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An iPhone application which can identify songs

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A great way to make a playlist

  • Jul 25, 2009
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i've had Midomi on my iPhone for quite some time, but had only used it occasionally until I really learned how to use it.

As a bit of a nerd for well-designed user experiences, the most striking aspect of Midomi's UI is its simplicity and versatility. When the app loads, almost the entire screen is taken up by a giant button which you tap to start the process of identifying a song, with some smaller buttons underneath. The relative size of this button correctly identifies its important, because tapping that button start's Midomi's process of listening and identifying whatever sound you give it-- whether it's recorded music, or you singing a song yourself, or even just humming a tune.

If, for some reason, you already know the title and/or artist, the smaller button below is there for you as well, which sometimes comes in handy if you want to bookmark something and don't need to use the listening function.

Its proven to be very useful for "bookmarking" songs I've heard in restaurants, at events, or in the car-- and the ensuing playlist is rather awesome.

Also, because its database is supplemented by user submissions, Midomi is fast and accurate when identifying songs. And with a growing userbase, it's getting better every day.

A great model, great service, and handy and fun to use. Well worth the iTunes store purchase!

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July 26, 2009
Sounds like a handy application, great review! Have you ever tried FlyCast Streaming Radio? @angelodignacio seems to enjoy it.
 
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This single app is cooler than anything my entire phone can do (as discussed here: http://www.lunch.com/Prime/Treo_700wx_Review-Almost_a_great_phone-371).  It does one task and it does pretty well.  When you start it up, you press a button to start it "listening".  At that point, you either sing/hum a song to it, or hold it up to a tv, radio, etc that is playing music.  After a few seconds (usually about 5~10) it will come back with a list of possible matches for that song.  When I tried it out …
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Midomi Ultra is an iPhone application which can identify songs by either "humming or singing" the song, or holding the iPhone next to a speaker which is playing the song.

Midomi Ultra is the fastest way to identify and connect with music:
  • Just hold your iPhone up to a speaker, and Midomi names the tune in as little as five seconds!
  • It even works if you sing or hum the melody.
  • You can also instantly check out a song or band just by saying or typing the name.
  • You can share a song on Twitter or Facebook, buy it, or check out lyrics, videos, and artist info for free.
With Midomi's search and music browsing, you and your friends will get in touch with music like never before.
  • "This is amazing." The New York Times' David Pogue
  • "...could save your sanity." Don Lemon, CNN
  • Time magazine top 11 iPhone apps
Midomi Ultra is powered by Melodis' own Sound2Sound Search Science.
Download now at http://midomi.com/iPhone and see a demo at http://bit.ly/MidomiDemo

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Music, Iphone Applications, Technology, Tech, Iphone, Iphone App, Music Identifier, Music Discovery

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