Mobel is a bell ringing simulator for church bell ringers and handbell change ringers. When ringers are at home, travelling or at towers, Mobel lets them practise any method they are going to ring. It also shows the blue line diagram for any method, including bobs and singles.
Practise any method on 4 to 16 bells.
Ring plain courses, or touches that Mobel creates (including spliced). Add your own touches (compositions).
Ring any bell; handbell ringers can ring any pair.
Mobel rings the other bells, and speaks any calls.
Conduct: put in bobs and/or singles yourself.
See the blue line diagram for any method or composition that you have added.
Line styles with or without the underlying bell numbers, or as a grid.
Lines for bobs and singles.
Pinch to zoom the diagram.
Select from 19,000 methods in the microSIRIL library.
Change the speed of the ringing.
Ring with or without a handstroke gap.
Have Mobel wait if you hesitate - or continue in perfect rhythm.
Edit methods and calls to create new methods or doubles variations.
Basic instructions for using Mobel:
- Tap a bell to select it for ringing.
- Tap Start to start the bells ringing rounds.
- Then tap Go to ring the current composition and method.
- Tap the bottom of the screen to ring the bell you selected.
- For handbells, tap right and left to ring a pair.
- Conducting: tap the top of the screen for a bob or single.
- Tap Show to see the blue line for the current method.
- Then double tap to change line style, or pinch to zoom.
- Tap the info (i) button to view and change settings.
- Tap the Help buttons for further information.
Mobel comes from AbelSim, producer of the world's best-selling change ringing simulators: Abel for Windows PCs and Mabel for Apple Mac (see www.abelsim.co.uk).
Mobel is not intended for handbell tune ringers: it rings changes, not tunes.
The latest version runs on iOS 8 and later. Earlier versions of Mobel are still available for previous versions of iOS.
Whoops! I added a bug in the last version, and took it out again in this one.
Ratings and Reviews
Really useful for learning and practice
I am a novice, and the way this app is designed is so helpful for me! It offers a lot of flexibility in what and how you can practice, offering details for study and just-in-time reference during practice.
Extremely useful when learning new methods.
The change ringers best friend
I can't say how much I love this app on a bus it's a great way to get a seat. Just start ringing and they move away. Just kidding though I do it on a bus on the way to practice with headphones on. I also do it at work if I'm bored. Or I do it sitting on the couch at home. The trace your bell thing is very helpful when looking at the whole method for study. The only bad thing is for touches you can't chose length or observation bells. That's really the only bad thing I can say about it.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.