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Richie Hawtin and the new NI app. But how?

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Mushy Mushy
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:12 am Richie Hawtin and the new NI app. But how?

Richie Hawtin is demoing a new NI app on his iPad.

How is it possible to download an app without going through iTunes, and therefore making the app available to everybody?
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Postby whyterabbyt; Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:18 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:Richie Hawtin is demoing a new NI app on his iPad.

How is it possible to download an app without going through iTunes, and therefore making the app available to everybody?


Wouldnt be any way to have betatesters if there wasnt. Its probably still through the same download mechanisms, just with restricted access.
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Postby audiojunkie; Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:19 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:Richie Hawtin is demoing a new NI app on his iPad.

How is it possible to download an app without going through iTunes, and therefore making the app available to everybody?


Where is this? Link please!!!! :-)

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Postby ZenPunkHippy; Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:23 am

There are at least 2 ways to distribute apps to beta testers without going through the app store itself.

Testflight is one mechanism (works over the air), another is directly copying a pre-authorised app to the device via iTunes. Either way, if you managed to get hold of the app file it would not work on your device with some serious hacking.

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Postby Mushy Mushy; Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:28 am

audiojunkie wrote:
Mushy Mushy wrote:Richie Hawtin is demoing a new NI app on his iPad.

How is it possible to download an app without going through iTunes, and therefore making the app available to everybody?


Where is this? Link please!!!! :-)

--Sean
It was from tweety bird:

@NI_News: Here's @richiehawtin getting first touch on the upcoming Native Instruments iPad app - http://t.co/r4uOnBlc
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"
Mushy Mushy
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:29 am

whyterabbyt wrote:
Mushy Mushy wrote:Richie Hawtin is demoing a new NI app on his iPad.

How is it possible to download an app without going through iTunes, and therefore making the app available to everybody?


Wouldnt be any way to have betatesters if there wasnt. Its probably still through the same download mechanisms, just with restricted access.
Yes of course. Very valid point.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"
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Postby Mushy Mushy; Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:31 am

ZenPunkHippy wrote:There are at least 2 ways to distribute apps to beta testers without going through the app store itself.

Testflight is one mechanism (works over the air), another is directly copying a pre-authorised app to the device via iTunes. Either way, if you managed to get hold of the app file it would not work on your device with some serious hacking.

Peace,
Andy.
Interesting. In hindsight it is obvious for beta testing purposes.
Never really thought about it before now.
"I was wondering if you'd like to try Magic Mushrooms"
"Oooh I dont know. Sounds a bit scary"
"It's not scary. You just lose a sense of who you are and all that sh!t"
audiojunkie
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Postby audiojunkie; Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:33 am

Mushy Mushy wrote:
audiojunkie wrote:
Mushy Mushy wrote:Richie Hawtin is demoing a new NI app on his iPad.

How is it possible to download an app without going through iTunes, and therefore making the app available to everybody?


Where is this? Link please!!!! :-)

--Sean
It was from tweety bird:

@NI_News: Here's @richiehawtin getting first touch on the upcoming Native Instruments iPad app - http://t.co/r4uOnBlc


Hmmm.... any ideas what the app is or what it will do? Unfortunately, that screenshot shows nothing. My guess is that it will be some DJ app and won't be useful to me.... :-( Let's hope it supports audiobus though. :-)

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Postby Plake; Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:18 pm

Maybe something like a Kore Touch App for controlling all NI plugins?!

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