Smule

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Smule
Type Privately held company
Industry Mobile music apps
Computer software
Founded Palo Alto, California, U.S. (2008 (2008))[1]
Founder(s) Jeff Smith and Ge Wang
Headquarters San Francisco, California, U.S.[1]
Area served Worldwide
Key people Jeff Smith (CEO and co-founder)
Ge Wang(co-founder, CTO, and Chief Creative Officer)
Products "Sing! Karaoke", "AutoRap", "Guitar!", "Ocarina 2, "Glee Karaoke", I Am T-Pain, "Ocarina", "Magic Piano", "Magic Fiddle", Sonic Lighter, Zephyr, Leaf Trombone: World Stage
Employees 90
Website smule.com

Smule is an American mobile app developer headquartered in San Francisco.[2] The company specializes in developing social music-making applications for iOS, Android, and Amazon.com Kindle Fire.[1]

The company was founded in 2008 by Jeff Smith and Stanford assistant professor Ge Wang. Wang commented that the goal of the apps was to draw users in and "by the time they realize they’re making music, “it’s too late — they’re already having fun.”"[3] In December 2011 Smule acquired fellow music app developer Khush.[4]

Apps Developed[edit]

  • Guitar! by Smule
  • Sing! Karaoke[5]
  • AutoRap
  • Magic Piano[6]
  • Magic Guitar
  • Ocarina 2
  • Songify
  • MadPad
  • Glee Karaoke
  • I Am T-Pain (Auto-Tune)[7]
  • Beatstream
  • Leaf Trombone: World Stage
  • Magic Fiddle
  • Ocarina[8]
  • Zephyr
  • Sonic Vox
  • Sonic Lighter
  • Sonic Boom
  • Sing Karaoke[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Innovative iPhone Developer Smule Raises $3.9 Million". TechCrunch. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Dredge, Stuart (8 August 2012). "Smule's new iPhone app would like to teach the world to Sing". London: Guardian. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Music Startup Smule Promises To Get More Social, Starting With Its New Karaoke App Sing". TechCrunch. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Smule Acquires Khush To Further Boost Their Music Cred". Tech Crunch. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  5. ^ "'Sing!' Lets You Do Just That With Friends Around the World". Mashable. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Lang Lang Plays iPad at Concert". WSJ. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Moore, Matthew (4 September 2009). "Auto-Tune iPhone app 'I Am T-Pain' on sale". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Pogue, David (5 February 2009). "So Many iPhone Apps, So Little Time". New York Times. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  9. ^ "New Singing App Creates Karaoke Party with Lady Antebellum". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 

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