Monday, 6 June 2011

Discovr Music Review

Discovr Music, which comes from Jammbox, is a great way to find new artists and music you might like. It is universal and looks great on both the iPad and iPhone, although it is easier to use on the iPad as it has a bigger screen.

All you need to do is type in a name of a band or artist, then it will suggest about six more artists depending on their musical qualities and style. It creates a map, so the searched artist is in the middle and the suggestions are coming from it. Discovr normally recognizes every artist or band you search for, so it works very well.

The music map is very easy to use and each little circle has a picture of the artist in it. If you tap any circle once it will bring up suggestions for them, but if you double tap an artist it will bring up a biography, song snippets, blog posts, links, reviews and even videos from YouTube. You can easily buy the songs or share your discovery on twitter, facebook and email.

The main controls are simple; pinch to zoom in or out, shake to clear the screen, tap the bottom of the screen to open favourites, single tap to find similar artists and double tap to see the details. On the map you can look around by moving your finger and you are also able to move the circles around, but they do eventually go back into their original position.

Another feature is that you can add artists or bands you have found to your favourites, which appears at the bottom of the screen. It acts as a shortcut to get to their videos and other information. Your favourites are always there but tapping on it will expand them and allow you to interact and easily view them.

You can easily send feedback to the developers from within the app, and you can also send emails with a snapshot of your map of discovered artists.

Great for anyone especially music lovers and definitely worth the money!


Note: The developer has been very generous and given me 2 codes to give away, look out for my tweet later! -!/i_reviews

iPad Screenshot 1

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