iPad apps

Jan 16, 2011 at 8:12pm

iPad apps

Hey all, I was wondering if anyone has tried creating a standalone application on a mac to be controlled by the iPad? Also, this maybe a very stupid question, is it possible to launch standalone apps made in max on the ipad? Or is this totally not possible due to no JAVA support/ different OS etc?

Jan 16, 2011 at 8:18pm

Additionally, is there anyway to, for example, save a patch in Fantastick or some other osc… or will a totally iOS ready app have to be written using ‘x-code’?

Jan 16, 2011 at 8:21pm

People are regularly controlling Max patches with apps on the iPad that use OSC (touchOSC, Fantastick, C74, mrmr etc). As far as I know Ipad apps need to be made with xcode (more of an apple constriction than a hardware one I believe), but I’m no expert!

Jan 17, 2011 at 12:41am

I have both TouchOSC and c74. I am currently building a patch that works with TouchOSC with great success. I got c74 a while ago and had a lot of issues. But there was a recent update which expanded it to the iPad and fixed a lot of the bugs. I am excited to test it out again.

So to answer your question: you cannot build a standalone max patch for the iPad, but you can indirectly. By building a standalone for OSX or Windows and then using a VNC viewer or something :)


Jan 17, 2011 at 8:30am

You might want to check out the iPad apps, ‘iDisplay’ and ‘air display’ too, though reviews aren’t too good and they look terribly laggy.

Jan 17, 2011 at 11:27pm

Thanks guys good info, much appreciated. If anyone else out there has any thoughts I’d love to hear them

Jan 18, 2011 at 12:05am

I’ve successfully used TouchOSC on several ocassions now with a bunch of different projects, it’s a really great app to use with Max. Its main limitation is probably its appearance, which isn’t that customisable beyond layout, size and colour of controls. I think c74 is probably the app for a customisable GUI – if it can access webpages and therefore images – however I’ve had some issues using this before, mainly with the external, although I can’t say I tried too hard last time I was experimenting. I’ve not used Mrmr or Fantastick as much as either of those two but everyone has their own tastes I suppose! I’m just glad to see that such a good selection of apps is emerging and developing all the time.

Jan 18, 2011 at 12:08am

I should also note that I’m still using iPhone versions of all of the apps, although I’ll hopefully be acquring an iPad come the next refresh.

Jan 18, 2011 at 1:45am

Hello, I just finished a tour with a VBC (Very Big Client) using an ipad with Touch OSC and Jitter.
It worked flawlessly indeed. Very easy to use as well.


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