Scott Fitsimones, a budding 15-year old Corona developer, incorporated his love of music into his latest mobile app. Download Music Man from Apple’s App Store or Google Play to master note reading and brush up on your musical abilities.
I am a 15 year old student who loves music and spends his free time developing with Corona.
There is nothing like downloading a new iPhone app. However, gazing into a screen and tapping it a few times is not enough for everyone. With Corona, not only can one use accelerometer and gyroscope functions, but you can also access an endless pool of APIs.
The concept of combining “the real world” with mobile app development intrigued me. As a student attending arts school, I wanted to create something that combined playing an instrument with an app. I organized my thoughts and put together ‘Music Man,’ an application that teaches music.
Music Man utilizes real time audio recording and analyzes note names to determine if the user plays the correct notes. As notes scroll across the screen, you must play them before they hit the red line. Fear not, if you do not have an instrument you can still use the onscreen keyboard! The app includes objectives which encourage you to become better at note reading, and eventually master reading music.
Finally, you can even learn to play songs! Star Wars, Joy to the World, and many more songs can be learned all via the song screen. I think it’s very rewarding to be able to teach a real skill through a fun, interactive iPhone, iPad, and Android application. Best of all, the app is free!
What I have learned is that with a good application, you can blur the lines between reality and technology. When your friends or parents say to live in the moment or to practice your instrument, who knew you could be playing a game on your mobile phone at the same time?
-Scott Fitsimones, Bolt Visual