The Sonoma Wire Works AudioCopy/AudioPaste SDK is free and is a standard. Sonoma would like to build a community of professionals around this code in order to evolve it together. The SDK includes code for both copy and paste, as well as an optional UI for showing the compatible apps list.
This creates a co-marketing opportunity within audio apps on the iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad. Sonoma’s AudioCopy/Paste SDK uses Apple’s UIPasteboard technique, with a user defined pasteboard, clearly defining the audio data type, tempo, and other meta data – all allowed by Apple.
Apple’s UIPasteboard gives developers an option of using either Apple’s General Pasteboard which is public (Intua uses this for Beatmaker), or a user defined pasteboard (Sonoma’s AudioCopy/AudioPaste). Sonoma carefully considered using the public audio pasteboard type, but it is not as defined. The Sonoma AudioCopy/Paste SDK defines the audio data, includes meta data (source app, tempo, time length, mono/stereo, which tracks to paste to, how many loops), creates a way to keep track of which apps work together and makes it easy for users to launch the app they would like to paste to (compatible apps list).
Sonoma updated the AudioCopy/Paste SDK to 1.1 with additional features, including a pasteboard history of up to 12 items copied from other AudioCopy enabled apps, along with previews of the audio 12 clips! It also now includes support for the General Pasteboard (which means BeatMaker integration).
AudioCopy/AudioPaste is working well, offers a great experience for the user, and the co-marketing included benefits every developer who adopts it.
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Sonoma Wire Works launched the Mobile Audio Product Interaction (MAPI™) Partner Program to join forces with other developers interested in making audio tools work together for the best user experience. By becoming a partner of MAPI, you are joining a growing group of developers working toward interoperability of audio tools and enhancing music creation on mobile devices. Initially this program is geared toward iOS developers, however other platforms continue to be evaluated.
To become a MAPI partner, download the AudioCopy/AudioPaste™ SDK (license, steps, code, and UI included) and read the license and included documents. The license agreement included in the SDK is there to help Sonoma explain maintain the Compatible Apps list, and to be sure they can contact developers who use the SDK in their apps.
Contact Sonoma Wire Works marketing if you have questions or ideas that might make sharing audio between iOS apps easier for the user.
Join the MAPI forum.
For more information about MAPI AudioCopy / AudioPaste click here.