Saturday, September 28, 2013

Uketility - Coming October 2nd to iPad and Android tablets!

Well, it certainly has been a long time since we released a new app, but I think you'll see it's been worth the wait!

Uketility transforms your iPad or Android tablet into a ukulele. You can hold it just like the actual instrument, using multi-touch gestures to press down frets and strum just like a real ukulele!. The frets are labeled and color-coded to distinguish between pitches, and the second ukulele on the screen shows exactly which frets are being held under your fingers.

There are also some built-in tools to teach you how to play a ukulele:

The Rhythms Tool lets you play through 15 rhythm-game-style patterns, each with 3 difficulty levels. You earn silver and gold stars based on how well you perform.

The Chords Tool shows you the fingerings for the major, major seventh, and minor chords.

The metronome helps you keep a steady tempo as you play your own music.

Uketility is a first for Cyclone Kick Studio in many ways, including being our first tablet-exclusive app and the first app we've made that isn't primarily a game (though the Rhythms tool helps make up for that). It's development was a real adventure, one that I'll write about soon.

In the meantime, if you have an iPad or Android tablet, mark your calendars for October 2nd! It will be available in the App Store and Google Play for $2.99, and we couldn't be more excited for you to try it!