After my last post, I got this email from the iBone developer:
The idea was to make something playable by the pro, useful to the student, and still palatable and fun for the complete novice. Thanks to the mobility and accessibility of the phone/ipod, I see it as a useful tool to do things like learn scales and songs, work out alternative positions, practice ear training by playing along with iTunes, etc... all in places and at times when you simply can't use the real thing.
For the complete novice, there's an integrated Songbook which shows you how to play in real-time in a game-like fashion. If we do our job, this could be an opportunity to bring more people to the instrument, and at least raise awareness and appreciation among the video-game playing masses.
Here's a link to the official site: http://ibone.spoonjack.com
And the press relase: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/iBone-Brings-Bone-and-Band-to-prnews-14879239.html
So, one question remains: is that third position E-flat in tune?