Smule raised $16 million in its latest round, even though it didn’t need to raise funding at all. Another atypical step for the atypical startup, which originated when a 40-something went back to college instead of a 20-something dropping out.
For years, songs created through apps like Ocarina and Sing Karaoke were accessible only through those apps. Now, Smule is connecting all its users and their content through a new Web-based system.
With the second major iteration of its mega-hit app, Smule has added new game elements, the ability to buy song packs, and has brought it all together inside the app.
Smule's CEO, Jeff Smith, claimed at a panel discussion Thursday night that the iPhone is "the only game in town" for the mobile-apps market. Is he right?
Smule introduces Sonic Boom, an app that turns your iPhone into a virtual firecracker.
The Sonic Lighter emblazons your phone's display with a simulated flame that you can control by touch or tilt.
Smule announces Sonic Vox, a voice-altering program for the iPhone.
Smule releases Sonic Lighter 1.2.1 Special Campaign 2008 Edition for the iPhone.
In concert in San Francisco, Lang Lang played "Flight of the Bumblebee" using the Magic Piano iPad app.
Conduct 30-second music videos from the US rapper's label by 'tapping booty', and upload your own rump-shaking videos to add to the fun. It's Android-only for now.