I often see good (maybe not sexy), software, like iBable designed on the Mac for scientific purposes. I often wonder, “Why hasn’t anyone done something for or with linguistics?” linguistics is a big field. Don’t get me wrong. It is also a field with few standardizations for data interoperability, and even fewer standards for data description and markup. Just seeing something like iBable is inspiring to want to learn Ruby and do something for linguistic data.
The Apple developer program is only $99 a year.
Tutorial on Ruby by Phusion.
This issue is still nagging me. Last week I opened up XCode and worked through the first tutorial… I realized that I did not have the data and programing background needed to do it alone.