Archive for March 24, 2009


WARNING: My inner geek is about to come out. If you don’t think you can handle that, turn away now.

I have had my iPhone now for over a year. For so many reasons (the free downloadable updates that changes your phone, the easy functionality, the efficiency, the size, the compatibility with my laptop, the app store, and much more) the iPhone is by far the best cell phone that I have ever used. I discovered something this weekend that takes it to a whole new level.

I was watching the hour and fifteen minute keynote presentation on the new iPhone OS 3.0 software that is soon to be available for all iPhone users (I know…I am a nerd…I am cool with it).

While watching I learned about a company called SMULE that makes different iPhone apps that can be found in the Apple App Store. SMULE specializes in apps that turn your iPhone into a musical instrument. Being the pseudo-wannabe-musician that I am, I had to check this out on my iPhone. What I found amazed me.

In the app store, I discovered the SMULE OCARINA app. For $0.99 I could buy this app that would transform my iPhone to a legitimate musical instrument.

The Ocarina is an ancient flute-like wind instrument that was featured in Nintendo’s Legend of Zelda. And yes, I love the old school Zelda video games (inner geek again…I know…I know). 

I paid the $0.99 and downloaded the Ocarina to my iPhone. Since then, I have been learning to rock the Ocarina. It’s incredible. Hopefully, I will be able to jam this tomorrow night at our REVIVE worship service…

If you own an iPhone and are somewhat musical, you need to get this app. It is a ton of fun and tell me another legitimate musical instrument that you can buy for $0.99.

Thanks for letting my inner-geek shine through today.