i have a lot of time on my hands lately. sleeping seems to take up a fair chunk of it. i guess i must need it. i happened to hear Rick Mercer do a Remembrance Day rant about the Canadian Government's treatment of our war veterans. he's a very funny man; a brilliant satirist. in his rant, he mentions that veterans of 80+ years are told they can download an ap for their iphones, to help them contact the gov't Veteran's Affairs branch for various reasons. how many folks of 80+ do you know, who have an iphone and are all over the 'aps' thing?
But when i'd stopped howling with laughter, i got thinking.... i do have an ipad.... a Mother's Day gift from the kids.... and so far the only aps i've used are email and ibooks.... a calculator, the weather network and skype.... i've taken a few pictures and learned how to enter people in the contacts ap..... downloaded a few maps.... so, as i couldn't sleep last night, i went to the ap store. i found all sorts of lovely things that are free! of course, they just have enough contained in them to get you wanting more, but what fun! i now have a real time piano i can play by touch-screen (Real Piano HD), a build in microphone and recording software (MicPro), a touch screen drum kid (BeatPad), acres of on-screen sheet music (VSheetMusic) and the coolest set of finger paints ever(BambooPaper)
here's a sample of what Bamboo Paper doodled up for me.. all done with my fingers on the ipad screen
way too much fun
i may have to learn some self restraint though. @ 3 a.m. (just as i was beginning to really get the hang of BeatPad) my granddaughter told me to be quiet and go to sleep