Shuffler.fm, the audio magazine made up of music blogs, has launched an app for the iPad. The site received quite a bit of buzz this summer. For those of you not familiar with the site, it basically turns music blogs into streaming music. It plays a continuous stream of songs directly from the blogs.
Shuffler.fm iPad screenshot
Music blogs are an incredibly popular way for music lovers to discover new music. Shuffler.fm calls their iPad app a “flipboard for music”.
Shuffler.fm was made for tablets and today it’s finally here on the iPad. It’s the world’s first real audio magazine, one which compiles itself and changes by the hour, giving you the latest, hottest, newest music from around the globe. Sit back, relax, listen, and read.
Shuffler.fm is a free download from the App Store. Find out more about the app on their site.
There’s one particular iOS app you all have been asking and patiently waiting for. Everyday, we read your tweets, comments and messages asking us when we’ll be releasing an official iPad app. They say that ‘good things happen to those who wait’ so today, we’re super excited to tell you to it has finally arrived: SoundCloud for iPad. It’s gorgeous.
And here are a few of the highlights of SoundCloud for iPad:
More intuitive: Flowing screens to help navigate and discover sounds more easily along with simplified ‘stream’ and ‘activity’ tabs.
More waveform: More space to interact with the newly designed waveform allowing you to add comments directly to the waveform and see them scroll as a sound plays.
More social: Easier to ‘find & follow’ people and now record dedicated private messages to someone with a single tap.
More visual: Larger profile images throughout the app.
You can see the app in action in this video they put together.
iPad and Skype users were excited yesterday when an official Skype app for the iPad was released. Until now, users were having to rely on the iPhone Skype app which operated on a fraction of the screen.
Unfortunately, Skype prematurely released the app and had to pull it down. They tweeted yesterday, “To ensure your best Skype experience, we’ve temporarily removed Skype for iPad which went live prematurely today.”
Some initial tests reported that the app seemed to be working smoothly, but taking a minute or two to load all of your Skype contacts. If you own the original iPad, you obviously can’t participate in a Skype chat or call, but you can view them.
Here’s a video of Skype for iPad, where a user managed to grab a screen shot of the new app before Skype took their video down.
When will we see the Skype iPad app launched again? Not sure, but Skype did say, “We know you’ve been eagerly awaiting Skype for iPad and apologize for the inconvenience.”
We’ll keep an eye on this story and update you again when it is launched…for real.
StumbleUpon has revamped their iPad app. They added a new interface which makes it even more appealing and easier than ever to share your finds with your friends, as well as check out what they are currently interested in.
As you can see in the picture on the left, you can start stumbling directly from the app’s home page by swiping the screen or tapping the “Start Stumbling” bar. The picture on the right shows how you can see what others like and may have commented on.
StumbleUpon has even made this handy video which shows the app in action.
If you have the old app, know that it won’t be updated automatically. You’ll have to install the new version from the iTunes store. They promise it will be worth the few seconds it takes to install the new one!
The original iPad launched on April 23, 2010 and now, according to MacStories, the Apple App store has over 100,000 iPad-exclusive applications. That’s quite a milestone to reach!
Apple and third party developers have set a record with this number. It took them only 453 days to reach 100,000+ apps, which none of their rivals have been able to come close to. Why is Apple’s App store so popular and widely used? Mainly because it’s easy to use, regularly updated and contains a wide variety and large number of apps.
How did MacStories know about this number? It showed up through Apple’s App Store on his iPad, showing 100,161 available apps.
You may be wondering how long it took the iPhone to reach this number of apps. The app store launched on July 10, 2008 and reached this same milestone in 482 days.
What is next for Apple’s App Store? Well, 200,000 apps of course!
For all of you iPad users, what are your favorite iPad-exclusive apps and which ones do you use the most?