Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Databases on the iPhone / iPod Touch - Updated!

Back in August of 2008 I wrote a post about some database applications available for the iPod Touch / iPhone. You can find the original post in this blog somewhere.

I think it is time for an update. As there have been a lot of new apps added to the App Store over the last 2 years, some of which are worth exploring.

  • First of all a quick update. FMTouch has come down in price significantly! It is now only €7.99. It makes it a lot more accessible. Still I haven't gone for it.

  • I still use CSV Touch as it is a very simple way to carry data around. With good search capabilities. However, CSV touch forces you to have a essentially a materialized view of your data as you can not perform any joins between different tables. You can think of it as carrying a number of reports on your iPhone.

Since I want to play around with SQL, I have looked at a few options. Note, there are a lot more options available these days, including things like HanDBase or AppCreator that let you develop more application like forms on the iPhone, or even clients that let you connect to corporate databases and keep copies of the data on your phone.

So to choose, I ran a search for sqlite on the App Store, and after reading about the different app features I settled on SQLite Editor as it seems to have the most features available. I am only starting with it, but so far, so good.

As always, comments are welcomed!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Julie Feeney in New York 2011 - Video

Julie just posted this beautiful video on YoutTube. It has live excerpts of Grace and Love is a tricky thing as well as a fantastic live version of Impossibly Beautiful.

Worth checking out.

Google Arbutus Yarns for some more fantastic videos

Justin Bieber.... seriously?

After months of inactivity I am not so happy to report that the next live show I will have the pleasure to attend will be... Justin Bieber... seriously... imagine the reasons. Needless to say that I will not be posting a review or the setlist.

Thankfully the summer is approaching with vintage shows like Foreigner / Journey, Rush and more importantly, The Wall.

In the meantime, here is a link to an Interesting new track from And So I Watch You From Afar, directly through the Swear I'm Not Paul Music Blog.