Juked: Written iPhone App Review
If you’ve been a long-time iPhone user, then you’re likely aware of the mobile device’s initial success stories. You know the sort: Angry Birds, Doodle Jump, and a little app called Shazam. Now, thanks to the brilliant new innovation that is Juked, from Juked, Inc., we have an even cooler way to listen to the sounds around us, and then pickup later the tunes that we enjoy. For a full look at this cool new twist on a now classic idea, you need only to slide down below the break. Starting with:
Concept and Functionality
As stated, Juked begins with the humble concept behind other audio-listening apps like Shazam and SoundHound. This means it’ll sit in the background with its ears open, pegging the tunes around you. Are you out at the bar and want to know what that song is? Just let the app have a go, and in seconds, it’ll send the sound waves up to the Net, returning with a track title.
It’s a solid concept, and it’s one we’ve been enjoying for a long time. However, Juked does it one better. You see, the app is listening all the time, whether or not you’re actively tagging. For those that have scrambled to tag a song before the tune ends at a crowded spot, you’ll appreciate the value of this. Even better than that, Juked will track what it’s tagged during the day for you to peruse at any point. Just pop open the app and scroll through the results. As expected, you can click for more information and links out as well. Want to see what your friends have been finding out and about? Just attach your Facebook account, then spin that (really clever) record at the top to the social side. All in all, it’s an incredible twist, and one we didn’t see coming—that’s a good thing.
Graphics and Design
It also happens to help that Juked is simply gorgeous. As in, really, it’s quite a looker. In fact, we might go so far as to say that we prefer it to other apps in the genre. At the core of the design is its spinning record element, which is infinitely better than boring tabbed navigational controls. Furthermore, the app’s silent activity is a blessing. We still have our concerns that leaving it on for extended periods of time will drain the battery, but as long as one is aware of when it’s running, it aught not to be a concern.
At the end of the day, Juked is a very easy recommendation from us here at the iPhone App Review. In fact, if you’re already using Shazam or SoundHound, ditch it for a week in favor of Juked. We promise you’ll like the end results, and if you don’t, it won’t have cost you a dime.
Juked requires iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review.
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