April 19, 2016 in Music (E)
[prMac.com] Crawley, United Kingdom - Flotrak Ltd is today proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Flotrak 1.1, the important update to their popular music loop creation and sharing app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices. This app is the first of its kind, which allows anyone to create music loops, known as "flo's" which are 30, 60, and 90 second music loops which include beautifully created artwork, created directly within the iOS app.
Flotrak aims to be the perfect platform for everyone to create and share unique music loops. While it's a great way for fans to share their favorite tunes, it's also a great method of exposure for artists, producers and DJ's. Flotrak is a UI built for music to go viral. Simply select a song from your music library, and then select a 30, 60, or 90 second piece of the music. Flotrak will then automatically create a flo, using the album artwork accompanying the music. Everyone has a favorite part of a song that touches them, be it the chorus, or a particular verse. With Flotrak, anyone can create a music loop that takes the listener straight to a memory or emotion that is close to their heart. Anyone has the chance for their flo to go viral with the HOT 100, the first people's chart!
"Flotrak was built on the idea of sharing music with the world. Yes, there are many different ways to share music, but not how Flotrak has done it. Content is extremely important as a mobile user, but the way we experience it is just as important," says Flotrak founder Tasvinder Aulakh. "We have built Flotrak in a way no other music or audio app has ever been. We have implemented a social UI, which is up-to-date with the latest trends that we have been seeing in the app world. With these two ingredients combined, Flotrak is truly the fastest, most intuitive, and beautifully presented method yet to create, share and discover new and old music or other audio via flo's."
Users can open the Flotrak app and simply browse the available loops, enjoying other user's taste in music, or their own creations. Flotrak's unique interface allows users to simply scroll through their home feed from flo to flo. As the next flo scrolls up, it automatically begins playing the associated loop. The user can then tap the flo's artwork to pause the music, and then tap it again to once more begin playing. A quick double-tap "likes" the flo, letting the user know you appreciate their creation.
* Select and create high-quality 30, 60, or 90 second flo's from your music library, from directly within the app
* The chance to go viral with the first ever "people's chart," the HOT 100.
* Descriptive hashtags allow users to describe their flo's making it easy to find
* Full Spotify integration
* Use cover videos for user profiles to catch other users' eye
* Get access to the full content of the flo using FindIn
* Easily see how many flo's a particular piece of content gets
* Posts can use cool YouTube and SoundCloud artwork
* Instantly share flo's on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, What's App and other social networks
* Connect with Flotrak users all over the world
* Keep up to date with other users' flo's and news
* Upload from your computer as well as from the app, via the Flotrak website's upload page
Flotrak user profiles act as a playlist of a user's favorite flo's, showing off their favorite music, and allowing other users to enjoy other's unique taste in music. Users also have the option to upload a widescreen cover video, which really brings a profile to life.
"Another very important factor about Flotrak, is that it's a great way to create your very own personal timeline in music which you can go back to and relive memories and explore sounds that you have stored," notes Tasvinder. "This timeline can be accessed anywhere, whenever. Try to paint the picture of scrolling back years in time to music you used to listen to. Its the best and easiest way to do this."
Flotrak allows exploring music via the use of the ubiquitous hashtag. Users add a caption to their flo, which includes hashtags that make the flo meaningful to them. Other users can simply search for various hashtags, depending on the emotion, feeling, or mood they're feeling at the time. This system offers an intuitive and easy to use method for searching for just the right kind of music.
Anyone can view the "Hot Right Now" list to see what is currently trending on the service. If a flo attracts enough eyes and ears, it might become popular enough to rank on the first ever "people's chart" the HOT 100. Both the "Hot Right Now" and the "HOT 100" lists are easily viewed with just a single tap of an icon.
Once a user finds a flo they really enjoy, maybe they'd like to hear the song in its entirety. That never poses a problem, as Flotrak users can quickly use the app's "FindIn" capability to search and listen to the full content on Apple Music, SoundCloud, and YouTube. (More services are coming soon!) Flotrak fans can also share flo's on popular social media platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and more, even if the recipient isn't a Flotrak member.
With the release of version 1.1, listeners can now search and share flo's directly from Spotify in the Flotrak app. If a user sees the Spotify logo on any artwork, they can directly listen to the full song on Spotify with one click of a button. With Spotify's vast music library, finding songs to share has never been easier. Using Spotify with Flotrak allows users to create a flo to share on the Flotrak network.
Music fans love Flotrak:
"Finally, a chance to make a recognizable impact in the charts. This has to be one of my favorite features of Flotrak. A global chart system that is non-biased and is based on what us 'the people' like, not what we 'should' like! I am not sure as to how it works, but it resets every week, giving new opportunity to new music to make it around the world! It's an artist's dream platform." - @d.sarkari
"I'm definitely a 30 second flo guy, it makes the content more gripping, but then again for those build ups, 60 second and 90 second flo's are ideal. The fact that I can create and chop flo's to my liking is what makes my flo's so personal. Its simply my best part, and its straight to the point, no need to scrub, no unnecessary loading, just bang! Drop after drop! I love EDM music, after 15mins of going through #HouseDrops, I'm buzzing!!! I can also see artwork changing the game too; have been seeing some really creative stuff that compliments the flo." - @jr_aulakh
"FindIn, it makes perfect sense. Ok, not everything I'm going to love, but when I do find something that I want to dig further into, I use FindIn. The three dots under the artwork save me every time. So I have found a flo that I like, I simply click more "three dots" and am presented with the options to buy it or stream the full version from iTunes, SoundCloud and YouTube. I can't wait to see more options such as Pandora and Spotify! On the same page, share it with one click. Love it! I always share things I like, and for some reason, when I share a flo to Facebook or Twitter, it is presented beautifully on my feed!" - @coco_
Flotrak offers an easy, and fun way to share music with the world. It's social UI, the use of hashtags for search, and the ability to quickly view and listen to flo's with zero buffering and no scrubbing, makes the app the perfect companion for any music lover who owns an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Flotrak is the first place to look to discover the latest trends in music.
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 20.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Flotrak 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. Members of the press please contact Tasvinder Aulakh for more information.
Founded in the United Kingdom in 2015, and based in a small town called Crawley, Flotrak Ltd is comprised of three hard working employees, working from a makeshift office. The development team works hard to change the way listeners hear, discover, search and see music. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Flotrak Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.