HummingWay – Geo-location music player
iPhone App Review by TheiPhoneAppReview.com
HummingWay–Geo– Location Music Player is an app by Mujuryoku Inc. that will help iOS users create location-specific music playlists for their lives. Available for free through the iTunes Store, HummingWay lets you set the soundtrack to your life.
HummingWay is a very cool app that enables users to easily set their iPhone to play certain songs upon their arrival at certain locations.
Unlike a traditional road trip mix tape where the location that the song would come on would depend on the speed at which you were traveling (and therefore altered by traffic jams and the such), this app only plays songs when you’ve arrived at the exact location you designated when creating a playlist.
This way, creating a location-specific soundtrack for a special occasion or even just for your regular day can be easily accomplished.
To create a playlist, however, users must sign in to the app through their Facebook accounts, and in order for the app to run, the device’s built in GPS system must also be active at all times; optimal app operation requires use of WiFi as well.
So, unless you usually keep your WiFi and GPS systems active, this requirement of HummingWay may drain an iOS device’s battery more than you expect, which could be a concern at times.
Appearance and Layout:
The concept of HummingWay is certainly a unique one and perhaps the strongest point of the app is its well-thought-out layout and design.
The graphics of HummingWay are definitely aesthetically pleasing, and the choice of typography is trendy enough to please even the pickiest of critics.
The layout of HummingWay is also impressive and leaves no room for confusion during navigation of the app. Setting up your playlist is quick to do, as long as you know exactly where it is that you want your songs played.
As mentioned previously, HummingWay is currently available for free through the iTunes Store.
The concept of this app is definitely a fun and unique one, and for users who often tie memories at locations with memories of music, it’s a great app.
However, you also have to keep in mind the fact that the app could increase your battery drain. This can definitely be a huge deterrent—regardless of how much you may love music. Additionally, having to have a Facebook account in order to use the app is also definitely another downside to it.
Overall we love this unique app but would like to see email sign-up and some way to mitigate battery drain.
HummingWay requires iOS 7.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.
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