AppDictions App Review
Tappr.tv allows you to choreograph your very own musical visuals using your favorite songs, direct from your iPhone. Tappr.tv is brought to us by deejee Ltd, and upon launching the app, we find ourselves in the studio where we are prompted to select a song we will compose our dance to; this can be selected from your device or from your iTunes account.
We begin our masterpiece by selecting our wands. Wands are our “particle emitters” dancing about the screen reacting to screen touches and device movements. Once you have set all of the wand movements, save the dance and we are ready to share our composition. What’s really neat is that visuals can be composed for multiple tracks.
Upon completion, we move over the theater to watch all of the dances created by the tappr.tv community. We can set our favorite artists lists and receive push notifications when they publish a new dance, view the top rated, most watched, and newest dances in the theater. Sharing is also available through Twitter and Facebook.
The interface is intuitive, and you can create some really cool visual effects. I also love the Simpsons-esque font used throughout.
Tappr.tv is a free crowd sourced artistic concept that gives the user the ability to create original music visuals for their favorite songs. There’s really no limit on creativity, so create a few dances, then head over to the theater and see what others think of your skills.\
Community created music visuals for iOS.
tappr.tv is a new kind of entertainment app for iOS that let’s users make and publish their own music visuals, called dances, using over 100 visual wands. Each wand uniquely responds to the user’s touches with bursts of particles and light, and can be recorded into separate tracks.
The foundation of tappr.tv is the wand, which reacts to your touches and tilts to make beautiful visuals. There are 100s of wands available to play with.
Dances are visuals with multiple tracks of wand movements. You can dance to your favorite songs, or create silent dances called loops.
This is where you watch and rate dances by the tappr.tv community.
- Favorite Artists = displays dances based on your artist subscriptions
- Top Rated = displays the top 30 dances on tappr.tv, based on the number of stars
- Most Watched = displays the top 30 dances on tappr.tv, based on number of views
- Newest = displays the last 30 dances published by the tappr.tv community
- Loops = displays loops that aren’t set to music, great for doodling and silent relaxation
To help the tappr.tv community find the best dances, you can rate the ones you watch from 1 star “OK” to 5 stars “Awesome”.
This is where you create dances. When you select a dance you can see and edit its tracks, change each track’s wand, and record wand movements. When you’ve created a dance you like, you can publish it for others to watch and rate. Once you publish a dance, its data is uploaded to the tappr.tv service and the dance is locked. The best dances are about as long as the song they accompany.
In the Studio and Theater, you can share dances on Facebook, Twitter, or via Email, with a web-ready URL. When someone clicks that URL, Safari will first navigate to a page at http://tappr.tv, then the user can click the Watch Now link to launch tappr.tv on their iOS device.
Video Out & Play All
You can attach your iPad or iPad 2 to an HD TV, either wired or via AirPlay, and let tappr.tv shuffle thru all the dances in Favorite Artists or Loops. Great for chillaxin!
When you first launch tappr.tv v4, you’ll be asked to enable Scan Music Library, which will analyze your music for your favorite musical artists and subscribe to their “channels”. When new dances to songs by those artists are published by other tappr.tv members, you’ll receive a push notification and those dances will automatically be downloaded into the Theater.
Here you can see your stats, what you’ve been doing, and who has been watching and rating your dances. You can also see your published dances, ranked by their overall views. You’ll also receive a push notification whenever someone watches or rates one of your dances.
Manage notifications of newly published dances based on your favorite artists.
Visuals without music, great for chillaxin.
Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.1 or later.