- Device : Ipad – web (via thesixtyone.com)
- Price : Free
- Country : Australia
- Database : The Sixty one (http://www.thesixtyone.com/)
- Link : http://www.aweditorium.com/
Ipad Application: Awditorium.
You browse a mosaic composed of artist portraits. Zoom in and you get a full screen picture of the artist along with a tune and lyrics (very smart!). Several options are available for each artist including sharing, videos, bio, …
Scroll right, left, up or down on full screen to change artist or zoom out to return to the mosaic view.
At the top left of the screen, there’s a map where you can see your position on the mosaic. It also shows your friends or other users and what they’re listening to.
The true discovery experience isn’t really part of the app’s features. There’s no way to indicate preferences and tastes and guide the chosen tracks. It’s a database that contains new independent artists and lesser known artists which are all professional and quite good.
- + Mapping system – intelligent and playful, gives the sensation of exploration.
- ++ Lyrics – the lyrics scroll over the image as soon as the tune starts, VERY interesting.
- - No recommendation tools – no way to skew the results according to user’s taste.
- – Only one track per artist, no player controls which is a bit frustrating. At the time of testing, the sharing system isn’t working.
Thanks to Aweditorium, I discovered Fitz and The Tantrums with the song Winds Of Change !