...

@Anon...

Yet at the same time, our posts disappear for a couple of hours then may or may not appear, with no reaction whatsoever from Palm Sounds.

Fair enough. Maybe this is Ashley telling us in the kindest (and most subtle way) possible way that he doesn't want to know or get involved any more?

However, the forum is still working. Why don't we all head on over there? If there is a particular thread in the blog that we feel is worth commenting on, let's start it in the forum? :)

(trying to be more positive!)