TouchOSC For Android Now Available

TouchOSC, the popular IOS OSC control application, has been ported to Android.

TouchOSC for Android is available now on the Android Market as donationware.

While it’s free, its features don’t match the iOS version. Current limitations are:

  • No importing of custom layouts
  • No ZeroConf/Bonjour publishing/browsing
  • No multi-touch support
  • No support for resolutions higher than 320×480
  • Some other minor features missing

Here’s what the developer has to say about TouchOSC For Android:

This version basically represents the feature set that TouchOSC version 1.0 for the iPhone supported when it was first released. Minus the bugs of course. There’s a couple of reasons that led to the decision to release the application in this form. First of all, I didn’t want to make all of you wait any longer. Constructing a full port would have probably taken me another 12 months of trying to play catch-up with the original which is constantly improving. Secondly there seems to be an endless stream of new Android devices coming out every other moment, so testing the more advanced features on every possible configuration is basically impossible. Keeping it lean and simple will probably help in making it work for most of the available gadgets right now.

All that said, I also decided to make the application available for free. There don’t seem to be a lot of (successful) paid applications available on the Android Market right now and from my research the general user-base is also not exactly used to actually pay for apps. The ad-supported model that a lot of developers go with is also something that I wouldn’t even consider at my most delirious. Call me crazy.

via Palm Sounds

6 thoughts on “TouchOSC For Android Now Available


    Now i have zero iPhone envy.

  2. I think he must have made a typo in the original blog post when he said "No support for resolutions higher than 320×480". I think he meant "ONLY supports resolutions higher than 320×480".

    On the original blog post there are a few people complaining about not being able to see it in the market and they all have either 320×480 or 320×240 screens (including me).

    Meanwhile I have discovered Finger Play MIDI which is a Touch OSC clone for Android that has been out for a while. Despite the name it still supports OSC too.

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