Win, Android, iOS, macOS
In 2017 we started consolidating the iOS/macOS versions of all our past apps (Noatikl [itself the evolution of SSEYO Koan], Mixtikl, Liptikl, Tiklbox and previous Wotja apps) into one powerful Composer, Mixer & Lyric Writer app called 'Wotja'.
In 2018 we are working to develop a new cross-platform UI for 'Wotja' that we can also deploy on Windows and Android as well as iOS and macOS. When the main features/capabilities of each of the above apps becomes available in Wotja X we remove the corresponding app from sale (see the schematic). The apps that have this new UI presently sport the temporary name of 'Wotja X', where 'X' stands for cross-platform.
Because the new UI will be the one that we maintain and extend moving forwards across all platforms then at the point that the features/capabilities of new UI 'Wotja X' are finally broadly similar to old UI 'Wotja' (which we expect by V5.5. or earlier depending on progress) we will rebrand apps with the new UI from 'Wotja X' to 'Wotja' and we will rebrand apps with the old UI from 'Wotja' to 'Wotja A' (where 'A' stands for Apple [see below]). The icons used for each app will stay broadly the same, however. All docs will then be modified to use imagery from the new UI (which is very close to the old UI anyhow!).
We know this 'brand pivot' will be a bit confusing, but there is really no need to worry. All versions of Wotja, be they a 'Wotja' or 'Wotja X' variant, will OF COURSE be kept updated in tandem and throughout 2018 - no paying customer will lose out in the transition. Even if we decide to keep the 2018 'Wotja A' apps around soley for customers needing Accessibility/Apple Watch options, in 2019 there will be just ONE Wotja branded app for us to maintain and extend across all platforms as we move forwards - exciting times ahead!
Note: Our ultimate goal is to have both subscription and paid-for 'annual' variants of Wotja X available for every platform, but it will take us time to get there.
At V5.3 Wotja X does not yet have the following Wotja features that we plan to add as soon as we can:
The features we do not plan to add to Wotja X (see Wotja X below) are:
At V5.5 or earlier (depending on progress) we expect Wotja and Wotja X to be major feature comparable. At that time Wotja for iOS/macOS will be renamed 'Wotja A' where A is for Apple (to indicate it uses the previous native UI approach and not the new cross platform UI). The Wotja A for iOS version will still include support for Apple Watch companion app and Accessability support noted above.
'Generative Music' is endless music created by a system 'in the moment' which is why we sometimes refer to it as inmo music. It's enjoyed and used by many for a whole host of reasons including helping to break creative block, developing personal creativity, exploration, creative fun, making relaxing ambient music for sleep and even for live interactive music installations.
'Reflective Music' is the next step forward for Generative Music. As it has chance at its core Generative Music has, by its very nature, no integral human context or meaning. To address that our Wotja Generative Music app supports use of a Text to Music (TTM) technique to generate seed melodies that the music can flow around. The words used to create the melodies can directly key the music with a unique personal context and relevance, making it ideal for reflection, mindfulness and meditation - hence 'Reflective Music'.