Boombotix SYNC iOS App Launches on Kickstarter

Boombotix SYNC is Group Play for iOSWhen I started Boombotix in 2009, it wasn’t long before we carved out this vision to bring a bunch of friends together to have our own little flash mob. We were surprised to see that there wasn’t really any technology that allowed us to sync on mobile networks. I spent the next several years in search of a team that could tackle the project with me. Five years ago, this technological feat was not even possible. Over the past several months, I’ve seen the light at the end of the tunnel on this project. We’ve managed to prototype this app and get it close to a certified MVP (minimum viable product).

As we get more users onto the app, we will have to cover the additional costs on the server load. We also want to make sure we can get our team to polish up some features to bring this product to a launch-ready state. Were adding a jog dial to allow listeners to fine tune their stream to sync with the DJ and improving the stability.

The radio industry has changed a lot in the last decade. Boombotix SYNC is a technology that has the potential to enable anyone to broadcast over mobile networks. This could change the way we listen to music. I’d like to ask that you check out our Kickstarter project and see if this is something you and your friends can enjoy. We’re asking for as little as $5 to support the development and launch of Boombotix SYNC on iOS. With enough support, we have also opened up a stretch goal to develop the app for Android users as well.

Boombotix Team on Kickstarter

 

Band made entirely of LEGO figures rocks out hard

Toys programmed to play various electronic instruments sounds good, looks great

LEGO rock band

Not sure if this is inspiring or if it instead speaks more so to the fact that Italian music producer Giuseppe Acito has too much time on his hands.

The one thing that is for sure is that the video accompanying this story is thoroughly entertaining.

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iPad Mini Installed in Dashboard

Yes, there is already an iPad Mini installed in a car dashboard

Someone had to do it.  The iPad Mini had to be installed onto a dashboard so that you could use the god awful Maps app on there when you’re hopelessly lost.  Tampa, Florida’s Soundwaves jumped on this Toyota project and made it happen faster than Jenna Jamison removes her panties.

Gaming that requires the gyroscope could be a little tricky.  It’d be rather fun trying to play Angry Birds by tossing your car around in the parking lot.  Either way, there are probably some pretty cool apps out there to get car vitals.  Maybe Cobb should come out with an iPad based fuel mapping app?

Image credit: Soundwaves

Source: Engadget

10 Hottest Zombie Girls

Zombies are the new Vampires

Halloween is just a few weeks away now, along with the season premiere of The Walking Dead, which means it’s time for…ZOMBIES! If you’ve been feeling the hankering for a hunk of fresh, hot, human brains don’t panic – you are not alone. In fact soon you’ll be part of the horde! Arrgh! Brains!

From Michael Jackson’s Thriller to Resident Evil’s 5th incarnation to AMC’s The Walking Dead it seems they are everywhere! Zombies have always been cool if you think about it – but lately they are getting the red carpet treatment they so richly deserve. Brad Pitt is even set to star in the film adaptation of World War Z, the New York Times bestseller from Max Brooks (who also wrote the Zombie Survival Guide). The film has had some production delays but promises to be a smashing success. As the Boombotix resident “zombie expert” I’m going to see it at the midnight screening for sure – whether that’s in December or next June.

According to one new source zombies are now worth over 5 billion dollars to the economy! That’s books, movies, videos, music, and blogs plus merchandise. One of the things contributing to this is a sudden uptick in the love of dystopic fiction – end of the world scenarios that involve complex interactions between morally divergent survivors fighting for survival in a post-apocalyptic world. Think Hunger Games or the new NBC show REVOLUTION. Max Brooks had this to add on his website…

“I think they (zombies) reflect our very real anxieties of these crazy scary times. A zombie story gives people a fictional lens to see the real problems of the world. You can deal with societal breakdown, famine, disease, chaos in the streets, but as long as the catalyst for all of them is zombies, you can still sleep.”

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Check it: Tasty iPhone App Designs

Graphic designer gets creative with how hIS iPhone apps look, leaving us hungry for more.

Julian Burford is a Netherlands-based graphic designer.

Wait, no. Let’s try this again.

Julian Burford is a super-talented Netherlands-based graphic designer. Yup, that’s better. And after you check out some of his work below, we’re pretty sure you’ll agree.

The following are some visually tasty treats that Burford concocted. They are, essentially, specially designed iPhone app covers that she came up with to replace the otherwise boring-looking apps that populate our iPhone screens.

There are eight different food products in total and what’s interesting to note is that Burford had to meet a series of Apple’s unnecessarily strict icon guidelines in order to actually do this project.

Weird, right?

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