While working on MY website and methods for the #orionnetproject I noticed something wrong with Android. Not only the apps but it seemed the Android OS was having trouble keeping up with updates such as firmware and security. I didn’t really say much at first. I waited as I studied and gathered information and trends. Trends can be either good or bad and some kind of ehhh.
That’s how I study and learn. YOUR method might be different. But, I keep track of those dynamics. I noticed there was a negative trend in the audio app area of Android and “The Play” app store. I wondered why this was and why there were certain elements missing from the audio apps I came across. There are different categories of audio apps from simple voice and audio recorders with multiple functions and options to full-blown DAW’s or digital audio workstations.
I noticed a huge difference between Apples “audiobus” and Androids “audioroute“. Healthy competition is good for various reasons and that’s not necessarily bad. However, I was looking for a solution to a cognitive dissonance problem about a year ago and I came across the same problem. The problem was that “audioroute” is still in the same stages it was in about a year ago. “audiobus” still has open network connectivity issues, in MY opinion. Also, there are not as many apps to support “audioroute” as there should be. I stated earlier, on Twitter this same day, that there needs to be more stand-alone filter apps. These filter apps need to have functions such as bandpass, peak definition, highshelf and lowshelf, work active and not just passive with record then filter, inter-app connectivity, and be able to play in the background. I’m not only talking about filter apps only but also Android apps such as “Hexen” would work awesome with “audioroute”. When I want to listen to MY methods or work with audio I do not want other connected people bothering ME and with “audioroute” I believe they have had setbacks because of developer burnout.
Developer burnout is where software developers work extra hours or too many hours trying to get their software out the door from the SDLC or software development life cycle. Software competition has the potential to be fierce and over strenuous wich is not really a good dynamic all the time. I intellectualize, I have spent many extra hours staying up late over the span of weeks trying to figure out a solution to a program I was working on. I believe this is what has happened to the developers of “audioroute”.
I do not believe that the above explanation is the only problem though and “audioroute” is not the only developer group that has experienced major setbacks. I say they have experienced major setbacks because, in MY opinion, their app should have been through and completed the SDLC by now and up to par or equivalent to “audiobus”.
One of the basics of software development is to look at YOUR programming from not only the programmer’s perspective but also the ordinary users’ perspective that is not familiar with YOUR program. With “audioroute” the user has to dive into the weeds somewhat and do some programming themselves. Audio engineers and artists do not always have the time to do that nor do aspiring audio enthusiasts, in general, have the knowhow to do so. ME, Jamin Chavez, am somewhat different. I have been a radar technician and Instructor, I have a Bachelors in Computer Science, and a Masters in Information Management Technology, and have a lot of experience in Operations Management. Not everybody has MY skill set and experience. Completing the SDLC and creating a full-blown app IS THE WAY TO GO.
One of the many reasons why I started the Orion Net Project was to help people clear their minds of cognitive dissonance, information overload, and developer burnout which is similar to information overload. From what I have gathered and studied it seems like certain adverse groups, ideologies, and entities want developers and everyday people to have information overload. I write about this in both of MY books “Freedom and the Will to Move Forward” and “Leadership and Self-Worth: A Tech Nerds Guide”. Having a way to clear YOUR mind of cognitive dissonance, intellectualizing the reasons why YOU might be experiencing that and information overload are very important. The reason is that having YOUR mind clear and having a way to decompress enables more efficient and effective inspiration and ingenuity. Not only does Android and Apple need to be able to do this but also the American AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Software Development, and Hardware Industries as a whole. Every one of them works together in the economic ecosystem.