October 26, 2009 in Music (E)
[prMac.com] Hollywood, California - Elements2Dance (E2D) today is proud to announce songvoo(TM) 1.1, their updated iPod app and music player for iPhone and iPod Touch. Developed specifically to leverage the iPhone's unique capabilities and interface, songvoo uses the entire display for the song title and artist of the current playing song. songvoo serves as a great iPod companion for both casual user and music professionals alike, or anyone who has a large, constantly changing music collection to stay on top of.
Facebook Enabled: songvoo lets the user share his currently playing song info on their Facebook stream, and update their Facebook status from within the app. The Facebook story includes a link to listen to and purchase the currently playing song, and others from the artist, from the iTunes Store.
Perfect for jogging, driving, and many other active diversions, the large, easy-to-read display shows at-a-glance exactly what song is playing and who the artist is. songvoo will look great in a car-mount or speaker dock. It even responds to all external remote controls like next song, previous song, pause, and play, including control from Apple's earbud remote.
songvoo features intuitive, yet incredibly useful controls that work great no matter what the users orientation is to the screen, such as when the device is in an armband, or even when driving. New in this version is Shape Gestures, which also work in any orientation. Just tap once to play or pause, swipe or double-tap the screen to go to the next track, or go to the previous track with a triple-tap or back-arrow gesture (<). songvoo also shows elapsed and remaining time for the currently playing track, along with a slider that can be used to skip sections or replay a certain part. The interface elements can also be faded out while music is playing to further reduce distractions. You can activate song shuffle by holding a thumb on the screen and shaking the device.
Also new in this version is Intro-Outro Skip, loop, shuffle, and a song info screen. Intro-Outro Skip lets you skip a user-defined amount from the beginning and end of each track. People who need to go through a large amount of music in a short amount of time will appreciate this feature that lets you get to the "meat" of each track quickly. The song info screen lets you see all of the meta data associated and available for the current track including the album art, rating, composer, disc number, and more.
"I developed songvoo originally to fill a need for my own enormous and constantly growing music collection." said Jokton Strealy, resident DJ of E2D. "The included iPod app was not enough for my needs because the text seemed too small, and song names and artists appeared cut off for lack of space because the album cover art was so big. When I'm browsing my music before a set, I've also always wanted to be able to automatically cut off the intros and outros, which can be quite long and repetitive in dance music mixes. I also felt that the interface needed to be more fun and look stylish. Apple opening up version 3.0 of the iPhone OS allows so much more freedom. Although created for music professionals, songvoo allows for extensive user customization which should also appeal to a wider audience."
Users can choose a new playlist (or songs) from their iPod library at any time, as well as choose music in the iPod app if they prefer, and bounce back and forth between apps with no problem. Additionally, it is possible to personalize songvoo. Change font, colors, background image, or enable the shake to randomize feature and set these automatically.
* Original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 1st or 2nd Generation, with OS 3.0 or later
Pricing and Availability:
songvoo 1.1 is only $0.99 (USD) and available exclusively through the App Store in the Music category. songvoo was a "Featured New Release" by Apple in the month of September on the App Store.
Located in sunny Hollywood, California, Elements2Dance (E2D) is a privately held company founded in 2009 by resident DJ Jokton Strealy. With a focus on the iPhone/iPod platform, Jokton's mission is to combine the excellent features the OS provides, with great music and visuals to complement it. E2D has been around for 3 years as a dance music podcast with hundreds of thousands of podcast downloads. Copyright (C) 2009 Elements2Dance. All Rights Reserved. songvoo is a registered trademark of Elements2Dance. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.