It’s pretty clear to anyone who’s read Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs that the late Apple co-founder loved his music.
Well, not just ‘his music’: all music.
This appreciation of musical artists and the complex ways in which they create their melodic magic goes some way to explaining why Macs remain the de facto production tool for the majority of musicians.
Then, of course, there’s the iPod. And iTunes. And Logic Pro. And GarageBand.
GarageBand for the iPad debuted alongside the iPad 2 back in March, demonstrated on stage with typical Apple zeal by music marketing director Xander Soren.
And three short days ago, The Big A finally converted its music-making software into a Universal app…to the delight of iPhone- and iPod touch-wielding guitar heroes everywhere.
Judging by the lofty position of GarageBand on this morning’s United Kingdom paid apps chart, there’s an abundance of undiscovered talent among the streets of Colchester just waiting to be plucked from obscurity.
One of the largest wars the music industry wages in the modern era is on copyright infringement. It’s bound to lose, naturally, yet it continues its fight, albeit forlornly at times.
The gaming industry, by contrast, doesn’t suffer from the same incredibly high levels of piracy, though that doesn’t prevent opportunistic iOS developers attempting to pull a fast one on the App Store.
Cue the 4th most popular app on the UK leaderboard today, aka Crafted by domp - or Dominik Pickl to his mother.
See if you can guess which monstrously popular IP Mr Pickl’s creation - ahem - mined for inspiration from the following five words: open, world, Mojang, construction, blocks. There’s no prize.
Can any more ‘homages / clones’ sneak past the App Store approval team over the following seven days, and will Wally ever be found in the Hollywood Hills?
Tune in next Friday to find out.
The official Top 10 UK Paid Apps chart (4 November 2011) is looking as follows: