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I made a thing!

Fri May 08, 2020 10:05 pm

If this is spam, mods can move/delete it or ban me, whatever. :lol:

BeatClikr for Android

BeatClikr for iPhone/iPad

BeatClikr is the easy, simple metronome. The first screen has all the settings you need to just dive in and use it. Beats are marked by a kick drum, and a groove (beat subdivision) is marked by a closed hi-hat. It's so simple, because metronomes aren't meant to be complex. BeatClikr is also the live performance metronome. Create a library of songs with names, BPM settings, beats per measure, and grooves, and then add the songs from the library to the Live and Rehearsal pages.

The Live Metronome page counts you off with a measure's worth of beats (whatever you chose when you created the song). Then the light bulb flashes silently keeping the tempo without making a lot of racket - perfect for live gigs. The Rehearsal Metronome page does the same thing - create a playlist and switch songs with a tap. However, the clicks keep coming, so you get sound and light together.

BeatClikr is supported by advertising, but there are no full-screen ads, and you'll never get an ad that makes noise or otherwise ruins the experience. We're here to serve musicians, and the ads subsidize that without being a distraction.
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Re: I made a thing!

Fri May 08, 2020 10:28 pm

Welcome fellow maker of things! :D

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Re: I made a thing!

Fri May 08, 2020 11:19 pm

V 1.1: An embedded library of often-covered songs with their beats.

Good on 'ya, Funk.
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Re: I made a thing!

Sat May 09, 2020 12:18 am

Would you like to relate your development experience? Which was easier? Android or iOS? What tools did you use? How long was this under development for?
 
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Re: I made a thing!

Sat May 09, 2020 8:02 am

Igor_Kavinski wrote:
Would you like to relate your development experience? Which was easier? Android or iOS? What tools did you use? How long was this under development for?


There’s not a lot of platform-specific code. I used Xamarin Forms, which does most of the work of getting something on a given platform. I wrote platform renderers for the AdMob ad views and had to write the media player plugin (which was way easier in iOS). All the business logic and design is cross-platform in C# and XAML like a WPF application.

I feel like I should mention that my first pro gig as a software developer was on my employer’s mobile app, which also uses X.Forms. This app (both platforms) took about a week’s worth of effort scattered over a month or so since I’m still working my regular job. In this particular case it’s not my first rodeo. Just my first time striking out on my own. :D

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V 1.1: An embedded library of often-covered songs with their beats.

Good on 'ya, Funk.

I’ve had this thought, but I hesitate to include stuff I don’t own. Don’t want a C&D from Zeppelin or similar.
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Re: I made a thing!

Sat May 09, 2020 8:25 am

I was thinking more along the lines of a song name and an associated click track. Can't be copyright there (especially after Led Zep successfully defended the suit against Stairway).
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Re: I made a thing!

Sat May 09, 2020 9:32 am

No I knew what you meant. Maybe it’s not a deal, I was just concerned it might be.

edit: the iOS version is now available!
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Re: I made a thing!

Sat May 09, 2020 2:30 pm

I hate it! Granted, I'm also a drummer, so I get to be super picky about my metronomes :lol:

If you are taking suggestions:

1. Add cowbell and snare to your beat options (and maybe multiple time signatures).
2. Allow for user setup of beats (combinations of hi-hat, bass, and snare).

This is kind of along the lines that Ned was talking about, but basically punting on the copyright portion. If you had that granularity, you basically let users create and name beat tracks based on those often-covered songs, and with the ability to place snare beats, everyone else in the band can get the main structure of the drum part for practice, which could be especially useful if the snare isn't strictly on 2 and 4.

Otherwise, pretty neat, Funk!
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Re: I made a thing!

Sat May 09, 2020 3:45 pm

That’s definitely on my to do list. A sequencer and additional instruments. Thanks for the feedback!
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Re: I made a thing!

Sun May 10, 2020 2:30 pm

Additional instruments should come later this week, once I finish testing that they all play together. :o

https://twitter.com/BeatClikr/status/12 ... 0573863939

BTW all the samples are captured in Logic Pro X from Apple's drum kits. Since you don't owe Apple anything for a song created in Logic, I figure exported "recordings" should also be similarly good.
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Re: I made a thing!

Tue May 12, 2020 7:04 pm

I also made a thing. Been buying parts for it for a couple of months now.

Image
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Re: I made a thing!

Tue May 12, 2020 8:48 pm

Cant see the image. :(
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Re: I made a thing!

Wed May 13, 2020 4:55 am

Well, dang. I can see it. Oh well.
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Re: I made a thing!

Wed May 13, 2020 6:43 am

The image was displaying for me yesterday, but is not any more.
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Re: I made a thing!

Wed May 13, 2020 6:51 am

Same.
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Re: I made a thing!

Wed May 13, 2020 7:25 am

I changed the image host.
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Re: I made a thing!

Thu May 14, 2020 8:00 am

Aww, I was hoping you'd built a Partscaster. :lol:

BTW, the update went as planned and there are additional instruments in BeatClikr. Change them on the Settings page. :D
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Re: I made a thing!

Sat May 16, 2020 2:05 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:
Aww, I was hoping you'd built a Partscaster. :lol:
Basically the same thing, except mine is a percussion instrument vs. string. ;)
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Re: I made a thing!

Sat May 16, 2020 6:40 pm

Vrock wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
Aww, I was hoping you'd built a Partscaster. :lol:
Basically the same thing, except mine is a percussion instrument vs. string. ;)


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Re: I made a thing!

Sat May 16, 2020 6:52 pm

DiMaestro wrote:
Vrock wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
Aww, I was hoping you'd built a Partscaster. :lol:
Basically the same thing, except mine is a percussion instrument vs. string. ;)


It's also known as a redneck dick.
I mean, it's not known as that, by anyone, ever, actually. We called them M4 carbines when I was in, and I just checked and HOLY COW THEY ARE STILL CALLED THAT!

But thanks for letting us know what's on your mind! :)
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Re: I made a thing!

Mon May 18, 2020 1:56 am

Vrock wrote:
DiMaestro wrote:
Vrock wrote:
Basically the same thing, except mine is a percussion instrument vs. string. ;)


It's also known as a redneck dick.
I mean, it's not known as that, by anyone, ever, actually. We called them M4 carbines when I was in, and I just checked and HOLY COW THEY ARE STILL CALLED THAT!

But thanks for letting us know what's on your mind! :)


That was a good reply. :) Actually made me bust out laughing.

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