Developers fretting about the market for paid mobile apps
A couple of articles written by app developers this week have highlighted growing unrest about the size of the market for paid (as opposed to freemium) apps. Jared Sinclair has provided a “candid look” at the first year...
July 30, 2014
Second-screen TV app Zeebox relaunches as Beamly
Zeebox launched in 2011 as an iPad app for chatting about TV shows while watching them – one of a clutch of ‘second-screen’ startups playing an almost Foursquare-like role in getting people to check in to shows...
June 24, 2014
– AIDS charity Red Hot launches a Bach-themed iPad app – http://appshopper.com/music/red-hot-bach – Musikki offers news, biographies and more on favourite artists –http://appshopper.com/music/musikki-know-your-music-all-info-and-news-about-artists-bands-albums-and-songs...
June 17, 2014
Smartphones still growing but tablets face ‘challenging’ year ahead
Every three months, the financial results of the various smartphone and tablet manufacturers lead to a flurry of announcements from research firms crunching the latest shipment figures, to see which manufacturers and platforms...
May 2, 2014
Pacemaker iPad DJ app for Spotify goes live
A timely move given that DJ Spotify claimed the Music Hack Day 2014 prize at Midem (see above), Pacemaker has launched its iPad DJ-ing app that uses Spotify as its music source
February 4, 2014
217.1m tablets shipped in 2013, but is a slowdown on the way?
Research firm IDC has published its estimates for the tablet market in both the final quarter of 2013, and for the year as a whole.
January 31, 2014
Apple financials: iTunes boom, iPod’s decline and record sales for iPhone and iPad
For all the chatter about competition from Android, Apple isn't on its uppers just yet. The company announced its latest quarterly financials last night, revealing $57.6bn of revenues and a $13.1bn net profit for the final...
January 28, 2014
KORG Gadget: a £19.99 ‘mobile synth collection’ for iPad, with SoundCloud built in
Synthesizer firm KORG has been making apps for several years now, and receiving a warm reception from musicians on the App Store. Now it's trying something a bit more ambitious: a new iPad app called KORG Gadget, which...
January 24, 2014
GuitarBots iPad app is hoping to be ‘the future of music education’
We’ve been following Finnish startup Ovelin for a couple of years now, initially impressed with its WildChords guitar-teaching iPad game.
January 2, 2014
WholeWorldBand iPad app wants to get people making music together
Here's something interesting that's only just floated onto our radar: WholeWorldBand. Released as an iPad app this week, it's part of a wider service that wants "people around the world to make music together in sound and...
November 18, 2013
Metric team up with Bjork Biophilia co-creator for Metric Synthetica app
Metric are the latest musicians to find a creative partnership with Snibbe Studio, the US developer that has created innovative apps with Bjork, Passion Pit and Philip Glass in recent years. Metric Synthetica was released...
November 13, 2013