Strobr: Written iPhone App Review
Strobr, an app by Urge Boarding, is promised to be the perfect way to light up your party. Currently available for free through the iTunes store, Strobr turns your iOS device into a flashing strobe light that beams to the beats of your music, making use of the device’s camera flash function.
Strobr turns iOS devices into fun, flashing light beams that shine and dim to the beat of your chosen iTunes songs. Since this app utilizes the “flash” function of an iOS camera, it can only really be used with an iOS device that has this capability (iPhone 4, 4S, 5, etc.). Strobr is designed to work with any music, and a sliding scale can be used to control how sensitive Strobr is to the beats of your tunes. Skipping through playlists can easily be done on Strobr, leaving iOS users with no reason to have to have directly access their iTunes library first (instead of just adjusting the songs on Strobr). While continuously using the camera flash can definitely shorten battery life, Strobr is still said to be designed to allow for optimization of battery consumption.
Appearance and Layout:
Strobr’s graphics don’t really leave any room for complaints. They are simple, but practical and the layout of the app allows for efficient use of time when setting up playlists. Artists are displayed on the app’s main screen when their song is being played, and scrolling through songs in a playlist can be easily done as well. Setting up a playlist or editing a currently existing one is extremely simple to do, as the app directly accesses your iTunes library on your iOS device. No time is taken with setting up an account on Strobr; setting up a playlist is all that is needed and this streamlined approach to using the app is greatly appreciated.
Currently Strobr is available for free, and this “price” really seems fitting for it. While Strobr is a fun app, it’s one that probably won’t be utilized very often by most iOS users. Additionally, since Strobr’s current version can only work with the music already on the iTunes library of your iOS device and not with music stored on the Cloud, anyone with a somewhat limited musical library probably won’t find Strobr too useful for very long. Overall, using Strobr as a free app makes perfect sense.
Strobr iPhone app requires iOS 5.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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