We don't know about you, but it's been a long week and we're looking forward to some vacation time in the weeks ahead! Apparently the folks at our favorite tech companies are working through the summer, however, because there's some cool stuff on the way judging from Thursday's headlines, which we put into snack-sized form to kick off your Friday right here...
These aren't the apps you need, but they're the apps you deserve. HA! Joking, these are the apps we found that were rocking out the sales this week. Some you'll have to move fast on and some will stick around at this price point, but we like to encourage you to move quickly. Because tomorrow, they could be gone, POOF!
Building upon the slick, familiar interface it's tweaked to perfection with Djay, Algoriddim has expanded the definition of the multitouch DJ by bringing video mash-up creation to the masses. While certain to increase the ranks of unwatchable videos on YouTube, Vjay adds to a growing list of apps that take us down avenues of creativity we might not have otherwise turned onto.
Lots of gaming going on in this week's price drop, from the cute to the shoot 'em up to the fantastical. We've got them all under our belts and ready for your weekend pleasures. And you know our motto: if it's free, whatta ya gotta lose? So fire up your App Store and get downloading.
Funky-fresh purveyors of groove-o-licious iPhone rhythms, algoriddim, have announced that they've released a new update to their music mixing iOS app, djay. More importantly, they've also announced that for a limited time the app will be on sale for just 99 cents. So if you've got a craving to create your own funkadelic tracks then get thee to the App Store.
One of the more popular iPad-only apps on the App Store is developer algoriddim’s djay (lower caps are theirs!), a $19.99 app offering pretty much a full DJ experience on your tablet. Now, the developer has whipped out their shrink ray and is now offering a small-screen version for the iPhone and iPod touch.
As we move further and further away from vinyl, it’s become apparent that DJs both new and seasoned are looking at the iPad as a tool in their ever-changing arsenal to get your booty shaking. (Remember our interview with Rana Sobhany, the “iPad DJ”?) The touchscreen allows developers to re-create anything from old-school sound boards to fancy new apps that play music while filling your eyes with more colors than a tie-dye factory. While pushing a few buttons to create a bass groove is fun, the wannabe DJ inside each of us compels us to seek out apps like djay, with its virtual vinyl ready to rock your house parties.
The recent spike in sales of vinyl and turntables brings a warm glow to
our hearts. We love our technology, but vinyl is just a beautiful
format. Having said that, vinyl records aren’t perfect. They’re bulky,
fragile, and easily scratched, and those milk crates filled with your
block-rocking jams can get heavy. Fortunately, DJ software is a
rock-solid alternative for amateurs and pros, and one of our favorites,
djay (5 out of 5 stars, Jan/10), just got a sweet dedicated hardware controller, the Vestax Spin.