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Apple reveals $10bn of iOS developer payouts in 2014

Apple published some figures on the performance of its App Store in 2014 yesterday, including the headline stat that it paid out $10bn to developers of iOS apps last year. The company said that billings on the App Store rose...
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MusiXmatch unveils Clip video-sharing app

The App Store is festooned with micro-video sharing apps, all following far in the wake of Vine and Instagram. But lyrics firm MusiXmatch at least has an original spin for its new app Clip: it gets people to create up-to...
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Publisher Hal Leonard launches ‘PlayAlong’ iPad app

The latest digital sheet-music app comes from publishing company Hal Leonard, for iPad. Hal Leonard PlayAlong is a free download from the App Store, combining “interactive sheet music, pro-quality audio backing tracks and...
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Yello return to the App Store with Yellofier Electrified

Last year, we wrote about Swiss electronica band Yello’s launch of a Yellofier music-making app for iOS (Bulletin, 2-Apr-13). Now there’s a brand new version called Yellofier Electrified, which was released this weekend....
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Free apps are no longer “free” on Apple’s App Store

Apple made a small but more-significant-than-you’d-think change to its App Store yesterday, changing the wording on its download buttons for free apps from “free” to “get”. Meanwhile, its Top...
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Disney launches its own Music Video app

YouTube has become the go-to destination for parents with children obsessed by Disney’s Frozen soundtrack, but how to prevent those kids straying onto other, less child-friendly videos? One new method is the company’s...
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Buddybounce launches iPhone ‘fan club’ app

We’ve been aware of BuddyBounce since 2013, when the startup pitched as part of an EMI Innovation Challenge event that we organised (Bulletin, 18-Feb-13). The pitch then was for “a loyalty and engagement platform...
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Tango Music Pix app officially launches

Back in July, we spotted a new iOS app going live on Apple’s App Store: Tango Music Pix (Bulletin, 28-Jul-14). Launched by messaging app Tango, it promised to help people turn photos and music into “a beautiful,...
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#FlashTheVamps app to get fans holding up their phones at gigs

If you’re reading this, Kate Bush or Prince – because obviously that’s likely – turn your eyes away now. Rather than encouraging fans to put their smartphones away at gigs, it looks like The Vamps want to...
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Blitzr Music promises to stream the unstreamable artists

“Bored of not being allowed to enjoy Radiohead and Led Zeppelin on the same premium/ad-supported music service?” asks the App Store listing for Blitzr Music, a new music discovery app that launched for iOS over...
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Musicjelly launches new mixing app

Last year, we wrote about a remixing app released by UK band The Nyco Project, as part of a wider Musicjelly initiative that saw them travelling the world recording musicians for an interactive installation (Bulletin, 25-Jun-13)....
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Instagram’s new Hyperlapse app has lots of creative potential

Facebook’s strategy of “unbundling the big blue app” is well known, but now its Instagram subsidiary is trying something similar. Well, it’s launched a single spin-off app, anyway, called Hyperlapse...