We are not in any way abandoning Noatikl, but its future now lies in Wotja. If you can do something in Noatikl for iOS then you can generally do it in Wotja for iOS (see platform differences below and Wotja < > Noatikl differences).
To understand why we say this, it is important to understand what Noatikl actually is.
NB: See also this FAQ - Why the big changes with Wotja?.
What is Noatikl?
It is a generative music authoring tool branded "Noatikl".
It principally comprises a set of user interfaces (UI) to both an integrated generative music engine (NME 3) and sound engine (PSE 3) and that let you export files (.noatikl files).
Wotja is the future for all our apps
We're a pioneering and double BAFTA award-winning app team that likes to push the envelope. In 1990 we started developing the generative music system that became known as SSEYO Koan. In 2007 that evolved into Noatikl and was followed by other apps such as Mixtikl, Liptikl and Tiklbox. We're again in transition: In 2017 Wotja has now become our main focus moving forwards and it coopts the best of all our previous work.
With just one app to develop and maintain we're now better able to improve usability and deliver important new capabilities for greater creative possibilities. Wotja is available in both subscription and non-subscription versions. Wotja for iOS: Already co-opts the best of Noatikl, Mixtikl, Liptikl (and Tiklbox), and more besides, and provides a forward migration path for files created in them. Wotja for macOS: Presently has a Liptikl-like feature set but also with random mix creation - it will be extended in time.
Noatikl 3 for iOS > Wotja 4 for iOS
See: Wotja < > Noatikl differences
Wotja for iOS lets you easily mix together 100s of editable "generative music" templates (randomly or manually). Customise those as you wish with editors for generative music composition, text-to-music and sound design (see: Wotja iOS UI). It is also a powerful Cut-Up Text Editor for creative writing.
Wotja's MIDI generating music engine (IME) has over 130+ parameters. Wotja's sound engine (ISE) features many modulatable sound units, FX units & SF2 (you can also use your own) and allows use of audio loops in Paks. Supported: Core MIDI / Virtual MIDI Out/In, Inter-App Audio and Audiobus.
Wotja for iOS is the Wotja Music Authoring Tool as well as being a Cut-Up Text Editor. It can open .noatikl files, .mixtikl files, .liptikl files and .wotja files (which can contain the parameters of multiple .noatikl files) and save .noatikl files, .mixtikl files .wotja files as well as new playlist files (.wotjalist and .wotjabox).
Our first step of this transition to a Wotja branded successor means that Noatikl 3 for iOS is now no longer being worked on. Get Wotja 4 for iOS for new features and developments.
Noatikl 3 for Desktop (macOS/Windows) > Wotja 4 for macOS
See: Wotja < > Noatikl differences
Wotja for macOS is primarily a Cut-Up Text Editor to stimulate creative writing but it also has the ability to create random generative music mixes to accompany your cut-ups. It includes the same IME 4 and ISE 4 engines that are in Wotja for iOS.
Wotja for macOS does not, however, include editors for generative music or sounds and we have no current plans for it to become a Wotja Music Desktop Authoring tool (we may revisit that later in 2017) or for us to release Wotja Desktop Audio Plugins. Instead, it includes the Wotja Web Player and Safari App Extension which lets it play .wotja and .wotjabox music files embedded in webpages as Wotja URLs. On the music side of things, therefore, consider Wotja for macOS as a companion "player" app to Wotja for iOS.
It can open .noatikl files, .mixtikl files, .liptikl files and .wotja files (which can contain the parameters of multiple .noatikl files) and save .wotja files.
We may still create a Wotja Desktop Authoring Tool (TBD - it is a possibility) but it would represent a significant committment for a 2 man team. It would mean we spent our time working on that rather than extending the capabilities of Wotja for iOS, which we so very much want to do. Were we to do it it would be a decision we would have to consider very carefully.
Noatikl 3 for Desktop (Mac/Windows) will therefore continue for the time being to have a vital role for desktop users wanting to create generative music as it can create .noatikl files that can be used by Wotja and Wotja can export .noatikl files. See the following FAQ entries: Exporting from Noatikl, Exporting from Wotja.