Review: Aweditorium for IPad

I stumbled upon this app in the App Store last night, and the name says it all. Aweditorium is awesome! This app solves the problem of folks, namely me, who want to tap into more of the music that’s out there, but don’t want to hang out with the art hippie crowd or spend a fortune in the ITunes store.

I’ve attached pics below of the app because the only way I can describe what it does is to show you. Aweditorium takes snapshots of different artists and places them in a giant tiled format. At this point I can’t decipher any rhyme or reason to the grouping, and that’s cool too. It’s nice to plug in the headphones and get lost in the app.

As to features, better pack a lunch! You can share a new favorite with the touch of a button to Facebook and Twitter, see an interview or music video in YouTube, tap the screen for bios, double-tap for real-time lyrics, and pinch to pan back out to the grid. Another button also lets you see other songs by that artist.

The app is so vast that you’d never find the same band twice without some sort of breadcrumbs, and that’s just what you get with the app. A grid or picture in a picture if you prefer shows a gray trail that you’ve taken through the music, with a corresponding green dot displaying your current location. It also displays other colored dots that I assume depicts where I’ve stopped and listened for any length of time, but I’m not sure yet.

I’ve found two artists so far of which I’m willing to take the iTunes plunge. More will follow I’m sure. The only way I could improve upon Aweditorium is perhaps a search bar with maybe the music genome project linked in, like in the Pandora app. This way I could search for say, Widespread Panic, and see other jam bands of similar sound instead of simply tying a rope around my waist and diving into the music. But then again that may be the true beauty of this app. For the low, low price of free you be the judge.

 Review: Aweditorium for IPad

 Review: Aweditorium for IPad

 Review: Aweditorium for IPad

 Review: Aweditorium for IPad