What’s that song? Shazam that song and find out for yourself… no need to pore over an encyclopaedia or call on ever-busy music “expert”. A tap on the Shazam screen allows the app to gather inputs about the song (has to be recorded tracks and not humming) you are listening to and in a few seconds you would know whether it’s Iggy Pop’s Lust For Life or One Direction’s Last First Kiss. Shazam recently entered into a partnership with the popular Indian music streaming service, Saavn. This will allow you to pull up information about Bolly music and more.
Now that Shazam is on millions of smartphones, the company has turned its focus to an untapped area –– the small screen. Wonder what Paoli Dam wore to a pre-release party or the labels Katy Perry (left) sported at a social do? Shazam is working on an app to recognise fashion on screen. The app will be a certain hit if one looks at the popularity of websites like The Fashion Spot or Asos where one can read about what celebrities are wearing.
Calvin and Hobbes creator Bill Watterson has always been against commodification of his work but it’s time for the philosophical six-year-old Calvin and his tiger Hobbes to co-exist on newspapers and on your mobile phone. Universal Uclick has released a cool app called GoComics on which you can read Garfield, Luann, Marmaduke, Dilbert, Andy Capp and Wizard Of Id. There is enough content out there to keep you busy for weeks. And, you can access over 20 years of back issues.
Listen to the sound effects Homer Simpson creates when you are not around. From burps to farts and vomit, it’s a cool app doing the rounds of smartphones. Teenagers love it and it will certainly bring out the burpy kiddo in you.