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An iPhone application which can identify songs

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Can you name that tune in 5 seconds?

  • Aug 21, 2008
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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 with the radio, it was dead on.
Once Midomi has identified the song, you can then click for details about the artist, album, etc, or even tag the song to be purchased on iTunes the next time you sync your iPhone.

This app reminds me a little of how I felt about Tivo when it came out  --  It just does what it is supposed to do so well, that you can't help but get excited about it.  Even better, this app is free.  I would imagine ad supported versions are on the way, but perhaps a kick-back from iTunes is enough to keep this app Ad free.  There's a lot of crap out there in the iPhone App store right now, and it's great to see a free gem like this rise above the rest.

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October 27, 2008
Both Shazam and Midomi do music recognition, but I think Midomi has a few more features (like speaking artist name and buying the song directly from iTunes). I actually don't have an iPhone/iPod Touch yet, so I can only live vicariously through others.
August 21, 2008
Is this the same thing as Shazam? Or is it blasphemous to even mention the two on the same page?
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review by . July 25, 2009
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 …
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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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