Ever wondered if aluminosilicate glass surface of your iPad would make a great dance floor? Now you can find out.
Moonshark, a Los Angeles-based startup housed within the Creative Artists Agency — the same agency who helped nurture mammoth-hit site Funny or Die, has just released their first app, DancePad. The app plays funky, beat-laden tracks while giving you targets to hit, stomp and slide with your fingers over flashy dance floors. If you’ve ever played the ballroom mini-game on the iPad version of Sid Meier’s Pirates, you’ll be in familiar territory.
The music may not be from the most widely played artists out there — most high school kids probably won’t know who The Bangerz and Shu-Sho are — but its good stuff and fits perfectly.
This is only the first shot from the startup; in the next few weeks Moonshark will be releasing an app they created in collaboration with Internet celeb Philip DeFranco. Stay tuned; in the meantime, buy some leg warmers for your fingers.
When he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.