TiPb Apps 3.4 -- Smule on iPhone and iPad

Live from Macworld 2010, Rene and Leanna talk with co-founder Dr. Ge Wang about Smule's iPhone apps, including I Am T-Pain [$2.99 - iTunes link], and their plans for the iPad.

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TiPb Apps 3.4 -- Smule on iPhone and iPad


Now only if the iPad had a forward facing camera. Can you imagin "I am T-Pain" with a video option to make you not only sound like the rapper, but look like him too - imagine being able to map hats, gold chains, etc. onto your video image ;)

I love smule and the i am t-pain app! cant wait to see what they do for the iPad. im sure it will be amazing! really good interview Rene. Asked a lot of things that I would have asked.

Great company that always seems to come up with apps that grab your attention and make you want to purchase their apps. HOW DO YOU DO IT!!!!

Leaf Trombone World Stage. It's nice how this app continues to be talked about as it was one of the originals introduced at the iPhone 2.0 intro event.

I have no idea how Ocarina will even function on the iPad but I love the idea of a ridiculously oversized instrument that you play with a mic adapter or something. Seriously, I love smule and hope that they devise a wonderous product that makes me desire an iPad more than my left kidney.

I've loved their stuff ever since Ocarina. That's when I knew that the whole iPhone app phenomenon was going to be different from application development for all other mobile platforms to date. Can't wait to see what they do for iPad. I hope iPad has the same kind of genre-defying apps that change how we use these devices.

I have several friends who tell me that I Am TPain is the greatest app ever and I need to get it post-haste. I haven't really taken the plunge though. Is it really that good?

I didn't know who TPain was before Smule, but the demo I saw was pretty cool. With so many songs that have synthesized vocals these days, there are probably a lot of songs that they can use the platform for.

Love Smule and everyone else making inventive apps for the platform that make my iDevice 10x as awesome.