Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Talk Android Reviews RipChord Deluxe

9.2/10! Not too shabby! I'll have to look into that issue about the sharps not showing up. Has anyone else seen this? Email me!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

25K !!

Yup, we just hit 25,000 downloads for RipChord over the Fourth of July weekend. Occasionally, I get emails from customers. Here are some highlights:
Thanks for building such an awesome app!!!
This is the ONLY paid AP I have on my phone.
I think it is awesome.
Every now and then as a self taught guitarist I find a teaching tool that helps me expand a great deal... and now I add RipChord to that list.
People on the Android Market seem to like it too:
This AP is ridiculously awesome!
Love it!
Great UI. Love it
Tuba? Anyway...
Notice the recurrence of the word "awesome"? Me too! I remember thinking "Maybe if I give the company a name that complements itself, people will agree..." Turns out, it worked!
While I'm all buttered up from your compliments, I have some news for you. A new app is coming. RipChord is for the rhythm guitarist in you. Now it's almost time to take the lead...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Free Android App A Day

Have you been to Free Android App A Day yet? They feature a single free Android app a day. Today, they're featuring RipChord, with bar codes to scan and take your Android phone straight to it (and RipChord Deluxe) in the Android Market!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Google's Device Seeding Program

I'm happy and excited to announce that RipChord made the cut for Google's device seeding program. The bar is 3.5 stars and 5000 unique downloads, which RipChord easily exceeded with a 4 star rating and over 13000 unique downloads so far. Are you one of the 13k users? Give it a try!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Google Nexus One

The Flurry analytics baked into RipChord have yielded another oddity. Besides people using the Blackberry 8230 to run Android apps, somebody with a Google Nexus One - the new Google phone, has installed RipChord! I was all set to sound the alarm "I know the name of the new Google phone" ...but quickly realized somebody beat me to it. Either way, it's nice to know it's being used at by somebody at Google.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Android on a Blackberry !?!

I was looking over the Flurry data from RipChord, and found something fascinating: 2 people that are running RipChord are doing it on a Blackberry 8230! Also, it looks like there are some people out there that have Android versions 2.0.1 and 2.1 already.

All About RipChord

Now that RipChord has been released, it's a good time to spill the beans on exactly what it does and how it works. I'm going to assume you know about music & chords already.

RipChord is meant to solve one problem - and solve the hell out of it! You've learned all the standard chord forms, but they're meant for standard tuning. If you're in a different tuning, all those chord forms change. RipChord can figure out how to play any chord in any tuning, at any position on the fretboard. But it throws in something extra. It determines every possible way to play that chord, including all inversions (which can be disabled in the Settings screen). For instance, in standard tuning at open position, there are 63 ways to play C Major, but in open C (CGCGCE), there are 141.

Right now, there are 27 chords and 16 tunings supported in RipChord Deluxe. Adding new ones is a quick process on our end, so if ever you need a tuning or chord that's not listed, let us know with an email or a comment, and we'll add it right away.

Currently, there are two versions of RipChord available on the Android Market: RipChord and RipChord Deluxe. RipChord Deluxe has the full set of 27 chords and 16 tunings and costs $1.99. RipChord has 2 chords and 4 tunings and is available for free. I hope that if you try out RipChord and find it useful, you'll upgrade to RipChord Deluxe. That will allow me to add new features that I've been thinking of, such as swipe to play and bookmarking chords.