Re: Apps, apps, apps... (Tina Marie Penman )

Subject: Re: Apps, apps, apps...
From:    Tina Marie Penman  <penman.t@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:04:01 -0500

Counting the current number of auditory-related apps on iOS vs. Android would be difficult. I can only imagine the number of search queries that could be used to search through the hundreds of apps related to simple hearing screenings, sound level awareness, auditory training, Made for iPhone hearing aid controllers ( _php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0), and listening games in general. Also, the developer is criteria that should be used to determine the number of valid auditory-related applications. Developers range from hearing aid manufacturers vested in the field of audiology to average Joes putzing around just for fun. One platform may have more distinguished developers which would influence your decision. As an audiologist who spends a significant amount of free time on her iPhone and iPad doing audiology and non-audiology related tasks, I enjoy iOS. I admit I have not dabbled in Android, but I haven't needed to. I enjoy iOS because developers tend to release on iOS first, then Android second. There are many apps I have enjoyed that my Android friends have waited months for. Additionally, I have many iOS applications that are related to the auditory system. I won't list specifics here on the listserv, but I'm happy to send offline. This Time article makes a direct comparison between iOS and Android ( It's slightly dated from April 2013 and would not be updated to reflect the release of the iPhone 5S, 5C, and iPad Air this fall. Reading this article may still help you make your decision though as it illustrates quantitative data. Good luck with your new and exciting adventures! Tina Penman penman.t@xxxxxxxx Audiologist Portland, Oregon *** DISCLAIMER *** Opinions my own. They do not reflect the opinions of my employer or other affiliated groups. I have no financial interest in iOS and no financial disinterest in Android. I'm just speaking from the heart. On Wed, 29 Jan 2014 12:46:46 +0100, Massimo Grassi <massimo.grassi@xxxxxxxx> wrote: >Dear list members, > >as far as I understand, out there there is an increasing number of >auditory-related "apps" (apps for audiology, musical training, >psychological training, assessments of any kind, sound processing, and >perhaps many more). Many of these apps are created by research groups >for research purposes. > >I must confess that I have no tablet and that my mobile phone is still >black & white. However, I was planning to update and buy a tablet >because I would like to understand the potentiality of this type of >device for research purposes. > >I would be happy to receive suggestions about interesting commercial and >non-commercial auditory related apps. > >In addition, I have a corollary question: iOS or android? Will I find >more auditory-related apps for iOS or for android? I understand that >this last question is tricky, but maybe there is an answer :-) > >Thank you all in advance, >m > >-- > > >=========================================================================

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