Toronto, Canada, and Manalapan, New Jersey – Lex Friedman and Marco Tabini have launched Let’s Sing, their new music game for iPhone that combines the fun of karaoke or singing in the shower with Name That Tune. It’s available now on Apple’s App Store.
Players sing a song for their friends and family – only they can’t use the words! Instead they whistle, hum, or la-la-la their way through the tune they choose for up to 30 seconds, and then send their recording on to their friends. If the latter can guess the song, both players earn coins, and they keep their mutual streak alive.
What if a player doesn’t like their song choices? No problem! A convenient Shuffle feature offers three more selections. (Players start with 1,000 coins and five Shuffles just for downloading the game; coins can be exchanged for further Shuffle packs, and additional coins can be earned or purchased in-app.)
On the guessing side, if a user can’t figure out whether their friend is singing Michael Jackson or Michael Bolton, they can use in-game Hints: One reveals all the vowels in the song title, and the other tells them the artist famous for a given song.
Additional features include:
* Push notifications tell you when it’s your turn
* In-game chat lets users congratulate each other on their rock-star-quality performances
* Users earn coins when they guess correctly, and when the friends they sing for do, too
* Find friends via e-mail or on Facebook, or play a game with a randomly-chosen user
* Automatically find songs on iTunes and listen to excerpts to help users improve their singing
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation) and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.1 or later
* 4.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Let’s Sing! 1.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. A free version is also available.
Marco Tabini is a developer based in Toronto, Canada. He has authored the popular Tunesque iTunes search tool for OS X. Lex Friedman, based in Manalapan, NJ, is a staff writer for Macworld. He’s the author of The Snuggie Sutra (with Megan Morrison), Sams Teach Yourself iTunes Match in 10 Minutes, and the forthcoming The Kid in the Crib. Copyright (C) 2012 Marco Tabini. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.