Every mobile phone has:
> LCD screen
> Frequency "conscious" tones
> Assorted amount of switches
> micro processor
The only thing needed to implement a guitar tuner inside a mobile phone would be a little extra software. And there's "room" enough for it.
And NOKIA would have a winner among the millions of guitar/bass/sitar/banjo/violin/cello (you name it) players around the world.
I use my NOKIA for guitar tuning but i have preprogrammed a sequence of tones and then i tune the guitar "by ear".
It would be fantastic if someone could develope the software for it, making good use of the equipment (microphone, screen, processor, etc.)
I am completely astonished that my suggestion deserved a comment, and such a pleasant one for that matter, more than three years after i wrote it!
celloman, please do, please try to program such a function. I make my life as a musician recording and producing in studio and, the tuner function would be the only reason why a cell phone would be allowed to be turned on in a studio
I also work in a music school with orchestra students and i am sure they all (about 300 in this small town school) would welcome such an addition to the range of tools in a cell phone.
Besides, considering that so much ROM space is wasted with useless functions and gimmicks, an instrument tuner would be absolutely f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c!
Let me know how it turns out and thank's for following on my idea. Unfortunately i don't have the technical know-how to program such a feature.
Basicallt it is impossible and impractical to include all special use applications as default applications, thus there will be always applications that you need to purchase separately from3rd party developers.
Still i believe it was a kind move on the part of our forum colleague z22.
It means the subject is alive and, 5 years later, the topic is still up-to-date.
Glad to know that there are some devlopers working on the idea.
Thankyou for posting z22!
Good day everyone. I'm currently developing for my thesis a mobile guitar tuner and my target platform is the Series 40 5th Edition Feature Pack 1 SDK. Hope I can finish it by October.
I'm still finishing the play a tune part where I just mimic the sound of a guitar string through a mobile phone so by the time i'm done with it, I'll proceed to a chromatic tuner. ^^,
Yep never too late, though this was originally opened over 7 years ago.. Anyway, if you find out some nice stuff that you think would be halpfull for other, do remember to write Wiki articles about it.