Timbre Makes Local Music Discovery Easy

Timbre Makes Local Music Discovery Easy

Mar 8, 2013

Want to discover new bands that are playing in your area? Well, Timbre is a music discovery app that wants to make it easier to discover bands.

What users do is that they boot up the app, the app discovers the user’s location, and then a variety of bands that are performing in the area will be displayed. Users can tap on the name to start hearing music from that band. If they’re interested, they can tap the tickets icon to search ticket websites to go see that band, or to tap the share icon to just share that band with others. Timbre calls this local music discovery, as it is based on finding local concerts.

If you’re traveling, you can find bands in other areas by manually entering another location. As well, there’s the ability to increase the search radius to up to 50 miles, or decrease to as low as one mile if you’re looking for really local shows. The app is now available on Google Play.

Peel Makes Discovering What’s Good on TV Right Now Much Easier

Peel Makes Discovering What’s Good on TV Right Now Much Easier

May 23, 2012

Can’t find anything good on TV? There’s an app for that! Peel is an app that utilizes user preferences and information to help find the best shows to watch at any given time. Users select from their favorite genres, input their TV provider and optional demographic information, and then Peel provides information on which shows are currently on, prioritizing based on favorite genres. There are other ways to get recommendations as well, with the ability to choose by genre (though for some reason Peel categorizes Aqua Teen Hunger Force as a drama) and to add favorite channels to see what’s on those.

As well, users can register with Peel and add friends, sharing recommendations, favorite programs, and even seeing what their friends are watching. This includes the ability to share those “Guilty pleasure” shows, which is perfect for those Glee fans who want people to know that they like to watch the show, they just feel bad about it. Peel is available now as a free download from Google Play.