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]
Founders 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, past 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] July 31st, 2013, Wang stepped down from his role at Smule to return to Stanford full time. [5]

Apps Developed[edit]

Name Release Date
Guitar! by Smule May 23, 2013
Sing! Karaoke[6] August 8, 2012
AutoRap July 17, 2012
Magic Piano by Smule May 4, 2011
Magic Piano HD[7] April 1, 2010
LaDiDa September 26, 2009
Magic Guitar December 15, 2011
CineBeat December 13, 2012
Ocarina 2 June 19, 2012
Songify July 7, 2011
MadPad September 8, 2011
Glee Karaoke April 15, 2010
I Am T-Pain (Auto-Tune)[8] September 2, 2009
Beatstream March 21, 2012
Leaf Trombone: World Stage April 15, 2009
Magic Fiddle November 10, 2010
Ocarina[9] November 6, 2008
Zephyr December 29, 2008
Sonic Vox October 24, 2008
Sonic Lighter September 15, 2008
Sonic Boom October 18, 2008

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. ^ Smith, Jeff. "Dr. Ge Wang". Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  6. ^ "'Sing!' Lets You Do Just That With Friends Around the World". Mashable. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Lang Lang Plays iPad at Concert". WSJ. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  8. ^ Moore, Matthew (4 September 2009). "Auto-Tune iPhone app 'I Am T-Pain' on sale". London: Telegraph. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 
  9. ^ Pogue, David (5 February 2009). "So Many iPhone Apps, So Little Time". New York Times. Retrieved 3 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

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